Kanye West leads BET Awards

Kanye West leads nominations at the BET awards with seven

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Kanye West leads nominations at the BET Awards with seven.

The 'Stronger' rapper's Watch the Throne project with Jay-Z dominated nominations, earning nods in the Best Group, Collaboration, and Viewer's Choice categories, while its videos to 'N****s in Paris' and 'Otis' both got nods for Video of the Year.

Following Kanye is Jay-Z's wife, Beyonce Knowles, who is up for six trophies including Best Female R&B Artist, Best Collaboration for 'Party' with J. Cole and two Video of the Year nods for her songs 'Countdown' and 'Love on Top' from her '4' album.

Rapper Big Sean was excited to learn he is up for three awards, including Best Male Hip Hop Artist.

He told MTV: "It's perfect. My grandma gonna be watching, my mom, my family, the whole city.

"It's just tight that I can represent those people, everybody who had that dream, everybody who used to ride to school listening to their idols, now I'm with them. It's just tight that I can show people that it's possible."

Other artists to score nominations include Chris Brown with three, Usher who picked up two and Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars and Rihanna who all have nominations in one category each.

The BET awards will take place on July 1 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium, hosted by actor Samuel L. Jackson.

Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj have been confirmed to perform at the show.

BET Awards, edited list of nominees:

Best Female R&B Artist:

Marsha Ambrosius

Beyoncé

Mary J. Blige

Melanie Fiona

Rihanna

Best Male R&B Artist:

Chris Brown

Bruno Mars

Miguel

Trey Songz

Usher

Best Group:

Bad Meets Evil

Diddy-Dirty Money

Maybach Music Group

Mindless Behavior

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

Best Collaboration:

Beyoncé featuring J. Cole - 'Party'

Big Sean featuring Kanye West & Roscoe Dash - 'Marvin & Chardonnay'

DJ Khaled featuring Drake - Rick Ross & Lil Wayne - 'I'm On One'

Drake featuring Lil Wayne & Tyga - 'The Motto'

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding - 'Otis'

Wale featuring Miguel - 'Lotus Flower Bomb'

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist:

Big Sean

Drake

J. Cole

Lil Wayne

Rick Ross

Young Jeezy

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist:

Diamond

Nicki Minaj

Brianna Perry

Trina

Video of the Year:

Beyoncé - 'Countdown'

Beyoncé - 'Love On Top'

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) - 'N***as in Paris'

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding - 'Otis'?- Usher - 'Climax'

Best New Artist:

A$AP Rocky

Big Sean

Diggy

Future

Meek Mill

Viewers' Choice Award:

Beyoncé - 'Love on Top'

Chris Brown - 'Turn Up the Music'

Drake featuring Lil Wayne & Tyga - 'The Motto'

Mindless Behavior - 'Hello'

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding - 'Otis'

Wale featuring Miguel - 'Lotus Flower Bomb'

Best International Act: Africa

Camp Mulla (Kenya)

Ice Prince (Nigeria)

Lira (South Africa)

Mokobe (Mali)

Sarkodie (Ghana)

Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best International Act: UK:

Estelle

Labrinth

Emeli Sandé

Sway

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