Beyonce and Kanye Are In The Lead As BET Awards Nominees Are Announced

The BET Awards nominees have just been announced and we're not surprised to see that the two artists who released two of our favorite albums last year are leading the nominations. That's right, new mom Beyonce and new...girlfriend-haver (?) Kanye West scored six and seven nominations respectively. Other noteworthy nominees include Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, and Drake.

The show is set to be hosted by Samuel L. Jackson and will air on June 1st. Here are the musical nominees:

Best Female R&B Artist
Marsha Ambrosius
Mary J. Blige
Melanie Fiona

Best Male R&B Artist
Chris Brown
Bruno Mars
Trey Songz

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Big Sean
J. Cole
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Young Jeezy

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj
Brianna Perry

Best Group
Bad Meets Evil
Diddy-Dirty Money
Maybach Music Group
Mindless Behavior
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

Best New Artist
A$AP Rocky
Big Sean
Meek Mill

Best Collaboration
Beyoncé feat. J. Cole - "Party"
Big Sean feat. Kanye West & Roscoe Dash - "Marvin & Chardonnay"
DJ Khaled feat. Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne - "I'm on One"
Drake feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga - "The Motto"
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) feat. Otis Redding - "Otis"
Wale feat. Miguel - "Lotus Flower Bomb"

Head to our awards page to see all of the nominees.

Who do you want to see win their category? Tell us in the comments!