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The biggest weekend in music concludes later this evening as the BET Awards 2013 return to Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre. Before the pre-show kickoff at 6 p.m. EST, here’s an inside preview of where some of today’s biggest stars will be seated during the main event. Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj will be front row seated next to each other, as Miguel has spot in front of DJ Khaled and Ace Hood. Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon will be side-by-side with NBA Champion Dwyane Wade and his girlfriend-actress Gabrielle Union.

T.I. will be close to his “Blurred Lines” collaborator Robin Thicke and his wife Paula Patton, while The Weeknd makes his award show debut with a seat behind Mindless Behavior. Other noteables include R. Kelly, Brandy, Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, India.Aire, Snoop Dogg, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, and more.

Hosted by Chris Tucker, the BET Awards main show starts at 8 p.m. EST with performances from Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, R. Kelly, Jamie Foxx, Ciara, Kendrick Lamar, and more. The legendary Charlie Wilson will be honored with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Check out photos below….

Photo Credit: Getty Images for BET

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