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BET Awards 2010: Jay-Z, Beyonce, Nick Minaj, Eminem, Kanye West, T.I., Prince


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BET Awards is set to air Sunday night with a number of performers including Kanye West who will perform his song “Power,” Eminem, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Alicia Keys, Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Ludacris, T-Pain and rapper T.I. who was recently released from prison.

The show will be hosted by rapper/actress Queen Latifah and will be aired live from Los Angeles at the Shrine Auditorium.

Rapper Jay-Z lead the nominations with five while Beyonce Knowles, Alicia Keys, Trey Songz and Melanie Fiona follow with four nominations.

In addition, singer Prince will be honored with a “Lifetime Achievement Award,” John Legend will honored with the “Humanitarian Award,” while Geofrrey Canadaearl and Martin Phalen will be honored as “Local Heros.” Jamal LeRoux Samuel and Deondra Montgomery will receive the “Kmart for Kids” scholarship award.

Complete list of 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
Beyonce (featuring Lady Gaga) – “Video Phone”
B.o.B (featuring Bruno Mars) – “Nothin’ on You”
Drake and Trey Songz – “Successful”
Drake (featuring Lil Wayne, Kanye West and Eminem) – “Forever”
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”
Trey Songz (featuring Fabolous) – “Say Aah”

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Gil Green
Anthony Mandler
Chris Robinson
Hype Williams

Video of the Year
Beyonce (featuring Lady Gaga) – “Video Phone”
B.o.B (featuring Bruno Mars) – “Nothin’ on You”
Melanie Fiona – “It Kills Me”
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”
Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West – “Run This Town”

Best Actress
Taraji P. Henson
Regina King
Zoe Saldana
Gabourey Sidibe

Best Actor
Quinton Aaron
Don Cheadle
Idris Elba
Jamie Foxx
Denzel Washington

Best Movie
“Law Abiding Citizen”
“Michael Jackson’s This Is It”
“Precious: Based on the Novel `Push’ by Sapphire”
“The Blind Side”

Young Stars Award
Selena Gomez
Lil JJ
Keke Palmer
Willow Smith
Tyler James Williams

Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Tamika Catchings
Vanessa James
Candace Parker
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year
Carmelo Anthony
Usain Bolt
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Tiger Woods

Viewer’s Choice
Beyonce – “Sweet Dreams”
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”
Monica – “Everything to Me”
Rihanna (featuring Young Jeezy) – “Hard”
Trey Songz (featuring Fabolous) – “Say Aah”
Young Money (featuring Lloyd) – “Bedrock”

Best International Act
Kojo Antwi (Ghana)
Chipmunk (U.K.)
Dizzee Rascal (U.K.)
Estelle (U.K.)
Hip Hop Pantsula (South Africa)
K’NAAN (Somalia)
M.I. (Nigeria)
P-Square (Nigeria)
Corinne Bailey Rae (U.K.)
Sade (U.K.)

Centric Award
Melanie Fiona
Chrisette Michele

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