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Beyonce Leads the 2014 BET Awards Nominations

BET has just announced the nominees for their annual award show with no surprise as to who swept the nomination board. After an explosive year, Beyonce and Jay Z lead the 19-catergory list with four nominations. Pharrell, Drake, Chris Brown and new comer August Alsina come in second with three nominations.

"This year's nominees represent the best of the culture," the network's Music Programming and Specials President, Stephen Hill said. “It’s great to see our talented new artists right alongside our more beloved ones with long careers."

The 2014 BET Awards will air July 1, 2014 at 8 p.m. (EST).

Flip the page to see the list of nominees.

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Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Beyoncé
Janelle Monáe
Jhené Aiko
K. Michelle
Rihanna
Tamar Braxton

Chris Brown

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

August Alsina
Chris Brown
John Legend
Justin Timberlake
Pharrell Williams

Photo Credit: Chris Brown

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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

Photo Credit: Getty

Lupita Nyongo

Best Actress

Angela Bassett
Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington
Lupita Nyong’o
Oprah Winfrey'

Photo Credit: Getty

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Best Actor

Chiwetel Ejiofor
Forest Whitaker
Idris Elba
Kevin Hart
Michael B. Jordan

Photo Credit: Getty

Jay Z

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Drake
Future
J. Cole
Jay Z
Kendrick Lamar

Photo Credit: Getty

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Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Angel Haze
Charli Baltimore
Eve
Iggy Azalea
Nicki Minaj

Photo Credit: Revolve Clothing

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Best New Artist

Ariana Grande
August Alsina
Mack Wilds
Rich Homie Quan
ScHoolboy Q

Photo Credit: Getty

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Best Gospel Artist

Donnie McClurkin
Erica Campbell
Hezekiah Walker
Tamela Mann
Tye Tribbett

Photo Credit: Sharifa Daniels


Zendaya Coleman

YoungStars Award

Gabrielle Douglas
Jacob Latimore
Jaden Smith
KeKe Palmer
Zendaya

Photo Credit: Getty

Best Man Holiday Soundtrack

Best Movie

12 Years a Slave
The Best Man Holiday
Fruitvale Station
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Lee Daniels’ The Butler

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Subway Sportswoman of the Year

Brittney Griner
Lolo Jones
Serena Williams
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams

Photo Credit: Getty

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Subway Sportsman of the Year

Blake Griffin
Carmelo Anthony
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Kevin Durant
LeBron James

Photo Credit: Terry Richardson

Jennifer Hudson

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

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Best International Act: Africa

Davido (Nigeria)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Toofan (Togo)

 Rita Ora

Best International Act: UK

Dizzee Rascal
Ghetts
Krept & Konan
Laura Mvula
Rita Ora
Tinie Tempah

Photo Credit: Terry Richardson

TGT Listening Party

Best Group

A$AP Mob
Daft Punk
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
TGT
Young Money

Photo Credit: Sharifa Daniels

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Video of the Year

Beyoncé – Partition
Beyoncé f/ JAY Z – Drunk In Love
Chris Brown – Fine China
Drake – Worst Behavior
Pharrell Williams – Happy

Chris Brown

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom
Chris Brown
Colin Tilley
Director X
Hype Williams

Photo Credit: Getty

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