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Jay-Z leads BET Awards nominations

Rapper draws five; wife Beyonce has four

Rapper Jay-Z tops the list of nominees for the 2010 BET Awards with five bids. He will square off with wife Beyonce in three categories, including video of the year.

Beyonce, Melanie Fiona, Alicia Keys and Trey Songz each have four nominations. Other multiple nominees include Rihanna, Maxwell, Drake and Fabolous.

Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber is up for new artist.

Films competing for the inaugural BET Award for film are “Avatar,” “Law Abiding Citizen,” “Michael Jackson’s This Is It,” “Precious” and “The Blindside.”

Noms were announced Tuesday in New York. The BET Awards will be held June 27 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Queen Latifah will host the kudocast.

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