Beyoncé & Jay Z lead 2014 BET Award nominations
The 2014 BET Award nominations have been announced, and Beyoncé, Jay Z, Pharrell, Rihanna, Ariana Grande and more are up for honors.
Solange has another reason to be mad at her brother-in-law Jay Z: He nabbed four BET Award nominations and she has a big fat zero.
Hova and Beyoncé rang up four nominations each, including Video of the Year and Best Collaboration for "Drunk in Love" as a duo. Beyoncé was also nominated for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist and again for Video of the Year for her hit "Partition." Jay-Z got a second nod for Best Collaboration for his Justin Timberlake project "Holy Grail," and another for Best Male Hip Hop Artist.
"This year's nominees represent the best of the culture," said Stephen Hill, BET's President of Music Programming and Specials in 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 complete list of 2014 BET Award nominees
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)
Best International Act: UK
Krept & Konan
The BET Awards will air live from the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, June 29 at 8 p.m. PST.