Spotify Reveals Most-Streamed BET Nominees (Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Beyonce & K. Michelle Included)

Published: Friday 26th Jun 2015 by David

The music streaming giant Spotify has announced the names of the artists they believe will pick up awards at Sunday’s BET Awards ceremony.

Yes, 48 hours before the event kicks off in Los Angeles the company have thrown their two cents into the prediction pot with a “winners list” that reveals which of this year’s nominees have received the most streams on the platform.

Will there be any surprises in store?

Find out below…


Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Trey Songz

Chris Brown

The Weeknd

August Alsina


John Legend


Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Janelle Monáe


Jhene Aiko



K. Michelle


Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Kendrick Lamar


Big Sean


J. Cole


Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Azealia Banks

Dej Loaf

Iggy Azalea


Nicki Minaj


Best New Artist

Bobby Shmurda

Dej Loaf

Fetty Wap

Rae Sremmurd

Sam Smith


Best New International Artist

Cassper Nyovest

Eddy Kenzo

Mz. Vee

George The Poet

Mic Lowry



Will Spotify’s streaming glory spell success for the “winners” above?

Find out when the show airs live from Los Angeles on Sunday June 28th!

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  1. Keri Qween June 26, 2015

    Pretty much the same overrated people that always win

    • RihYonce June 26, 2015

      Who else did you expect to win ?

  2. Mark111 June 26, 2015

    Seem to be pick the light skin or white artist list.

    • What now June 26, 2015


    • Tyler Makivelli June 26, 2015

      Ohhh, now when I said that Oscars and Grammys were racially bias, your Uncle Tom ass was in denial. But now that the BET Awards is the topic if discussion, you wanna be all up in arms….so which one is it?

      • Tyler Makivelli June 26, 2015


    • Stay on top June 26, 2015

      Smh That’s something an INSECURE dark skin person would day, I mind you, i’m dark skin myself. Love yourself boo.

      This also explains why you are so bitter and angry all the time. It also explains why you are always attacking “DEL BEY, and SLAYHIVE”.

      Once again boo, LOVE YOURSELF. The color of someone’s skin doesn’t make them better or worse.

      • Slay_Hive June 26, 2015

        ???????????????? Makes so much sense. Nothing wrong with being dark skin at all. I LOVE dark skin men???????? Black is beautiful in all shades. Some are just bitter and hateful. Its sad! Smh

  3. ~The Aracde~ June 26, 2015

    looks about accurate, however fetty wap will most likely win “best new artist”

  4. ~The Aracde~ June 26, 2015

    … and lol @David he tried it with that iggy photo, trying to cause a commotion.

  5. DR June 26, 2015

    Nicki wins every year as she rightfully should.

  6. Kitty Puurrzz June 26, 2015

    MONICA “Just right for me” debuts at #50 with no promotion or official release…

    • What now June 26, 2015


      • Kitty Puurrzz June 26, 2015

        Girl you’re angry AF. Lol… I was making sure Grapejuice reported ACTUAL stories that matter instead of trolling for clicks. Ex: this post really has nothing to do with Iggy YET her pic is the main photo. as far you, go suck a big 1

    • Music Lover~ June 26, 2015

      I love the song, and that’s my girl, she always stays true to herself.

    • kMichelleStan June 26, 2015


  7. #TeamTinashe Stan June 26, 2015

    Since Sam Smith is used as a filler for the Best new artist category, the most streamed artist would be Tinashe!

    • What now June 26, 2015


  8. What now June 26, 2015


  9. RihYonce June 26, 2015

    I don’t think Sam smith should win because he’s not black or urban it should go to Rae sremmurd they had a great album !

    • Legend B June 26, 2015

      Sam’s music is black though. He deserve to win.

      • Skyfall June 26, 2015

        Music can be a color, it’s soulful

  10. RihYonce June 26, 2015

    Other than Sam smith I see no lies , Nicki killed all them thots in that category with PP , Chris Brown had X, which won a Grammy & He released FOF , Beyoncé slayed everyone in her category with flawless remix last year & 7/11 , & Drake ……idk I personally think Big Sean & Cold had the better albums and Drakes album was practically a “Mixtape” but who knows what will happen bet can SOMETIMES surprise us with these awards

    • coolness June 26, 2015

      When did X win a Grammy??? ????????

  11. RihYonce June 26, 2015

    I forgot about Fetty Wop lol

  12. YoursTruly June 26, 2015

    I think Tinashe should win best new artist…. She’s the only one on that list that has been working her ass off this year, whether or not her label was gone help. She deserves it!

