Nominees for the inaugural Vibe Awards. Set for Nov. 20 at the Santa Monica (Calif.) Civic Center, the event will be hosted by Queen Latifah and broadcast as a two-hour special the next night on UPN.

Below is a list of nominees for the inaugural Vibe Awards. Set for Nov. 20 at the Santa Monica (Calif.) Civic Center, the event will be hosted by Queen Latifah and broadcast as a two-hour special the next night on UPN.

Artist of the year:
50 Cent
Beyoncé
Sean Paul
Missy Elliott
R. Kelly

Tightest team players:
Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz
Outkast
B2K
N.E.R.D./The Neptunes
The Roots

Sexiest video vixen:
Pasha ("Ma, I Don't Love Her," Clipse)
Tae Herkard ("I Know What You Want," Busta Rhymes and Mariah Carey)
Ebony Jackson ("Right Thrurr," Chingy)
Ambrosia Williams ("How You Want That," Loon)
Jeanette Chavis ("Excuse Me Miss," Jay-Z)

Most influential region:
Atlanta
St. Louis
New York
Los Angeles
Detroit

Reelest video:
"Beautiful," Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell
"Crazy in Love," Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z
"Work It," Missy Elliott
"Hey Ya!," Outkast
"Get Busy," Sean Paul

Most stylish:
Beyoncé
P. Diddy
Pharrell
Mary J. Blige
Jay-Z

Dopest album:
"Get Rich or Die Tryin'," 50 Cent
"Chocolate Factory," R. Kelly
"Dutty Rock," Sean Paul
"God's Son," Nas
"Justified," Justin Timberlake

Hottest hook:
"In Da Club," 50 Cent
"Right Thurr," Chingy
"Beautiful," Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell
"Never Scared," Bone Crusher
"Get Low," Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz

Enterprising entrepreneur:
P. Diddy
Damon Dash
Russell Simmons
J. Lo
Dr. Dre

Coolest collabo:
"Crazy in Love," Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z
"Beautiful," Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell
"I Know What You Want," Busta Rhymes featuring Mariah Carey
"Like a Pimp," David Banner featuring Lil' Flip
"Magic Stick," Lil' Kim featuring 50 Cent

Next:
Chingy
Joe Budden
Bone Crusher
David Banner
Freeway