With Drake blowing up the charts giving us hit after hit and ruling the radio waves, it’s no surpise that he’s also leading in the 2013 BET Awards nominations. Drake has 12 nominations under his belt this year, for categories like Video of the Year, in which he’s already been nominated five times in that category for singles like “Started From the Bottom,” and “HYFR.” Other heavy hitters like Kendrick Lamar have eight nominations, A$AP Rocky with five, and Kanye with three. It wouldn’t be a surprise if we see Drake making more than one thank you speech that night, and taking the crown for most wins.
Full list of other nominees:
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Beyoncé Tamar Braxton Alicia Keys Rihanna Elle Varner Best Male R&B/Pop Artist Chris Brown Bruno Mars Miguel Justin Timberlake Usher
Best Group Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Mary Mary Mindless Behavior Slaughterhouse The Throne (Kanye West & Jay-Z) Best Collaboration 2 Chainz f/ Drake – No Lie A$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: UK Marsha Ambrosius Estelle Labrinth Rita Ora Emeli Sandé Wiley