BET Awards 2012 Nominations Announced – Full List Here!
Nominations have been announced for 2012′s BET Awards – and Kanye West leads the pack with seven nominations. Meanwhile, Beyonce snagged six noms and her husband Jay-Z earned five. Other multiple nominees include Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Drake and J. Cole.
Samuel L. Jackson will host the July 1 award show, which takes place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj are set to perform, while Maze featuring Frankie Beverly will receive a lifetime achievement award.
Here are the nominees for the major awards:
Video of the Year
Beyonce – “Countdown”
Beyonce – “Love on Top”
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – “N—as in Paris”
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) f/Otis Redding – “Otis”
Usher – “Climax”
Best Female R&B Artist
Mary J. Blige
Best Male R&B Artist
Bad Meets Evil
Diddy Dirty Money
Maybach Music Group
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
Best New Artist
Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Best Female Hip Hop Artist
For the rest of the nominees, check out the official BET website.