BET Awards 2015 Nominations Announced: Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, & Beyonce Lead

Published: Monday 18th May 2015 by Sam

It’s that time of year again!

The BET Awards 2015 are set to air live from the Nokia Theater at L.A Live on Sunday June 28th.

Naturally, all eyes are on who’ll be up for nominations at Urban music’s biggest calendar night.

Well, wonder no more. For, the nominees list has been revealed. Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj lead the pack with a a whopping six nominations. Beyonce and Lil Wayne follow with four.

The full list awaits below…

Video Of The Year

Beyonce – ‘7/11’
Big Sean – ‘IDFWU’
Chris Brown – ‘Loyal’
Chris Brown & Usher – ‘New Flame’
Nicki Minaj – ‘Anaconda’
Common & John Legend – ‘Glory’

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Janelle Monae
Jhene Aiko
K. Michelle

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

August Alsina
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
John Legend
Trey Songz

Best Group

Young Money
Rae Sremmurd
Rich Gang

Best Collaboration

August Alsina & Nicki Minaj – ‘No Love’
Big Sean & E-40 – ‘IDFWY’
Chris Brown, Usher, Rick Ross – ‘New Flame’
Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Tyga – ‘Loyal’
Common & John Legend – ‘Glory’
Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson – ‘Uptown Funk’

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

Nicki Minaj
Dej Loaf
Iggy Azalea
Azalea Banks

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

Kendrick Lamar
Big Sean

Best New Artist

Dej Loaf
Bobby Shmurda
Fetty Wap
Rae Sremmurd
Sam Smith

Best Gospel Artist

Erica Campbell
Deitrick Haddon
Fred Hammond
Mali Music
Michelle Williams

Best Actress

Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington
Taraji P. Henson
Viola Davis
Tracee Ellis Ross

Best Actor

Anthony Anderson
Jussie Smollett
Kevin Hart
Idris Elba
Terrence Howard

Youngsters Award

Jacob Lattimore
Jaden Smith
Quvenzhane Wallis
Mo’ne Davis
Zendaya Coleman

Best Movie

Beyond The Lights
Think Like A Man Too
Top Five

Sportswoman of the Year

Serena Williams
Brittney Griner
Candace Parker
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year

Floyd Mayweather
Chris Paul
Lebron James
Marshawn Lynch
Stephen Curry

Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award

Nicki Minaj
Kendrick Lamar
Dej Loaf
Rae Sremmurd
The Weeknd

Centric Award

Avery Sunshine – ‘Call My Name’
Jazmine Sullivan – Dumb
Bruno Mars – ‘Uptown Funk’
Sam Smith – ‘Stay With Me’
The Weeknd – ‘Earned It’

Best International Act: Africa

Fally Ipupa
Sauti Sol
Wiz Kid
The Soil
Yemi Alade

Best International Act: UK

FKA Twigs
Little Simz
Leathal Bizzle
Fuse ODG

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom
Beyonce, Ed Burke, Todd Tourso
Chris Robinson
Fatima Robinson
Hype Williams

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  1. islandboi242 May 18, 2015

    I expect a clean sweep for Nicki Minaj

    • LIL’ KIM IS THE G.O.A.T. May 18, 2015

      Yes, because the EBT Awards is the only place where HOnika can bribe people and get awards unfairly. Iggy kicked her a** at the Billboard Music Awards. Iggy will also have a Grammy before HOnika. The EBT Awards are worthless.

      • Ciara the Flop May 18, 2015

        DAMN!!! #sips

      • islandboi242 May 18, 2015


      • Ciara the Flop May 18, 2015

        @islandboi242 are you done catching coconuts for your slavemaster???

      • LIL’ KIM IS THE G.O.A.T. May 18, 2015

        @Islandboi242 Lil’ Kim was treated like the Queen she is at the VMAs in Brooklyn. You can keep pretending like Kim is irrelevant, but wait for her album campaign. You’re about to learn that “irrelevant” is not a term that applies to LEGENDS.

      • Barb-wire May 18, 2015

        Was Lil Kim invited? I seem to be missing his name. I heard he’s got an album out.

      • Nicki is queen!!! May 18, 2015

        No the BET awards represent the truth that is Nicki is the best female, like seriously who TF else deserves to win. If Iggy deseved her awards last night they should’ve have televised them all, which they didn’t thankfully. She didn’t even wanna speak or look at the camera and told us what we already know, that Charli made Fancy what it was. Although Fancy shouldn’t have been nominated as it was released before the nomination dates but ????

