will lead the way at the 2009 BET Awards
after landing five nominations each.
The Crazy In Love
hit-maker will go head to head with Dreamgirls
co-star Jennifer Hudson
twice - they are both competing for Female R&B Artist of the Year and Best Actress honors, while Beyonce is also nominated for a Viewers' Choice award.
's wife has earned a double nod in the Video of the Year category for her hits If I Were A Boy
and Single Ladies
(Put A Ring On It), for which she'll go up against Kanye West
(Heartless), Jamie Foxx
(Blame It, featuring T-Pain
) and T.I. (Live Your Life, featuring Rihanna
Prison-bound rapper T.I. scooped two nominations for Best Collaboration - Live Your Life
and Ain't I
, his track with Yung Dro and Young LA, in addition to the Viewers' Choice prize and Best Male Hip-Hop Artist. He'll face stiff competition for the latter award - West, Lil Wayne
, Young Jeezy
and Rick Ross
are all in with a chance of taking home the top honor.
is fighting T-Pain, Ryan Leslie
and Foxx for Best Male R&B Artist, and Keyshia Cole
, Keri Hilson
and Jazmine Sullivan
join Beyonce in the Female R&B Artist category.
Hollywood star Will Smith
, Samuel L. Jackson
's Idris Elba
are nominated for Best Actor alongside rapper-turned-actors Common
and Jamal 'Gravy' Woolard, who portrayed the late, great Notorious B.I.G.
in the Notorious
Singer/actor Foxx will take on hosting duties for this year's ceremony, which takes place in Los Angeles on June 28th.
However, T.I. will not be present at the event to see if he's crowned a winner - the multiple nominee is due to report to prison on May 19th to serve time for a 2007 arrest for illegal weapons possession.
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