Drake Tops The List Of 2013 BET Awards Nominees, Followed By Kendrick Lamar & 2 Chainz

Bruno Mars, A$AP Rocky, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis among the variety of artists to receive nominations for the 2013 BET Awards.

Toronto crooner/rapper Drake may have found himself with only a handful of nominations during last year’s annual BET Awards, but with the announcement of this year’s nominees, Drake now leads the pack with a grand total of 12 nominations. The rapper is followed closely by both Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz who each received eight nominations.

According to HotNewHipHop.com, the Young Money artist received nominations for Best Collaboration, Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Video Of The Year, and also received nods in nine other categories.

Among those joining Drake in the celebrated Best Male Hip Hop Artist category are A$AP Rocky, Future, Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz.

A number of non-Hip Hop acts were also present on the nominees list. Among those artists were Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, and Elle Varner.

The 2013 BET Awards will air live on June 30. The full list of BET Awards nominees can be found 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

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
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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92 Comments

  • wouzi

    wtf???? bet is riding drakes dick like crazy

  • yonah tumwine

    Big up for the Goodlyfe guys for making it to that extent "where are the so chameleons and the so called Bebe cool

  • Anonymous

    "Drake is not the best rapper alive and he's not the god of rap; that would go to Tupac" 2pac's dead. Ja Rule's alive.

  • Anonymous

    lol why is The Throne still being nominated...drake? his album old now...why bet show no love to tyler the creator? wack

  • Anonymous

    What kind of wack ass, made up category is Nas in? lol They probably announce the winner off camera.

  • Anonymous

    Subway Sportsman of the Year? lol That's pathetic.

  • Anonymous

    BET got not love for Rick Ross.

  • simpleTOM

    BET IS GAY. PLAIN AND SIMPLE. THEY MIGHT AS WELL GIVE JASON COLLINS AN NOMINATION FOR BEST ATHLETE. FUTURE, DRAKE AND 2CHAINZ IN THE BEST RAPPER??? JOKE AT BEST. KENDRICK LAMAR MUST WIN THIS ONE.

  • nkosie08

    Dreezy Drake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • obama

    I wonder if jeezy and ross will settle or reignite their feud

  • foreal

    another commercialized award show... best new artist: Trinidad James? how? one marginally successful corny song? and joey badass who hasnt had an official studio album? kendrick better win that one

  • 8yghu8yhyhyuhu

    fuck the nigger and wigger awards

  • p

    lol "Best International Act: UK" how the fuck is that international then?? just say best UK act..

  • Anon

    Garbage. Garbage. Garbage. You can blame whiney white kids all you want. This is BET nominating this garbage. They are just as much a part of the industry as anyone else. No integrity whatsoever. Nicki Minaj does not rap. She is pop. Drake is pop. Except for the one 16 he actually spits, usually on someone elses song.

  • the predder

    hey little buddy have you seen ryan checkler the kid with the back pack and skateboard oh shes at the game store playing t2 ok thanks

  • Joey

    Man I just hope Joey get's best new artist, he's definitely the realest

  • crazy chainsaws

    y56f7gybuiniu

  • Anonymous

    Ricky Rozay: im pretty sure many people disliked biggie and made fun of him when he first came out, sure he was good but he wasn't great. I think people only "loved him" after he died. Most of Rick Ross songs are pretty good and speak of the same subjects. Im also sure that if Rick Ross died he would gain millions of new fans and everyone would honor him like they do Biggie dentaldamboy: Lil Wayne may be hated by you right now but when he dies, everyone will love him. 2pac and biggie were also hated amongst many groups. When they died, they started to praise him even though both of them were terrible rappers who sounds like they are on their last breath. Lil Wayne is smooth, has an interesting variety of subjects, and has a terrific flow. Same person?

  • jayanderson06

    Damn shame no Big Krit nods.

  • Anonymous

    Drake is the worst artist in the history of music...he can't sing, he can't rap, he can't even dance...he's a talentless loser that got famous because a bunch of 5 year olds bought his album...i could shit on my mom's face and it would sound better than his shitty music

  • Anonymous

    Ooooh look at the haters LOL.

  • Anonymous

    Why isn't Drake in the Best Female R&B Artist Category?

  • DRAKE BEST RAPPER ALIVE

    Drake is the god of rap every song needs drake to be good. Tje facts don/t lie the numbers dont lie the awards dont lie. You are a plain hater if you can't accept that drake is the best rapper alive.

