beyonce-jay-drake-betBET 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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