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Jay Z, Beyonce And Drake Lead BET Awards Nominations

The annual show is set to air on June 29, from Los Angeles.

All of the recent headlines about Jay Z and Beyoncé may have momentarily overhsadowed their music, but let's not forget that each half of the power couple released a well-received, high-selling album, with a unique rollout in 2013. It's for work on those projects -- Magna Carta Holy Grail and Beyoncé, respectively -- that Hov and Bey are being ackowledged at the 2014 BET Awards.

Jay, Bey and Drake -- who scored another chart-topper with his third album, Nothing Was The Same -- lead the way with five each. Just behind them, with four each, are Pharrell and August Alsina.

On the acting side, Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington, Lupita Nyong’o, Idris Elba and Michael B. Jordan all earned nominations. Head over to BET for the full list of nominees.

The annual show goes down on June 29, in Los Angeles.

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

Jay Z

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 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

Best Movie

"12 Years a Slave"

"The Best Man Holiday"

"Fruitvale Station"

"Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain"

Lee Daniels’ "The Butler"