    • Anonymous

      Drake is not the best rapper alive and he's not the god of rap; that would go to Tupac. You're being a Drake dickrider.

  • Anonymous

    This is opperation take all for Kendrick Lamar since his competing with wack rappers as Drake,2Chanz and Asap gay!!!!!

  • Big Bad XV3 Gang, E'z up!

    Best Male Hip Hop Artist 2 Chainz A$AP Rocky Drake Future Kendrick Lamar That's quite the line up of CLOWNS. "Hip Hop artists"?? I don't think so!! The genre needs a different name because I ain't hearing any kind of real "hip hop" music dropping these days. It's a bunch of fucking FAGS running around in the game right now that can't write or rap for shit and the beats are terrible. If you really think about it, it's a shame what "hip hop" has become.

  • 3rd streets_son

    POP Awards,,,sucks,

  • Chris Etrata

    This shit aint hiphop. This is mostly pop songs with wack raps over production.

    • Chris Etrata

      Its not just this year, this shits been going on for years now.

    • Anonymous

      Welcome to 2013.

    • Chris Etrata

      Forgot to mention the 5 FUCKING TIMES DRAKE APPEARED IN MUSIC VIDEOS!! This shit is like the kids teens who gives a shit choice awards where the only person they give a shit about is Justin Bieber. The BET awards, in this case is kissing Drake's ass, leaving out many worthy contenders. They should have replaced half of the Drake collaborations with Macklemore's since these songs are technically from both Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (they also featured artists like Wanz)

    • Chris Etrata

      Even though the BET awards don't mean shit, Im hoping Kendrick will win these awards to give a tiny bit of hope in the future. How does Drake show up not once, not twice, not three times but FOUR FUCKING TIMES IN COLLABORATIONS! I can understand if Poetic Justice wins because of kendrick (not a big fan of problems but at least has kendrick) but Pop That and No Lie? They are pop songs, not hiphop and Suit and Tie beats both of them. Mercy is dope and is another strong contender. Other than that, who gives a shit about BET awards? I don't even think the black audience will give a shit.

    • 3rd streets_son

      yah thy should call them pop awards,,some artist havent done shit for a year or 2,,not even an album,,way did drake do to be nominated 50 times,,some bulshit ,im no longer liking thie nonsense,,NAS,LAMAR,GAME been working hard the past years and non of their shit in there,,fuck BET

  • dentaldamboy

    Lil Wayne may be hated by you right now but when he dies, everyone will love him. 2pac and biggie were also hated amongst many groups. When they died, they started to praise him even though both of them were terrible rappers who sounds like they are on their last breath. Lil Wayne is smooth, has an interesting variety of subjects, and has a terrific flow.

  • 2013 BET (BLACK ENTERTAINING TROLLS)

    And the Nominees are: - YESSIR - dentaldamboy - YEBO - RIcky Rozay - So Icy Boi!

  • look at it for what it is

    this "award" ceremony is completely meaningless. it's filled with nothing but sellout artists and horrible songs that only got radio play.. i mean wtf drake is nominated 3 times in the same category? is the selection of music THAT narrow now? probably because it's all the same bullshit, rapping about nothing but money and hoes and no originality. i hope people stop sucking so much and listen to real hip hop again because if this is what qualifies for awards.. SMFH

  • Reality

    black entertainment television... racism everyone is okay with. white entertainment television... scarface and lauryn hill would go on a rampage

    • Anonymous

      Scarface and Lauryn Hill aren't invited to The CMT Country Music Awards, so no need for extra security.

    • Anonymous

      Fu$% BET its reverse racism. just like saying Ni**a. people get mad when they are left out.. and retaliate by excluding others.

    • Anonymous

      its call the Country Music Channel (theres actually 2 whatever the other ones called) then MTV, then VHI classics so suck on that

  • REAL HIP HOP

    where is STYLES P?????? guy dropped a bunch of mixtapes and an album over the last year and it's better than damn near everything on that list........

    • yo

      YOU KNOW!!! REAL HIP-HOP WILL FOREVER BE THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE!!! THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN BET....WHAT KIND OF F*CKERY IS THIS. BET STAY LOSING. smh.... when will they stop following these "illuminati" protocols and agendas...

  • Ricky Rozay

    im pretty sure many people disliked biggie and made fun of him when he first came out, sure he was good but he wasn't great. I think people only "loved him" after he died. Most of Rick Ross songs are pretty good and speak of the same subjects. Im also sure that if Rick Ross died he would gain millions of new fans and everyone would honor him like they do Biggie Bawse!!!!!!!!

