BET Awards '13 Nominees & Performers / by

It's almost June and that means it's time for the BET Awards. The show has released their full list of nominees and also revealed a few performers for the show. Drake leads the pack with a stagger 12 nominations, five of those are in the "Video of the Year" category. Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz have eight nominations each.

A$AP Rocky manged to pick up five nods, Miguel snatched four, while Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and Kanye West are looking at three each. So far, Chris Brown and R. Kelly are booked for performances and the show will be hosted by Chris Tucker. It will air live June 30th at the Nokia Theater.


Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Tamar Braxton
Alicia Keys
Elle Varner

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Chris Brown
Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake

Best Group
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Mary Mary
Mindless Behavior
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
Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Azealia Banks
Nicki Minaj
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
Tamela Mann
Mary Mary
Marvin Sapp

Best Actress
Angela Bassett
Halle Berry
Taraji P. Henson
Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington

Best Actor
Don Cheadle
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
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: U.K.
Marsha Ambrosius
Rita Ora
Emeli Sandé

Beyonce. Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Tamar Braxton and Elle Varner are all up for best female R&B/Pop. Where is Keyshia Cole and Brandy? I honestly don't know how they come up with this mess! Tamar Braxton didn't even release an album! She released a single.

Brandy dropped "Put It Down" and it was a hit! You'd think they would give her some place since she is starring on one of their hit shows "The Game". And Beyonce? Really? She hasn't had an album out in 2 years, NOR has she released a single. Why is she even up there?

I can see Alicia Keys and Rihanna, but Elle Varner? Really? These producers need to stop and get real. It's frustrating to see people get snubbed. Keyshia Cole's "Woman to Woman" album was really REALLY good!! That project deserves some type of credit.

And since we're putting in people who's only dropped single. why not nominate Ciara? Her singles were good AND "Body Party" debuted higher than "Love & War" did on Billboard's Hot 100. What about Fantasia's "Lose to Win"?

They better make up for this with some awesome performers and performances!! That's it and that's all!!!!