Beyonce & Jay Z Lead 2014 BET Awards
BET has announced the nominees for the 2014 BET Awards. Beyoncé and Jay Z take the lead with four nominations each. Beyoncé is nominated for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration ("Drunk In Love"), and Video of the Year twice ("Partition," "Drunk In Love").
Besides being nominated alongside Beyoncé for Video of the Year and twice for Best Collaboration, Jay is also nominated for Best Male Hip Hop Artist.
The nominations announcement comes two days after footage leaked of Solange attacking Jay Z in a The Standard Hotel elevator the night of the Met Gala.
Drake, Chris Brown, Pharrell Williams and August Alsina follow behind with three nominations each.
"This year's nominees represent the best of the culture," says Stephen Hill, BET's President of Music Programming and Specials via a press release. "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 host for the BET Awards will be announced tonight (May 14) during 106 & Park at 6pm EST.
The award show will air live from Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, June 29 at 8pm EST.
Check out the full 2014 BET Awards nominees below:
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
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
Best Female Hip Hop Artist
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
Best New Artist
Rich Homie Quan
Best Gospel Artist
Michael B. Jordan
12 Years a Slave
The Best Man Holiday
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Lee Daniels' The Butler
Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Subway Sportsman of the Year
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
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
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) Toofan (Togo)
Best International Act: UK
Krept & Konan