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2013 BET Awards Nominations: Drake, Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz Lead

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Rapper Drake is bound to leave the 2013 BET Awards with at least one trophy as he leads with 12 nominations, including Best Male Hip-Hop artist.

Nominees Kendrick Lamar and Chris Brown presented the BET Awards nominations at a press conference earlier this afternoon.

Drizzy has multiple nominations in the Best Collaboration, Video of the Year and Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award categories. Lamar and Atlanta’s own 2 Chainz follow behind with eight nominations each.

R&B and pop crooners Usher, Miguel, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and Chris Brown will be competing for the Best R&B/Pop Awards.

For the ladies, Nicki Minaj, Eve and Azealia Banks are amongst the nominees for the Best Female Hip-Hop artist. Beyonce, Alicia Keys and Rihanna are also competing in the Best Female R&B/Pop Artist category.

Breezy and R. Kelly will be hitting the awards show stage. Comedian Chris Tucker will host the event, airing live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sun., June 30.

Read a full list of nominees below.

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 feat. Drake – No Lie
A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar – Problems
French Montana feat. Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne – Pop That
Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake – Poetic Justice
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z – Suit & Tie
Kanye West feat. 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 feat. Drake – No Lie
A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar – Problems
Drake – Started From The Bottom
Drake feat. Lil Wayne – HYFR
Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake – Poetic Justice
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz – Thrift Shop
Miguel – Adorn
Rihanna – Diamonds
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z – Suit & Tie
Kanye West feat. 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

Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award
A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar – Problems
Drake – Started From The Bottom
Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank)
Miguel – Adorn
Rihanna – Diamonds
Justin Timberlake feat. 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: UK
Marsha Ambrosius
Estelle
Labrinth
Rita Ora
Emeli Sande
Wiley

Watch Drake’s ‘Started From the Bottom’ Video

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