The nominees for the Billboard-American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) R&B/Hip-Hop Awards were announced today with hip-hop’s elite making the cut. This year R. Kelly leads the way with eight different nominations while Jay-Z comes in with a strong seven nods and Beyonce, Outkast and Alicia Keys with five a piece. Held at Barton G on Friday August 6th in Miami Beach, the awards show will wrap up the end of the Billboard American Urban Radio Networks R&B/Hip-Hop Conference that begins on August 4th.

Here are the list of the nominees:

TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS
Dangerously In Love – Beyonce
The Black Album – Jay-Z
The Diary Of Alicia Keys – Alicia Keys
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below – OutKast

TOP R&B/HIP-HOP SINGLES
Step In The Name Of Love – R. Kelly
Get Low – Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz Feat. Ying Yang Twins The Way You Move – OutKast Featuring Sleepy Brown
Damn! – YoungbloodZ Feat. Lil Jon

TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ARTISTS
Beyonce
Jay-Z
R. Kelly
Alicia keys

TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ARTISTS – MALE
Chingy
Jay-Z
R. Kelly
Ludacris

TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ARTISTS – FEMALE
Ashanti
Beyonce
Alicia Keys
Monica

TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ARTISTS – DUO OR GROUP
G-Unit
Jagged Edge
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz
OutKast

TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ARTISTS – NEW
Beyonce
Chingy
Ruben Studdard
Kanye West

TOP R&B/HIP-HOP SINGLES ARTIST
Beyonce
Jay-Z
R. Kelly
Ludacris

TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS ARTIST
Jay-Z
R. Kelly
Alicia Keys
OutKast

TOP RAP ALBUMS
Jackpot – Chingy
Beg For Mercy – G-Unit
The Black Album – Jay-Z
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below – Outkast

TOP R&B/ HIP-HOP SINGLES – SALES
Superstar/Flying Without Wings – Ruben Studdard
Walked Outta Heaven – Jagged Edge
Let’s Get Down – Bow Wow Feat.Baby
F**k It (I Don’t Want You Back) – Eamon

TOP R&B/ HIP-HOP SINGLES – AIRPLAY
Step In The Name Of Love – R. Kelly
You Don’t Even Know My Name – Alicia Keys
Get Low – Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz Ft. Ying Yang Twins
Damn! – YoungbloodZ Ft. Lil Jon

HOT RAP TRACKS
Right Thurr – Chingy
Get Low – Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz Feat. Ying Yang Twins
Stand Up – Ludacris Feat. Shawnna
Damn! – YoungbloodZ Feat. Lil Jon

TOP SONGWRITERS
Christopher Bridges
Shawn Carter
Robert Kelly
Kanye West

TOP PRODUCERS
Robert Kelly
The Neptunes
Jonathan “Lil’ Jon” Smith
Kanye West

TOP MAJOR LABEL
Interscope
Island Def Jam Music Group
Sony Music
Universal Motown Records Group

TOP INDEPENDENT LABEL
D.P.G.
Koch
TVT
VP