BET Awards 2012
|2012 BET Awards|
|Presented by||Samuel L. Jackson|
|Country of origin||United States|
Los Angeles, California
|Running time||210 minutes|
|Production company(s)||BET Networks|
|First shown in||July 1, 2012|
|Preceded by||BET Awards 2011|
|Followed by||BET Awards 2013|
The 2012 BET Awards were held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on July 1, 2012. The awards recognize Americans in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year. Actor Samuel L. Jackson hosted the event for the first time. Beyoncé and Jay Z also attended the event, both going home with 2 awards each. 
The BET-televised event was watched by 7.42 million viewers and achieved a 3.2 rating in the adult 18-49 demographic, marking the highest numbers for the night on basic cable.
- Melanie Fiona - "Wrong Side of a Love Song"
- Yolanda Adams, Jessica Reedy, Amber Bullock, Y'Anna Crawley - "You Brought the Sunshine"
- Valerie Simpson - "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing"
- D'Angelo - "Untitled (How Does It Feel)", "Suga Daddy"
- G.O.O.D. Music - "Mercy", "Cold" and "New God Flow"
- Rick Ross - "So Sophisticated" with Meek Mill
- Maybach Music Group - "Bag of Money"
- Chanté Moore - "Love to Love You Baby" and "Bad Girls"
- Chris Brown - "Don't Wake Me Up and Turn Up the Music
- Usher - "Climax"
- Nicki Minaj - "Beez in the Trap" with 2 Chainz and Champion
- Jennah Bell - "Chapter 3: The Hatchet"
- Joe - "Can't Get Over You"
- Tyrese - "Joy and Pain"
- Faith Evans - "Happy Feelin's"
- Maze featuring Frankie Beverly - "We Are One" and "Before I Let Go"
- Charles Perry - "Home"
- Monica - "I Love the Lord"
- Brandy - "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" and "I'm Your Baby Tonight"
- Gary Houston - "Where You Are"
- Cissy Houston - "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
- Chaka Khan - "I'm Every Woman"
- Tyga - "Rack City"
- Cash Out - "Cashin' Out"
Nominees and winners
Winners are highlighted in boldface
|Video of the Year||Video Director of the Year|
|Best Female R&B Artist||Best Male R&B Artist|
|Best Female Hip-Hop Artist||Best Male Hip-Hop Artist|
|Best Collaboration||Best New Artist|
|Best Group||Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice|
|YoungStars Award||Centric Award|
|Best Actress||Best Actor|
|Best Movie||Best Gospel Artist|
|Subway Sportswoman of the Year||Subway Sportsman of the Year|
|Best International Act: Africa||Best International Act: United Kingdom|
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