Tonight’s BET Awards show at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles will be a star-studded celebration of African American music and culture.  R&B singer Chris Brown leads the pack with six nominations, followed by rap star Lil Wayne with five nods.  Kanye West, Rhianna and Drake each have four nominations.  Many of the nominees will also be performing, including Beyonce, Rihanna, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Bruno Mars, Nicky Minaj and others.  BET will telecast the awards show live at 8 p.m. Eastern time.  The ceremony will be hosted by comedian Kevin Hart

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