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BET Awards 2015: Full List of Nominees

While hip hop usually gets snubbed by other awards shows, the BET Awards is one ceremony that properly celebrates the music genre.

Here are the full list of nominees for the BET Awards 2015:

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST

Beyoncé

Ciara

Janelle Monáe

Jhené Aiko

K. Michelle

Rihanna

 

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST

August Alsina

Chris Brown

John Legend

The Weeknd

Trey Songz

Usher

 

BEST GROUP

A$AP Mob

Jodeci

Migos

Rae Sremmurd

Rich Gang

Young Money

 

BEST COLLABORATION

August Alsina feat. Nicki Minaj – “No Love (Remix)”

Big Sean feat. E-40 – “IDFWU”

Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga – “Loyal”

Chris Brown feat. Usher and Rick Ross – “New Flame”

Common & John Legend – “Glory” (From the motion picture Selma)

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

 

BEST MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST

Big Sean

Common

Drake

J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar

Wale

 

BEST FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST

Azealia Banks

DeJ Loaf

Iggy Azalea

Nicki Minaj

Tink

Trina

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Beyoncé – “7/11″

Big Sean feat. E-40 – “IDFWU”

Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga – “Loyal”

Chris Brown feat. Usher and Rick Ross – “New Flame”

Common & John Legend – “Glory” (From the motion picture Selma)

Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”

 

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Benny Boom

Beyoncé, Ed Burke, & Todd Tourso

Chris Robinson

Fatema Robinson

Hype Williams

 

BEST NEW ARTIST

Bobby Shmurda

DeJ Loaf

Fetty Wap

Rae Sremmurd

Sam Smith

Tinashe

 

BEST GOSPEL ARTIST

Deitrick Haddon

Erica Campbell

Fred Hammond

Lecrae

Mali Music

Michelle Williams

 

BEST ACTRESS

Gabrielle Union

Kerry Washington

Taraji P. Henson

Tracee Ellis Ross

Viola Davis

 

BEST ACTOR

Anthony Anderson

Idris Elba

Jussie Smollett

Kevin Hart

Terrence Howard

 

YOUNGSTARS AWARD

Jacob Latimore

Jaden Smith

Mo’ne Davis

Quvenzhané Wallis

Zendaya

 

BEST MOVIE

Annie

Selma

Think Like a Man Too

Top Five

 

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR

Brittney Griner

Candace Parker

Serena Williams

Skylar Diggins

Venus Williams

 

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

Chris Paul

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

LeBron James

Marshawn Lynch

Stephen Curry

 

COCA-COLA VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD

Beyoncé – “7/11″

DeJ Loaf – “Try Me”

Kendrick Lamar – “i”

Nicki Minaj fear. Drake, Lil Wayne, & Chris Brown – “Only”

Rae Sremmurd feat. Nicki Minaj & Young Thug – “Throw Sum Mo”

The Weeknd – “Earned It” (From the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack)

 

CENTRIC AWARD

Avery Sunshine – “Call My Name”

Jazmine Sullivan feat. Meek Mill – “Dumb”

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

Sam Smith feat. Mary J. Blige – “Stay With Me”

The Weeknd – “Earned It” (From the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack)

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT: AFRICA

AKA (South Africa)

Fally Ipupa (DR Congo)

Sarkodie (Ghana)

Sauti Sol (Kenya)

Stonebwoy (Ghana)

The Soil (South Africa)

Wizkid (Nigeria)

Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT: UK

FKA Twigs

Fuse ODG

Lethal Bizzle

Little Simz

Mnek

Stormzy

 

 

Lil Kim New Reality Show ‘The Queen Bee’ Coming Soon [Video]

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Lil Kim. Besides the ongoing beef between her and Nicki Minaj, and her new venture into motherhood, when it comes music the Brooklyn rapper has been pretty quiet.

Lil Kim is now breaking her silence. Yesterday the infamous female rapper took to YouTube and announced the taping of her new reality show, “The Queen Bee.”

Seems as if things are looking up for Kim. She’s working with Diddy again, recording a new album and mentioned working on the launch of a new label.

“I’m recording and making bottles at the same time.”

If you thought new music was the only thing on Kim’s agenda, you thought wrong. The “Black Friday” rapper talked about how much she loves fashion and is now working on a clothing line.

“I’m friends with Marc Jacobs, fashion is my hobby outside of music. Alexander McQueen used to take me to France and Paris as his date a lot. I’m so looking forward to my clothing line.”

“Anything I do, just has to be big and I’m gonna take you guys on that journey with me and I’m so excited about that.”

This will be The Queen Bee’s second shot at the small screen. In 2005 the “Lighters Up” rapper let fans into her world for the last two weeks of her freedom on BET’s “Countdown to Lockdown,” prior to spending a year in jail for conspiracy.

Will you tune in to Lil Kim’s new reality show?

Love and Hip Hop The Wedding: Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris Get Married!

If you’re a fan of VH1’s Love and Hip Hop, there good news! You’ve just snagged an invitation to the wedding of the year as VH1 debuts the network’s first-ever LIVE wedding special with “Love and Hip Hop LIVE: The Wedding,” airing Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th, 2015 at 8:00 PM ET/PT as a two-hour special episode.

Love and Hip Hop favorites Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris get married on national TV! Viewers have been privy to every part of the couple’s relationship over the years as they became parents, handled family drama and overcame Mendeecees’ incarceration, the challenges of their subsequent separation, and eventually, his conditional release.

Now, VH1 invites fans to be present for the happiest day of Yandy and Mendeecees’ lives as they finally join hands in holy matrimony when “Love & Hip Hop LIVE: The Wedding” debuts on VH1, Monday, May 25th at 8:00 PM ET/PT.

Love and Hip Hop LIVE: The Wedding” will no doubt be an over-the-top celebration, but pulling off such a high-profile event takes months of intense planning and anxiety. VH1’s cameras will be on hand to capture every instant on the tumultuous road to the altar. From the occasional ‘bridezilla’ outbursts to heartwarming moments of emotion and anticipation. Every step of Yandy and Mendeecees’ journey will be incorporated into the “Love & Hip Hop LIVE: The Wedding” special.

VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop” franchise is a recognized social media powerhouse, and “Love and Hip Hop LIVE: The Wedding” will be no different. Yandy has even agreed to allow the fans to choose the wedding dress! Viewers will be given VIP access to the proceedings both before and during the wedding via VH1’s social and digital platforms.

A lucky fan plus 1 guest can enter for a chance to attend the wedding by tweeting #LHHWeddingRSVP. Follow @LoveHipHopVH1 for more information. (Subject to official rules on.vh1.com/LHHRules. Must be 21 years of age or older to enter. Void in Alaska, Hawaii and where prohibited by law).

Beginning on May 12th, super fans of the franchise can visit LHHWedding.VH1.Com to catch 6 exclusive episodes following Yandy and her wedding planning adventures, meet the family, and catch up with some famous friends and Love & Hip Hop co-stars. The digital series will launch three episodes per week leading up to the big day!