      • Nicki is queen!!! May 18, 2015

        And it’s funny when you lot do the whole grammy talk like your fave got hers from her own merit. Last time I saw she won from a pop collab that would’ve won without her

      • LIL’ KIM IS THE G.O.A.T. May 18, 2015

        Where is HOnika’s collaboration Grammy then? HOnika has 394930940390493 collabs, and she can’t even win ONE GRAMMY for ANY of them. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

      • LIL’ KIM IS THE G.O.A.T. May 18, 2015

        You Barfz said that Bang Bang was DEFINITELY going to win a Grammy. And the Grammy Award goes to… SAY SOMETHING by A Great Big World feat. Christina Aguilera! Your fave HOnika is a Grammyless FLOP!

      • ace May 18, 2015

        True iggy beat nicki 3times nicki didn’t win any but she will at the b.e.t awards she should win best female hip hop and shoulda have way more nominees.but she’s not gonna win.they gon make it nickis night.smh

  2. Rihanna Lately May 18, 2015

    Iggy!!! BEYT tbh. Stay licking her ass b**** released nothing fucken nothing but nominated? I wish that ugly blue ivy dies. Omfg I hate Beyoncé so much. I wish her death

    • islandboi242 May 18, 2015

      don’t wish death on no one that’s f***** up

    • TheElusiveLamb May 18, 2015

      You clearly have a mind problem

    • Legend B May 18, 2015

      Just u wish death on The Queen SCREEEEEEEEAMS she owns your Pathetic Weak Miserable Mind kii kii kii ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    • Pray for #R8 May 18, 2015

      who says stuff like that? I know what you are
      …You are a child of Satan. #thedevilisamongus #prayfortheyouth #satangetbehindme #jesusbeafence

    • NIEL May 18, 2015

      ur Father must have R**** u LAST NIGHT

    • louise_1 June 11, 2015

      Trust can’t hate this idiot more than i do. Sickening.

  3. Linda May 18, 2015

    I hope Beyoncé pays this award show dust as well. I’m rooting for The Soil(Susan) or Yemi Alade(Johnny). AKA doesn’t deserve to win, he’s too cocky. And imagine the meltdowns if piggy breaks Nicki’s BET winning streak.

    • KeKe May 18, 2015

      I hope he doesn’t win because we won’t hear the last of it

      • Ethan May 18, 2015

        I dont know why they even nominated him, Cassper Nyovest should have been nominated instead.

  4. Jamie May 18, 2015

    That’s a fair list. Now who’s performing?

  5. Ben May 18, 2015

    yes at ciara’s nomination! even though she will not win against beyonce and co she can perform and do promo

  6. May 18, 2015

    not a bad nomination.

  7. TheElusiveLamb May 18, 2015

    I want Jazmine, Tinashe, and August to win. I’m pretty sure BET is going give that award to Beyoncè bc they are still trying to make up for that digusting Blue hair comment, so there is no need to even debate over that category. Every thing else is irrelevant.

    • Ciara the Flop May 18, 2015

      You want the worst talents on this list to win??? Chile…

      • TheElusiveLamb May 18, 2015

        I didn’t know Jazmine was untalented, but ok…

      • Ciara the Flop May 18, 2015

        That’s your problem, Lamb. You overthink things like your fave’s current vocal abilities. She’s no Patti, who could still sing as well as she did five decades ago.

      • TheElusiveLamb May 18, 2015

        LOL ok. Are you done now?

  8. Centurion May 18, 2015

    Congrats to everyone… yes yes yes, even Beybola.

    • Ms Beykim wants Bieber,One Direction,Miley Cyrus,Gaga and Beyonce (I wanna marry Bieber) May 18, 2015

      Yes girl even Aaliyahs movie did well

    • Ciara the Flop May 18, 2015

      Biiiiiitch!!!! You got me gagging severely over Beybola’s name. Go in!!!

      • Ms Beykim wants Bieber,One Direction,Miley Cyrus,Gaga and Beyonce (I wanna marry Bieber) May 18, 2015

        And that name is more popular than your fav bae

  9. The Beysus Impact May 18, 2015

    Slay Bey!!!

  10. BAMMMMM May 18, 2015

    YESSSSSSS..Beyonce got this hands down..especially if she shows up..

  11. islandboi242 May 18, 2015

    Only way I see IGGY winning best female rapper is if BET want create drama… Nicki still killing all the females on the list with most all of her singles certified, album broke broke another record with first week sales and her tour was sold out…

  12. Iggy on top May 18, 2015

    Nicki will walk out empty handed like she did at the billboard awards. Iggy will snatch that award away from nicki. Iggy prove nicki at the billboard awards that she is not to be disrespected or played with. Iggy ain’t here to play Barbie play house with you nicki. She bout that murda business. She getting to the paper while you sit around and lay with a Philly crackhead named meek mill. Don’t play with iggy. Her team will come for that ass h**

    • Lil Kim thee Only QB May 18, 2015

      I SCREAMED!!!! From the looks of Iggy’s face last night…..I would say that she’s down to play Barbie dream house. Did u see her botched surgery?? I became sick to my stomach. She was still high from the anesthesia and then had the AUDACITY to try and hide her face from the cameras. Like c’mon man. What is life?

