May 25, 2010 – Mark your calendars, Sunday, June 27, is the date set aside for the 10th BET Awards to take place at 8pm. Venue – Los Angeles.
The BET Awards has reigned in the past decade as one of the highest rated celebrations in entertainment in the United States.
This time round, amid an array of new and old artists who have managed to garner a nomination or two, Nigerian Peter and Paul Okoye aka P Square, and young South African rapper HHP have been included in the Best International Act category.In a strong grouping that includes K’naan, Sade and Estelle, it’s gonna be a tough one!
Here’s a run down of the nominees and categories:
Viewers Choice Award – Beyonce, Trey Songz, Jay Z, Monica, Young Money and Rihanna
Best Female RnB Artist – Rihanna, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Mary J Blige, Melanie Fiona
Best Male RnB artist – Chris Brown, Usher, Trey Songz, Maxwell, Raheem Devaughn
Best Female Hip Hop Artist – Lil Kim, Nicki Minaj, Trina, Rasheeda and Ester Dean
Best Male Hip Hop Artist – Drake, Jay-z, Ludacris, B.O.B and Fabolous
Best Collabo – Beyonce and Lady Gaga, Jay z and Alicia Keys, Drake and Trey Songz, B.O.B and Bruno Mars, Trey songz and Fabolous, Drake Lil Wayne and Eminem
Best new artist – Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Young Money, Wale, Melanie Fiona
Youngsters award – Selena Gomez, Lil JJ, Willow Smith, Keke Palmer, Tyler James Williams
Best Group – Black Eyed Peas, Young Money, New boyz, Diddy-Dirty money, Clipse
Best Actress – Regina King, Zoe Saldana, Gabourey Sidibe, Mo’nique, Taraji P Henson
Best Actor – Jamie Foxx, Denzel Washington, Idris Elba, Quinton Aaron, Don Cheadle
Best Movie – Avatar, Michael Jackson’s This is it, The Blind Side, Precious, Law Abiding Citizen
Best Gospel – Vickie Winans, Marvin Sapp, Kirk Franklin-AUFH, Tamela Mann, and The Anointed Pace sisters
Centric award – Sade, Melanie Fiona, Maxwell, Monica, Chrisette Michele
Video of the year – Melanie Fiona, B.O.B and Bruno Mars, Jay Z and Alicia Keys, Beyonce and Lady Gaga, Jay z, Kanye West and Rihanna
Best International Act – P square, M.I, Estelle, Kojo Antwi, Sade, Chipmunk, K’naan, Corrine Bailey Rae, Dizzee Rascal, Hip Hop Pantsula (HHP)
Subway sportswoman of the year – Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Tamika Catchings, Vanessa James and Candace Parker
Subway sportsman of the year – Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods, Usain Bolt and Carmelo Anthony
Performing at the event will be Drake, Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz and Diddy among others, and the multi-talented Queen Latifah will host the fete.