The BET Awards 2014 air Sunday evening. But before you watch a free live stream of the red carpet arrivals at the BETs, check out our preview below.

Chris Rock hosts the BETs 2014 on Sunday night. While this will be his first time host the BET Awards, he does have plenty of experience, previously hosting the MTV Video Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and even the Academy Awards.

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“The BET Awards is the hottest awards show on TV, by far,” Chris Rock said before the 2014 BETs. “I’ve done ‘em all but none as hot as [the BET Awards].”

Not surprisingly, Beyoncé and Jay Z lead the nominees at the 2014 BETs. The married couple received five nominations each, including three for their duet “Drunk In Love.” Other top contenders include Drake, Pharrell Williams, and August Alsina, who are each up for four awards. Lionel Richie will also receive a special Lifetime Achievement Award for nearly 50 years of success in the music industry.

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Lionel Richie Lionel Richie will recieve the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 BETs.

There will also be plenty of incredible performances at the BETs 2014. Among the stars set to hit the BET Awards stage are Usher, T.I., Pharrell Williams, Jennifer Hudson, Lil Wayne, August Alsina, Trey Songz, Robin Thicke, John Legend, Iggy Azalea and Nicki Minaj. Usher’s performance in particular may be special, as BET has teased some form of celebration honoring the 20th anniversary of the singer’s first album.

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And it would not be the BET Awards without a little drama. According to 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.

John Legend John Legend is one of several stars who will perform at the 2014 BET Awards.

You can watch a live stream of the red carpet arrivals at the 2014 BET Awards here starting at 5 pm. ET. Karrueche Tran will host the event and interview various celebrities as they arrive at the BETs 2014.

Then be sure to tune your televisions to BET at 8 p.m. ET to watch the awards live. Or you can stick to the aforementioned live stream, which during the ceremony will feature backstage interviews by comedian Chris Spencer.

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