BET Awards 2012

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12th BET Awards
Date July 1, 2012
Location Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
Presented by Black Entertainment Television
Hosted by Samuel L. Jackson
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Television/radio coverage
Network BET
Runtime 210 minutes

The 12th BET Awards were held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on July 1, 2012.[1] 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. A tribute to Whitney Houston was performed this evening following her death earlier in the year.

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.[2]


Artist(s) Song(s)
Kanye West
Big Sean
Pusha T
2 Chainz
"Cold" (West)
"New God Flow" (West)
Usher "Climax"
Yolanda Adams
Jessica Reedy
Amber Bullock
Y'Anna Crawley
"You Brought the Sunshine"
Chanté Moore "Love to Love You Baby"
"Bad Girls"
(Tribute to Donna Summer)
Charles Perry "Home"
Nicki Minaj
2 Chainz
"Champion" (Minaj)
Beez in the Trap"
Valerie Simpson "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing"
Melanie Fiona "Wrong Side of a Love Song"
D'Angelo "Untitled (How Does It Feel)"
"Sugah Daddy"
Rick Ross
Meek Mill
"Bag of Money"
"So Sophisticated" (Ross)
"Black Magic"
Jennah Bell "Chapter 3: The Hatchet"
Faith Evans
Tribute to Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
  1. "Can't Get Over You" (Joe)
  2. "Joy and Pain" (Tyrese)
  3. "Happy Feelin's" (Evans)
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly "We Are One"
"Before I Let Go"
Chris Brown "Don't Wake Me Up"
"Turn Up the Music"
Gary Houston
Cissy Houston
Chaka Khan
Tribute to Whitney Houston
  1. "I Love the Lord" (Monica)
  2. "I'm Your Baby Tonight" (Brandy)
  3. "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" (Brandy)
  4. "Where You Are" (G. Houston)
  5. "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (C. Houston)
  6. "I'm Every Woman" (Khan)
Cash Out
"Cashin' Out" (Cash Out)
"Rack City" (Tyga)

Nominees and winners[edit]

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


  1. ^ Vena, Jocelyn (June 16, 2011). "Beyoncé Set To Perform At 2011 BET Awards". MTV News. MTV Networks. Retrieved June 20, 2011.
  2. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (July 3, 2012). "Sunday Cable Ratings: 'BET Awards' + 'True Blood', European Football, 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians', 'Real Housewives of NJ' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 3, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Bark, Theo (June 8, 2011). "Patti LaBelle to Receive BET's Lifetime Achievement Award". The Boombox. AOL. Retrieved June 20, 2011.

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