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Chris Brown Earns Six BET Award Nominations, Topping Rihanna, Drake & Kanye!

Wed, May 18, 2011 3:11pm EDT by 3 Comments

Chris Brown‘s career comeback reached a new high on Tuesday when the singer was nominated for six BET awards!

Chris Brown has worked endlessly to rebuild his reputation after pleading guilty to felony assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 and thinks it’s about time the public shifts the focus back to his music! The singer is already getting accolades for his hard work at making a comeback — he even scored six BET award nominations for his new album! Chris’s “Look at Me Now” will  be pitted up against Rihanna’s work with Drake on “What’s My Name” for Best Collaboration!

Chris’ F.A.M.E. album earned #1 earlier this year, but the singer hit a set-back after losing his cool on Good Morning America in March when the interviewer tried to steer the conversation back to his assault charges. We hope the six BET award nominations are evidence of a new era for Chris Brown and his music, especially since he is now collaborating with stars like Justin Bieber and Joe Jonas.

The 2011 BET Awards airs live June 26 from LA’s Shrine Auditorium. See below for a full list of nominees.

Here’s the complete list of nominees:

Best Female R&B Artist

Marsha Ambrosius
Keri Hilson
Jennifer Hudson

Best Male R&B Artist

Chris Brown
Cee Lo Green
Bruno Mars
Trey Songz

Best Group

Diddy-Dirty Money
Cali Swag District
New Boyz
Travis Porter

Best Collaboration

B.o.B. featuring Haley Williams of Paramore, “Airplanes”
Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, “Look at Me Now”
Chris Brown featuring Tyga & Kevin McCall, “Deuces”
Waka Flocka Flame featuring Roscoe Dash & Wale, “No Hands”
Rihanna featuring Drake, “What’s My Name”
Kanye West featuring Rihanna, “All of The Lights”

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

Lola Monroe
Nicki Minaj

Video of the Year

Marsha Ambrosius, “Far Away”
B.o.B. featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore, “Airplanes”
Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, “Look at Me Now”
Keri Hilson, “Pretty Girl Rock”
Willow Smith, “Whip My Hair”
Kanye West featuring Pusha T, “Runaway”

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom
Mr. Boomtown
Chris Robinson
Kanye West
Hype Williams

Best New Artist

J. Cole
Bruno Mars
Willow Smith
Wiz Khalifa

Best Gospel

Byron Cage
Deitrick Haddon
Mary Mary
Karen Clark Sheard
BeBe & CeCe Winans

Best Actress

Halle Berry
Taraji P. Henson
Regina King
Zoe Saldana
Kerry Washington

Best Actor

Laz Alonso
Chris Brown
Don Cheadle
Idris Elba
Jamie Foxx

Young Stars Award

Shenell Edmonds
Keke Palmer
Diggy Simmons
Jaden Smith
Willow Smith

Best Movie

Death at a Funeral
For Colored Girls
The Book of Eli
Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?

Subway Sportswoman of the Year

Tamika Catchings
Candice Dupree
Maya Moore
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year

Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Derrick Rose
Michael Vick

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Nominees

Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, “Look at Me Now”
Lil Wayne featuring Cory Gunz, “6 Foot 7 Foot”
Mindless Behavior, “My Girl”
Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, “Moment 4 Life”
Rihanna featuring Drake, “What’s My Name”
Trey Songz featuring Nicki Minaj, “Bottoms Up”

Centric Award

Marsha Ambrosius
Eric Benet
Cee Lo Green
R. Kelly

Best International Act: Africa

2Face Idibia (Nigeria)
D’Banj (Nigeria)
D-Black (Ghana)
Angelique Kidjo (Benin)
Fally Ipupa (Congo DR)
Teargas (South Africa)

Best International Act: UK

VV Brown
Laura Izibor
Tinchy Stryder
Tinie Tempah

Alli Holt

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