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Chris Brown leads BET nominations

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Chris Brown leads BET nominations

Chris Brown leads nominations for this year's Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards, with six nods.

The 'Yeah 3x' singer has an impressive haul of nominations, including Best Male R&B Artist, Viewer's Choice and Video of the Year for his track 'Look at Me Now'.

The nominations continue his comeback after being found guilty of assaulting then girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, a return to the spotlight which many have pinpointed as starting when he performed Michael Jackson's 'Man in the Mirror' at last year's awards.

Chris immediately took to twitter after the nominations, writing: "Thx to B.E.T for all the support and I love you."

He is joined in the Best Male R&B Artist category by Cee Lo Green, Bruno Mars, Trey Songz and Usher.

Lil Wayne follows in the number of nominations, with five for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, Viewer's Choice and three more through his guest appearance on Chris' 'Look at me Now'.

Joining him in the Best Male Hip-Hop category are B.o.B., Drake, Rick Ross and Kanye West.

Leading the nominations in the female categories is Rihanna, who has four nominations, for Best Female R&B Artist, two nominations in the Best Collaboration category - for her track 'What's My Name' with Drake and her work on Kanye's track 'All of the Lights' - and a nod in the Viewers' Choice section.

In the Female R&B Artist category Rihana finds herself up against Marsha Ambrosius, Beyonce, Keri Hilson and Jennifer Hudson. The Best Female Hip-Hop Artist category sees Nicki Minaj face off against Diamond, Cymphonique and Lola Monroe

Other award categories include Best Group, Best New Artist and Video of the Year.

List of main category nominations for the BET Awards 2011:

Best Female R&B Artist

Marsha Ambrosius

Beyonce

Keri Hilson

Jennifer Hudson

Rihanna

Best Male R&B Artist

Chris Brown

Cee Lo Green

Bruno Mars

Trey Songz

Usher

Best Group

Diddy-Dirty Money

Cali Swag District

N.E.R.D.

New Boyz

Travis Porter

Best Collaboration

B.o.B. featuring Haley Williams of Paramore, 'Airplanes'

Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, 'Look at Me Now'

Chris Brown featuring Tyga & Kevin McCall, 'Deuces'

Waka Flocka Flame featuring Roscoe Dash & Wale, 'No Hands'

Rihanna featuring Drake, 'What's My Name'

Kanye West featuring Rihanna, 'All of The Lights'

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

B.o.B.

Drake

Lil Wayne

Rick Ross

Kanye West

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

Diamond

Cymphonique

Lola Monroe

Nicki Minaj

Video of the Year

Marsha Ambrosius, 'Far Away'

B.o.B. featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore, 'Airplanes'

Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, 'Look at Me Now'

Keri Hilson, 'Pretty Girl Rock'

Willow Smith, 'Whip My Hair'

Kanye West featuring Pusha T, 'Runaway'

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom

Mr. Boomtown

Chris Robinson

Kanye West

Hype Williams

Best New Artist

J. Cole

Bruno Mars

Miguel

Willow Smith

Wiz Khalifa

Best Gospel

Byron Cage

Deitrick Haddon

Mary Mary

Karen Clark Sheard

BeBe & CeCe Winans

YoungStars Award

Shenell Edmonds

Keke Palmer

Diggy Simmons

Jaden Smith

Willow Smith

Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Nominees

Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, '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'

Centric Award

Marsha Ambrosius

Eric Benet

Cee Lo Green

R. Kelly

Kem

Best International Act: Africa

2Face Idibia (Nigeria)

D'Banj (Nigeria)

D-Black (Ghana)

Angelique Kidjo (Benin)

Fally Ipupa (Congo DR)

Teargas (South Africa)

Best International Act: UK

VV Brown

Chipmunk

Laura Izibor

Skepta

Tinchy Stryder

Tinie Tempah

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