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Jay Z & BEyonce Lead 2014 BET Awards Nods

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The 2014 BET Awards Nominations were released today & of course the reigning King & Queen of Music Jay Z & wifey BEyonce lead the pack with 5 nods each.

Jigga’s recent rival on wax Drake joins the royal court with 5 nods of his own…see who else is up for a BET Award when it premiers LIVE on June 29th at 8PM EST.

In a statement released today:

BET Networks has announced the nominations for the “BET Awards” 2014. Nominations were announced in 20 categories, selected by BET’s Voting Academy comprised of a group of respected entertainment professionals in the fields of television, film, music, social media, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, creative arts and fans. The “BET Awards” 2014 will air live on Sunday, June 29th at 8pm ET on BET Networks from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, CA.

“This year’s nominees represent the best of the culture,” said Stephen Hill, BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials. “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.”

The complete list of nominees for the “BET Awards” 2014 are:

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 “BET Awards” 2014 will premiere around the world on BET’s international network on July 1st, 2014 at 8:00pm GMT (check local listings).

Stephen G. Hill, BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials, Lynne Harris Taylor, BET’s Vice President of Specials, will serve as Executive Producers for the “BET AWARDS,” along with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment.

The “BET Awards” will take place along with the BET Experience at L.A. Live in Los Angeles from June 27-29th. BET.com/Awards is the official site for the BET Awards 2014 and will have all the latest news and updates about this year’s show. All information about the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola can be found at BETExperience.com. The BET Experience VIP Package offers the only way to purchase a BET Awards ticket, great seats to 3-nights of concerts at the Staples Center, and exclusive access to events at the free Fan Fest. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to BET.com/BETX.Follow the Experience on Twitter @betexperience.

[Photos: Billboard | Real Talk NY]

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