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The 2015 BET Awards nominations were released today with Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj leading the pack with six nominations. See the full list inside and watch Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” short film starring Kendrick Lamar, Sarayah, Zendaya and more.

Today, BET Networks announced the nominations for the “BET Awards” 2015. Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj lead nominees with an impressive tall of six nominations each. Chris Brown is nominated for ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist,’ ‘Best Collaboration’, two nominations in the ‘Video of the Year’ category and the ‘Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award’.

Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj is nominated ‘Best Collaboration,’ ‘Best Female Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ two nominations for ‘Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award’ and ‘Best Group’ as a member of Young Money. As usual, the “Female Hip Hop Artist” category is raising eyebrows. BWET rapper Azealia Banks was also nominated, but based on her tweets, she believes Nicki has already “OWNED” the category. She tweeted,

Beyoncé and Lil Wayne both garnered four nominations Beyoncé is nominated for ‘Best Female R&B / Pop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ ‘Video Director of the Year,’ and the coveted ‘Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award.’ Lil Wayne is nominated for ‘Best Collaboration,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ ‘Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award,’ and ‘Best Group’ as a member of Young Money. .

Stephen Hill, BET’s President of Programming, released a statement about the awards earlier, where he congratulated the nominees and celebrated the 15th anniversary of the BET Awards.

“This year’s nominees showcase a diverse group of talent that includes longstanding entertainers, breakout performers, and outstanding athletes. We congratulate all of the talent on their remarkable contributions to the world of entertainment and look forward to them joining us in celebrating 15 years of the BET Awards.”

The complete list of nominees for the “BET Awards”2015:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Beyonce
Ciara
Janelle Monáe
Jhené Aiko
K. Michelle
Rihanna

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

August Alsina
Chris Brown
John Legend
The Weeknd
Trey Songz
Usher

Best Group

A$AP Mob
Jodeci
Migos
Rae Sremmurd
Rich Gang
Young Money

Best Collaboration

August Alsina feat. Nicki Minaj – “No Love (Remix)”
Big Sean Feat. E-40 – “IDFWU”
Chris Brown Feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga – “Loyal”
Chris Brown Feat. Usher and Rick Ross – “New Flame”
Common & John Legend – “Glory” (From the motion picture Selma)
Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Maros – “Uptown Funk”

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

Big Sean
Common
Drake
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar
Wale

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

Azealia Banks
DeJ Loaf
Iggy Azalea
Nicki Minaj
Tink
Trina

Video of the Year

Beyonce – “7/11″
Big Sean feat. E-40 – “IDFWU”
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga – “Loyal”
Chris Brown feat. Usher and Rick Ross – “New Flame”
Common & John Legend – “Glory” (From the motion picture Selma)
Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom
Beyonce, Ed Burke, & Todd Tourso
Chris Robinson
Fatima Robinson
Hype Williams

Best New Artist

Bobby Shmurda
DeJ Loaf
Fetty Wap
Rae Sremmurd
Sam Smith
Tinashe

Best Gospel Artist

Deitrick Haddon
Erica Campbell
Fred Hammond
Lecrae
Mali Music
Michelle Williams

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

Beyonce – “7/11″
DeJ Loaf – “Try Me”
Kendrick Lamar – “i”
Nicki Minaj fear. Drake, Lil Wayne, & Chris Brown – “Only”
Rae Sremmurd feat. Nicki Minaj & Young Thug – “Throw Sum Mo”
The Weeknd – “Earned It” (From the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack)

Centric Award

Avery Sunshine – “Call My Name”
Jazmine Sullivan feat. Meek Mill – “Dumb”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Sam Smith feat. Mary J. Blige – “Stay With Me”
The Weeknd – “Earned It” (From the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack)

Best International Act: Africa

AKA (South Africa)
Fally Ipupa (DR Congo)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Sauti Sol (Kenya)
Stonebwoy (Ghana)
The Soil (South Africa)
Wizkid (Nigeria)
Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

Best International Act: UK

fka Twigs
Fuse ODG
Lethal Bizzle
Little Simz
Mnek
Stormzy

The BET Awards will air live on June 28 from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.

In new music videos…

During last night’s 2015 Billboard Music Awards, Taylor Swift finally premiered her music video for “Bad Blood”, a collaboration with Kendrick Lamar. The action-packed visual also stars “Empire” actress Serayah.

Directed by Joseph Kahn, the short film, stars an A-list cast of Taylor’s real-life BFFs Selena Gomez, Zendaya, Jessica Alba, Lena Dunham, Ellie Goulding, and Hayley Williams.

Sarayah, who plays a character referred to as Dilemma, opened up to E! News about her casting in the video.

“I didn’t know any of the girls before. [They were] all beautiful ladies and all very talented at what they do. I was just really thankful to be in the vicinity of them.”

And don’t forget, Sarayah makes her own music too. While describing her music, she told E! “It’s going to be a mix between pop and R&B, which are my two favorite genres of music. They give you two different feels of emotion so I’m really excited for my fans to hear it.”

In the meantime, watch Serayah, Zendaya and Kendrick with Taylor in “Bad Blood.”

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