  13. Ms Beykim wants Bieber,One Direction,Miley Cyrus,Gaga and Beyonce (I wanna marry Bieber) May 18, 2015

    I’m already happy J Cole,Justin,1D & Iggy already won cause I don’t Stan for flopps.Lol at my baby Iggy beating nic for best female rap lol.See unlike Nicki’s hood a** Iggy gave Kim credit unlike a certain thief.Please guys vote for Cece cause she is the only fave who really hasn’t won this year

    • BeyRihLiyah May 18, 2015

      crazy b****

      • Ms Beykim wants Bieber,One Direction,Miley Cyrus,Gaga and Beyonce (I wanna marry Bieber) May 18, 2015

        That’s what all your boyfriends said after leaving you

  14. Centurion May 18, 2015

    If Uggly wins, white people who make up over 60% of America’s population will start tuning in to BET. It’s a win-win for everyone. ????

  15. Ms Beykim wants Bieber,One Direction,Miley Cyrus,Gaga and Beyonce (I wanna marry Bieber) May 18, 2015

    Oh and for hip pop I’m rooting Iggy and J Cole.My King and Queen
    Beyonce gotta bag this and I want Zendaya to win

  16. Ciara the Flop May 18, 2015

    What if Azalea Banks wins the best female hiphop award??? Will she show up since she only likes crusty white pēnis?

  17. Ciara the Flop May 18, 2015

    No shade but Iggy’s “Fancy” >>>>> Trina’s 16 year career. #smdh

  18. Ms Beykim wants Bieber,One Direction,Miley Cyrus,Gaga and Beyonce (I wanna marry Bieber) May 18, 2015

    Omg I hope AKA wins cause he’s my favorite south African rapper. Look at that trick Tinmanshe thinking she stands a chance that joke.The illetrate barfs will die when Iggy beats sticky again.fancy hit underchart conda

    • BeyRihLiyah May 18, 2015

      funky filthy crazy biiiitch

      • Ms Beykim wants Bieber,One Direction,Miley Cyrus,Gaga and Beyonce (I wanna marry Bieber) May 18, 2015

        Do you and Cokeanna share the same background dealer and IQ rate.You are clearly ill

  19. kingbeybitch May 18, 2015

    Congratz to everyone even Rihanna even tho we know she doesn’t go to Black Award shows anymore.

    • Natasha3 May 18, 2015

      Why should she go??? She don’t be winning anything when they nominates her…….If your fave was always giving a nomination But never winning anything, do you think she would show up???

  20. Linda May 18, 2015

    Samantha stop fapping and post about the good sis Azealia Banks dragging Nicki + BET for filth on twitter. Lemme head over to that other site.

  21. Tinashe The Traitor May 18, 2015

    Sam post about Azealia Banks.

  22. Lake Erie May 18, 2015

    I hope CiCi wins an award and performs. I wonder will Nicki win again. That’s probably going to be one of the most anticipated awards.

  23. Barb Wire May 18, 2015

    Azealia Banks making a mockery out of herself again. Why can’t she just shut up.

  24. Single May 18, 2015

    I know they gonevgi e it to Nicki. But it would be epic to see Azealia win.

  25. #JACKIE May 18, 2015

    I hope Cici f****** performs . BET kisses beyonces ass I hope she won’t even show up because of that Blue Ivy comment.

    • Rihboy May 18, 2015

      They sure do kiss that ass. Honestly I thought for a black awards show they would be more lenient towArds Ciara since that seemed to be the only outlet that she received awards from. Maybe they will have a change of heart this year. Who knows. I’m glad Rihanna pays them complete dust. They are so unjust. Sliding her name into nominations for shock value when they know they don’t bang with her. Beyoncé will most likely take that win. Seeing that no one else in the category had anything out last year but her.

    • coolness May 18, 2015

      Ciara’s performance at the 2013 BET Awards is one of the best performances on that show in recent years. I think it’s one of her finest live moments. BET was hella trash for that comment they made about Blue Ivy and although I can understand her receiving this many noms this year, I think they’ve done this to compensate for that stunt they pulled after the VMAs.

  26. INAMAD May 18, 2015

    Wow Michelle Williams got a nomination.

    Y’all noticed how her career kinda went up after she fired Matthew Knowles?

