Thursday, May 15, 2014

Beyoncé, Jay Z, Drake & August Alsina Lead BET Award Nominations + Diamond Platinumz from Tanzania nominated for the first time

Beyonce and Jay-Z perform at Sound of Change concert
August Alsina BET Awards
Someone over at BET realized that now would be a perfect time to release this year’s BET Awards nominations!
As always, this year power couple Jay Z and Beyoncé are still on top, leading the 2014 BET Awards nominations with four nods each. Beyoncé is nominated in the Best Female R&B/Pop categories as well as Best Collaboration (“Drunk In Love”) and Video of the Year (“Partition” and “Drunk In Love”), while Jay is up against Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Drake, and Future for Best Hip Hop Artist, and snags a nod for Best Collab for “Holy Grail” with Justin Timberlake. Noticeably missing from the Best Hip Hop Artist category is Kanye West who usually makes an appearance on the list. It looks as though he has been replaced with Future.
Other noteworthy categories include, Best Female Hip Hop Artist with Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Angel Haze going up against Eve and Charli Baltimore who have been in the game for 15+ years.
Following right behind Jay and Bey with three nominations each are Drake, Pharrell Williams, Chris Brown, and newcomer August Alsina who snagged nods in the Best Male R&B category, as well as Best Collaboration (“I Luv This”) and Best New Artist.
Congrats to all of the nominees!
Peep the full list 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. & 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
The host of the BET Awards will be announced tonight on 106 & Park!

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