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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Beyonce, Jay Z & Drake Lead the 2014 BET Awards Nominations 

Gearing up for its summer broadcast, the BET Awards announced its 2014 nominees on Wednesday (May 14). Musicians take over this year as Jay-Z, Beyonce Knowles and Drake lead the back with five nominations each.
In addition, Pharrell Williams and Best New Artist nominee August Alsina scored four nods each.
"This year's nominees represent the best of the culture," Stephen Hill, BET's President of Music Programming and Specials, said in a statement. "It's great to see our talented new artists right alongside our more beloved ones with long careers."
The BET Awards will air on Sunday, June 29! Check out the full list of nominees below!
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. & Pharell 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 Tiley
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
Best Actress
Angela Bassett
Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington
Lupita Nyong'o
Oprah Winfrey
Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Forest Whitaker
Idris Elba
Kevin Hart
Michael B. Jordan
Young Stars Award
Gabrielle Douglas
Jacob Latimore
Jaden Smith
KeKe Palmer
Best Movie
12 Years a Slave
The Best Man Holiday
Fruitvale Station
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Lee Daniels' The Butler
Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Brittney Griner
Lolo Jones
Serena Williams
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams
Subway Sportsman of the Year
Blake Griffin
Carmelo Anthony
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Kevin Durant
LeBron James
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 (Tannzania)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Toofan (Togo)
Best International Act: UK
Dizzee Rascal
Krept & Konan
Rita Ora
Tinie Tempah


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