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Drake leads BET Awards 2016 with nine nominations

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Drake leads BET Awards 2016 with nine nominations

Drake leads the nominations for the BET Awards 2016 with nine nods.

The rapper-and-singer is up for a huge haul of prizes, including Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Video of Year and Best Collaboration for his hit 'Where Ya At'.

Rihanna and Beyoncé follow behind with five nods each.

The 'Kiss Me Better' singer is up for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration and Video of the Year and Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award for 'Work' featuring Drake and the Centric Award for 'BBHMM'.

While 'Hold Up' hitmaker Beyoncé will compete with peers Adele and Rihanna to be named Best Female R&B/Pop Artist.

And she's also up for Best Collaboration for her song with Nicki Minaj 'Feeling Myself', Video of The Year for 'Lemonade', Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award and Centric Award for 'Formation'.

As for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, The Weeknd, Chris Brown will compete along with Bryson Tiller, Jeremiah and Tyrese.

Best Hip Hop Artist sees Kanye West battle with his close pal Kendrick Lamar, Drake, J. Cole and FUTURE.

And Best Female Artist sees rivals Lil' Kim, Nicki Minaj and Missy Elliot battle it out.

In the Video of The Year category Beyoncé has stiff competition from Rihanna for 'Work', Drake's 'Hotline Bling' and Kendrick Lamar's 'Alright' and 'Don't by Bryson Teller.

And on the movie side, 'Suicide Squad' actress Viola Davis will compete with 'Bad Boys II' star Gabrielle Union, 'Django Unchained's' Kerry Washington, Tracee Ellis Ross and Taraji P. Henson.

As for Best Actor British star Idris Elba will go head-to-head with the likes of Michael B. Jordan and O'Shea Jackson Jr.

And Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith's daughter Willow Smith is up for the Young Stars Award.

Best Movie has strong contenders in 'Beasts of No Nation', Concussion, 'Creed', 'Dope' and 'Straight Outta Compton'.

For the time ever, fans will be able to have their say on who they want to win by casting their vote at www.bet.com/shows/bet-awards/bet-awards-international. Voting opens today (20.05.16) and closes on June 2, 2016.

Fan votes will be combined with the ballots from the official BET Awards voting academy to select the winners.

One category which can be voted for by British fans is Best International Act UK which sees Kano, Krept & Konan, Lianne La Havas, Skepta, Stormzy and Tinie Tempah nominated.

The BET Awards 2016 will be held on June 28 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.

BET Awards 2016 full list of nominees:

Best International Act UK:

KANO

KREPT & KONAN

LIANNE LA HAVAS

SKEPTA

STORMZY

TINIE TEMPAH

Best International Act Africa:

AKA (SOUTH AFRICA)

BLACK COFFEE (SOUTH AFRICA)

CASSPER NYOVEST (SOUTH AFRICA)

DIAMOND PLATNUMZ (TANZANIA)

MZVEE (Ghana)

SERGE BEYNAUD (COTE D'IVOIRE)

WIZKID (NIGERIA)

YEMI ALADE (NIGERIA)

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:

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

J. COLE

KANYE WEST

KENDRICK LAMAR

Best Female Hip Hop Artist:

DEJ LOAF

LIL KIM

MISSY ELLIOTT

NICKI MINAJ

REMY MA

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

Dr. 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

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON

Subway Sportswoman of the Year:

CHEYENNE WOODS

GABRIELLE DOUGLAS

SERENA WILLIAMS

SKYLAR DIGGINS

VENUS WILLIAMS

Subway Sportsman of the Year:

CAM NEWTON

KOBE BRYANT

LEBRON JAMES

ODELL BECKHAM JR.

STEPHEN CURRY

Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award:

BEYONCÉ - 'FORMATION'

BRYSON TILLER - 'DON'T'

CHRIS BROWN - 'BACK TO SLEEP'

DRAKE - 'HOTLINE BLING'

FUTURE FT. DRAKE - 'WHERE YA AT'

RIHANNA FT. DRAKE - 'WORK'

Centric Award:

ANDRA DAY - 'RISE UP'

BEYONCÉ - 'FORMATION'

K. MICHELLE - 'NOT A LITTLE BIT'

RIHANNA - 'BBHMM'

THE INTERNET - 'UNDER CONTROL'