Drake, Rihanna and Beyoncé lead BET awards Nominations


Drake leads the list of nominees for the 2016 BET Awards with nine nods. Tying for second place are Beyoncé and Rihanna with five nominations, each. Bryson Tiller, Chris Brown and Future are each up for four awards.

Drake is nominated twice for video of the year with "Hotline Bling" and "Work" with Rihanna. Other nominees for the top prize include Beyonce's "Formation," Kendrick Lamar's "Alright" and rising newcomer Bryson Tiller's "Don't."

Rihanna and Beyoncé are both up for best female R&B/pop artist alongside Adele, Andra Day, and K. Michelle.

The 2016 BET Awards will air live on June 26 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

This year celebrates 16 years of the BET ceremony where winners are chosen by BET's voting academy - a mixture of entertainment professionals and fans.

The full list of nominations is 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

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