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Kanye West Outearns Beyonce For BET Awards 2012 Nominations

Kanye West has yet another dominating run at an awards show – this time it’s the upcoming BET Awards. Kanye leads with seven nominations largely in part to his collaboration with Jay-Z on Watch the Throne. The duo garnered five nominations together. Beyonce, Jay-Z’s wife and friend of Kanye West wasn’t far behind with six nominations. The trio is so dominating that they each earned two nominations for Video of Year leaving room for only Usher with ‘Climax’!

The BET Awards will be hosted by Samuel L. Jackson at L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium on July 1st. Confirmed performers include Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj.

The next question is whether Kanye West will bring Kim Kardashian and whether Beyonce and Jay-Z will show up. If you know anything about the BET Awards is that the A-List entertainers always find something else to do. JS

Check out the full nomination list below:

Best Female R&B Artist

– Marsha Ambrosius

– Beyoncé

– Mary J. Blige

– Melanie Fiona

– Rihanna

Best Male R&B Artist

– Chris Brown

– Bruno Mars

– Miguel

– Trey Songz

– Usher

Best Group

– Bad Meets Evil

– Diddy-Dirty Money

– Maybach Music Group

– Mindless Behavior

– The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

Best Collaboration

– Beyoncé featuring J. Cole, “Party”

– Big Sean featuring Kanye West & Roscoe Dash, “Marvin & Chardonnay”

– DJ Khaled featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne, “I’m On One”

– Drake featuring Lil Wayne & Tyga, “The Motto”

– The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding, “Otis”

– Wale featuring Miguel, “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

– Big Sean

– Drake

– J. Cole

– Lil Wayne

– Rick Ross

– Young Jeezy

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

– Diamond

– Nicki Minaj

– Brianna Perry

– Trina

Video of the Year

– Beyoncé, “Countdown”

– Beyoncé, “Love On Top”

– The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West), “N—as in Paris”

– The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding, “Otis”?

– Usher, “Climax”

Video Director of the Year

– Beyoncé & Alan Ferguson

– Benny Boom

– Chris Brown & Godfrey Tabarez

– Kanye West

– Hype Williams

Best New Artist

– A$AP Rocky

– Big Sean

– Diggy

– Future

– Meek Mill

Best Gospel

– Yolanda Adams

– Kim Burrell

– James Fortune & FIYA

– Fred Hammond

– Trin-I-Tee 5:7

Best Actress

– Angela Bassett

– Viola Davis

– Taraji P. Henson

– Regina King

– Zoe Saldana

Best Actor

– Don Cheadle

– Common

– Idris Elba

– Kevin Hart

– Denzel Washington

Young Stars Award

– Astro

– Diggy

– Jacob Latimore

– Keke Palmer

– Willow Smith

Best Movie

– Good Deeds

– Jumping the Broom

– Laugh at My Pain

– Red Tails

– The Help

Subway Sportswoman of the Year

– Skylar Diggins

– Brittney Griner

– Candace Parker

– Serena Williams

– Venus Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year

– Carmelo Anthony

– Kobe Bryant

– Victor Cruz

– Kevin Durant

– LeBron James

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

– Beyoncé, “Love on Top”

– Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”

– Drake featuring Lil Wayne & Tyga, “The Motto”

– Mindless Behavior, “Hello”

– The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding, “Otis”

– Wale featuring Miguel, “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Centric Award

– Common

– Estelle

– Robert Glasper

– Robin Thicke

– Tyrese

Best International Act: Africa

– Camp Mulla (Kenya)

– Ice Prince (Nigeria)

– Lira (South Africa)

– Mokobe (Mali)

– Sarkodie (Ghana)

– Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best International Act: U.K.

– Estelle

– Labrinth

– Emeli Sandé

– Sway

– Wretch 32


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