Jay-Z Leads Nominations at 2010 BET Awards

It’s that time of year again. The nominees for the 2010 BET Awards were announced today (May 18) in New York City and Jay-Z received the most nods.

Jigga is in the running in four categories including Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, Best Collaboration for “Empire State of Mind” with Alicia Keys, Video of the Year for “Run This Town” and “Empire State of Mind,” and Viewer’s Choice. He was followed in leading nominations by wife Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Trey Songz and Melanie Fiona with four each.

As a crew, Young Money racked up a total of eight nominations if you include Drake’s three individual nominations and the two Nicki Minaj received on her own. Drake will go head to head against Jay-Z, Fabolous, Ludacris and rookie B.o.B for Best Male Hip-Hop artist. His Young Money label-mate Nicki Minaj will go against Lil Kim, Rasheeda, Trina, and Ester Dean for the Best Female Hip-Hop artist.

Diddy-Dirty Money, who appeared at the press conference to announce some of the nominees, also announced that they’re hosting a huge, televised after-party and countdown to the release of his upcoming LP Last Train to Paris, that will take place directly after the awards show. Queen Latifah, this year’s host of the BET Awards was on hand to announce some of the nominees as well.

This year’s show, which will be broadcast live on June 27 from Los Angeles will feature special performances by Diddy-Dirty Money, Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj, Drake and more to be announced. The show will be webcast simultaneous on BET.com. For a complete list of all the categories including hip-hop artists as nominees see below. For more information visit BET.com. —Brooklyne Gipson

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Ester Dean
Lil Kim
Nicki Minaj
Rasheeda
Trina

Best New Artist
Justin Bieber
Melanie Fiona
Nicki Minaj
Wale
Young Money

Best Group
Black Eyed Peas
Clipse
Diddy-Dirty Money
New Boyz
Young Money

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
B.o.B.
Drake
Fabolous
Jay-Z
Ludacris

Best Collaboration
Beyonce ft. Lady Gaga – “Video Phone”
B.o.B ft. Bruno Mars – “Nothin’ On You”
Drake and Trey Songz – “Successful”
Drake ft. Lil Wayne, Kanye West and Eminem – “Forever”
Jay-Z & Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”
Trey Songz ft. Fabolous – “Say Aah”

Video of the Year
Beyonce ft. Lady Gaga – “Video Phone”
B.o.B ft. 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”

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

  • norcal

    WOW NO EMINEM he had the best album,and i bet u people r still listen 2 it,JAY-Z album was wack,just radio friendly thats y

    • AZ40

      Remember when obie said they wouldn’t play his videos b/c em wouldn’t really show up at bet show and stuff, probably the same thing since he won’t show up why nominate him, It’s obivious they are only going for commercial stuff(No Raekwon)

      How is nicki minaj a solo best new artist and part of Young Money…

      Why even have the female category there aren’t many on mainstream and why is Kim nominate she hasn’t done anything has she that just shows they’re reach

      Plus these awards are so BIASED anyway

      • Haute

        Hov’s record hasn’t even been out a year yet, and yeah its going to be considered a classic album and i’ve got love for the dude, but ya eminem should’ve been nominated..i mean come one the guy won the grammy for best rap album with relapse show some respect is all ive gotta say

  • norcal

    fabolous, he had a album out okay,still cant beleave it no SHADY on artest of the year fuk B E T nobody cares about that award anyways

    • Eric

      uhhh… you are obviously a little more than disturbed by this, so I’d say you care about it

      ask Em, his album wasn’t very good. I personally haven’t listened to it since after the first week it came out.

      Hov steady cranking out singles off of an album almost two years old — album must not bbe wack then. its a borderline classic

      sorry, Stan, build a bridge and get over it

  • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

    Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
    Ester Dean
    Lil Kim
    Nicki Minaj
    Rasheeda
    Trina

    ^ look at the pick of females.

    Best New Artist
    Justin Bieber
    Melanie Fiona
    Nicki Minaj
    Wale
    Young Money

    ^ Justin Bieber? Shouldn’t B.o.B be there before Melanie Fiona?

    ISN’T MINAJ IN YM, SO SHE’S GETTING 2 CHANCES?

    Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
    B.o.B.
    Drake
    Fabolous
    Jay-Z
    Ludacris

    ^ who speaks about ‘Loso’s Way’? But anyway, at least he finally caught a nom.

    This BET jumpoff wreaks of fail, failure, and failed.

    • DV8

      maybe Minaj is being initiated and introduced as the newest tool of the people who run shit.

    • swype-matic

      Hahaha!! co-sign all that man, the past few years BET has really been reaching the bottom of the barrel for these awards, especially the female hip hop artists. I remember when you actually had to have an album out to win/get nominated for awards, not JUST featured and shit.

    • mike

      I think B.o.B was up for best new artist last year.

      • Haute

        I would hope that b.o.b. was nominated last year, because if he wasn’t then he should be the winner this year dude is crazy talented

    • ACE

      relle? losos way was actually a good album, Jay-Z vs Eminem? k both had strong points and both had weak points but i think Eminem deserves it more than jigga

      and any other nomination doesnt matter cuz its prolly weak

  • brand-new

    the bet awards make the mtv awards look great…and thats saying something!

  • DV8

    even more fuckery from BET

  • Sha

    @ $yk…. I’m feeling you on those comments. But the only thing I would say is that I would give props to Jay-Z on this list. A 40 plus year-old emcee still being relevant? Hell of an accomplishment….. But I’m feeling you $yk on this one.

    • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

      Peace Sha!

      You beat me to my next statement! Slow down! lolz

      The next statement also included the fact they omitted Em, yet included Justin Bieber. Show and prove that Justin belongs in this equation more than Em. Even Asher Roth had a RAP album out last year.

      *I saw when Justin was on BET (online of course). If there were no ‘applause’ cue cards he would NOT gotten any love.*

      I hope cats will see what I said about Minaj above to show and prove the fukkery really poppin’ right now. They’re giving certain acts/artists awards for promotion, AND NOT ACHIEVEMENTS.

      They will NEVER consider Wu.

      “maybe Minaj is being initiated and introduced as the newest tool of the people who run shit.”

      ^ lolz

      DV8 what’s poppin’ fam?

      “I remember when you actually had to have an album out to win/get nominated for awards, not JUST featured and shit.”

      ^ swypez with the troofis

      When will the fans realize they are fukking with your/our intelligence?

      Best Group
      Black Eyed Peas
      Clipse
      Diddy-Dirty Money
      New Boyz
      Young Money

      ^ Dirty $? C’mon son…if we can give Puff a SDN award for throwing his ring in the air, then let’s do it.

      AND HOW THEY PROMOTE WAKA & GUCCI ALL DAY, EVERYDAY AND DON’T INCLUDE THEM ON THE LISTS?

      Let’s keep it 100, Waka had a song out, Lil’ Kim didn’t.

      96% OF THIS BET THINGAMAJIG IS A FACADE.

  • gaddic

    IMAGINE a Black television channel that doesn’t have a clue about black music genres!

    Jay-Z, Drake and Fab nominated for best male artist?
    Where the fuck is Raekwon Mos def, Brother Ali or Eminem?!
    Where the fuck is SlaughterHOUSE?!
    They had the best albums of the year and no nominations
    jay-z had the most pop watered down album
    i understand you have to show love to commercial artists
    what about EMinem anybody?

  • http://www.facebook.com/doubleclutchakakingofthekicks DoubleClutch95

    Glad to see the clipse finally get some love at an award show

  • http://ds@yahoo.com Sosa

    Cosign Yeah good to see the Clipse get some shine, Btw what did Lil Kim do this year, did she do anything

  • audio tech

    my boy Justin Bieber for the WIN…

    ..somewhere in Detroit a white boy must be relapsing

  • J-Dub

    I can already predict half of the winners. Don’t let Nicki Minaj win. Her haters are gonna have a heart attack.

  • Anonymous

    man eminem gets snubbed yet again, first he doesnt get a spot on mtvs hottest mc list and now bet awards and justin beiber? as best new artist are fuckin kiddin me.mtv and bet stay losin.Oh well Recovery is droppin soon and it is gonna be full of heat im willin to bet.any way fuck the haters they are the reason the white boy keeps killin shit.

