BET AWARDS: 2010 Nominations


The 10th Annual BET Awards 2010 nominations were announced today with Jay-Z leading the pack with five nominations.  Not surprisingly, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Trey Songz, and Melanie Fiona follow suit with four nominations each.

Video categories–Beyoncé and Lady Gaga (“Video Phone”), B.o.B and Bruno Mars (“Nothin’ on You”), Melanie Fiona (“It Kills Me”), and Jay-Z (“Empire State of Mind” and “Run This Town”) will compete in the Video of the Year category.

Has it been 10 years already?  Anyway, the 10th annual awards ceremony will feature performances from Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj, Drake, and Diddy-Dirty Money.

Oscar nominee Queen Latifah will serve as host.

The BET Awards 2010 will air live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 27, at 8 p.m. See below for the nominees.

Best Female R&B Artist


Mary J. Blige

Melanie Fiona

Alicia Keys


Best Male R&B Artist

Chris Brown

Raheem DeVaughn


Trey Songz


Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

Ester Dean

Lil’ Kim

Nicki Minaj



Best Male Hip-Hop Artist






Best New Artist

Justin Bieber

Melanie Fiona

Nicki Minaj


Young Money

Best Gospel

The Anointed Pace Sisters

Kirk Franklin Presents Artists United For Haiti

Tamela Mann

Marvin Sapp

Vickie Winans

Best Group

Black Eyed Peas


Diddy-Dirty Money

New Boyz

Young Money

Best Collaboration

Beyoncé f/ Lady Gaga – “Video Phone”

B.o.B f/ Bruno Mars – “Nothin’ on You”

Drake & Trey Songz – “Successful”

Drake f/ Lil Wayne, Kanye West & Eminem – “Forever”

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”

Trey Songz f/ Fabolous – “Say Aah”

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom

Gil Green

Anthony Mandler

Chris Robinson

Hype Williams

Video of the Year

Beyoncé f/ Lady Gaga – “Video Phone”

B.o.B f/ Bruno Mars – “Nothin’ on You”

Melanie Fiona – “It Kills Me”

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”

Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West – “Run This Town”

Viewer’s Choice

Beyoncé – “Sweet Dreams”

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”

Monica – “Everything to Me”

Rihanna f/ Young Jeezy – “Hard”

Trey Songz f/ Fabolous – “Say Aah”

Young Money (Lil Wayne, Gudda Gudda, Nicki Minaj, Jae Millz, Drake, Tyga) f/ Lloyd – “Bedrock”

Best International Act

Kojo Antwi (Ghana)

Chipmunk (UK)

Dizzee Rascal (UK)

Estelle (UK)

Hip Hop Pantsula (HHP) (South Africa)

K’NAAN (Somalia)

M.I. (Nigeria)

P-Square (Nigeria)

Corinne Bailey Rae (UK)

Sade (UK)

Centric Award

Melanie Fiona


Chrisette Michele



The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year. The awards are presented annually and broadcast live on BET. (Wikipedia)