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Kanye West leads BET nominations

Kanye West is leading the pack with the most nominations for the upcoming BET Awards.

The rapper received seven nominations while his Watch the Throne collaborator Jay-Z is up for five gongs.

Jay-Z's wife Beyoncé Knowles also did well being up for six prizes at the ceremony that will be held on July 1 in Los Angeles.

Kanye and Jay-Z's hit songs In Paris and Otis are both up for Video of the Year with Beyoncé vying for two statues in the same category with Love on Top and Countdown.

Samuel L. Jackson will host the show which will see Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj perform.

Other multiple nominees include Lil Wayne, Drake and J. Cole. Maze featuring Frankie Beverly will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

The 2012 BET Awards nominations are:

Best New Artist

A$AP Rocky

Big Sean

Diggy Simmons


Meek Mill

Best Male R&B Artist

Bruno Mars

Chris Brown


Trey Songz


Best Female R&B Artist


Marsha Ambrosius

Mary J. Blige

Melanie Fiona


Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

Big Sean


J. Cole

Lil Wayne

Rick Ross

Young Jeezy

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

Nicki Minaj



Brianna Perry

Best Group

Bad Meets Evil

Diddy-Dirty Money

Maybach Music Group

Mindless Behavior

The Throne

Best Collaboration

Party - Beyoncé 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 - The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) feat. Otis Redding

Lotus Flower Bomb - Wale feat Miguel

Video of the Year

Countdown - Beyoncé

Love on Top - Beyoncé

N*****s in Paris - The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

Otis - The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

Climax - Usher

Best Gospel

Fred Hammond

James Fortune & FIYA

Kim Burrell

Trin-I-Tee 5:7

Yolanda Adams

Young Stars Award


Diggy Simmons

Jacob Latimore

Keke Palmer

Willow Smith

Viewers' Choice Award

Love on Top - Beyoncé

Turn Up the Music - Chris Brown

The Motto - Drake feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga

Hello - Mindless Behavior

Otis - The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) feat. Otis Redding

Lotus Flower Bomb - Wale feat. Miguel

Centric Award



Robert Glasper

Robin Thicke


Best International Act: U.K.

Emeli Sande




Wretch 32

Best Actress

Angela Bassett

Viola Davis

Taraji P. Henson

Regina King

Zoe Saldana

Best Actor

Don Cheadle


Idris Elba

Kevin Hart

Denzel Washington

Best Movie

Good Deeds

Jumping the Broom

Laugh at My Pain

Red Tails

The Help

Sportswoman of the Year

Skylar Diggins

Candace Parker

Brittney Griner

Serena Williams

Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year

Carmelo Anthony

Kobe Bryant

LeBron James

Victor Cruz

Kevin Durant

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