There's a lot to love about the 2012 BET Awards coming up July 1. With the hottest names in music, viewer's choice, stellar performances and hilarious A-list actor Samuel L. Jackson hosting -- this year's show is a must see! Find out who's performing, the nominees and who's being honored for this year's Lifetime Achievement Award after the jump!Best Female artist nominees include: Marsha Ambrosius, Beyonce, Rihanna and Melanie Fiona.

Best Male R&B artist nominees include, Usher, Miguel, Bruno Mars, and Trey Songz.

Award categories also include Best Group, Best Collaboration, Best Male/Best Female Hip-hop artists, Video of the Year, Best New artist, Best Gospel, Best Movie, Athlete, Best Actor/Actress, Viewer's Choice and lots more.

Even more exciting are this year's honorees for the Cadillac Lifetime Achievement Award, R&B/Funk duo, Frankie Beverly & Maze!

Watch: BET Awards Promo