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2012 BET Awards

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2012 BET Awards
The nominations for the 2012 BET Awards were announced Tues., May 22, and as usual, a lot of familiar names from the worlds of rap and R&B received multiple nominations. The two artists with the most noms were Kanye West with seven and Beyonce with six. (Beyonce's husband, Jay-Z, also received six nominations, by the way.) Other artists with multiple nominations include Miguel and Usher. The winners are scheduled to be announced and the awards given out Sun., July 1 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. They'll air live (except on the West Coast) on BET. The show, which will be hosted by actor Samuel L. Jackson, will also feature live performances by Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj and other urban music artists. Additionally, legendary R&B group Maze feat. Frankie Beverly will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award during the show. The full list of nominees in all music-related categories is below. For the nominations in the non-music categories, including the acting and sports fields, visit the show's main website, BET.com.

BEST FEMALE R&B ARTIST

  • Marsha Ambrosius

  • Beyonce

  • Mary J. Blige

  • Melanie Fiona

  • Rihanna

BEST MALE R&B ARTIST

  • Chris Brown

  • Bruno Mars

  • Miguel

  • Trey Songz

  • Usher

BEST GROUP

  • Bad Meets Evil
  • Diddy-Dirty Money
  • Maybach Music Group
  • Mindless Behavior
  • Jay-Z & Kanye West

BEST COLLABORATION

  • "Party"
    Beyonce feat. J. Cole

  • "Marvin & Chardonnay"
    Big Sean feat. Kanye West & Roscoe Dash

  • "I'm On One"
    DJ Khaled feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne

  • "The Motto"
    Drake feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga

  • "Otis"
    Jay-Z & Kanye West feat. Otis Redding

  • "Lotus Flower Bomb"
    Wale feat. Miguel

BEST MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST

  • Big Sean

  • Drake

  • J. Cole

  • Lil Wayne

  • Rick Ross

  • Lil Wayne

BEST FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST

  • Diamond

  • Nicki Minaj

  • Brianna Perry

  • Trina

VIDEO of the YEAR

  • "Countdown"
    Beyonce

  • "Love On Top"
    Beyonce

  • "N*gg*s in Paris"
    Jay-Z & Kanye West

  • "Otis"
    Jay-Z & Kanye West feat. Otis Redding

  • "Climax"
    Usher

CENTRIC AWARD

  • Common

  • Estelle

  • Robert Glasper

  • Robin Thicke

  • Tyrese
BEST NEW ARTIST
  • A$AP Rocky

  • Big Sean

  • Diggy

  • Future

  • Meek Mill

VIEWERS' CHOICE AWARD

  • "Love On Top"
    Beyonce

  • "Turn Up the Music"
    Chris Brown

  • "The Motto"
    Drake feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga

  • "Hello"
    Mindless Behavior

  • "Otis"
    Jay-Z & Kanye West feat. Otis Redding

  • "Lotus Flower Bomb"
    Wale feat. Miguel

YOUNGSTARS AWARD

  • Astro

  • Diggy

  • Jacob Latimore

  • Keke Palmer

  • Willow Smith

VIDEO DIRECTOR of the YEAR

  • Beyonce & Alan Ferguson

  • Benny Boom

  • Chris Brown & Godfrey Tabarez

  • Kanye West

  • Hype Williams

BEST INTERNATIONAL (AFRICAN) ACT

  • AfricaCamp Mulla (Kenya)

  • Ice Prince (Nigeria)

  • Lira (South Africa)

  • Mokobe (Mali)

  • Sarkodie (Ghana)

  • Wizkid (Nigeria)
BEST INTERNATIONAL (UK) ACT
  • Estelle

  • Labyrinth

  • Emeli Sande

  • Sway

  • Wretch 32
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