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Beyonce, Jay Z, Drake Lead BET Nominations + Which New Artists Trails Right Behind!

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BET has officially announced the nominees for the 2014 BET Awards and leading the this year’s nods, Jay Z, Beyonce and Drake.

The power couple and the Canadian rapper are going into the awards show with a whopping 5 nominations, with Pharrell Williams and August Alisna right behind with four nominations.

“This year’s nominees represent the best of the culture,” BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials, Stephen Hill said in a statement. “It’s great to see our talented new artist’s right alongsinde 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.”

HipHollwood caught up with August Alsina in April and the new artist revealed that his success comes down to one thing … A good plan.

“You gotta have a plan,” he told us. “I think if you don’t have a plan, someone else is going to have a plan and you end up looking like a f*cking idiot and you end up doing what somebody else wants you to do. You can’t be somebody that you’re not.”

Some of the other nominees include Kerry Washington and Oprah Winfrey, nominated for Best Actress and Rihanna, K. Michelle and Tamar Braxton who are all nominated for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist.

The BET Awards will air live on Sunday, June 29, 2014 from the Nokia Theater in LA at 8 p.m. on BET.

Check out the entire list of nominees below:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Beyoncé
Janelle Monáe
Jhené Aiko
K. Michelle
Rihanna
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
TGT
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
Drake
Future
J. Cole
JAY Z
Kendrick Lamar
 
Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Angel Haze
Charli Baltimore
Eve
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
Zendaya
 
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
Ghetts
Krept & Konan
Laura Mvula
Rita Ora
Tinie Tempah

 

 

 

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