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Chris Brown leads the pack in BET nominees


Chris Brown has a leading six nominations heading into Sunday’s 2011 BET Awards ceremony, while Lil Wayne has five and Kanye West, Rihanna and Drake all have four.

Brown is nominated for best male R&B artist, video of the year, best actor, viewer’s choice and twice for best collaboration.

Ironically, Brown will compete in the collaboration category against ex-girlfriend Rihanna, whom Brown admitted assaulting after a pre-Grammy Award party in Los Angeles in 2009.

Also nominated for male R&B artist are Cee Lo Green, Bruno Mars, Trey Songz and Usher. Tabbed for best female R&B artist are Marsha Ambrosius, Beyonce, Keri Hilson, Jennifer Hudson and Rihanna.

Among the nominees for best group is the Inglewood-based Cali Swag District, which was rocked in May by the shooting to death of one its members, M-Bone, in front of an Inglewood liquor store.

The band, famed for its hit Teach Me How to Dougie, is nominated in the category with Diddy-Dirty Money, N.E.R.D., New Boyz and Travis Porter.

The BET Awards ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium will be hosted by actor/comedian Kevin Hart, who appeared in Little Fockers, The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Death at a Funeral.

Chris Brown is also expected to perform at the ceremony, along with Lil Wayne, Drake, Jill Scott and Alicia Keys.

Here is a list of some of the nominees:

Best Female R&B Artist

Marsha Ambrosius
Keri Hilson
Jennifer Hudson

Best Male R&B Artist

Chris Brown
Cee Lo Green
Bruno Mars
Trey Songz

Best Group

Diddy-Dirty Money
Cali Swag District
New Boyz
Travis Porter

Best Collaboration

B.o.B. featuring Haley Williams of Paramore, Airplanes
Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, Look at Me Now
Chris Brown featuring Tyga & Kevin McCall, Deuces
Waka Flocka Flame featuring Roscoe Dash & Wale, No Hands
Rihanna featuring Drake, What’s My Name
Kanye West featuring Rihanna, All of The Lights

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Lola Monroe
Nicki Minaj

Video of the Year

Marsha Ambrosius, Far Away
B.o.B. featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore, Airplanes
Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, Look at Me Now
Keri Hilson, Pretty Girl Rock
Willow Smith, Whip My Hair
Kanye West featuring Pusha T, Runaway

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom
Mr. Boomtown
Chris Robinson
Kanye West
Hype Williams

Best New Artist

J. Cole
Bruno Mars
Willow Smith
Wiz Khalifa

Best Gospel

Byron Cage
Deitrick Haddon
Mary Mary
Karen Clark Sheard
BeBe & CeCe Winans

Best Actress

Halle Berry
Taraji P. Henson
Regina King
Zoe Saldana
Kerry Washington

Best Actor

Laz Alonso
Chris Brown
Don Cheadle
Idris Elba
Jamie Foxx

YoungStars Award

Shenell Edmonds
Keke Palmer
Diggy Simmons
Jaden Smith
Willow Smith

Best Movie

Death at a Funeral
For Colored Girls
The Book of Eli
Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?

Subway Sportswoman of the Year

Tamika Catchings
Candice Dupree
Maya Moore
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

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