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BET Awards nominees announced

 
BET Awards nominees announced
Posted May 15th, 2013 @ 9:54am

Drake is topping the list of nominees heading into this year's BET Awards.  The Canadian rapper has 12 nominations, three of them in the category for Video of the Year. 

Drake's hit "Started from the Bottom" is up against his collaborations with 2 Chainz on "No Lie" and A$AP Rocky on "Problems." Other artists vying for the top prize include Justin Timberlake for "Suit & Tie," Kanye West for "Mercy," Miguel for "Adorn" and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for "Thrift Shop." 

Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz follow Drake in total nominations with eight nods each.  Beyonce, Rihanna, Usher and Nicki Minaj are also among the nominees as is Chris Brown who is also set to take the stage as a performer along with R. Kelly. 

The 2013 BET Awards will be presented June 30th.  Chris Tucker will host the ceremony at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live.  

Here is the list of nominees for the 2013 BET Awards: 

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist: 

Beyoncé 
Tamar Braxton 
Alicia Keys 
Rihanna 
Elle Varner 

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: 

Chris Brown 
Bruno Mars 
Miguel 
Justin Timberlake 
Usher 

Best Group: 

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 
Mary Mary 
Mindless Behavior 
Slaughterhouse 
The Throne (Kanye West & Jay-Z) 

Best Collaboration: 

2 Chainz f/ Drake - "No Lie" 
A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar - "Problems" 
French Montana f/ Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne - "Pop That" 
Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake - "Poetic Justice" 
Justin Timberlake f/ Jay-Z - "Suit & Tie" 
Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz - "Mercy" 

Best Male Hip Hop Artist: 

2 Chainz 
A$AP Rocky 
Drake 
Future 
Kendrick Lamar 

Best Female Hip Hop Artist: 

Azealia Banks 
Eve 
Nicki Minaj 
Rasheeda 
Rye Rye 

Video of the Year: 

2 Chainz f/ Drake - "No Lie" 
A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar - "Problems" 
Drake - "Started From The Bottom" 
Drake f/ Lil Wayne - "HYFR" 
Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake - "Poetic Justice" 
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/ Wanz - "Thrift Shop" 
Miguel - "Adorn" 
Rihanna - "Diamonds" 
Justin Timberlake f/ Jay-Z - "Suit & Tie" 
Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz - "Mercy" 

Video Director of the Year: 

A$AP Rocky & Sam Lecca 
Benny Boom 
Director X 
Dre Films 
Hype Williams 

Best New Artist: 

Azealia Banks 
Joey Bada$$ 
Kendrick Lamar 
Trinidad Jame$ 
The Weeknd 

Best Gospel Artist: 

Deitrick Haddon 
Lecrae 
Tamela Mann 
Mary Mary 
Marvin Sapp 

Best Actress: 

Angela Bassett 
Halle Berry 
Taraji P. Henson 
Gabrielle Union 
Kerry Washington 

Best Actor: 

Don Cheadle 
Common 
Jamie Foxx 
Samuel L. Jackson 
Denzel Washington 

YoungStars Award: 

Gabrielle Douglas 
Jacob Latimore 
Keke Palmer 
Jaden Smith 
Quvenzhané Wallis 

Best Movie: 

Beasts of the Southern Wild 
Django Unchained 
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap 
Sparkle 
Think Like a Man 

Subway Sportswoman of the Year: 

Gabrielle Douglas 
Brittney Griner 
Candace Parker 
Serena Williams 
Venus Williams 

Subway Sportsman of the Year: 

Victor Cruz 
Kevin Durant 
Robert Griffin III 
LeBron James 
Ray Lewis 

Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award: 

A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar - "Problems" 
Drake - "Started From The Bottom" 
Kendrick Lamar - "Swimming Pools (Drank)" 
Miguel - "Adorn" 
Rihanna - "Diamonds" 
Justin Timberlake f/ Jay-Z - "Suit & Tie" 

Centric Award: 

Tamar Braxton - "Love and War" 
Fantasia - "Lose To Win" 
Miguel - "Adorn" 
Nas - "Daughters" 
Charlie Wilson - "My Love Is All I Have" 

Best International Act: Africa: 

2Face Idibia (Nigeria) 
Toya Delazy (South Africa) 
Donald (South Africa) 
Ice Prince (Nigeria) 
R2Bees (Ghana) 
Radio and Weasel (Uganda) 

Best International Act: U.K.: 

Marsha Ambrosius 
Estelle 
Labrinth 
Rita Ora 
Emeli Sandé 
Wiley 

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