Chris Brown leads with six BET nods
Published 18/05/2011 | 11:23
Chris Brown will be top contender at this year's BET Awards after racking up six nominations.
The singer, who performed an emotional tribute to Michael Jackson at last year's show, is up for best male R&B artist, viewer's choice and video of the year for Look at Me Now.
He is nominated twice in the best collaboration category for his R&B hits Deuces, featuring Tyga and Kevin McCall, and Look at Me Now, with Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne.
Chris is also nominated for best actor in the awards - set up to celebrate African Americans and other minorities in the entertainment industry - for his role in the heist thriller Takers.
Lil Wayne follows with five nominations - three from his guest appearance on Brown's"Look at me Now. Lil Wayne is also up for best male hip-hop artist and viewer's choice for 6 Foot 7 Foot.
Kanye West, Drake and Rihanna are up for four awards each.
Other nominees for video of the year include Willow Smith's Whip My Hair, West's Runaway, B.o.B's Airplanes, Keri Hilson's Pretty Girl Rock and Marsha Ambrosius' Far Away.
Willow is also up for best new artist and the YoungStars award. Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, Trey Songz, Cee Lo Green and B.o.B also received multiple nominations.
Alicia Keys will perform and comedian Kevin Hart will host the BET show, which takes place on June 26 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.