Beyonce To Have Cage Match With Alter Ego At BET Awards

May 13th, 2009 // 7 Comments

The pair of videos that led off Beyonce’s I Am… Sasha Fierce–”If I Were A Boy” and “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It”–are up for Video Of The Year at the 2009 BET Awards, along with Jamie Foxx’s cameo-studded “Blame It,” T.I.’s Rihanna-aided “Live Your Life,” and Kanye West’s Ralph Bakshi-inspired “Heartless.” Also, M.I.A. is up for two awards; Best New Artist (even though Kala is her second album) and Best Female Hip-Hop Artist (where she’ll face off against Lil Mama and Trina). Complete list of nominees after the jump.

Video of the Year:
* Beyonce Knowles – “If I Were a Boy”
* Beyonce Knowles – “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”
* Jamie Foxx feat. T-Pain – “Blame It”
* T.I. feat. Rihanna – “Live Your Life”
* Kanye West – “Heartless”

Best Male R&B Artist:
* The-Dream
* Jamie Foxx
* Ryan Leslie
* Ne-Yo
* T-Pain

Best Female R&B Artist:
* Beyonce Knowles
* Keyshia Cole
* Keri Hilson
* Jennifer Hudson
* Jazmine Sullivan

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist:
* Lil Wayne
* Rick Ross
* T.I.
* Kanye West
* Young Jeezy

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist:
* Lil Mama
* M.I.A.
* Trina

Best Group:
* DAY26
* GS Boyz
* N.E.R.D
* The Roots
* Three 6 Mafia

Best New Artist:
* Keri Hilson
* Kid Cudi
* Ryan Leslie
* M.I.A.
* Jazmine Sullivan

Viewer’s Choice:
* Beyonce Knowles – “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”
* Keri Hilson feat. Lil Wayne – “Turnin’ Me On”
* Lil Wayne – “A Milli”
* Soulja Boy feat. Sammie – “Kiss Me Thru the Phone”
* T.I. feat. Rihanna – “Live Your Life”
* T-Pain feat. Lil Wayne – “Can’t Believe It”
* Kanye West – “Love Lockdown”

Best Collaboration:
* Jamie Foxx feat. T-Pain – “Blame It”
* Keri Hilson feat. Lil Wayne – “Turnin’ Me On”
* Jim Jones feat. Ron Browz and Juelz Santana – “Pop Champagne”
* T.I. feat. Rihanna – “Live Your Life”
* Yung L.A. feat. Young Dro and T.I. – “Ain’t I”

Video Director of the Year:
* Benny Boom
* Rik Cordero
* Gil Green
* Chris Robinson
* Hype Williams

BET J Award:
* Musiq Soulchild
* Raphael Saadiq
* Seal
* Solange Knowles
* Jazmine Sullivan

Best Gospel Artist:
* Regina Belle
* Shirley Caesar
* Mary Mary
* Smokie Norful
* Trin-I-Tee 5:7

  1. this is very tough. “single ladies” has that awesome dance, but “blame it” has ron howard.

  2. What the heck is a BET J Award and how did they arrive upon that lst of nominees? Is it some “alternative R&B” sort of deal?

  3. @Chadams: to answer your second question, i think so; BETJ is on certain digital-cable systems, and it airs lots of music-centric programming, as well as religious programming on sundays. today it’s airing a special on solange and ‘under the cherry moon,’ along with reruns of ‘the parkers.’

  4. @Maura: I love that you know this, Maura.

    I don’t see how “Single Ladies” doesn’t win Video of the Year. Every kid on every block has her own version of that dance now.

  5. Only three nominees for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist? Jeez. I thought Modern Rock was the genre most lacking in females…

  6. @silkyjumbo FTW — I was waiting to see who’d make the first Opie joke.

  7. I LOVE three out of the five nominees for both Male (Ne-Yo, The-Dream, Ryan Leslie) and Female (Solange, Jazmine, Keshia), but we all know Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Hudson are running away with those, aren’t they?

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