Superstar couple Beyonce and Jay Z lead the nominations for this year's BET Awards as they, along with rapper Drake, have five nominations each.
The superstar couple have garnered five nods apiece at the annual awards ceremony celebrating the best in black entertainment, while rapper Drake is also up for five gongs.
Beyonce is nominated for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Video of the Year for 'Partition', and also shares two nods with husband Jay - Best Collaboration and Video of the Year for their hit single, 'Drunk in Love'.
Jay is also up for Best Male Hip Hop Artist and has a Best Collaboration nod with Justin Timberlake for their track together, 'Holy Grail'.
BET's president of music programming and specials Stephen Hill said: ''This year's nominees represent the best of the culture. 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.''
'Happy' hitmaker Pharrell Williams celebrates four nominations, including Best Male R&B/Pop Artist and Best Collaboration for Robin Thicke's hugely successful anthem 'Blurred Lines'.
Meanwhile, the acting categories recognize standout performances from '12 Years a Slave' stars Lupita Nyong'o and Chiwetel Ejiofor, 'Scandal' leading lady Kerry Washington, and talk show legend Oprah Winfrey.
Oscar-winning film '12 Years a Slave' is nominated for Best Movie along with 'The Butler' and 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'.
The 2014 BET Awards take place on Sunday, June 29, and will be held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
2014 BET Awards nominations:
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
August Alsina feat. Trinidad Jame$ - 'I Luv This'
Beyoncé feat. JAY Z - 'Drunk In Love'
Drake feat. Majid Jordan - 'Hold On (We're Going Home)'
JAY Z feat. Justin Timberlake - 'Holy Grail'
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell Williams - 'Blurred Lines'
YG feat. Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan - 'My Hitta'
Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Video of the Year
Beyoncé - 'Partition'
Beyoncé feat. 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
Best Gospel Artist
Michael B. Jordan
'12 Years a Slave'
'The Best Man Holiday'
'Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain'
'Lee Daniels' The Butler'
Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Subway Sportsman of the Year
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Aloe Blacc - 'The Man'
Jennifer Hudson feat. T.I. - 'I Can't Describe (The Way I Feel)'
Jhené Aiko - 'The Worst'
LiV Warfield - 'Why Do You Lie?'
Wale feat. Sam Dew - 'LoveHate Thing'
Best International Act: UK
Krept & Konan
Best International Act: Africa
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
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