T-Pain Is Tops, Nabs 5 BET Awards Nominations

T-Pain leads the way with five nominations for the 2008 BET Awards, it was announced today. The ceremony is scheduled to air June 24 in Los Angeles.

A highly sought-after hook man, T-Pain is nominated for his guest spots on Kanye West’s “Good Life,” Flo Rida’s “Low” and Chris Brown’s “Kiss Kiss” in the best collaboration category. He’s also nominated twice for video of the year.

Despite releasing a gold-selling album, Epiphany and a chart-topping single, “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’),” none of the Auto-Tune artist’s nominations came from his own work.

Other multiple nominees include West and Keyshia Cole with three nods apiece, while Flo Rida, Alicia Keys and Mary J. Blige earned two nods.

Legendary soul singer Al Green is set to receive a lifetime achievement award from BET and producer Quincy Jones will be rewarded for this humanitarian work.

Lil’ Wayne, Usher, and Nelly are scheduled to announce the nominees live on “106 & Park” later today.

Weezy, Blige and Mariah Carey are already confirmed to perform live at the awards. -Carl Chery

  • sheldon

    1st

  • no way

    june 24? the day that will live in infamy. the day that chris benoit murdered his family.

    and with that being said, they’re gonna hold an awards show on the one-year anniversary of that family-killing prick! fuck that!

    • http://xxlmag.com the brown

      Yo you lost me homey…

  • http://www.myspace.com/rcvthamc RCV

    There is something wrong with the music industry when a motherfucker that can’t naturally sing is nominated for five awards.

    • Be a Nigger Too

      Preach! The fact that he has the most nominations but doesnt actually sing is not only a testament to the demise of black music, but also a testament to our ignorance. T-Pain is not an ARTIST, he is a robot…

  • Meech

    How could “Goodlife” get nominated for anything when it’s known that he stole that shit from some nobody artist?

    Does that guy who really is the “genius” behind the song get an award?

  • SOFAKING

    since when did BET awards mean anything??

  • BeT 567

    @SOFAKING…we both think alike,BET suck ass

  • Dark Prophet

    Now ya’ll know hip hop is really dead and buried. Just listen to the old joints again and drift away…The rest is garbage talking bout nuttin’..

  • niggafrommemphis

    That’s good for T Pain and everythang but………………who gives a fuck about the bet awards.Bet ain’t nothin but Mtv in blackface,yall need to get up on yall boondocks and shit.T pain gettin paid,so don’t knock him.If you want to knock someone,knock Akon ass.He lying talkin’ bout he was a leader of a car theft ring and did 4 years,when he actually did 4 months for stealing a BMW.This is the very type of bullshit Pimp C went to his grave sayin,about these lame ass niggas out here.No wonder why Akon got a country and western album coming out,if all he knows is shit from africa,then why don’t he represent his land,or,hood.I always thought that convict was skinin’ and grinin too hard.

  • DJGakaDIGGER

    BET Awards? Who gives a fuck.