2016 BET Nominations Are Out!!! Drake Leads With Beyonce, Rihanna Following

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The much anticipated Black Entertainment Television (BET) awards 2016 nomination list has just been released.

It appears the ‘ghost writer’ accusations could not put the Canadian Born Young Money rapper Drake down as he heads the list with nine nominations.

2016 seemed a busy year for Drake, notably his altercations with Meek Mill and Rick Ross which led to his worldwide hit single ‘back to back’ and his recent top charting collaboration with Rihanna on ‘Work’.

Drake also released his album “Views” which topped the Billboard 200 charts, selling 852,000 albums and in the process setting a new streaming record of 245.1 million songs streamed from an album.

Rihanna also picked up five nods with Beyonce, last year’s biggest winner. Chris Brown and Future also picked up nominations with last year’s revelation Bryson Tiller also notching a couple of nominations too.

Ghanaian interest MsVee has been nominated in the Best International Act, Africa category and she will be battling with fellow African compatriots Wizkid, Yemi Alade, AKA, Cassper Nyovest, Black Coffee and Diamond Platinum for the award.

The event is slated for 26th June. 2016 in Los Angeles at the Microsoft Theater.

Arguably, the BET awards is the most popular awards show in Africa, the awards according to cable was the top ranked awards show in 2015. The BET network airs in over 90 million households and last years’ awards got 6.5 million viewers.

Below is a full list of nominations for the 2016 BET awards:

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST

Adele

Andra Day

Beyoncé

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

Cole

Kanye West

Kendrick Lamar

BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST

Dej Loaf

Lil Kim

Missy Elliott

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

BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

Anthony Brown & Group Therapy

Erica Campbell

Kirk Franklin

Lecrae

Tamela Mann

Tasha Cobbs

BEST ACTRESS

Gabrielle Union

Kerry Washington

Taraji P. Henson

Tracee Ellis Ross

Viola Davis

BEST ACTOR

Anthony Anderson

Courtney B. Vance

Idris Elba

Michael B. Jordan

O’shea Jackson Jr.

YOUNGSTARS AWARD

Amandla Stenberg

Quvenzhané Wallis

Silentó

Willow Smith

Yara Shahidi

BEST MOVIE

Beasts Of No Nation

Concussion

Creed

Dope

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT/AFRICA

MzVee

Wizkid

Yemi Alade

AKA

Cassper Nyovest

Black Coffee

Diamond Platinum