Drake, Rihanna And Justin Timberlake Lead BET Awards 2013 Nominations

15 May 2013, 10:28

The 'Take Care' rapper won 12 nods in total while both Rihanna and Justin also scored multiple nominations.

Drake, Rihanna and Justin Timberlake are among the most nominated artists for this year's BET Awards 2013.

The full nominations list was announced earlier today (15th May) ahead of the presentation ceremony next month, and 'Take Care' rapper Drake has accrued 12 nods in total for the 2013 show.

The rapper has even managed to score a total of four entries in the category for Best Collaboration after teaming up with artists ranging from Kendrick Lamar to A$AP Rocky over the past year.

'Stay' singer Rihanna is up for three awards including Best Female R&B Artist as well as two nods for her music video for 'Diamonds', while Justin Timberlake has four nominations at this year's BET Awards.

The 'Mirrors' singer has scored big with his Jay-Z team-up 'Suit & Tie' up for Video Of The Year, Best Collaboration and Viewer's Choice.

Check out a picture of Justin Timberlake performing live in concert below (Credit: PA):

Chris Brown and R Kelly are the only confirmed performers for this year's show so far, which will be hosted by comedian Chris Tucker.

The BET Awards 2013 takes place live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on 30th June.

Check out the list of music nominations for the BET Awards 2013 below: 

Best Female R&B or Pop Artist

  • Beyonce
  • Rihanna
  • Alicia Keys
  • Tamar Braxton
  • Elle Varner

Best Male R&B or Pop Artist

  • Justin Timberlake
  • Chris Brown
  • Usher
  • Bruno Mars
  • Miguel

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

  • Nicki Minaj
  • Azealia Banks
  • Eve
  • Rye Rye
  • Rasheeda

Best Male Hip-Hip Artist

  • Drake
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • A$AP Rocky
  • 2 Chainz
  • Future 

Best Group

  • Jay-Z & Kanye West
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Mary Mary
  • Mindless Behaviour
  • Slaughterhouse 

Best New Artist

  • Kendrick Lamar
  • The Weeknd
  • Azealia Banks
  • Joey Bada$$
  • Trinidad Jame$

Viewers' Choice Award

  • Rihanna - 'Diamonds'
  • Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z - 'Suit & Tie'
  • Drake - 'Started From The Bottom'
  • Miguel - 'Adorn'
  • Kendrick Lamar - 'Swimming Pools (Drank)'
  • A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar - 'Problems'

Best Collaboration

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

Video Of The Year

  • Rihanna - 'Diamonds'
  • Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z - 'Suit & Tie'
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - 'Thrift Shop'
  • Drake - 'Started From The Bottom'
  • Drake feat. Lil Wayne - 'HYFR'
  • 2 Chainz feat. Drake - 'No Lie'
  • A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar - 'Problems'
  • Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake - 'Poetic Justice'
  • Miguel - 'Adorn'
  • Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz - 'Mercy'

Best International Act: UK

  • Labrinth
  • Rita Ora
  • Emeli Sandé
  • Wiley
  • Marsha Ambrosius
  • Estelle
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