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Usher and Trey Songz will also take the stage.

Sylvia Obell
Jun, 03, 2014

The first slate of performers have been announced for the 2014 BET Awards. Big names include Jennifer Hudson, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Drake, Lil Wayne, and Trey Songz.

BET Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Lionel Richie will also perform during the awards show.

Beyonce, Jay Z, Drake, and Pharrell lead in nominations for the evening. The Carters have five each with Drake and Pharrell following close behind with four. 

Click here for a full list of nominations.

The 2014 BET Awards air Sunday, June 29 at 8 p.m. EST