Usher, Pharrell, Trey Songz, Jennifer Hudson, and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Lionel Richie are among the first tapped to perform at the upcoming 2014 BET Awards, airing Sunday, June 29 at 8 p.m. Also announced as performers are Young Money heavyweights Lil Wayne and Drake.
As previously reported, Beyonce and Jay Z lead all nominees with five noms each. Beyonce received nods in the following categories: Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration (With Jay Z for “Drunk in Love”), Video Of The Year (“Partition” and “Drunk In Love”).
Drake, Pharrell and August Alsina trail the power couple with four nominations each. Hot newcomer Alsina banked four nominations including Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration (I Luv This), and Best New Artist.
Hosted by Chris Rock, the BET Awards will air live on Sunday, June 29, 2014 on BET from Nokia Theatre L.A. in Los Angeles, CA at 8PM.