    She’s no Beyoncé, but I give credit where it’s due ????????????????????????????????????????????????

  27. MISHKA May 18, 2015

    I need anybody involved with BET Awards to explain to me why they are paying Jason Derulo dust. I don’t care if he is a pop singer or whatever, can you please give some credit to the guy? What’s up with that for real?

    And did they really put The Weeknd in the Centric category? Isn’t “Earned it” a Billboard Top5 hit? Thank God, he is a lock for a Grammy next year.

    I would love our entertainers to stop showing up to those white award shows but BET stays deceiving me with that same ol’ same ol’.

    Chris Brown, Usher and Trey Songz ain’t the only young black entertainers we got. Can we get Jason Derulo, Jeremih and the Weeknd on stage for a change?

    BTW, Jamal & Hakeem better be performing. Don’t even try it. And Rihanna’s replacement as well a.k.a Nathalie Larose.

    • louise_1 June 14, 2015

      I so much agree with you. Jason Durelo should be nominated. He is young fresh and very talented.

  28. NJ May 18, 2015

    beyonce released an album in 2013 and being nominated again? Ok

    • RihYonce May 19, 2015

      I mean she did release 7/11 at the end of 2014 which peaked at #13 & has over 200 million streams literally breaking the internet it was well deserved

  29. Kelendria May 18, 2015

    Ugh I just wished they split up R&B to R&b/Pop and R&B/Soul because Rihanna and Jhene are not even in the same lane :/

  30. Theman May 18, 2015

    This show is tired. They give Beyoncé every damn thing. Yawn. It’s the same shyt over & over !

    • RihYonce May 19, 2015

      So your saying 7/11 doesn’t deserve a nominee?

  31. diabetes unbothered May 18, 2015

    Queen of the grammys
    Queen of EBT

    Funny how bey and jay got so big they hasn’t performed on a bet stage in so many years. Artist like stinky minaj cfist brown cerror Rihgoat still need all the exposure they can get and still flop flop flop like flop flop flop lol at hey selling 2.2 mill in the states and Nikki can’t even go plat and rich can’t get release date

  32. LIL’ KIM IS THE G.O.A.T. May 18, 2015

    Everyone go to Azealia Banks’ Twitter and see the SHADE she threw at EBT and Nicki Minaj. Everyone know that this award show is trash! Hahahahahahahahahahaha!

  33. Molly May 18, 2015

    Tinashe and Ciara deserve to win their categories. Good luck to all

  34. Molly May 18, 2015

    Azealia is so FAKE now shes dragging Nicki

  35. Legend B May 18, 2015

    Not bad BET. I hope The Queen collabo album comes out n the next couple of months or so. I know BET would do anything to have her grace the stage! Come on BET, put togather some slayage in performances.

  36. Jhené Aiko Stan May 18, 2015

    The problem I have with the BET Awards is that they’re too damn predictable. The same people win every year. Iggy should’ve won last year as she had a bigger year than any other female rapper. Iggy or Tink should win this year. Beyonce slways wins female R&B/Pop too. Give it to someone else like Jasmine or Jhené. I’d like to see fresh faces performing and winning this year.

  37. Kayla C May 18, 2015

    Funny how yall try to downplay these awards but when it’s in beyonces favor yall praise it, her obsessed f** fans are so annoying

  38. FutureCIARA May 18, 2015

    These lists are always the same every year, they need to revamp their televised award show.

  39. FutureCIARA May 18, 2015

    Congrats to all the nominees!

  40. Rihicon May 18, 2015

    the lists are very predictable, and so are the winners

  41. Joelle Sagbeh May 18, 2015

    I think iggy better leave that her fake rap behind and do different things because the one and only queen Nicki minaj will win it

  42. Stephy. May 18, 2015


  43. Joelle Sagbeh May 18, 2015

    iggy better go and smoke because her daydreaming has never gone that far Nicki all the way

  44. RihYonce May 19, 2015

    Hope Beyoncé actually physically graces the stage this year it’s been since 2009 & 2012 since she actually showed up maybe a “feeling myself” performance or something from the joint album ? ….hmmmm

  45. african music lover May 19, 2015

    Nice nominees… Nicki has that hiphop win by default,,um happy for The Soil in that african cartegory,i am also glad they recognised AKA but God knows we will never hear the end of it with his crazy ass,they should have nominated Casper Nyovest instead

  46. You wanna love it right bettor like you do then my funky money May 19, 2015

    Nice list of those artist and whoever win their award ???????????????????????? good for him or her

  47. louise_1 June 11, 2015

    Usually don’t watch anything with uterus beyonce trying to take over. Needs to take her tired dumb self and sit down

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