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Nominations for the BET Awards 2014 were announced today with Jay Z, Beyoncé and Drake leading with five nods each.

Pharrell Williams and Best New Artist nominee August Alsina nabbed four nominations apiece.

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

Below is the complete list of nominees:

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. & Pharell 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 Tiley

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 (Tannzania)

Mafikizolo (South Africa)

Sarkodie (Ghana)

Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Toofan (Togo)

Best International Act: UK

Dizzee Rascal

Ghetts

Krept & Konan

Rita Ora

Tinie Tempah

Read more at http://www.eurweb.com/2014/05/jay-z-beyonce-drake-lead-bet-awards-2014-nominations/#muMkMx3DE8862STF.99

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