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Pharrell Williams, Usher, Drake and Lil Wayne are among the first slate of performers announced for the 2014 BET Awards, airing Sunday, June 29 at 8 p.m.betawards_2014_dl Jennifer Hudson, Trey Songz and Lionel Richie, who will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, will also perform during the ceremony, the network announced Tuesday.

And The Nominees Are: Beyonce & Jay Z Lead 2014 BET Awards Nominations

Beyoncé and Jay Z led the pack of nominees with five each. Their steamy collaboration “Drunk in Love” is up for a handful of trophies including the viewers’ choice award and video of the year, along with Beyoncé’s equally R-rated jam “Partition” and videos by Chris Brown (“Fine China”), Drake (“Worst Behavior”) and Pharrell Williams (“Happy”). Chris Rock will host the BET Awards. The highly rated show, which was launched in 2001, now anchors a three-day festival that takes over L.A. Live on June 27-29. Make sure you tune in LIVE to watch Z1079’s Shorty Da Prince behind the scenes at the BET Awards