  13. Tyler Makivelli June 26, 2015

    Ok…no lies were told. Who tf else would you suggest?
    Beyonce, Nicki,Chris, and Drake all slayed in their own lanes.
    The only nomination I disagree with is Sam Smiths. Rae Smremmurd just might go home with that one.

  14. Slay_Hive June 26, 2015

    Congrats to all! I’m actually kinda excited about the BET awards this year. We have Janet’s return and hopefully Beyonce makes a surprise appearance.

  15. Music Lover~ June 26, 2015

    Congrats on who ever wins. I’m really looking forward to the Janet tribute though.

  16. Mark111 June 26, 2015

    Is this the BET awards or the crossed over awards. You can get away with the most popular at the AMA or Billboard Awards, but BET and other core awards should award the most taneted, but the most successful. Why should we respect them, the side that they sold out with don’t. I recall the Soul Train Awards letting Whitney win and she was booed, because she wasn’t R&B, she was pop. What R&b song did CB release to win or even get a nom? Beyonce is fine, Nicki, sure. But Drake?! J.Cole CLEARLY had the best album, 2nd is Lamar. In that case, Jason should be nom for best r&b. I’m sick of the sell outs taking control when they brought NOTHING to the R&B and Hip Hop genres.
    And for me to point that out, I hate my nice, smooth, snickers bar color skin? When Dark Black men are popping? Get a grip.

    • Tyler Makivelli June 26, 2015

      *Eye Roll*
      For the most part, they did an exceptional job picking the nominees for each category.
      As a J Cole fan also, I can say that the rap category is arguable. Out of all of them thats the only debatable one given that Cole, Drake, Kendrick, Wale, Big Sean, and a vet like Common are all doing big things and bringing it back for the REAL Hip Hop heads.
      So stop it.

  17. Skyfall June 26, 2015

    The categories says BEST so these are my winners:

    Male R&B: The Weeknd
    Female R&B: Beyoncé or Jhene Aiko
    Male Rap: J. Cole or Kendrick Lamar
    Female Rap: Any of the girls except Iggy or Trina
    New Artist: Tinashe (like I said BEST doesn’t mean most successful or overrated, her album slayed everyone on that list and its universally critically acclaimed)

  18. Barb-wire June 26, 2015

    Nicki should be winning it, I could even settle for Banks in it and it’s just a big fat NO to Sam Smith getting anything, Bey also deserves the RnB award. Cole should be getting the Male Hip hop one, not Drakeisha that mixtape was trash compared to 2014 Forest Hills drive.

  19. DEL BEY June 26, 2015

    Ya’ll can add me on instagram if you like, @Nieem_

  20. Legend B June 26, 2015

    All looks well to me. I really hope Sam Smith win best new artist. He has the sales, and talent to prove it. I was about to say, why dont BET just give Nicki the award off telecast, but i see its her vs Iggy now. So let the battle begin.

    • Legend B June 26, 2015

      OH I forgot, J Cole best hip hop and The Weekend best male r&b/pop.

    • nicko June 26, 2015

      We’re not in 2014. Nicki vs iggy was last year. N the BET awards aren’t about popularity or sales, they’re about talent. This aint the VMAs, AMAs or BB awards.

      • Legend B June 26, 2015

        All about talent?? ???????????????? BET is mostly about power and popularity, point blank period. Queen Bey is my fav of all time but why do u think she gets awards and nominated, when sometimes she didnt have anything out? Power & Popularity.

  21. The Truth Emeritus June 26, 2015

    That’s one of the biggest things I hate about this awards show. Always the same artists over and over again.

  22. Grande The Way June 26, 2015

    I hope Tinashe, The Weeknd, and Jhené Aiko win. Beyonce had her year last year. They should let another artist be recognized. But I highly doubt she will win

  23. Kingbeybitch June 26, 2015

    Word has it that lil Kim is suppose to present the award for Best Female Hip Hop Artist. If this is true then I don’t think they’re giving it to Nicki I mean they’re messy but not that messy

  24. You wanna love it right bettor like you do then my funky money June 26, 2015

    Congrats to all those artists that will win their award @ the bet show awards

  25. PiNkY June 27, 2015

    Nicki doesn’t deserve the award TECHNICALLY iggy does…Nicki promoted her album for over 2yrs and it’s not even platinum …and she still doesn’t have a billboard hit for her album that’s in the top 5 or even #1…i do not wanna see Nicki get another award over some b*******…give someone else a chance

  26. BADGALRIRI ???? June 27, 2015

    Makes sense I don’t know why Iggy Azalea is there???? but whatever floats their boat!

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