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.
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
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
Michael B. Jordan
"12 Years a Slave"
"The Best Man Holiday"
"Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain"
Lee Daniels’ "The Butler"