    • Ricky Rozay

      im pretty sure many people loved biggie and fucked with him when he first came out, sure he wasn't bad but was g.o.a.t. I think people only "hated him" after he died. Most of Rick Ross songs are prety awful and speak of the same subjects. Im also sure if Rick Ross died he would lose millions of new fans everyone would piss on him not like they do Biggie Lawse!!!!!!!!

  • kkk

    kkk coming to the bet awards

  • DentalDamBoy

    You YMCMB haters are fucking idiots. Because I'm an accountant for Cash Money Records, I spend a lot of time with Birdman. He told me that in 1996, Biggie was looking to get out of his contract with Bad Boy so he could sign with Cash Money. If Cash Money is right for Biggie, then it's clearly the top record label. Unfortunately, Jay-Z and Diddy found out about Biggie's upcoming departure and had him shot. Also, Birdman as always a role model for Pac. Most of you don't know this, but the song Hit Em Up was originally supposed to be Split Em Up, a song where Pac brags about fucking Faith, leading to her breakup with BIG. But Birdman explained to Pac that real gangsta's talking about killing people, so that's how Hit Em Up took on such a violent tone. YMCMB for life. We got the game by the clit!

    • DentalDamBoy

      You YMCMB stans are fucking idiots. Because I'm not an accountant for Cash Money Records, I spend a lot of time sucking Birdman. I fucked him first in 1996, Biggie was looking for a fresh booty to fuck so he was looking to get out of his contract with Bad Boy so he could sign with Cash Money. If Cash Money is right for Biggie, then it's clearly the worst record label. Unfortunately, Jay-Z and Diddy found about Biggie's upcoming departure and had him shot. Also, Birdman as always a gay model for Pac. Most of you don't know this, but the song Hit Em Up was originally supposed to be Gas Em Up, a song where Pac brags about fuking faith, leading to her breakup with BIG. But Birman explained to Pac that real gangsta's talking about fucking people, so that's how Hit Em Up took on such a violent sag. YMCMB for death, We got the fag game by the dick!

  • YEBO

    THE UNDISPUTED TOP 5 RAKIM HOV SCARFACE ANDRE 3K BIG L

  • Anonymous

    Too much hate a young man, who never told a lie about his past.

  • 000ojm00

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhkB95J5c9s

  • joe

    shouldn't macklemore not be nominated cuz its the BET awards (BLACK entertainment television) and he isn't black

  • Anonymous

    why all these fuckin new artist have dollar signs on their name, like a$ap rocky, trinny jame$, joe bada$$

    • Anonymous

      cause thats what there after they all going to sell out joey good tho hope he stays tru fuck the industry action bronson and joey badass the top freshmen this year

  • Money

    Nicki Minaj is going to win best female hip hop every year. She is the only current mainstream female hip hop artist. The people that BET include in these female hip hop nominations are such a joke. Rye Rye? Rasheeda?. Eve and Azelia Banks aren't on the radio or doing anything.

    • simpleTOM

      nikki "plastic surgery" minaj is a lock to win these commercial rap awards. however, if you guys want to see some dope female rappers, check out the ones below: nitty scott mc 3d natee jane doe jean grey

    • what i think

      Lauryn Hill would take it if she put out more songs.She put out one song that killed everything thats out.

    • Anonymous

      they forgot to nominate taquisha and them

  • Anonymous

    Who the fuck is Rye Rye?

  • Anonymous

    I betcha those YMCMB trolls are celebrating right now in their mama's basement.

  • Daniel

    I was looking at the nominees thinking this was a real award ceremony then I remembered it was for BET. Fuck outta here with this bullshit.

  • iamhiphop

    My predictions Male R&B artist: Miguel Group: The Throne Collaboration: Mercy Male Hip-Hop Artist: Kendrick Lamar Female Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj New Artist: Kendrick Lamar Movie: Think Like A Man Sportswoman: Serena Sportsman: LeBron If I didn't mention a category, that means that I don't know who would win that category.

  • MTV Is Terrible

    How the fuck is Kendrick not nominated for best male hip hop artist?

  • Anonymous

    BET Awards always suck, but it's good to see Kendrick get nominated for something.

  • kkk

    fuck the wigger and nigger awards

  • bevis n butt head

    uhuhhuhuhuhhuh

  • Anonymous

    1 train not on best collabs? smh

  • Anonymous

    best rapper of all time,real nigga frum da streets, he a g

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