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

posted Thursday May 15 ,2014 at 01:15PM CDT | 86 comments

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

UPDATE: 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 

Janelle Monáe
Jhené Aiko
K. Michelle
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
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 
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist 
Angel Haze
Charli Baltimore
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

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
Krept & Konan
Laura Mvula
Rita Ora
Tinie Tempah

(May 14, 2014)

UPDATE: Chris Rock is set to host BET Awards 2014.

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  • Anonymous
    call me at 323-632-4592
  • Anonymous
    Davido (Nigeria) Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) Mafikizolo (South Africa) Sarkodie (Ghana) Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) Toofan (Togo) Who the hell are these niggas
  • Fucks Wit Me
    And the winners are: Best Female R&B/Pop Artist Beyonc Best Male R&B/Pop Artist Pharrell Williams Best Group A$AP Mob Best Collaboration Jay Z f/Justin Timberlake- Holy Grail Best Male Hip Hop Artist Kendrick Lamar Best Female Hip Hop Artist Nicki Minaj Video Of The Year Drake- Worst Behavior Video Director of the Year Director X Best New Artist August Alsina Best Gospel Artist Donnie McClurkin Best Actress Kerry Washington Best Actor Kevin Hart YoungStars Award Jaden Smith Best Movie 12 Years a Slave Subway Sportswoman of the Year Serena Williams Subway Sportsman of the Year Kevin Durant Centric Award Jhen Aiko The Worst Best International Act: Africa Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) Best International Act: UK Dizzee Rascal -Fucks Wit Me
    • Anonymous
      If BET is real then that african nicca who did 12 years a slave should win best actor not no fucking kevin hart
    • Fucks Wit Me
      They're gonna want Kevin Hart on stage so I bet he'll win
  • Anonymous
    "And arguably one of the top grossing actors too" Ummm one movie, and he shared billing with Cube. He's funny, but a long way from being the next Eddie Murphy.
    • Anonymous
      Make that two.
  • Anonymous
    Eminem should be nominated. I know it's BET but come on it's rap.
    • Anonymous
      It they have to nominate a white artist, then they should've removed Macklemore from this list and add Eminem to it
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  • Anonymous
    How in the fuck is Future nominated? He's not hiphop/rap, dude sings more than anything. On top of that, he fucking sucks.
  • Anonymous
    Lol @ people thinking Chris Rock is still funny
    • Anonymous
      funnier than you. i wish he would make a cb4 sequel
    • Anonymous
      When did I ever say I was funny??? SMH u sensitive ass hhdx trolls...
  • Lil Icy Boi!
    Lil Wayne killed JAY Z on "Mr. Carter" Lil Wayne killed JAY Z on "Swagga Like Us" Drake killed JAY Z on "Lights Up" Drake killed JAY Z on "Pound Cake / Paris Morton Music 2" Drake killed JAY Z on "Know Bout Me" As a close friend of Lil Wayne I can personally confirm that Lil Wayne is the best rapper officially. He is the best selling artist of the decade, professional skater, skilled guitarist, successful fashion designer, great actor, perfectionist musician, good mentor, perfect role model and lovely father. Lil Wayne is really multi-talented, his views and classic albums will make him live forever. Weezy is the GOAT. 5 LETTERS YMVMB. swag
    • Anonymous
  • DAC
    where is TheWeeknd for Male R&B artist of the yr?
  • Anonymous
    Imagine if Macklemore and Rita Ora win this shit...
  • Anonymous
    Schoolboy Q and Quan ain't no new artists
  • Anonymous
    Chris Rock was great in that Rick Ross biographic film he made called CB4.
  • Anonymous
    Where's the House Negro Of The Year award?
    • Anonymous
      They would have nominated 50 Cent but they prefer to nominate people who have dropped albums in the last 6 years.
  • KJunior (EA Streetwear)
    Probably a between Kdot, Drizzy and Hov for the Best Male HipHop award...for the Females...Angel or Iggy maybe...but lets be honest...lol....you know Nicki got that..lol..we'll see about the other awards tho... Follow Endless Ambition Streetwear. Urban wear for those who grind nonstop and want more out of life. IG: @endlessambition_streetwear @gwill89gfx @fantasticc___ Twitter: @GWILL89GFX @EA_StreetWear @kingstutter44 Blog: eastreetwear.blogspot.com
  • Anonymous
    Don't waste your time on award shows. Grammys, MTV, Oscars, BET, none of them. They'll always get it wrong. More times than not only to appeal to the masses. Popularity means more than creative substance sometimes and it's frustrating. Most times I just award shows for performances (music) or to just if they'll actually get it right (music and movies).
  • Anonymous
    Eminem should get one
  • 3rdstreets
    3rdstreets: Damn awards lost relevance.,,,,ass kissing shit ,,might as well call them groupies awards..,Nas king of rap,
  • pressplay
    If we going by sales then Bey, Jay and Nicki got this. No Yeezus? What's going on here? I wish Davido the best!
    • Anonymous
      Nicki hasnt sold shit since 2012
  • Anonymous
    Best actor Kevin Hart? lol
    • pressplay
      Funny but he's an actor, albeit a comedian. And arguably one of the top grossing actors too. So give him a break y'all.
    • Anonymous
      Kevin Hart is like Seth Rogen...plays the same character in every movie. Funny as hell, plays well on camera, but still tho...
    • Anonymous
      seth rogen is way more creative than kevin hart
    • Hellno
      Kevin Hart is a horrible actor and an average to below average comedian
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