BET Awards 2013 Weekend

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BET, or Black Entertainment Television if you are not familiar with that acronym and you are reading this from under a rock, hosts BET Experience leading up to the BET Awards this Sunday, June 30th this weekend.  I looked at the schedule and it’s almost like the Essence Festival with music, fan fest, new talent showcases, comedy show, a gospel concert to get your spirit right and the biggie, The BET Awards Show Live from the Nokia Theatre.  The actual show airs live 8pm PT/ET on Sunday.

Comedian/Actor Chris Tucker is this year’s host.  The honorees are NBA/Miami Heat star athlete Dwayne Wade, recipient of the State Farm Humanitarian Award, and R&B Singer/Songwriter Charlie Wilson will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Cadillac.  The night’s list of appearances includes Mariah Carey, Ciara, R. Kelly, Stevie Wonder, Nicki Manaj, Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg and Chris Brown.  Presenters include actors Gabrielle Union and Angela Bassett.

Artists with the most nominations are Drake with 12.  Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz follow with eight each.  A$AP Rocky has fives nods, with Justin Timberlake, Miguel and Jay-Z tied with four.

Here is the nominees list:

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 Collaboration

2 Chainz feat. Drake: “No Lie”
A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar: “Fu$%in’ Problems”
French Montana feat. Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne: “Pop That”
Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake: “Poetic Justice”
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z: “Suit & Tie”
Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz: “Mercy”

Best Group

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Mary Mary
Mindless Behavior
Slaughterhouse
The Throne (Kanye West & Jay-Z)

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 feat. Drake: “No Lie”
A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar: “Fu$%in’ Problems”
Drake: “Started From The Bottom”
Drake feat. Lil Wayne: “HYFR”
Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake: “Poetic Justice”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz: “Thrift Shop”
Miguel: “Adorn”
Rihanna: “Diamonds”
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z: “Suit & Tie”
Kanye West feat. 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 Weekend

 

Best Actress

Angela Bassett
Halle Berry
Taraji P. Henson
Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington

Best Gospel Artist

Deitrick Haddon
Lecrae
Tamela Mann
Mary Mary
Marvin Sapp

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$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar: “Fu$%in’ Problems”
Drake: “Started From The Bottom”
Kendrick Lamar: “Swimming Pools (Drank)”
Miguel: “Adorn”
Rihanna: “Diamonds”
Justin Timberlake feat. 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: U.K.

Marsha Ambrosius
Estelle
Labrinth
Rita Ora
Emeli Sandé
Wiley

Source:

www.BET.com

www.billboard.com

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