Beyoncé and Lil Wayne follow with four nominations each, while Sam Smith scores two nominations. Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, the BET Awards will air live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre on Sunday, June 28, at 8 p.m. ET.
Joining Smith as a nominee in the best new artist category are Bobby Shmurda, Dej Loaf, Fetty Wap, Rae Sremmurd and Tinashe. Critically acclaimed newcomer FKA Twigs is nominated for best international act: UK. All told, the BET Awards recognizes artists, entertainers and athletes across 20 categories.
The 2015 BET Awards will take place in conjunction with the BET Experience at L.A. Live in Los Angeles (June 25-28), presented by Coca-Cola. For a complete list of nominees, visit BET.com.