ChrisBrown230.jpgCould Chris Brown be bouncing back? The singer is leading the 2011 BET Award nominations with six nominations for his album, F.A.M.E., which was also his first No. 1 album.

Brown's ex, Rihanna, got four noms. He plead guilty to felony assault in June 2009 from an incident in which he beat her, and has struggled to recover career-wise since. It didn't help when he allegedly threw a chair through a window at Good Morning America in March.

Chris and Rihanna recently started following each other again on Twitter, but now they face off in the Viewers' Choice and Best Collaboration categories.

Brown also scored a Best Actor nomination for Takers, in which he's up against Jamie Foxx, Idris Elba and Don Cheadle.

But it's the Viewers' Choice category is the one that could be telling for Brown, since the public votes on the winner. Will the public rally around him? We'll be watching!