Drake, Beyonce And Rihanna Lead The List Of 2016 BET Awards Nominees

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Expect to hear Drake’s name mentioned many times at this year’s BET Awards. As the official, full list of nominees is revealed, The 6 God leads the way with nine nods including ones for ‘Best Male Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ for his joint effort with Future for “Where Ya At.”

Following right behind Drizzy are his frequent collaborator Rihanna and Beyonce, each lady singled out for five nominations. Beyonce and Rihanna are both in the running for ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ for “Feeling Myself” and “Work” respectively. Others landing multiple mentions are Chris Brown, newcomer Bryson Tiller and Future, who all were nominated in four categories.

This year’s show will also highlight the late legend Prince, Stephen Hill, BET’s President of Programming, said via press release. “This show will be innovative and special; in addition to celebrating the best in entertainment, we’ll also spend time throughout the show remembering Prince as only BET can. You can count on memorable performances and moments in honor of a true legend.”

The 2016 BET Awards will air live on Sunday, June 26 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Below, check out the complete list of nominees.

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Andra Day
Beyonce Knowles
K. Michelle

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Bryson Tiller
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Tyrese Gibson

Best Group

ColleGrove (2 Chainz & Lil Wayne)
Drake & Future
P. Diddy & The Family
Rae Sremmurd
The Internet

Best Collaboration

Big Sean – “Play No Games” f. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign
Big Sean – “One Man Can Change The World” f. Kanye West & John Legend
Future – “Where Ya At” f. Drake
Nicki Minaj – “Feeling Myself” f. Beyonce Knowles
Rihanna – “Work” f. Drake

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

Beyonce Knowles – “Formation”
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Rihanna – “Work” f. Drake

Best New Artist

Alessia Cara
Andra Day
Bryson Tiller
Tory Lanez

Best Actress

Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington
Taraji P. Henson
Tracee Ellis Ross
Viola Davis

Best Actor

Anthony Anderson
Courtney B. Vance
Idris Elba
Michael B. Jordan
O’Shea Jackson Jr.

YoungStars Award

Amandla Stenberg
Quvenzhane Wallis
Willow Smith
Yara Shahidi

Best Movie

“Beasts of No Nation”
“Straight Outta Compton”

Sportswoman of the Year

Cheyenne Woods
Gabrielle Douglas
Serena Williams
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year

Cam Newton
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Odell Beckham Jr.
Stephen Curry

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

Beyonce Knowles – “Formation”
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Chris Brown – “Back to Sleep”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Future – “Where Ya at” f. Drake
Rihanna – “Work” f. Drake

Centric Award

Andra Day – “Rise Up”
Beyonce Knowles – “Formation”
K. Michelle – “Not a Little Bit”
Rihanna – “BBHMM”
The Internet – “Under Control”