The 2008 BET Awards Nominees Announced

May 16, 2008 03:24:53 GMT

The 2008 BET Awards nominees have been announced on May 15, and the "Gold Digger" rapper is one of the artists nominated.


Lil Wayne, Mary J. Blige, Nelly
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The nominees for the 2008 BET Awards have been announced on May 15. On the list, Kanye West is nominated for three categories, Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, Video Of The Year and Best Collaboration. Meanwhile, rapper T-Pain leads the list with 5 nominations.

A tough battle is set to be faced by Kanye in his effort to win the 2008 BET's Best Male Hip-Hop Artist category. To get the award, the rapper will be competing with some big names on the Hip-Hop realm, such as Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg and Common.

Beside Kanye and T-Pain other famous names, that were nominated to take home one of the awards are the likes of Chris Brown, Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Keyshia Cole and Alicia Keys. Aside from the nominations, BET has also confirmed some of the artists that will perform at the event, they are Usher, Lil Wayne, Nelly and Mary J. Blige.

The annual awards is held by Black Entertainment Television (BET) in order to celebrate the success of African Americans and other minorities in some major fields such as Music, Acting and Sports. The event was first established in 2001 and since then has been held regularly each year. As for this year, the award show will be held on June 24 at 08:00 P.M. ET/PT.

Here are partial nominations of 2008 BET Awards :

Video of The Year
  • The Way That I Love You - Ashanti
  • Honey - Erykah Badu
  • Just Fine - Mary J. Blige
  • Like You'll Never See Me Again - Alicia Keys
  • International Player's Anthem - UGK feat Outkast
  • Good Life - Kanye West feat T-Pain
Best Female R&B Artist Best Male R&B Artist Best Female Hip Hop Artist Best Male Hip Hop Artist Best New Artist Best Group Best Collaboration
  • Kiss Kiss - Chris Brown feat T-Pain
  • Let It Go - Keyshia Cole ft Missy Elliott, Lil' Kim
  • Low - Flo Rida feat T-Pain
  • I'm So Hood (The Remix) - DJ Khaled ft Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi, Lil Wayne, Fat Joe, Birdman and Rick Ross
  • Good Life - Kanye West feat T-Pain
Best Actress Best Actor BetJ Award Viewers' Choice Award - Voting starts May 21
  • No One - Alicia Keys
  • Lollipop - Lil Wayne
  • Kiss Kiss - Chris Brown
  • Let It Go - Keyshia Cole
  • Crank That - Soulja Boy
  • No Air - Jordin Sparks
For more nominations, visit BET.com.

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