Singer Usher arrives at the Arts Club in London, England on June 11, 2012

*Usher, 2 Chainz and Big Sean have been announced as the latest performers for the BET Awards next month.


The acts will will take the stage at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1 in Los Angeles, joining previously-announced artists Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown.

Kanye West has the most nominations with seven. Beyoncé follows with six, and her husband, Jay-Z, is up for five. Lil Wayne, Drake and J. Cole also have multiple nominations.

Comedians Kevin Hart and Cedric the Entertainer will present awards; Samuel L. Jackson will host.

The show airs at 8 p.m. EDT on BET.