It’s hard to tell who the 2012 BET Awards winners will be, but Beyonce and Kanye West are the frontrunners for nominations, and almost immediately, Yeezy picked up his first award for the evening. After an energy-packed performance of ‘Mercy’ and ‘Cold,’ West and Jay-Z (who surprised him during the acceptance speech, coming out from backstage) took home the 2012 BET Award award for Best Group.

So, who else took home trophies? Check out our list of the 2012 BET Award winners, including Chris Brown and Big Sean as well, and stay tuned as we update the list throughout the show.

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist


Nicki Minaj — WINNER!


Brianna Perry

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

Big Sean

Drake — WINNER!

Lil Wayne

J. Cole

Rick Ross

Young Jeezy

Best Group

Bad Meets Evil

Diddy Dirty Money

Maybach Music Group

Mindless Behavior

The Throne — WINNER!

Best Female R&B Artist

Beyonce — WINNER!


Marsha Ambrosius

Melanie Fiona

Best Male R&B Artist

Chris Brown — WINNER!

Bruno Mars


Trey Songz


Best Collaboration

Beyonce Feat. J Cole, ‘Party’

Big Sean Feat. Kanye West & Roscoe Dash, ‘Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay’

DJ Khaled, Drake, Lil Wayne & Rick Ross, ‘I’m On One’

Drake, Lil Wayne & Tyga, ‘The Motto’

The Throne, ‘Otis’

Wale & Miguel, ‘Lotus Flow Bomb’ – WINNERS!

Best New Artist

A$AP Rocky

Big Sean — WINNER!

Diggy Simmons


Meek Mill

Video Director of the Year

Beyonce & Allen Ferguson — WINNERS!

Benny Boom

Chris Brown & Godfrey Tabarez

Kanye West & Hype Williams

Video of the Year

Beyonce, ‘Love on Top’

Beyonce, ‘Countdown’

The Throne, ‘N—-s in Paris’

The Throne, ‘Otis’ — WINNER!

Usher, ‘Climax’

Centric Award

Common — WINNER!


Robert Glasper

Robin Thicke


YoungStars Award


Diggy — WINNER!

Jacob Latimore

Keke Palmer

Willow Smith

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

Beyonce, ‘Love on Top’

Chris Brown, ‘Turn up the Music’

Drake, Lil Wayne & Tyga, ‘The Motto’

Mindless Behavior, ‘Hello’ — WINNER!

Jay-Z & Kanye West, ‘Otis’

Wale & Miguel, ‘Lotus Flower Bomb’

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