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2013 BET Awards nominations: Drake's the man to beat

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The 2013 BET Awards have unveiled the nominees. Hip hop artists like Drake and Jay-Z scored nods, while Halle Berry and Jamie Foxx represent for the actors.

Drake

Rapper, singer and actor Aubrey "Drake" Graham has a lot to smile about. He's at the top of the list for this year's BET Awards.

Tuesday, the network announced the 2013 nominees, which cover both music and movies. Drake leads the way with 12 nods mostly thanks to his 2011 album, Take Care.

2013 BET Awards playlist >>

According to MTV News, both 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar are up for eight awards, A$AP Rocky and Jay-Z are nominated for five and Justin Timberlake and Miguel have four nominations each.

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In terms of performers, Drake's professional (and personal) nemesis Chris Brown will take the stage as well as R&B vet R. Kelly. The ceremony will be hosted by actor and comedian Chris Tucker.

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The BET Awards were previously hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Hart and Jamie Foxx.

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 and Ryan Lewis

  • Mary Mary

  • Mindless Behavior

  • Slaughterhouse

  • The Throne (Kanye West and Jay-Z)

Best Collaboration

  • 
2 Chainz (featuring Drake): "No Lie"

  • A$AP Rocky (featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar): "F---in' Problems"

  • French Montana (featuring Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne): "Pop That"
  • 
Kendrick Lamar (featuring Drake): "Poetic Justice"
  • Justin Timberlake (featuring Jay-Z): "Suit & Tie"

  • Kanye West (featuring 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 (featuring Drake): "No Lie"

  • A$AP Rocky (featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar): "F---in' Problems"

  • Drake: "Started From the Bottom"

  • Drake (featuring Lil Wayne): "HYFR"
  • 
Kendrick Lamar (featuring Drake): "Poetic Justice"

  • Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (featuring Wanz): "Thrift Shop"

  • Miguel: "Adorn"
  • 
Rihanna: "Diamonds"

  • Justin Timberlake (featuring Jay-Z): "Suit & Tie"
  • Kanye West (featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz): "Mercy"

Video Director of the Year

  • 
A$AP Rocky and 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 (featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar): "F---in' Problems"

  • Drake: "Started From the Bottom"

  • Kendrick Lamar: "Swimming Pools (Drank)" 

  • Miguel: "Adorn"

  • Rihanna: "Diamonds"
  • 
Justin Timberlake (featuring Jay-Z): "Suit & Tie"

The BET Awards will air live Sunday, June 30.

Photo credit: WENN
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