The nominations for the BET Awards 2010 were announced at an official press conference in New York City yesterday by Diddy & his Dirty Money band. Jay-Z leads the pack with a total of 5 nominations including twice in the Video of the Year category for Run This Town with Rihanna and Kanye and Empire State of Mind with Alicia Keys, respectivly. Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Melanie Fiona and Trey Songz all tie in at 2nd place with a total of 4 nominatitions. What seemed to shock alot of people is that teen heart throb Justin Bieber is nominated in the Best New Artist Catergory along with Nicki Minaj. New catergories such as Young Stars Awards is introduced where Selena Gomez of Disney Fame is nominated.
Queen Latifah, who isn’t new to hosting duties as she hosted last year’s People Choice Awards, American Music Awards, and the Grammys, is set to host the event which will be held live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on June 27.