  • grimman

    NO EMINEM!!?!?!?!?!?!?!
    F*** BET ALL THE WAYYYYY. Now everyone knows that he is the best EVER, and everyone started hating. Again, F*** BET AWARDS!!!

  • anonymous

    I’ll just say please don’t knock Jay-Z. And let’s be real…Jay-Z won’t be at this show. Eminem wont be at this show. This award show is dooodooo! I am always underwhelmed. Nothing beats the lackluster and borderline disrespectful tribute to MJ last year…remember that!?

  • nicholasdelorejo

    HOw the hell can they nominate Nicki minaj as best new artist but ignore B.o.B. or Janelle Monae. I just got here second album today and it’s a very good listen. Honestly, as an artist Monae makes Lady Gaga look like shit as far as innovation and creativity.

    But anyway BET should just scrap that female rap artist caegory. Shit replace it with “Best Jump-off” or “Best Video Hoe” of the year. Katt Stacks would win for sure. She’s more relavent than everyone on the female rap artist list other than Nicki Minaj. And she’s nominated for basically being a video eye candy that raps. Just stop continuing the lie that female rappers are more respected and admired that chicks who show their ass and bang the male rappers.

  • http://www.opalellysemusic.com Opal Ellyse

    As he should:)
    http://www.opalellysemusic.com
    “SEXIEST VOICE IN THE MIDWEST”

  • Brian

    HAHA Bet Awards what a joke.

  • Big Felon

    I cant believe the nominees but if u really think about it who’s left in the game wen u got groups like ym comin out u no what time it is i cant get with these times im a real old school nugga who remembers wen dudes was keepin it 100 theres so many good artist who jus gettin slept on like frank lini or jody breeze instead we got wale or drake, even j. cole i thought was better than those 2, i aint feelin these studio artist especially drake u no he’s all the way lame lying in 99.9% of his rhymes he aint never put in no work, lets be serious, and the rest of em im not even gonna speak on these lames fuk em b.e.t yall let me down wit this 1 i definately aint watchin it especially after last year wen garbage ass gucci had a wisk on his neck that dude fuks me up real talk if u feel what this nugga gucci is sayin then u lame jus like him!

  • Big Felon

    And further more this is black entertainment so fuk eminem all yall mad that he aint there must b white people cuz believe me wen i say that the black community is definately not missing his ass its real talk bo, i never like this clown as dickhead as soon as he said on his album ” im gonna be like elvis presley n use black music 2 get wealthy hey” i new he was klan truss dat, then he made a song talking about black bitches n most white rappers fuk wit sisters n he fuk wit a trashy ass white girl named kim from hicksville fuk em n fuk what yall talkin bout!

  • the real

    big felon u are one racist madafaca aint ya?
    go suck a dick u faggot and speak when u have some good shit to say bitch!!!!,

    if em never had respect for the black collor then the d would never ride whit him like that , so u r ignorent

    first of all no one in the best male category dident have a better allbom then the white boy eminem, no one!!!

    second – niki minaj is a hooker whit a mic

    third – lil kim is nominated ? for what??

    Justin Bieber this littel shit is makin the world go nuts whit his fucked up songs , still can bealive luda actually spit a vers for this kakun……

    finnaly bet, mtv , vh1 its a big shame for real music and real art couse the peaple who realy dont deserv shit getting the shine ; while hard working artists get pushed away

    • Big Felon

      The real u a real dickhead i no but hey, u can talk all the fuk u want i aint got a racist bone in my body i jus speak da truth bo-ski, as far as that suckin dick bitch shit go u could never c me on here or on the street cuzzo, physically, mentally, none of it bruh, u must b some lame ass dude 2 even come at a real nugga like that, grow up pussy, dont throw stones at da god!

      • the realest

        ha ha …..u aint no madafuckin god stupid…im already grown up , and i get mad when kids saying some stupid ignorent shit , here on the streets? bitch u in the internet , fuck u physically & mentally , interent thug !! ohh and go kill yourself

  • caino

    BET awards aint been take seriously for ages!!

    l mean Justin beiber!! all respect is lost!!

