Brown, Minaj get most BET Awards nominees

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Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown lead this year’s list of 2015 BET Awards nominees with six nods each, followed by   and Lil Wayne follow with four apiece.

150522_entertainment01Common and John Legend’s Oscar-winning song “Glory” from the film Selma also received a nomination.

Iggy Azalea, who won a Billboard Award on May 17, will battle her rap rival Azealia Banks for the title of Best Female Hip Hop artist.

On the TV side, “Empire” earned three acting nominations: Jussie Smollett, Terrence Howard and, of course, Taraji P. Henson.

This will be the 15th anniversary of the show, slated to air live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on June 28.

BET  anchors its awards show with a multi-day festival at venues  in downtown Los Angeles. The BET Experience is June 25-28 and will include concerts, seminars and an explo.

Visit BET.com for more information.

Here is the complete list of 2015 BET Awards nominees.

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Beyoncé
Ciara
Janelle Monae
K. Michelle
Rihanna
Jhené Aiko

Nicki Minaj is shown at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 8. She has received six BET Awards nominees.(ALLEN J. SCHABEN/LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS)

Nicki Minaj is shown at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 8. She has received six BET Awards nominees.
(ALLEN J. SCHABEN/LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS)

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
August Alsina
Chris Brown
John Legend
The Weeknd
Usher
Trey Songz

Best Group
A$AP Mob
Rich Gang
Rae Sremmurd
Migos
Jodeci
Young Money

Best Collaboration
August Alsina featuring Nicki Minaj – “No Love” (Remix)
Big Sean featuring E-40 – “IDFWU”
Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga – “Loyal”
Chris Brown featuring Usher and Rick Ross – “New Flame”
Common and John Legend – “Glory”
Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Drake
Common
J. Cole
Big Sean
Wale
Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Azealia Banks
Dej Loaf
Tink
Iggy Azalea
Nicki Minaj
Trina

Video of the Year
Beyoncé – “7/11”
Big Sean featuring E-40 – “IDFWU”
Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga – “Loyal”
Chris Brown featuring Usher and Rick Ross – “New Flame”
Common and John Legend – “Glory”
Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Chris Robinson
Fatima Robinson
Hype Williams
Beyoncé, Ed Burke and Todd Tourso

Best New Artist
Bobby Shmurda
Dej Loaf
Fetty Wap
Rae Sremmurd
Tinashe
Sam Smith

Best Gospel Artist
Donnie McClurkin
Erica Campbell
Hezekiah Walker
Tye Tribbett
Tamela Mann

Best Actress
Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington
Taraji P. Henson
Tracee Ellis Ross
Viola Davis
Best Actor
Anthony Anderson
Idris Elba
Kevin Hart
Jussie Smollett
Terrence Howard

YoungStars Award
Mo’ne Davis
Quvenzhané Wallis
Jacob Latimore
Jaden Smith
Zendaya

Best Movie
“Annie’’
“Beyond the Lights’’
“”Selma’’
“Top Five’’
“Think Like a Man Too’’

Subway Sportswoman
of the Year
Brittney Griner
Candace Parker
Serena Williams
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams

Subway Sportsman
of the Year
Chris Paul
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Stephen Curry
Marshawn Lynch
LeBron James

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
Beyoncé – “7/11″
Dej Loaf – “Try Me”
Kendrick Lamar – “i”
Nicki Minaj featuring Drake and Lil Wayne – “Only”
Rae Sremmurd featuring Nicki Minaj and Young Thug – “Throw Sum Mo”
The Weeknd – “Earned It”

Centric Award
Avery Sunshine – “Call My Name”
Jazmine Sullivan featuring Meek Mill – “Dumb”
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Sam Smith featuring Mary J. Blige – “Stay With Me”
The Weeknd – “Earned It”

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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