R2Bees nominated for 2013 BET Awards

BY: Arku Jasmine

Ghanaian rap duo, R2Bees has been nominated for the 2013 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards.

They were nominated in the Best International Act, Africa category alongside Nigeria’s 2Face Idibia and Ice Prince, South Africa’s Toya Delazy and Donald, and Uganda’s Radio and Weasel.

R2Bees is the second Ghanaian music group that has been nominated in the same category following Sarkodie who jointly won the award with Nigeria musician Wizkid.

R2Bees has also received nine nominations at the upcoming Vodafone Ghana Music Awards schedule to take place at the Accra International Conference Centre on Saturday, May 18.

The nominees list was released on Wednesday and topping this year’s nominees list with 12 nominations is the Young Money hit maker, Drake.

2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar earned eight nominations apiece, A$AP Rocky and Jay-Z each have five, and Justin Timberlake and Miguel have four each. 

Chris Brown and R. Kelly were also announced as performers, and "Friday" actor Chris Tucker is expected to host this year’s award ceremony which will be aired live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on June 30.

Below is the full list of nominations

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist 

Beyoncé 

Tamar Braxton 

Alicia Keys 

Rihanna 

Elle Varner 


Best Male R&B/Pop Artist 

Chris Brown 

Bruno Mars 

Miguel 

Justin Timberlake 

Usher 


Best Group 

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 

Mary Mary 

Mindless Behavior 

Slaughterhouse 

The Throne (Kanye West and Jay-Z) 


Best Collaboration 

2 Chainz (featuring Drake) - "No Lie" 

A$AP Rocky (featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar) - "F-in' Problems" 

French Montana (featuring Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne) - "Pop That" 

Kendrick Lamar (featuring Drake) - "Poetic Justice" 

Justin Timberlake (featuring Jay-Z) - "Suit & Tie" 

Kanye West (featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz) - "Mercy" 


Best Male Hip Hop Artist 

2 Chainz 

A$AP Rocky 

Drake 

Future 

Kendrick Lamar 


Best Female Hip Hop Artist 

Azealia Banks 

Eve 

Nicki Minaj 

Rasheeda 

Rye Rye 


Video of the Year 

2 Chainz (featuring Drake) - "No Lie" 

A$AP Rocky (featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar) - "F-in' Problems" 

Drake - "Started From the Bottom" 

Drake (featuring Lil Wayne) - "HYFR" 

Kendrick Lamar (featuring Drake) - "Poetic Justice" 

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (featuring Wanz) - "Thrift Shop" 

Miguel - "Adorn" 

Rihanna - "Diamonds" 

Justin Timberlake (featuring Jay-Z) - "Suit & Tie" 

Kanye West (featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz) - "Mercy" 


Video Director of the Year 

A$AP Rocky and Sam Lecca 

Benny Boom 

Director X 

Dre Films 

Hype Williams 


Best New Artist 

Azealia Banks 

Joey Bada$$ 

Kendrick Lamar 

Trinidad Jame$ 

The Weeknd 


Best Gospel Artist 

Deitrick Haddon 

Lecrae 

Tamela Mann 

Mary Mary 

Marvin Sapp 


Best Actress 

Angela Bassett 

Halle Berry 

Taraji P. Henson 

Gabrielle Union 

Kerry Washington 


Best Actor 

Don Cheadle 

Common 

Jamie Foxx 

Samuel L. Jackson 

Denzel Washington 


YoungStars Award 

Gabrielle Douglas 

Jacob Latimore 

Keke Palmer 

Jaden Smith 

Quvenzhané Wallis 


Best Movie 

"Beasts of the Southern Wild" 

"Django Unchained" 

"Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap" 

"Sparkle" 

"Think Like a Man" 


Subway Sportswoman of the Year 

Gabrielle Douglas 

Brittney Griner 

Candace Parker 

Serena Williams 

Venus Williams 


Subway Sportsman of the Year 

Victor Cruz 

Kevin Durant 

Robert Griffin III 

LeBron James 

Ray Lewis 


Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award 

A$AP Rocky (featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar) - "F-in' Problems" 

Drake - "Started From the Bottom" 

Kendrick Lamar - "Swimming Pools (Drank)" 

Miguel - "Adorn" 

Rihanna - "Diamonds" 

Justin Timberlake (featuring Jay-Z) - "Suit & Tie" 


Centric Award 

Tamar Braxton - "Love and War" 

Fantasia - "Lose to Win" 

Miguel - "Adorn" 

Nas - "Daughters" 

Charlie Wilson - "My Love Is All I Have" 


Best International Act: Africa 

2Face Idibia (Nigeria) 

Toya Delazy (South Africa) 

Donald (South Africa) 

Ice Prince (Nigeria) 

R2Bees (Ghana) 

Radio and Weasel (Uganda) 


Best International Act: UK 

Marsha Ambrosius 

Estelle 

Labrinth 

Rita Ora 

Emeli Sandé 

Wiley