bet-2013-awards-nominees-performersIn what BET calls “THE GREATEST Awards CELEBRATION OF BLACK MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURE EVER“, the 2013 BET Awards Nominees where recently announced.

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This year it’s more than an awards show; it’s a celebration of music, entertainment, and Black Culture.

Get ready people for the BET Experience at L.A. Live: three days, six stages, and endless entertainment.

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BET will be giving us the must-see performances, genius talks, interactive exhibits, and free giveaways. They got superstars in concert at the world-famous STAPLES Center–and the party doesn’t stop until it’s time for the after party! BET website says

You can dance the night away with your favorite celebrities, then wake up and do it all over again. The BET Experience at L.A. Live–it’s all in one place, all in one weekend, and it’s all for you.”

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After going on the BET website I see that a lot of the packages are selling the platinum package that cost 1,995 is already sold out. Shout to The5thElementMag for the photos…

 

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It’s going down on June 28-30, 2013, and tickets are going fast!

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Just so yall know Drake is topping the list of nominees heading into this year’s BET Awards. The Canadian rapper has 12 nominations, three of them in the category for Video of the Year. Drake’s hit “Started from the Bottom” is up against his collaborations with 2 Chainz on “No Lie” and A$AP Rocky on “Problems.”

Other artists vying for the top prize include Justin Timberlake for “Suit & Tie,” Kanye West for “Mercy,” Miguel for “Adorn” and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for “Thrift Shop.”

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Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz follow Drake in total nominations with eight nods each.

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Beyonce, Rihanna, Usher and Nicki Minaj are also among the nominees as is Chris Brown who is also set to take the stage as a performer along with R. Kelly.The 2013 BET Awards will be presented June 30th. Chris Tucker will host the ceremony at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live.

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Here is the list of nominees for the 2013 BET Awards:

BET Awards ’13 Nominations

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: U.K.:

Marsha Ambrosius
Estelle
Labrinth
Rita Ora
Emeli Sandé
Wiley

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