Beyonce, Jay Z & Drake Lead 2014 BET Awards Nominations: See The Full List
Beyonce, Jay Z and Drake lead the nominations for the 2014 BET Awards, to the surprise of no one.
All three artists earned five nods each. Drake faces off against Jay Z, J. Cole, Future and last year’s winner, Kendrick Lamar, for Male Hip Hop Artist. That category aside, Hov only scored big for his collaborations, Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love” and “Holy Grail” featuring Justin Timberlake. (His touring schedule in recent years seemed to predict this.) Meanwhile, Beyonce is up for Video of the Year twice with “Drunk in Love” and “Partition,” a hefty contender in that same category being Pharrell‘s “Happy.”
Not all of the nominees are no-brainers, though: Last year’s Female R&B/Pop Artist, Rihanna, is nominated this year too, though she faces off against Janelle Monae and Jhene Aiko. After having released his solid debut Testimony, newcomer R&B singer August Alsina ties Pharrell with four nods, including Best New Artist with Ariana Grande. Daft Punk is nominated for Best Group. And the most interesting list of nominees could be for Best Female Hip Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj, Eve, Iggy Azalea, Angel Haze and Charli Baltimore.
See the full list of music nominees after the jump.
BET AWARDS 2014 NOMINATIONS
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 (of “Type of Way” and Mariah Carey‘s “Thirsty”) ScHoolboy Q
Best Gospel Artist Donnie McClurkin Erica Campbell Hezekiah Walker Tamela Mann Tye Tribbett
YoungStars Award Gabrielle Douglas Jacob Latimore Jaden Smith KeKe Palmer Zendaya (of “My Baby”)
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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