New York - Drake is walking into the BET Awards with nine nominations, nearly doubling Beyoncé and Rihanna, who are up for five awards each.
BET told The Associated Press on Thursday that Drake is nominated twice for video of the year with Hotline Bling and Work with Rihanna. Other nominees for the top prize include Beyoncé's Formation, Kendrick Lamar's Alright and rising newcomer Bryson Tiller's Don't.
The BET Awards will air live on 26 June from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.
Drake is nominated twice for best collaboration and three times for the viewer's choice award.
Beyoncé and Rihanna will compete for best female R&B/pop artist along with Adele, K Michelle and breakthrough singer Andra Day.
Chris Brown, Future and Tiller nabbed four nominations each.
The complete list of music nominees for the 2016 BET Awards are:
Best Female R&B/Pop ArtistAdeleAndra DayBeyoncéK. MichelleRihanna Best Male R&B/Pop ArtistBryson TillerChris BrownJeremihThe WeekndTyrese
Best Group2 Chainz & Lil WayneDrake & FuturePuff Daddy & The FamilyRae SremmurdThe Internet Best CollaborationBig Sean ft. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign - Play No GamesBig Sean ft. Kanye West & John Legend - One Man Can Change The WorldFuture ft. Drake - Where Ya AtNicki Minaj ft. Beyoncé - Feeling MyselfRihanna ft. Drake - Work Best Male Hip Hop ArtistDrakeFetty WapFutureJ. ColeKanye WestKendrick Lamar Best Female Hip Hop ArtistDej LoafLil KimMissy ElliottNicki MinajRemy Ma Video of the YearBeyoncé - FormationBryson Tiller - Don'tDrake - Hotline BlingKendrick Lamar - AlrightRihanna ft. Drake - Work Video Director of the YearBenny BoomChris BrownColin Tilley & The Little HomiesDirector XHype Williams Best New ArtistAlessia CaraAndra DayBryson TillerKehlaniTory Lanez Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational AwardAnthony Brown & Group TherapyErica CampbellKirk FranklinLecraeTamela MannTasha Cobbs
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