Drake Leads BET Awards With 9 Nominations

2:30 PM 5/20/2016

by Jennifer Konerman

The 16th annual BET Awards show will air live June 26.

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Drake is dominating the 2016 BET Award nominations, receiving a total of nine nominations, with Beyonce and Rihanna close behind with five each.

Drake, nominated for best male hip hop artist, will go up against Beyonce, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar and Bryson Tiller for video of the year. Newcomer Tiller, Chris Brown and Future are all nominated for four awards each. Beasts of No Nation, which won actor awards for both Idris Elba and Abraham Attah at this year's Spirit Awards, is up for best movie alongside Concussion, Creed, Dope and Straight Outta Compton.

The 16th annual BET Awards show will air live June 26 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The show, which honors artists, actors and athletes across 20 categories, will also feature a tribute to Prince.

Below is the full list of nominations.

  • Best Female R&B/Pop Artist?

    Beyonce (WINNER)
    Andra Day
    K. Michelle

  • Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

    Bryson Tiller (WINNER)
    Chris Brown
    The Weeknd

  • Best Group

    ?Drake & Future (WINNER)
    ?2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
    Puff Daddy & the Family?
    Rae Sremmurd
    The Internet

  • Best Collaboration

    Rihanna ft. Drake - "Work" (WINNER)
    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. Beyonce - "Feeling Myself"

  • Best Male Hip Hop Artist?

    Drake (WINNER)
    Fetty Wap
    J. Cole
    Kanye West
    Kendrick Lamar

  • Best Female Hip Hop Artist?

    Nicki Minaj (WINNER)
    Lil Kim
    Missy Elliott
    Remy Ma

  • Video of the Year

    Beyonce - "Formation" (WINNER)
    Bryson Tiller - "Don't"
    Drake - "Hotline Bling"
    Kendrick Lamar - "Alright"
    Rihanna ft. Drake - "Work"

  • Video Director of the Year?

    Director X (WINNER)
    Benny Boom
    Chris Brown
    Colin Tilley and the Little Homies
    Hype Williams

  • Best New Artist?

    Bryson Tiller (WINNER)
    Andra Day
    Tory Lanez

  • Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award?

    Kirk Franklin (WINNER)
    Anthony Brown & Group Therapy
    Erica Campbell
    Tamela Mann
    Tasha Cobbs

  • Best Actress?

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

  • Best Actor?

    Michael B. Jordan (WINNER)
    Anthony Anderson
    Courtney B. Vance
    Idris Elba
    O'Shea Jackson Jr.

  • YoungStars Award?

    Amandla Stenberg (WINNER)
    Quvenzhane Wallis
    Willow Smith
    Yara Shahidi

  • Best Movie

    Straight Outta Compton (WINNER)
    Beasts of No Nation

  • Sportswoman of the Year

    Serena Williams (WINNER)
    Cheyenne Woods
    Gabrielle Douglas
    Skylar Diggins
    Venus Williams

  • Sportsman of the Year?

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

  • Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award?

    Beyonce - "Formation" (WINNER)
    Bryson Tiller - "Don't"
    Chris Brown - "Back to Sleep"
    Drake - "Hotline Bling"
    Future ft. Drake - "Where Ya At"
    Rihanna ft. Drake - "Work"

  • Centric Award?

    Beyonce - "Formation" (WINNER)
    Day - "Rise Up"
    K. Michelle - "Not a Little Bit"
    Rihanna - "BBHMM"
    The Internet - "Under Control"

  • Best International Act Africa?

    Black Coffee (South Africa) (WINNER)
    AKA (South Africa)
    Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
    Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
    Mzvee (Ghana)
    Serge Beynaud (Cote D'Ivoire)
    Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
    Wizkid (Nigeria) 

  • Best International Act UK?

    Skepta (WINNER)

    Krept & Konan
    Lianne La Havas
    Tinie Tempah