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     Drake leads BET Award Nominations 2013

May 14, 2013
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Congrats to Toronto's own DRAKE for 12 Nominations at this year's BET AWARDS

Toronto Native Drake has been nominated for 12 awards at the upcoming 2013 BET Awards.   The nominees for the June 30th show were announced today in Los Angeles during a press conference. Drake is up for five separate nominations for Video of the Year, for “Started From The Bottom,” “HYFR” and his collaborations to 2 Chainz’s “No Lie,” A$AP Rocky’s “Problems” and Kendrick Lamar’s “Poetic Justice”.   The June 30th show will also feature performances by Chris Brown and R. Kelly. The show will be hosted by Chris Tucker.   Full list of nominations below:   Best Female R&B/Pop Artist Beyoncé Tamar Braxton Alicia Keys Rihanna Elle Varner   Best Male R&B/Pop Artist Chris Brown Bruno Mars Miguel Justin Timberlake Usher   Best Group 
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Mary Mary Mindless Behavior Slaughterhouse The Throne (Kanye West & Jay-Z)   Best Collaboration 
2 Chainz f/ Drake – No Lie A$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   Young Stars 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

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