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Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj Carry Six Nominations For Sunday’s BET Awards:

Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj will carry a leading six nominations each into Sunday’s 15th annual BET Awards, while Beyonce and Lil Wayne each have four.

Brown is nominated for best male R&B/pop artist, along with The Weeknd, John Legend, Trey Songz, Usher and August Alsina.

Minaj will compete for best female hip-hop artist with Azealia Banks, Tink, Iggy Azalea, Trina and Dej Loaf. The nominees for best male hip-hop artist are J. Cole, Drake, Common, Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean and Wale.

Beyonce is among the nominees for female R&B/pop artist, as are Janelle Monae, Jhene Aiko, Ciara, Rihanna and K. Michelle.

The awards ceremony at the Microsoft Theatre, formerly the Nokia Theatre, features awards in music, television, movies and sports.

Janet Jackson, who recently announced her first concert tour in four years, will receive the inaugural “Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award” during the event, while Smokey Robinson will receive a lifetime achievement award.

The presentation of the honor to Jackson will include a dance tribute performance by Ciara, Jason Derulo and Tinashe.

Tyga, Robin Thicke, K. Michelle, Janelle Monae, Jidenna, Chris Brown, Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, Yazz, Donnie McClurkin, Silento, Future and Anthony Hamilton are among those scheduled to perform.

The 5 p.m. show will be hosted by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.

Here is a complete list of nominees:

Best New Artist

— Dej Loaf

— Fetty Wap

— Rae Sremmurd

— Sam Smith

— Tinashe

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

— Azealia Banks

— Nicki Minaj

— Tink

— Iggy Azalea

— Trina

— Dej Loaf

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

— J. Cole

— Drake

— Common

— Kendrick Lamar

— Big Sean

— Wale

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

— Beyonce

— Janelle Monae

— Jhene Aiko

— Ciara

— Rihanna

— K. Michelle

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

— The Weeknd

— John Legend

— Trey Songz

— Usher

— August Alsina

— Chris Brown

Best Group

— A$AP Mob

— Migos

— Rae Sremmurd

— Rich Gang

— Young Money

— Jodeci

Best Collaboration

— Chris Brown – “Loyal (feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga)”

— Big Sean – “I Don’t F**k with You (feat. E-40)”

— August Alsina – “No Love (Remix) [feat. Nicki Minaj]”

— Common & John Legend – “Glory”

— Chris Brown – “New Flame (feat. Usher & Rick Ross)”

— Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)”

Best Actress

— Gabrielle Union

— Kerry Washington

— Taraji P. Henson

— Tracee Ellis Ross

— Viola Davis

Best Actor

— Anthony Anderson

— Idris Elba

— Jussie Smollett

— Kevin Hart

— Terrence Howard

Youngstars Award

— Jacob Latimore

— Jaden Smith

— Mo’Ne Davis

— Quevenzhane Wallis

— Zendaya

Best Movie

— “Annie”

— “Beyond the Lights”

— “Selma”

— “Think Like a Man Too”

— “Top Five”

Best Gospel Artist

— Deitrick Haddon

— Erica Campbell

— Fred Hammond

— Lecrae

— Mali Music

— Michelle Williams

Video of the Year

— Beyonce – “7/11”

— Chris Brown – “New Flame (feat. Usher & Rick Ross)”

— Chris Brown – “Loyal (feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga)”

— Big Sean – “I Don’t F**k with You (feat. E-40)”

— Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”

— Common & John Legend – “Glory”

Video Director of the Year

— Benny Boom

— Beyonce, Ed Burke & Todd Tourso

— Chris Robinson

— Fatima Robinson

— Hype Williams

Sportswoman of the Year

— Brittney Griner

— Candace Parker

— Serena Williams

— Skylar Diggins

— Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year

— Chris Paul

— Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

— Lebron James

— Marshawn Lynch

— Stephen Curry

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

— Beyonce – “7/11”

— Dej Loaf – “Try Me”

— Kendrick Lamar – “i”

— Nicki Minaj – “Only feat. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown)”

— Rae Sremmurd – “Throw Sum Mo (feat. Nicki Minaj & Young Thug)”

— The Weeknd – “Earned It”Centric Award

— Avery Sunshine – “Call My Name”

— Jazmine Sullivan – “Dumb (feat. Meek Mill)”

— Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)”

— Sam Smith – “Stay with Me (feat. Mary J. Blige)”

— The Weeknd – “Earned It”

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