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The  2011 BET Awards nominees  were recently announced. The show will be hosted by comedian Kevin Hart and will air live on BET on Saturday, June 26, 2011 at 8pm ET/7 pm CST from LA’s Shrine Auditorium.

The show has been known for stellar performances from great artists.  Last year, Gospel music was represented in a big way throughout the show. I enjoyed the Kim Burrell/Alicia Keys duo. I saw Kirk and Tammy Franklin in the audience enjoying Monica & Denice Williams on Monica’s hit song “Everything To Me”. Marvin Sapp for winning the BET 2010 Award for Best Gospel Artist. Other gospel music artists nominated were The Anointed Pace Sisters, Kirk Franklin & Artists United For Haiti, Tamela Mann, and Vickie Winans.

The gospel music nominees are:

Best Gospel

– Byron Cage

– Deitrick Haddon

– Mary Mary

– Karen Clark Sheard

– BeBe & CeCe Winans

Be sure to read:  World Premiere Video:Kirk Franklin “I Smile” and Gospel Song Of The Day: Still Here

Here is Mary Mary talking about their nomination at last year’s Awards: