Beyonce And Jay-Z Lead BET Awards 2012 Nominations

23 May 2012, 08:24 | Updated: 23 May 2012, 08:27

The 'Love On Top' singer and her rapper husband scored a total of 11 nods between them.

Beyonce, Jay-Z and Kanye West are among several artists to receive multiple nominations for this year's BET Awards.

The 'End Of Time' singer scored a total of six nominations for the 2012 awards ceremony, run by the Black Entertainment Television network, including Best Female R&B Artist, Best Collaboration for her J. Cole team-up 'Party' and Video Director of the Year.

Beyonce also picked up a nomination in the Viewer's Choice category for her 2011 single 'Love On Top', as well as two Video of the Year nods for both 'Countdown' and 'Love On Top'.

The '4' singer's husband Jay-Z has received five nominations in total from his collective with Kanye West, including Best Group, Best Collaboration, Viewer's Choice for their single 'Otis' and Video fh the Year for both 'N****s in Paris' and 'Otis'.

Leading the pack with seven total nominations for the 2012 BETs is 'Monster' rapper Kanye West, who was nominated for all five awards Jay-Z was in addition to Video Director of the YEar and Best Collaboration for his Big Sean team-up.

Other artist to be nominated for the popular awards ceremony include Chris Brown with three nominations, Usher with two nods and Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars and Rihanna having a single award nomination each.

In addition, UK acts Labrinth, Emeli Sande, Wretch 32, Estelle and Sway have all been nominated in the category for Best International UK Act.

The BET Awards 2012 is due to take place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on 1st July and will be hosted by The Avengers star Samuel J. Jackson.