Drake, Beyoncé, Idris Elba and WizKid nominated for BET Awards

“This show will be innovative and special; in addition to celebrating the best in entertainment,” said Stephen Hill, BET’s President of Programming.

Drake leads the list of entertainers with nine nominations including ‘Best Male Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ for his hit “Where Ya At” with fellow hip hop artist Future. Beyoncé and Rihanna follow with five nods each. Beyoncé is nominated for top nods of the night including ‘Best FemaThe Queen Beele R&B/Pop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ for “Feeling Myself” with Nicki Minaj. Rihanna is in the running for awards including ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Best Collaboration,’ for “Work” featuring Drake.

Other nominees include South Africa’s Aka and Black Coffee who will battle against Nigeria’s Wizkid, Yemi Alade and Ghana’s Mzvee for Best International Act.

In the film category, “Beasts of No Nation,” “Creed,” “Dope”  “Straight Outta Compton” and “Concussion” will battle for Best Movie ,while the films stars Idris Elba (“Beasts”), O’Shea Jackson (“Compton”) and Michael B. Jordan (“Creed”) will go head to head for Best Actor.

BET Networks recognizes artists, entertainers, and athletes across over 20 categories with the 2016 “BET Awards” nominations. The nominations are selected by BET’s Voting Academy, which is comprised of fans and an esteemed group of entertainment professionals.

“These nominees represent depth and diversity in achievement over the past year and we look forward to recognizing them next month,” said Stephen Hill, BET’s President of Programming. “This show will be innovative and special; in addition to celebrating the best in entertainment, we’ll also spend time throughout the show remembering Prince as only BET can. You can count on memorable performances and moments in honor of a true legend.”

No host has been announced for this years show, previous hosts include Kevin Hart, Chris Tucker, Chris Rock, Steve Harvey and MoNique.

Joyful Noise airs on the BET Network

The 2016 “BET Awards” will premiere around the world on BET’s international network. It will air in the UK on Tuesday, June 28th at 9:00pm BST, in Africa on Tuesday, June 28th at 7:00pm CAT, and in France on Wednesday, June 29th at 9:00pm CEST.

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