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The Full Run Down Of The 2013 BET Awards Nominees!

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(AllHipHop News) There was quite a buzz in the air on the rooftop of Icon in Downtown Los Angeles, as media outlets from all over gathered for the announcement of the nominees at this year’s BET Awards ’13. Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar, host Chris Tucker, Cadillac Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Charlie Wilson, Tamar Braxton and BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials, Stephen G. Hill, were all on hand to talk about this year’s awards, and the expansion of the BET Awards into the BET Experience at L.A. Live.

Chris Brown and R. Kelly were announced as the first two performers for the BET Awards ’13, but Stephen G. Hill also announced that other big names were going to be performing at the Staples Center during the BET Experience at L.A. Live. Most notably, Beyonce’ will be performing the first night of the BET Experience, for her first U.S. arena show in 3 years. Snoop Dogg, R. Kelly, Miguel, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, ScHoolboy Q, R. Kelly, New Edition, Erykah Badu and many more artists will also be performing throughout the weekend.

Drake garnered the most nominations this year, with an impressive 12 nominations, including Best Male Hip Hop Artist and Video of the Year, while Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz tied with 8 nominations. Also, the category for the Video of the Year Award has expanded to 10 nominees; including Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky, Miguel and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

While fielding questions from reporters, Chris Brown revealed that previously unreleased vocals from Aaliyah would be on his new album X, on a song called “They Don’t Know” that he already shot a video for around Los Angeles. – (reported by Michael Marshall)

Stay tuned for our BET Awards ’13 Press Conference Picture Gallery tomorrow!

Here’s the full list of nominees for the BET Awards ’13.

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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