Beyonce, Lil Wayne, and T.I.
5.12.2009

Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, & T.I. Lead BET Awards Nominations

Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, and T.I. lead the nominations for the BET Awards 2009, it was announced today.

The Queen B, Weezy F. Baby, and the King of the South all scored five nominations apiece. They were followed by Keri Hilson and T-Pain with four each. Rihanna, Kanye West, Jamie Foxx, and Jazmine Sullivan each nabbed three nominations.

Video of the Year contenders include two from Beyoncé (“If I Were a Boy” and “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)”), Jamie Foxx’s “Blame It,” T.I.’s “Live Your Life” featuring Rihanna, and Kanye West’s “Heartless.”

Jamie Foxx will host and Beyoncé, Maxwell, and Ne-Yo are scheduled to perform at the ninth annual show, which airs live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 28, at 8 p.m. EST/PST.

See below for the full list of nominees.

Video of the Year
Beyoncé – “If I Were a Boy”
Beyoncé – “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)”
Jamie Foxx f/ T-Pain – “Blame It”
T.I. f/ Rihanna – “Live Your Life”
Kanye West – “Heartless”

Best Male R&B Artist
The-Dream
Jamie Foxx
Ryan Leslie
Ne-Yo
T-Pain

Best Female R&B Artist
Beyoncé
Keyshia Cole
Keri Hilson
Jennifer Hudson
Jazmine Sullivan

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
T.I.
Kanye West
Young Jeezy

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Lil Mama
M.I.A.
Trina

Best Group
Day26
GS Boyz
N.E.R.D.
The Roots
Three 6 Mafia

Best New Artist
Keri Hilson
Kid Cudi
Ryan Leslie
M.I.A.
Jazmine Sullivan

Viewer’s Choice
Beyoncé – “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)”
Keri Hilson f/ Lil Wayne – “Turnin’ Me On”
Lil Wayne – “A Milli”
Soulja Boy Tell’em f/ Sammie – “Kiss Me Thru the Phone”
T.I. f/ Rihanna – “Live Your Life”
T-Pain f/ Lil Wayne – “Can’t Believe It”
Kanye West – “Love Lockdown”

Best Collaboration
Jamie Foxx f/ T-Pain – “Blame It”
Keri Hilson f/ Lil Wayne – “Turnin’ Me On”
Jim Jones f/ Ron Browz and Juelz Santana – “Pop Champagne”
T.I. f/ Rihanna – “Live Your Life”
Yung L.A. f/ Young Dro and T.I. – “Ain’t I”

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Rik Cordero
Gil Green
Chris Robinson
Hype Williams

BET J Award
Musiq Soulchild
Raphael Saadiq
Seal
Solange
Jazmine Sullivan

Best Gospel Artist
Regina Belle
Shirley Caesar
Mary Mary
Smokie Norful
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