ATLANTA, June 22 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx led the field with eight nominations when nominees were announced for Billboard's annual R&B/Hip-Hop awards.
Foxx, who won the best actor Oscar for "Ray," is up for top R&B/hip-hop album and top artist. His collaborations with Kanye West on "Gold Digger" and Ludacris on "Unpredictable" got two mentions apiece, Billboard reported.
West was nominated in seven categories.
The Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards are scheduled to be presented in Atlanta Sept. 8. The awards will be determined by sales data from Nielsen SoundScan and radio airplay information from Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems.