Kanye West, the Throne, Beyonce Lead BET Awards Nominations

Kanye West, the Throne, Beyonce Lead BET Awards Nominations

BET Awards viewers will be watching the Throne.

Kanye West and Jay-Z's collaboration has five nominations at this year's ceremony, including Best Group, Best Collaboration and two nominations for Video of the Year ("N***as in Paris" and "Otis"). (West earned solo nominations for Best Director and Best Collaboration, giving him seven overall nods.)

But the regal rappers' project comes second to Beyonce, who scored six nominations, including Best Female R&B Artist.

Ceremony host Samuel L. Jackson appeared via video at Tuesday's nominations announcement, which saw A$AP Rocky, Big Sean, Melanie Fiona and others reveal the slate of nominees.

In the first round of announced performers, this year's ceremony will see appearances from Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown, as well as a tribute to the late Whitney Houston.

The BET Awards will air July 1 from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. View the complete nominees list below:

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
Diddy-Dirty Money
Maybach Music Group
Mindless Behavior
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

Best Collaboration
Beyoncé f/ J. Cole - Party
Big Sean f/ Kanye West & Roscoe Dash - Marvin & Chardonnay
DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne - I'm On One
Drake f/ Lil Wayne & Tyga - The Motto
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) f/ Otis Redding - Otis
Wale f/ Miguel - Lotus Flower Bomb

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

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj
Brianna Perry

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) f/ 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

Best Gospel
Yolanda Adams
Kim Burrell
James Fortune & FIYA
Fred Hammond
Trin-I-Tee 5:7

Best Actress
Angela Bassett
Viola Davis
Taraji P. Henson
Regina King
Zoe Saldana

Best Actor
Don Cheadle
Idris Elba
Kevin Hart
Denzel Washington

YoungStars Award
Jacob Latimore
Keke Palmer
Willow Smith

Best Movie
Good Deeds
Jumping The Broom
Laugh At My Pain
Red Tails
The Help

Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Skylar Diggins
Brittney Griner
Candace Parker
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year
Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
Victor Cruz
Kevin Durant
LeBron James

Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award
Beyoncé - Love On Top
Chris Brown - Turn Up the Music
Drake f/ Lil Wayne & Tyga - The Motto
Mindless Behavior - Hello
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) f/ Otis Redding - Otis
Wale f/ Miguel - Lotus Flower Bomb

Centric Award
Robert Glasper
Robin Thicke

Best International Act: Africa
Camp Mulla (Kenya)
Ice Prince (Nigeria)
Lira (South Africa)
Mokobe (Mali)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best International Act: UK
Emeli Sandé
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