BET sure does love them some Beyonce, Drake and Jay Z. The music superstars lead the 2014 BET Award nominations with five apiece.

The nominations were announced earlier today and Queen Bey was recognized in the Best R&B/Pop Female Artist, Best Collaboration, and Video of the Year. Her nods in the Best Collaboration and Video of the Year categories comes courtesy of her inescapable hit “Drunk In Love.” Beyonce received a second nomination in the Video of the Year race for the steamy visuals for “Partition.”


Most of Jay Z’s nominations are tied to his wife’s due to his work on “Drunk In Love,” however, Jay got a solo nomination for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist and in Best Collaboration for “Holy Grail” which features Justin Timberlake. Drake will battle it out with Mr. Carter for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist as well as Best Collaboration for his song “Hold On, We’re Going Home” featuring Majid Jordan. Drake was also nominated in the Best Group slot with his Young Money brethren.

Newcomer August Alsina walked away with four nominations including Best New Artist and Best R&B/Pop Male Artist. He’s tied with Man of the Year Pharrell Williams.

After announcing the nominees, BET President of Music Programming and Specials Stephen G. Hill stated, “This year’s nominees represent the best of the culture. It’s great to see our talented new artist’s right alongside our more beloved ones with long careers. We appreciate our BET Awards nomination committee, over 300 strong, for their efforts and congratulate all the 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

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


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

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 (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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