Drake Eclipses Rihanna & Beyoncé With Nine BET Awards Nominations

Carl Williott | May 20, 2016 9:58 am

Drake leads this year’s field of BET Awards hopefuls with nine nominations. He’s up for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, Best Collab (for “Work” and “Where Ya At”), Video Of The Year, three Viewers’ Choice spots as well as Best Group for his joint album with Future.

He edges out Beyoncé and Rihanna, who both snatched five nods, including Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration and Video Of The Year. Also, Adele is nominated?

The 2016 BET Awards take place June 26 in L.A. Check out the list of music nominees 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 ColleGrove (2 Chainz & Lil Wayne) Drake & Future Puff Daddy & The Family Rae Sremmurd The Internet

Best Collaboration Big Sean – “Play No Games” f. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign Big Sean – “One Man Can Change The World” f. Kanye West & John Legend Future – “Where Ya At” f. Drake Nicki Minaj – “Feeling Myself” f. Beyoncé Rihanna – “Work” f. Drake

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 Eliott Nicki Minaj Remy Ma

Video of the Year Beyoncé – “Formation Bryson Tiller – “Don’t” Drake – “Hotline Bling” Kendrick Lamar – “Alright” Rihanna – “Work” f. Drake

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

YoungStars Award Amandla Stenberg Quvenzhané Wallis Silentó Willow Smith Yara Shahidi

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award Beyoncé – “Formation” Bryson Tiller – “Don’t” Chrs Brown – “Back To Sleep” Drake – “Hotline Bling” Future – “Where Ya At” f. Drake Rihanna – “Work” f. Drake

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) Casper Nyovest (South Africa) Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) MzVee (Ghana) Serge Beynaud (Cote D’ivoire) WizKid (Nigeria) Ayemi Alade (Nigeria)

Best International Act UK Kano Krept & Konan Lianne La Havas Skepta Stormzy Tinie Tempah