BET Awards nominations announced

He started from the bottom, but now he's on top at the BET Awards: Drake has 12 nominations.

BET announced the nominees Tuesday. Rappers Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz are up for eight awards each.

Drake is nominated three times for the top prize, video of the year. His hit, "Started from the Bottom,'' will compete with his collaborations with 2 Chainz (''No Lie'') and A$AP Rocky (''Problems''). The top award has 10 nominees, including Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie,'' Kanye West's "Mercy,'' "Adorn'' by Miguel and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop.''

Chris Brown and R. Kelly will perform at the awards show, to air live June 30 from the Nokia Theater in L.A.

Chris Tucker will host the BET Awards.

Go here to see a complete list of this year's nominees.


Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Watch Now

New Android App

For your Android phone and tablet, download the FREE redesigned app, featuring CBSN, live 24/7 news.

The all new
CBS News App for Android® for iPad® for iPhone®
Fully redesigned. Featuring CBSN, 24/7 live news. Get the App