Chris Brown Leads The 2011 BET Awards Nominations

Chris Brown is so beloved by his fan base, a few thrown chairs and smashed windows couldn’t even stop him from garnering the most nominations at this year’s BET Awards. The F.A.M.E. monster is up for six awards, including Best Male R&B Artist and Best Actor for his work in Takers, with Lil Wayne following close behind with five noms. Breezy is up against his ex Rihanna in two categories as well, but it probably won’t be as awkward as you expect, especially since she lifted her restraining order against him and is now comfortably following him on Twitter. Check out all the music nominations below.

Cali Swag District’s nomination (for Best Group) must be bittersweet, as it comes just a few days after the murder of group member M-Bone.

Interesting that “Airplanes” is nominated, but not “Airplanes (Part II)”, which is the version also featuring Eminem. Also, Chris Brown and Rihanna are both nominated twice in the category for Best Collaboration — Brown for “Look At Me Now” and “Deuces”, while RiRi is contending with “What’s My Name” and Kanye’s “All Of The Lights”. Who do you think has the edge, folks? If Brown ends up sweeping the awards, he may even shed more tears than he did at last year’s ceremony.


Best Female R&B Artist: * Marsha Ambrosius * Beyonce * Keri Hilson * Jennifer Hudson * Rihanna

Best Male Hip Hop Artist * B.o.B * Drake * Lil Wayne * Rick Ross * Kanye West

Best Female Hip Hop Artist * Diamond * Nicki Minaj * Cymphonique * Lola Monroe

Best Male R&B Artist * Chris Brown * Trey Songz * Usher * Bruno Mars * Cee-Lo Green

Best Group * Diddy-Dirty Money * Travis Porter * Cali Swag District * New Boyz * N.E.R.D.

Best Collaboration * B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams – Airplanes * Chris Brown featuring Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne – Look At Me Now * Chris Brown featuring Kevin McCall and Tyga – Deuces * Waka Flocka Flame featuring Wale – No Hands * Rihanna featuring Drake – What’s My Name * Kanye West featuring Rihanna – All Of The Lights

Best New Artist * J. Cole * Bruno Mars * Miguel * Willow Smith * Wiz Khalifa

Viewer’s Choice * Chris Brown featuring Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne – Look At Me Now * Lil Wayne featuring Cory Gunz – 6 Foot 7 Foot * Mindless Behavior – My Girl * Nicki Minaj featuring Drake – Moment 4 Life * Rihanna Featuring Drake – What’s My Name * Trey Songz featuring Nicki Minaj – Bottoms Up

Video of the Year * Marsha Ambrosius – Far Away * B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams – Airplanes * Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now * Keri Hilson – Pretty Girl Rock * Willow Smith – Whip My Hair * Kanye West featuring Pusha T – Runaway

Check out all of the 2011 BET Awards nominations here.