Lil Wayne Lands 5 BET Award Nominations, Chris Brown, Kayne Dominate
Rapper Lil Wayne leads all Hip-Hop artists in nominations for this year's BET Awards, which are slated to take place June 26th at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Lil Wayne is up for five awards, including Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, Best Collaboration, Video of the Year and the Coca-Cola Viewer's Choice Award.
R&B singer Chris Brown leads all the nominees of any genre, landing six nominations, while Kanye, Rihanna and Drake landed four nods from the network.
This year's BET Awards will be hosted by comedian Kevin Hart.
“When we asked folks who should host this year’s BET Awards online, in the streets, among other celebs and throughout social media, one name came back to us loud and clear: Kevin Hart,” said Stephen Hill, BET’s president of music programming and specials. “He is blue flame right now and we are looking forward to working with him on the show,” stated Hill.
A number of musicians, actors and actresses and sports stars will appear at this year's BET Awards, which will recognize their accomplishments in over 20 categories.
The BET Awards will air live on BET on June 26th, at 8:00PM EST.