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2015 BET Award Nominations: Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Beyonce, Lil’ Wayne Lead Pack

TheWrap logo TheWrap 5/18/2015 Joe Otterson

2015 BET Award Nominations: Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Beyonce, Lil’ Wayne Lead Pack © Provided by TheWrap 2015 BET Award Nominations: Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Beyonce, Lil’ Wayne Lead Pack Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown lead the pack of BET Award nominations, according to the complete list of nominees released by BET on Monday.

Both Minaj and Brown both have six nominations. Brown is nominated for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, two separate nods in the Best Collaboration category, two nominations in the Video of the Year category and the Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award.

Minaj is nominated Best Collaboration, Best Female Hip Hop Artist, Video of the Year, two nominations for Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award and Best Group as a member of Young Money.

Beyoncé and Lil Wayne round it out with four nominations each. This year also marks a special milestone for the BET Awards as it celebrates its fifteenth anniversary live from the Nokia Theatre on June 28 at 8pm/7c.

BET Networks recognizes artists, entertainers, and athletes across 20 categories with the BET Awards 2015 nominations. The nominations are selected by BET's Voting Academy, which is comprised of fans and a group of entertainment professionals in the fields of television, film, music, social media, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, and the creative arts.

The complete list of nominees for the BET Awards 2015 are:

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST

BEYONCÉ

CIARA

JANELLE MONÁE

JHENÉ AIKO

K. MICHELLE

RIHANNA

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST

AUGUST ALSINA

CHRIS BROWN

JOHN LEGEND

THE WEEKND

TREY SONGZ

USHER

BEST GROUP

A$AP MOB

JODECI

MIGOS

RAE SREMMURD

RICH GANG

YOUNG MONEY

BEST COLLABORATION

AUGUST ALSINA F/ NICKI MINAJ - NO LOVE (REMIX)

BIG SEAN F/ E-40 - IDFWU

CHRIS BROWN F/ LIL WAYNE & TYGA - LOYAL

CHRIS BROWN F/ USHER & RICK ROSS - NEW FLAME

COMMON & JOHN LEGEND - GLORY (FROM THE MOTION PICTURE "SELMA")

MARK RONSON F/ BRUNO MARS - UPTOWN FUNK

BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST

BIG SEAN

COMMON

DRAKE

J. COLE

KENDRICK LAMAR

WALE

BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST

AZEALIA BANKS

DEJ LOAF

IGGY AZALEA

NICKI MINAJ

TINK

TRINA

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

BEYONCÉ - 7/11

BIG SEAN F/ E-40 - IDFWU

CHRIS BROWN F/ LIL WAYNE & TYGA - LOYAL

CHRIS BROWN F/ USHER & RICK ROSS - NEW FLAME

COMMON & JOHN LEGEND - GLORY (FROM THE MOTION PICTURE "SELMA")

NICKI MINAJ - ANACONDA

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

BENNY BOOM

BEYONCÉ, ED BURKE & TODD TOURSO

CHRIS ROBINSON

FATIMA ROBINSON

HYPE WILLIAMS

BEST NEW ARTIST

BOBBY SHMURDA

DEJ LOAF

FETTY WAP

RAE SREMMURD

SAM SMITH

TINASHE

BEST GOSPEL ARTIST

DEITRICK HADDON

ERICA CAMPBELL

FRED HAMMOND

LECRAE

MALI MUSIC

MICHELLE WILLIAMS

BEST ACTRESS

GABRIELLE UNION

KERRY WASHINGTON

TARAJI P. HENSON

TRACEE ELLIS ROSS

VIOLA DAVIS

BEST ACTOR

ANTHONY ANDERSON

IDRIS ELBA

JUSSIE SMOLLETT

KEVIN HART

TERRENCE HOWARD

YOUNGSTARS AWARD

JACOB LATIMORE

JADEN SMITH

MO'NE DAVIS

QUVENZHANÉ WALLIS

ZENDAYA

BEST MOVIE

ANNIE

BEYOND THE LIGHTS

SELMA

THINK LIKE A MAN TOO

TOP FIVE

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR

BRITTNEY GRINER

CANDACE PARKER

SERENA WILLIAMS

SKYLAR DIGGINS

VENUS WILLIAMS

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

CHRIS PAUL

FLOYD MAYWEATHER, JR.

LEBRON JAMES

MARSHAWN LYNCH

STEPHEN CURRY

COCA-COLA VIEWERS' CHOICE AWARD

BEYONCÉ - 7/11

DEJ LOAF - TRY ME

KENDRICK LAMAR - i

NICKI MINAJ F/ DRAKE, LIL WAYNE & CHRIS BROWN - ONLY

RAE SREMMURD F/ NICKI MINAJ & YOUNG THUG - THROW SUM MO

THE WEEKND - EARNED IT (FROM THE "FIFTY SHADES OF GREY" SOUNDTRACK)

CENTRIC AWARD

AVERY SUNSHINE - CALL MY NAME

JAZMINE SULLIVAN F/ MEEK MILL - DUMB

MARK RONSON F/ BRUNO MARS - UPTOWN FUNK

SAM SMITH F/ MARY J. BLIGE - STAY WITH ME

THE WEEKND - EARNED IT (FROM THE "FIFTY SHADES OF GREY" SOUNDTRACK)

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT: AFRICA

AKA (SOUTH AFRICA)

FALLY IPUPA (DR CONGO)

SARKODIE (GHANA)

SAUTI SOL (KENYA)

STONEBWOY (GHANA)

THE SOIL (SOUTH AFRICA)

WIZKID (NIGERIA)

YEMI ALADE (NIGERIA)

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT: UK

FKA TWIGS

FUSE ODG

LETHAL BIZZLE

LITTLE SIMZ

MNEK

STORMZY

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