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Jay Z, Beyonce and Drake Lead BET Nominations



    Jay Z, Beyonce and Drake Lead BET Nominations
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    Beyonce and rapper Jay Z perform onstage during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

    Nominations for the BET Awards 2014 were announced Wednesday with Jay Z, Beyonce and Drake leading with five nods each.

    Close behind is Pharrell Williams and Best New Artist nominee August Alsina with four nominations apiece.

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

    The BET Awards 2014 will air live on Sunday, June 29 on BET from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

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    Here is the complete list of nominees:

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    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


    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

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    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

    YoungStars 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