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Drake, Jay Z & Kendrick Lamar Among 2014 BET Awards Nominees

Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole and Nicki Minaj are also among the nominees. BET has announced the nominations for the 2014 BET Awards, set to air live from Los Angeles, California's Nokia Theatre Sunday, June 29. Jay Z and Beyonce lead in nominations, with four apiece. Drake, Chris Brown, Pharrell Williams and August Alsina earned three nominations each. A host for the event has not been announced. 106 & Park is slated to make the announcement regarding the event host today (May 14). The "Best Male Hip Hop Artist" nominees are Drake, Future, J. Cole, Jay Z and Kendrick Lamar. Meanwhile, Angel Haze, Charli Baltimore, Eve, Iggy Azalea and Nicki Minaj are among the artists nominated in the "Best Female Hip Hop Artist" category. "This year's nominees represent the best of the culture," Stephen Hill, BET's President of Music Programming and Specials says in a press release, as per Billboard. "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." A list of the nominees is below, per MissInfo. 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

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05/15/2014 12:40AM
Drake, Jay Z & Kendrick Lamar Among 2014 BET Awards Nominees
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