Destiny's Child leads music nominees for the first BET Awards with nods for best female group, video of the year, and viewers' choice award. Artists with double nominations are Janet Jackson, Jill Sco

Destiny's Child leads music nominees for the first BET Awards with nods for best female group, video of the year, and viewers' choice award. Artists with double nominations are Janet Jackson, Jill Scott, Nelly, Outkast, and Musiq Soulchild.

Whitney Houston will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the inaugural ceremony, slated to take place June 19 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. The two-hour live telecast -- hosted by Steve Harvey and Cedric "The Entertainer" -- will also honor film and sports nominees.

Here are the music nominees for the 2001 BET Awards:

Best female R&B artist:
Jill Scott
Mary J. Blige
Erykah Badu
Janet Jackson
Aaliyah

Best male R&B artist:
R. Kelly
Joe
Carl Thomas
Maxwell
Musiq Soulchild

Best female hip-hop artist:
Eve
Lil' Kim
Trina
Missy Elliott
Da Brat

Best male hip-hop artist:
Jay-Z
Nelly
Snoop Dogg
Ja Rule
Mystikal

Best female group:
Destiny's Child
Mary Mary
3LW
702
Blaque

Best male group:
Boyz II Men
Outkast
112
Dr. Dre / Snoop Dogg / Nate Dogg
Jagged Edge

Best new artist:
Jill Scott
Musiq Soulchild
Nelly
Lil' Bow Wow
India.Arie

Best gospel artist:
Yolanda Adams
Mary Mary
Donnie McClurkin
Kirk Franklin
Hezikiah Walker

Video of the year:
Outkast, "Ms. Jackson"
Dr. Dre / Snoop Dogg / Nate Dogg, "The Next Episode"
Janet Jackson, "All for You"
Eminem, "Stan"
Destiny's Child, "Independent Women Pt. 1"

Viewers' Choice:
Lil' Bow Wow, "Bow Wow, That's My Name"
Outkast, "Ms. Jackson"
Jay-Z, "I Wanna Love You"
R. Kelly, "I Wish"
Destiny's Child, "Independent Women Pt. 1"