2012 BET Awards Adds Usher, 2 Chainz and Big Sean As Performers; Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj Also Set to Perform

(AllHipHop News)Following the nominations and host announcement in late May, BET has revealed that they have added Usher, 2 Chainz, and Big Sean to their list of performers for this year's awards show.

Grammy Award-winning singer Usher, whose seventh studio album, Looking 4 Myself,hit stores today, will return to the BET Awards show stage for the first time since 2010.

In addition to Usher, Def Jam recording artist 2 Chainz will also hit the stage as will Big Sean, whose nominated for three BET Awards this year including Best New Artist, Best Male Hip Hop Artist, and Best Collaboration for his song "Marvin & Chardonnay". Both artists are featured on "Mercy," the first single from G.O.O.D. Music's upcoming compilation, Cruel Summer, which is set for release this summer.

When the nominations were announced in May, it was revealed that both Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj, who are currently enjoying the success of their individual records in rotation as well as their collaboration, "Right By My Side," would also perform.

More performers are expected to be announced closer to the show date. For a full list of nominees, visit BET.com.

The 2012 BET Awards will air July 1 at 8pm only on BET