Destiny’s Child, Janet Jackson, Outkast Get BET Nods

Nelly, Jill Scott among other nominees for first annual BET Awards.

Destiny’s Child top the list of music nominees for the first BET
Awards, with nods for Best Female Group, Video of the Year and the Viewers’
Choice Award. Outkast, Janet Jackson, Nelly, Jill Scott and Musiq Soulchild
each earned two nominations.

D-Child will go up against Mary Mary, 3LW, 702 and
Blaque in the Best Female Group Category. “Independent Women Part I,” which
first appeared on the “Charlie’s Angels” soundtrack before showing up on
their recent Survivor, scored the Video and Viewer’s Choice
nominations.

Scott received nominations for Best New Artist and Best Female R&B Artist, a
category where she’s up against Jackson, whose sexy “All for You” was
nominated for Video of the Year.

Outkast’s “Ms. Jackson” clip also picked up a video nomination, as well as a
Viewer’s Choice nod. St. Louis rapper Nelly is up for the Best Male Hip-Hop
Artist and Best New Artist awards.

Whitney Houston will receive a Lifetime Achievement honor at the awards,
which will be held June 19 at the Paris Hotel in
Las Vegas. Hosted by Steve Harvey and Cedric the Entertainer, the awards, which also honor film and sports, will be broadcast on BET on a yet-to-be-determined date. (MTVi’s parent company, Viacom, also owns BET.)
The music 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 New Artist:
  • Jill Scott
  • Musiq Soulchild
  • Nelly
  • Lil’ Bow Wow
  • India.Arie

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 Gospel Artist:
  • Yolanda Adams
  • Mary Mary
  • Donnie McClurkin
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Hezekiah 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 Part I”

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 Part I”