BET Awards 2014: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Tonight are the 2014 BET Awards and we’ve got all the info on what to expect. Check it out.

1. There Is a Live Stream Available for the Red Carpet Pre-Show

Tonight’s big event has a live stream being broadcasted for the red carpet and pre-show event. To watch it all live, check out the above link.

Prior to the BET Awards, celebrities and attendees celebrated over the weekend with some pre-parties and gatherings, but one went awry. Hollywood Take reports:

A man in his 20s was stabbed during a pre-BETs party Saturday night. The victim is in stable condition, and no arrests have been made. The Game was apparently present at the club where the stabbing occurred, but it appears he was not involved.

2. Performances Are Fully-Loaded With Big Stars

At tonight’s awards show, big names including Nicki Minaj, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and Lil Wayne will be performing. Have a look at the full list of performers below:

Pharrell Williams
John Legend
Nicki Minaj
August Alsina
Robin Thicke
Iggy Azalea
Lil Wayne
Jennifer Hudson
Trey Songz
Jhene Aiko
Yolanda Adams
Lionel Richie

3. Chris Rock Is the Host

Funny man Chris Rock is dominating the BET Awards tonight as host. It sounds like no one is safe … This will be Rock’s first time hosting the awards show. Hollywood Take quotes Rock as saying:

The BET Awards is the hottest awards show on TV, by far. I’ve done ‘em all but none as hot as [the BET Awards].

4. Lionel Richie Is Receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award

Lionel Richie will be celebrated tonight with the Lifetime Achievement Award and will be giving a performance in tribute to his accomplishments in the industry. Not only is Richie an amazing music artist, he’s also a huge philanthropist. Viral Global News reports:

Richie, while an electric artist is also a breast cancer activist. He has helped to raise awareness and more than $3 million dollars to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

5. And the Nominees Are …

The award nominees are filled with the biggest names in music. Let’s take a look at the full list of nominations:

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

— August Alsina f/ Trinidad Jame$ – “I Luv This”

— Beyonce f/ Jay Z – “Drunk In Love”

— Drake – “Worst Behavior”

— JheneAiko – “The Worst”

— Pharrell Williams – “Happy”

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

— Beyonce

— Janelle Monae

— JheneAiko

— 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


— Young Money

Best Collaboration

— August Alsina f/ Trinidad Jame$ – “I Luv This”

— Beyoncef/ 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

— Drake

— Future

— J. Cole


— Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

— Angel Haze

— Charli Baltimore

— Eve

— Iggy Azalea

— Nicki Minaj

Video of the Year

— Beyonce – “Partition”

— Beyonce 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

— 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)”

— JheneAiko – “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

— Ghetts

— Krept & Konan

— Laura Mvula

— Rita Ora

— Tinie Tempah