Drake leads BET Awards with 9 nominations

2016-05-20 14:33

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 Artist
Andra Day
K. Michelle
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Bryson Tiller
Chris Brown
The Weeknd

Best Group
2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
Drake & Future
Puff Daddy & The Family
Rae Sremmurd
The Internet
Best Collaboration
Big Sean ft. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign - Play No Games
Big Sean ft. Kanye West & John Legend - One Man Can Change The World
Future ft. Drake - Where Ya At
Nicki Minaj ft. Beyoncé - Feeling Myself
Rihanna ft. Drake - Work
Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Fetty Wap
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Dej Loaf
Lil Kim
Missy Elliott
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma
Video of the Year
Beyoncé - Formation
Bryson Tiller - Don't
Drake - Hotline Bling
Kendrick Lamar - Alright
Rihanna ft. Drake - Work
Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Chris Brown
Colin Tilley & The Little Homies
Director X
Hype Williams
Best New Artist
Alessia Cara
Andra Day
Bryson Tiller
Tory Lanez
Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Anthony Brown & Group Therapy
Erica Campbell
Kirk Franklin
Tamela Mann
Tasha Cobbs

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