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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.
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