Drake, Beyoncé & Rihanna Lead The List Of 2016 BET Award Nominees

(AllHipHop News) It’s that time of year again. The BET network is set to broadcast its annual awards show celebrating excellence in music, movies/TV, and sports.

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Canadian superstar Drake earned the most 2016 BET Award nominations. The OVO leader received nine nods including “Best Male Hip Hop Artist,” “Video of the Year,” and “Best Collaboration.”

Beyoncé and Rihanna follow Drizzy with five nominations each. The two chart-topping singers will be competing for the “Best Female R&B/Pop Artist,” “Video of the Year,” “Best Collaboration,” “Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award,” and “Centric Award” trophies.

Other multi-category nominees include newcomer Bryson Tiller, Chris Brown, and Future. Both Tiller and Brown are up for four awards including “Best Male R&B/Pop Artist.” Future garnered four nods as well, two of those being for “Best Male Hip Hop Artist” and “Best Group” (with Drake).

“These nominees represent depth and diversity in achievement over the past year and we look forward to recognizing them next month,” said Stephen Hill, BET’s President of Programming. “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 on Sunday, June 26 at 8 pm ET live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Check out the full list of 2016 BET Award nominations below.

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

ADELE

ANDRA DAY

BEYONCÉ

K. MICHELLE

RIHANNA

 

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

BRYSON TILLER

CHRIS BROWN

JEREMIH

THE WEEKND

TYRESE

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

DRAKE

FETTY WAP

FUTURE

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

KEHLANI

TORY LANEZ

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

ANTHONY BROWN & GROUP THERAPY

ERICA CAMPBELL

KIRK FRANKLIN

LECRAE

TAMELA MANN

TASHA COBBS

 

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

QUVENZHANÉ WALLIS

SILENTÓ

WILLOW SMITH

YARA SHAHIDI

 

Best Movie

BEASTS OF NO NATION

CONCUSSION

CREED

DOPE

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

BEYONCÉ – FORMATION

BRYSON TILLER – DON’T

CHRIS BROWN – BACK TO SLEEP

DRAKE – HOTLINE BLING

FUTURE FT. DRAKE – WHERE YA AT

RIHANNA FT. DRAKE – WORK

Centric Award

ANDRA DAY – RISE UP

BEYONCÉ – FORMATION

K. MICHELLE – NOT A LITTLE BIT

RIHANNA – BBHMM

THE INTERNET – UNDER CONTROL

 

Best International Act Africa

AKA (SOUTH AFRICA)

BLACK COFFEE (SOUTH AFRICA)

CASSPER NYOVEST (SOUTH AFRICA)

DIAMOND PLATNUMZ (TANZANIA)

MZVEE (Ghana)

SERGE BEYNAUD (COTE D’IVOIRE)

WIZKID (NIGERIA)

YEMI ALADE (NIGERIA)

Best International Act UK

KANO

KREPT & KONAN

LIANNE LA HAVAS

SKEPTA

STORMZY

TINIE TEMPAH

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