2016 BETAwards: The List of Nominees

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The 26th edition of the BET Awards Nominations have just been announced and it is scheduled to hold at Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, on Sunday June 26, 2016Drake leads the list of entertainers nominated at this year’s awards with an impressive nine nominations including ‘Best Male Hip Hop Artist’, ‘Video of Year’, and ‘Best Collaboration’.

Gbedu magazine reveals Beyoncé and Rihanna follow with five nods each with both scoring nominations in ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist’, ‘Video of the Year’, and ‘Best Collaboration’ – RiRi forWork featuring Drake and Queen Bey for Feeling Myself with Nicki Minaj.

This year, eight African artists grab nominations in the BET Awards and leading the charge for South African music are hip hop acts AKA and Cassper Nyovest and dance/house star Black Coffee, while Nigeria is represented by Wizkid (winner of the award in 2012) and Yemi Alade. 

East African sensation Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Ghana’s dancehall/R&B queen Mzvee and Cote D’Ivoire’s Coupé Decalé star Serge Beynaud wrap up the nominees for Africa.

See the FULL list below…

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

  1. 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

  1. 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

  1. MICHELLE – NOT A LITTLE BIT

RIHANNA – BBHMM

THE INTERNET – UNDER CONTROL

 

Best International Act UK

KANO

KREPT & KONAN

LIANNE LA HAVAS

SKEPTA

STORMZY

TINIE TEMPAH

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