Drake Leads Soul Train Awards With 12 Nominations

9:15 AM 10/12/2016

by Kimberly Nordyke

Beyonce, Rihanna, Kanye West, DJ Khaled and Usher also earned multiple noms.

Drake - Getty - H 2016
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Drake - Getty - H 2016

Drake leads the nominees for the 2016 Soul Train Awards with a total of 12 mentions, including best album/mixtape of the year for Views, video of the year for being featured on Rihanna's "Work" and song of the year for "Controlla."

Beyonce earned eight noms, including best R&B/soul female artist and album/mixtape of the year for Lemonade. Other artists earning multiple noms include Rihanna, Kanye West, DJ Khaled and Usher.

Drake's leading noms come on the heels of his record-breaking 13 noms for the American Music Awards, also airing next month.

Meanwhile, Erykah Badu has been tapped to return as host of the show, set to be filmed Nov. 6 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas and air on Centric and BET at 8 p.m. Nov. 27.

Grammy-winning producer, singer-songwriter, artist, musician and technology expert Edward Theodore "Teddy" Riley, also known as the creator and king of New Jack Swing, is set to receive the Legend Award. He produced Michael Jackson’s Dangerous, which sold more than 32 million copies worldwide.

The second annual Lady of Soul Award will be presented to Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and actress Brandy, who has sold more than 40 million records. (Last year's inaugural Lady of Soul Award went to Jill Scott).

Brandy and Riley are being recognized "for their longstanding presence in the music industry and influence on the world of soul and R&B music past and present."

A full list of nominees is below.

  • Album/Mixtape of the Year

    Beyoncé - Lemonade (WINNER)

    Bryson Tiller - T R A P S O U L

    DJ Khaled - Major Key

    Drake - Views

    Kanye West - The Life of Pablo

    Rihanna - Anti

  • Best New Artist

    Chance the Rapper (WINNER)

    Anderson .Paak

    Andra Day

    Bryson Tiller

    Ro James

    Tory Lanez

  • Song of the Year

    Beyoncé - Formation (WINNER)

    Adele - Hello

    Bryson Tiller - Don’t

    Drake - Controlla

    Rihanna Ft. Drake - Work

  • Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

    Maxwell (WINNER)

    Anthony Hamilton

    Bryson Tiller

    The Weeknd


  • Best R&B/Soul Female Artist

    Beyoncé (WINNER)

    Alicia Keys


    Jill Scott


  • Video of the Year

    Beyoncé - Formation (WINNER)

    Beyoncé - Sorry

    Drake - Hotline Bling

    Kanye West - Fade

    Rihanna Ft. Drake - Work

  • Centric Certified Award

    Anderson .Paak (WINNER)

    After 7


    Lalah Hathaway

    Musiq Soulchild

  • Best Gospel/Inspirational Song

    Kirk Franklin - 123 Victory (WINNER)

    Donnie McClurkin - I Need You

    Hezekiah Walker - Better

    Tamela Mann - God Provides

    Travis Greene - Made A Way

  • Rhythm & Bars Award (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year)

    Fat Joe & Remy Ma Ft. French Montana & Infared - All The Way Up (WINNER)

    Chance the Rapper Ft. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz - No Problem

    DJ Khaled Ft. Drake - For Free

    Drake - Controlla

    Drake Ft. Wizkid & Kyla - One Dance

  • The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter's Award

    Rise Up – Written By: Andra Day, Jennifer Decilveo (Andra Day) (WINNER)

    Hello – Written By: Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, Gregory Allen Kurstin (Adele)

    Formation – Written By: Michael L. Williams Ii, Beyoncé Knowles, Khalif Brown, Aaquil Brown, Asheton Hogan, (Beyoncé)

    Don’t – Written By: Johntá M. Austin, Mariah Carey, Bryan-Michael Cox, Jermaine Dupri, Tavoris Javon Hollins, Isom Brandon Stewart, Bryson Dejuan Tiller (Bryson Tiller)

    Needed Me – Written By: Nicholas Valentino Audino, Rachel Derrus, Adam King Feeney, Robyn R. Fenty, Brittany Talia Hazzard, Charles Hinshaw Jr., Lewis Beresford Hughes, Dijon Isaiah McFarlane, Khaled Rohaim, Te Whiti Te Rangitepaia Mataa Warbick (Rihanna)

  • Best Dance Performance

    Kanye West (Dance Performance Ft. Teyana Taylor) - Fade (WINNER)

    Beyoncé - Formation

    Drake - Hotline Bling

    Rihanna Ft. Drake - Work

    Usher Ft. Young Thug - No Limit

  • Best Collaboration

    Fat Joe & Remy Ma Ft. French Montana & Infared - All The Way Up ?(WINNER)

    Beyoncé Ft. Kendrick Lamar - Freedom

    Chance The Rapper Ft. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz - No Problem

    Dj Khaled Ft. Drake - For Free

    Rihanna Ft. Drake - Work