    Where is Rae?? and the female list is also a joke ! arrghhh to angry to even type!

  • matty21

    “build a bridge and get over it” haa….n i actually agree wit most of da comments, these r pretty bunk, all dat $yk n Sha commented…its ok, we know what it is…n it almost looks like they didnt have enough to work with, lookin @ a couple of da selections, but i thought there has been a lot going on as far as hip hop, maybe not enough as far as albums n all dat (i guess?), i dunno about it…i’ll be checkin for dis n lookin forward to it if dey get t.i. to perform, dey gotta get da king, he hasnt been able to go to this 4 a while too…n jay deserve all dat, n b.o.b, i aint trying to down this, i jus dont think its lookin too good right now, i want it to be respected…n dis summer coming up is gonna be hot as hell n next year will have a better look i think, either way lotsa music comin over da summer

  • Lloyd Sprayweather

    I’m a big em fan, but BP3 > Relapse.

    If you’re over 20 and still watch awards shows, please kill yourself. Ok, don’t kill yourself, but do find something more meaningful to do.

  • M. Baby!

    Everyone needs to realize that Hip-Hop has grown over the past 30 years. Hip-Hop wasn’t even accepted by everyone back then, they wouldn’t even play it on MTV. Now Hip-Hop is accepted by almost everyone in the WORLD. You got Jay-Z performing @ Yankee Stadium & Glastonbury…come on. Hip-Hop is not just one category anymore. You had East Coast Hip-Hop, Down South Hip-Hop, Midwest Hip-Hop, and now you have R&B/Hip-Hop rappers, Auto-Tune rappers, and even Swag-Hip-Hop. BET stayed true to Hip-Hop, that’s why they started doing the BET Hip-Hop awards. You have to take into consideration that these new artist have Hip-Hop in there blood but they also love many other forms of music, not just Hip-Hop. You may not like the new Hip-Hop rappers but they’re making an impact on the next generation. The new rappers are becoming more versatile these days, especially when WE don’t even go out and buy their CD’s anymore…so I don’t wanna hear all that crying about Em should be up there just because. Jay-Z dropped Kingdom Come and everybody was so quick to say it was wack, but when American Gangster came out…everybody was back on his nutz. And if Hov would’ve stayed away for a while like Em did, people would’ve made it tough for him to come back and just clame his spot. You’re still gonna have your tru Hip-Hop heads like Hov, Nas, Kanye, Em, Talib, Mos, Jay Elec, etc, and even new comers like J Cole. Ya’ll gotta grow with music or 10 years from now you gonna be saying the same thing. I love Em, but sorry he hasn’t had an impact like Jay-Z, Luda, B.O.B., Drake, & Fab has had over this past year. His album was aight…but he even called his own album wack on the “Not Afraid” track. Em didn’t get snubbed, he just didn’t come as hard as he usually does. He stepped away from the game for a lil too long and you had others step up and try to take that spot. He’ll get back to the regular Em.

  • M. Baby!

    M. Baby once again, all I gotta say is where’s Ross? He needs to be up there.

  • Kenny D

    At first I thought Em wasn’t getting nominated cuz he wasn’t black, but how da hell does Justin Bieber get nominated? I agree with everyone, the BET awards is a joke.

  • http://xxl.com BZ

    Why do BET even have an award show anymore??I stopped watching it when Rap City got cut.Shouldnt it be called The 106&Park awards???You cant take this seriously????

  • tend

    PROPS to CLIPSE…… no rick ross wtf… izn’t nicky ovr rated cant we wit till she drops an album to rate her!!!! shout out to CLIPSE

  • DJ

    jiggas dick is in everyones mouth dude is washed the fuck up put out the worst album of his career and gets 4 nominations but wheres the relapse nominations? no where hmmmmmmm EVERYONE LINE UP AND OPEN UR MOUTHS JIGGA IS ABOUT TO BUST A NUT DONT WANNA MISS THAT like lol for real

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  • http://www.twitter.com/malim83 malim83

    Didn’t it seem like BET was picking sides and the side they chose was Nicki’s. I mean WHY have lil Kim in that category when she hasn’t had anything out in a few years?? BET tried to stick it to Lil Kim last night!!