2014 BET Awards Nominees Announced; Beyoncé, Jay Z on Top



2014 BET Awards Nominees
2014 BET Awards Nominees

The nominees have been announced for the 2014 BET Awards.

"This year's nominees represent the best of the culture," said BET in a statement. "It's great to see our talented new artists right alongside our more beloved ones with long careers."

Power couple Jay Z and Beyoncé lead the way with four nominations each. Bey is up for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration for "Drunk in Love" and two Video of the Year nominations with Jay for "Partition" and "Drunk in Love". The Brooklyn rapper was nominated for Best Male Hip Hop Artist and Best Collaboration for "Holy Grail" with Justin Timberlake.

GQ's Rapper of the Year, Kendrick Lamar, will go up against Jay, Drake, Future and J. Cole for the Best Male Hip Hop Artist award. It's Lamar's only nomination. Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea will duke it out for Best Female Hip Hop Artist along with nominees Angel Haze, Charli Baltimore and Eve.

The competition for Best New Artist is stiff with singers Ariana Grande, August Alsina and Mack Wilds vying for the title against rappers Rich Homie Quan and Schoolboy Q. Alsina also has a chance to walk away with the Best Male R&B/Pop Artist award and Best Collaboration for his single with Trinidad Jame$, "I Luv This." Also up for Best R&B/Pop Artist are Chris Brown, John Legend, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell Williams.

Check out the full list of music nominees below. The BET Awards show will air live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on June 29 at 8:00 p.m. (EST). Comedian Chris Rock will host the event.

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Janelle Monáe
Jhené Aiko
K. Michelle
Tamar Braxton

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

August Alsina
Chris Brown
John Legend
Justin Timberlake
Pharrell Williams

Best Group

A$AP Mob
Daft Punk
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Young Money

Best Collaboration

August Alsina f/ Trinidad Jame$ – "I Luv This"
Beyoncé f/ Jay Z – "Drunk In Love"
Drake f/ Majid Jordan – "Hold On (We're Going Home)"
Jay Z f/ Justin Timberlake – "Holy Grail"
Robin Thicke f/ T.I. & Pharrell Williams – "Blurred Lines"
YG f/ Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan – "My Hitta"

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

J. Cole
Jay Z
Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Angel Haze
Charli Baltimore
Iggy Azalea
Nicki Minaj

Video of the Year

Beyoncé – "Partition"
Beyoncé f/ Jay Z – "Drunk In Love"
Chris Brown – "Fine China"
Drake – "Worst Behavior"
Pharrell Williams – "Happy"

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom
Chris Brown
Colin Tilley
Director X
Hype Williams

Best New Artist

Ariana Grande
August Alsina
Mack Wilds
Rich Homie Quan
ScHoolboy Q

Best Gospel Artist

Donnie McClurkin
Erica Campbell
Hezekiah Walker
Tamela Mann
Tye Tribbett

Centric Award

Aloe Blacc – The Man
Jennifer Hudson f/ T.I. – I Can't Describe (The Way I Feel)
Jhené Aiko – "The Worst"
LiV Warfield – "Why Do You Lie?"
Wale f/ Sam Dew – "LoveHate Thing"

Best International Act: Africa

Davido (Nigeria)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Toofan (Togo)

Best International Act: UK

Dizzee Rascal
Krept & Konan
Laura Mvula
Rita Ora
Tinie Tempah


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