SOHH Whatcha Think: 2012 BET Award Nominees List Revealed

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 12:25AM

Written by Jeezis Peace

Award time, award time! Yes ladies and gents, the nominees for this year's BET Awards have been announced and while there are a few surprises, many of the nominees are a virtual no-brainer, outside of the Best Female HipHop Artist which sorta boggles the mind.

[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]

The Throne, aka the Jay and Yeezy supergroup that dropped one of 2011's biggest albums, lead the awards category. Will be interesting to see if they actually show up, given their tumultuous relationship with the music network.

Kanye West leads the list of nominations for the 2012 BET Awards, which the network announced on Tuesday. West scored a leading seven, six of them the result of his heralded collaboration with Jay-Z. When the two rap heavyweights announced they would join forces on "Watch the Throne," under the equally royal moniker The Throne, it became one of last year's most anticipated releases. Fans were eager to hear what the frequent collaborators would offer. (LA Times Blog)

Movie star and infamous loud-talker Samuel L. Jackson is set to host this year's awards, with artists including A$AP Rocky, Big Sean and Melanie Fiona set to appear as presenters.

BET president Stephen Hill held a press conference in New York City on Tuesday, and with the help of Big Sean, DJ Khaled, A$AP Rocky, Diggy, Mindless Behavior and Melanie Fiona, he spilled the beans about the big show. Samuel L. wasn't in attendance, but The Avengers star sent a pre-taped message promising that the show will be "too big to miss. (MTV)

Check out BET Awards nominee Big Sean speaking on his family's support of the upcoming event.

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Here are this year's music award nominees. Who do you think should take home the award in some of your favorite categories? Let us know.

Best Female R&B Artist
Marsha Ambrosius
Mary J. Blige
Melanie Fiona

Best Male R&B Artist
Chris Brown
Bruno Mars
Trey Songz

Best Group
Bad Meets Evil
DiddyDirty Money
Maybach Music Group
Mindless Behavior
The Throne (JayZ & 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 (JayZ & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding, "Otis"
Wale featuring Miguel, "Lotus Flower Bomb"

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Big Sean
J. Cole
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Young Jeezy

Best Female HipHop Artist

Nicki Minaj
Brianna Perry

Video of the Year
Beyoncé, "Countdown"
Beyoncé, "Love On Top"
The Throne (JayZ & Kanye West), "Nas in Paris"
The Throne (JayZ & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding, "Otis" 
Usher, "Climax"

Video Director of the Year
Beyoncé & Alan Ferguson
Benny Boom
Chris Brown & Godfrey Tabarez
Kanye West
Hype Williams

Best New Artist
A$AP Rocky
Big Sean
Meek Mill

[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]

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