Popular R&B trio Destiny's Child leads the pack at the first BET Awards, scoring nominations for Best Female Group, Video of the Year, and Viewers' Choice.
The two-hour awards ceremony is scheduled to be held June 19 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas and will be broadcast live on BET. Steve Harvey and Cedric the Entertainer will host the show, which will also give awards in movie and sports categories.
Rapper Snoop Dogg also landed three nominations — though two are shared with Dr. Dre and Nate Dogg, while several other musicians scored multiple nods, including Janet Jackson, rap duo Outkast, and newcomers Nelly, Jill Scott, and Musiq Soulchild.
Whitney Houston will also be given a lifetime achievement award.
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"