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His relationship with Kim Kardashian appears to be going swimmingly and now Kanye West has even more to celebrate after scoring the most nominations for this year's BET Awards.

The 34-year-old rapper is up for seven gongs at the annual music ceremony.

While his heralded Watch the Throne collaboration with Jay-Z earned him six nods in the Best Group, Collaboration, and Viewer's Choice categories, he also in the running for the Video Director of the Year award.

Following closely behind his Jay Z's other half Beyoncé who has been nominated for six awards.

The 30-year-old singer is up for the Best Female R&B Artist, Best Collaboration for Party with J. Cole and two Video of the Year category for her fan favourites Love on Top and Countdown.

Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Drake are amongst the other artists up for multiple awards.

Meanwhile music heartthrobs, Chris Brown, Bruno Mars, Miguel, Trey Songz and Usher will all battle it out for the Best Male R&B Artist award.

The 2012 Black Entertainment Television Awards is due to take place on July 1 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Veteran Hollywood actor Samuel L Jackson will host the ceremony and Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj have been confirmed to perform at the show.

Check out the full list of nominees here:

Best Female R&B Artist
Marsha Ambrosius
Mary J. Blige
Melanie Fiona

Best Male R&B Artist
Chris Brown
Bruno Mars
Trey Songz

Best Group
Bad Meets Evil
DiddyDirty Money
Maybach Music Group
Mindless Behavior
The Throne (JayZ & Kanye West)

Best Collaboration
Beyoncé featuring J. Cole, "Party"
Big Sean featuring Kanye West & Roscoe Dash, "Marvin & Chardonnay"
DJ Khaled featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne, "I'm On One"
Drake featuring Lil Wayne & Tyga, "The Motto"
The Throne (JayZ & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding, "Otis"
Wale featuring Miguel, "Lotus Flower Bomb"

Best Male HipHop Artist
Big Sean
J. Cole
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Young Jeezy

Best Female HipHop Artist
Nicki Minaj
Brianna Perry

Video of the Year
Beyoncé, "Countdown"
Beyoncé, "Love On Top"
The Throne (JayZ & Kanye West), "Nas in Paris"
The Throne (JayZ & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding, "Otis"? Usher, "Climax"

Video Director of the Year
Beyoncé & Alan Ferguson
Benny Boom
Chris Brown & Godfrey Tabarez
Kanye West
Hype Williams

Best New Artist
A$AP Rocky
Big Sean
Meek Mill

Best Gospel
Yolanda Adams
Kim Burrell
James Fortune & FIYA
Fred Hammond
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CocaCola Viewers' Choice Award
Beyoncé, "Love on Top"
Chris Brown, "Turn Up the Music"
Drake featuring Lil Wayne & Tyga, "The Motto"
Mindless Behavior, "Hello"
The Throne (JayZ & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding, "Otis"
Wale featuring Miguel, "Lotus Flower Bomb"

Centric Award
Robert Glasper
Robin Thicke

Best International Act: Africa
Camp Mulla (Kenya)
Ice Prince (Nigeria)
Lira (South Africa)
Mokobe (Mali)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best International Act: U.K.
Emeli Sandé
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