“Shining Stars: The BET AWARDS Nomination Special” Premieres Wednesday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m.*
NEW YORK ““ June 13, 2011 ““ Rap heavyweights Lil Wayne and Drake join Chris Brown, Jill Scott and Alicia Keys as performers for this year’s BET AWARDS “˜11. Lil Wayne, who is set to release his ninth album “Tha Carter IV” this August, received five nominations this year in the “Best Collaboration,” “Best Male Hip Hop Artist,” “Video of the Year,” categories as well as two nods in the “Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice” category. Also taking center stage at the BET AWARDS “˜11, breakout talent Drake will go head-to-head with friend and mentor Lil Wayne in the “Best Collaboration,” “Best Male Hip Hop Artist and “Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice” categories.
The highly-anticipated BET AWARDS “˜11, hosted by comedian Kevin Hart, airs live on Sunday, June 26 at 8 p.m.* from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA and is guaranteed to be the hottest ticket on television.
For the inside scoop on nominations, star-studded appearances and an exclusive BET AWARDS “˜11 performance announcement, tune in and watch SHINING STARS: THE BET AWARDS NOMINATION SPECIAL, hosted by BET’s Pooch Hall (“The Game”) and R&B songstress Kelly Rowland, on Wednesday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m.*
For continuous BET AWARDS “˜11 updates and to view a complete list of Awards nominees, please visit: www.bet.com/BETAWARDS, www.twitter.com/BETAWARDS (hash tag: #BETAWARDS) and Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheBETAWARDS.