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Drake might have started from the bottom, but he is now leading the pack for the 2013 BET Awards with 12 nominations. Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz are nominated for 8 awards each.

Drake received three nominations for Video of the Year for “Started from the Bottom,” “No Lie,” and “Problems.” Also nominated in the category are Justin Timberlake for “Suit & Tie,” Kanye West for “Mercy,” Miguel‘s “Adorn,” and “Thrift Shop,” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

Chris Tucker will host the awards, which air live June 30 from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

2013 BET Award Nominees – Complete 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 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

Read full list here 

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