Today in Postracialism: Justin Bieber Gets BET Award Nod

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Justin Bieber, who is planning to take over the world with Google, Facebook, Apple and Skynet, has been nominated for a BET Award

Baby-faced Canadian teen idol Justin Bieber scored a nomination on Tuesday for a 2010 Black Entertainment Television award.

Bieber, 16, will compete in the best new artist category and was nominated for the awards alongside such prominent black performers as rapper Jay-Z, who led the field with five nominations, and his wife Beyonce, who scored four.

The BET Awards typically honor black singers, actors, actresses and athletes, but officials described Bieber as a cross-over artist.

"Bieber has crossed the color boundaries the same way that hip-hop has crossed the boundaries the other way for a number of years," said Stephen Hill, BET's President of Music Programming and Specials. The awards will be held on Los Angeles on June 27.