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2Face, D’banj, Fally Ipupa Nominated At BET Awards 2011

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The very popular annual BET Awards is back and this year's ceremony is set to blow the minds of many with the line up of performers and side attractions.

The nominations for this year's awards have been released and the usual suspects make the list. US Rapper Kanye West and R&B pop star Chris Brown are nominated four times, the highest nods this year. They are followed by B.O.B and Willow Smith with three and Rihanna, Drake and Lil' Wayne.

Nigerian pop stars 2face Idibia and D'Banj have also been nominated as they fall under the 'Best International Act: Africa' category. Last year, Nigerians M.I and P Square were the first Nigerian acts to be included in the nominations list.

2face and D'banj will contend with Congolese singer Fally Ipupa, South African rap duo Teargas, D-Black from Ghana and the legendary singer Angelique Kidjo.

The show will take place on Sunday, June 26, 2011 and will be hosted by American actor and comedian Kevin Hart.

Check out the full nominations list below:

Female R&B Artist

Beyoncé

Marsha Ambrosius

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

Nicki Minaj

Diamond

Cymphonique

LoLa Monroe

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 feat Hayley Williams – “Airplanes”

Chris Brown feat Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now”

Chris Brown feat Tyga & Kevin McCall – “Deuces”

Waka Flocka Flame feat Roscoe Dash & Wale – “No Hands”

Rihanna feat Drake – “What's My Name?”

Kanye West feat Rihanna – “All of the Lights”

Video of the Year

Marsha Ambrosius – “Far Away”

B.o.B. feat Hayley Williams of Paramore – “Airplanes”

Chris Brown feat Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now”

Keri Hilson – “Pretty Girl Rock”

Willow Smith – “Whip My Hair”

Kanye West feat 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

Best Actress

Halle Berry

Taraji P. Henson

Regina King

Zoe Saldana

Kerry Washington

Best Actor

Laz Alonso

Chris Brown

Don Cheadle

Idris Elba

Jamie Foxx

YoungStars Award

Shenell Edmonds

Keke Palmer

Diggy Simmons

Jaden Smith

Willow Smith

Best Movie

Death at a Funeral

For Colored Girls

Takers

The Book of Eli

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?

Sportswoman of the Year

Tamika Catchings

Candice Dupree

Maya Moore

Serena Williams

Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year

Carmelo Anthony

Kobe Bryant

LeBron James

Derrick Rose

Michael Vick

Viewer's Choice Award

Chris Brown feat Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now”

Lil Wayne feat Cory Gunz – “6 Foot 7 Foot”

Mindless Behavior – “My Girl”

Nicki Minaj feat Drake – “Moment 4 Life”

Rihanna feat Drake – “What's My Name”

Trey Songz feat Nicki Minaj – “Bottoms Up”

Centric Award

Marsha Ambrosius

Eric Benet

Cee-Lo Green

R. Kelly

Kem

Best International Act: U.K.

VV Brown

Chipmunk

Laura Izibor

Skepta

Tinchy Stryder

Tinie Tempah

Best International Act: Africa

2Face Idibia (Nigeria)

D'Banj (Nigeria)

D-Black (Ghana)

Angelique Kidjo (Benin)

Fally Ipupa (Congo DR)

Teargas (South Africa)