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Thursday, May 15, 2014
Beyoncé, Jay Z, Drake & August Alsina Lead BET Award Nominations + Diamond Platinumz from Tanzania nominated for the first time
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 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
The host of the BET Awards will be announced tonight on 106 & Park!