Nicki Minaj & Others Added to BET Awards Performers Lineup
Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, and Bruno Mars are headed to the BET Awards this weekend.
The superstars are among the latest additions to this year’s lineup, along with Queen Latifah and Gladys Knight, reports the AP. The Pink Friday rapper is nominated for two awards at Sunday’s ceremony, while the “Grenade” singer has two nods.
Performers for the 11th annual show include Lil Wayne, Drake, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Rowland, Trey Songz, Alicia Keys, Jill Scott, and Rick Ross, as well as Beyoncé, who will appear via a pre-taped performance from the Glastonbury Festival in England.
The BET Awards ’11 will air live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 26.
It was announced that Nicki Minaj is up for 3 nomations at the BET 2011 Awards in both the “Best Female Hip-Hop” & “Viewers’ Choice” awards. The BET Awards air June 26th on Sunday so be sure to tune in! You can vote now for Viewers’ Choice by clicking here!
drake and nicki minaj go head to head at the 2010 bet hip hop awards
Nicki Minaj and Drake have both been nominated for a BET Hip Hop Awards. With eight nods under Drake’s belt, and six under Nicki’s, both Young Money artist are ranked high in nods compared to their other hip hop colleagues.
This Sunday at the 2010 BET Hip Hop Awards, the label mates will go head to head to claim the following awards: Verizon People’s champ Award, an award that lets the fans vote for their favorite artist, Hustler of the Year, and Lyricist of the Year. Their mentor and President of Young Money, Lil’ Wayne, is also nominated in that category.
The ‘Your Love’ rapper has other nominations she competes for on her on. Her animated dominate presence in music videos, and loud colored wigs has landed her a spot in the ‘Made –You-Look’ category.
Having released an album, unlike Minaj, the Toronto native is up for CD of the Year for ‘Thank Me Later’ against New York rapper Jay Z for his ‘Blueprint 3’ CD. Coincidently, Drake is also featured on ‘BP3.’
The 2010 BET Awards was a big night for both the Harajuku Barbie, and the ‘Forever’ rapper, the Hip Hop Awards could prove to be just as big.
2010 BET Hip Hop Awards, hosted by comedian Mike Epps, will be taped this Sunday, Oct. 2nd in Atlanta, and will air on Tuesday Oct. 12 at 8/7c.
Who would you like to take those categories, Nicki or Drake?
Nicki Minaj continues to rack up accolades for her work, scoring four solo nods at this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards. Minaj is nominated for Rookie of the Year, Lyricist of the Year, Hustler of the Year and in the Made-You-Look category, which recognizes her eclectic style. As the lone female in most of the nominated categories, the Queens native has stiff competition. In the Made-You-Look category alone, the femcee is going up against the likes of Jay-Z, T.I. and Kanye West, while her lyrical talents pit her against fellow Young Money members Drake and Lil Wayne.
In lieu of her growing popularity Minaj took to her Twitter page Tuesday to share her glee for the recognition. “Very excited about the 4 BET HIP HOP AWARD nominations,” she wrote. “Thank you BET!!!! Watch @106andpark now 4 more info.” Last year Minaj was among the most talked about stars at the awards show for her impressive debut in the BET hip-hop cypher where she feverishly annihilated her all-male competitors.
Nicki Minaj is also co-nominated for Reese’s Perfect Combo Award for Hello Good Morning (Remix) by Diddy-Dirty Money. Don’t forget to tune into to BET on Tuesday, October 12 8/7c hosted by Mike Epps.
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