Drake tops BET Awards nominations; broadcast on CBS for the 1st time

NEW YORK (AP)

Drake is the main nominee for the 2020 BET Awards, which will celebrate their 20th anniversary later this month.

BET announced on Monday that Drake was nominated for six accolades, including Video of the Year and Best Male Hip-Hop Artist. For Best Collaboration and Viewer’s Choice Award, Drake is nominated twice thanks to the hits “No Guidance” with Chris Brown and “Life Is Good” with Future.

The 2020 BET Awards will air live on June 28 on ViacomCBS networks, including CBS for the first time. The show, which will be a virtual celebration due to the coronavirus pandemic, will also air on BET and BET HER.

Breakthrough rappers Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch follow Drake with five nominations each. Megan Thee Stallion, who recently topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts with her Beyoncé-assisted “Savage” remix, is nominated for Video of the Year, Top Female Hip-Hop Artist, Top Collaboration, Choice of viewer and album of the year for “Fever.”

Ricch, who won his first Grammy Award earlier this year, also topped the pop charts with his upbeat hit “The Box.” The video for this song is nominated for Video of the Year alongside “Bop” by DaBaby, DJ Khaled, “Higher” by Nipsey Hussle and John Legend, “Say So” by Doja Cat, “Hot Girl Summer” by Megan The Stallion and Chris Brown and Drake. “No guidance.”

Beyoncé, Minaj, Brown, Lizzo and DaBaby earned four nominations each.

Kanye West, who released a gospel album last year, is nominated for the Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award. He will compete with Kirk Franklin, the Clark Sisters, Fred Hammond, John P. Kee and PJ Morton.

Here is the full list of nominees for this year’s BET Awards:

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST

BEYONCE
HIS
JHENE AIKO
KEHLANI
LIZZO
SUMMER WALKERS

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST

ANDERSON PAAK
CHRIST BROWN
JAMES
KHALID
THE WEEKEND
BAILIFF

BEST GROUP

CHLOE X HALLE
CITY GIRLS
EARTH GANG
GRISELDA
JACKBOYS
MIGO

BEST COLLABORATION

CHRIS BROWN FT. DRAKE – NO GUIDE
DJ KHALED FT. NIPSEY HUSSLE & JOHN LEGEND – HIGHER
FUTURE FT. DRAKE – LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
SHE FT. YG – SLIDE
MEGAN THEE STALLION FT. NICKI MINAJ & TY DOLLA $IGN – HOT GIRL SUMMER
WALE FT. JEREMIH – IN THE COLD

BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST

DABABY
DUCK
TO COME UP
LITTLE BABY
RODDY RICH
TRAVIS SCOTT

BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST

CARDI B
DOJA CAT
LIZZO
MEGAN THEE STALLION
NICKI MINAJ
SAWEETIE

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

CHRIS BROWN FT. DRAKE – NO GUIDE
DABABY-BOP
DJ KHALED FT. NIPSEY HUSSLE & JOHN LEGEND – HIGHER
DOJA CHAT – SAY IT
MEGAN THEE STALLION FT. NICKI MINAJ & TY DOLLA $IGN – HOT GIRL SUMMER
RODDY RICCH – THE BOX

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

BENNY BOOM
BENNETT GLUE
DAVID MEYERS
DIRECTOR X
FEI RIVERA
TEYANA “SPIKE TEE” TAYLOR

BEST NEW ARTIST

DANILEIGH
LIL NAS X
POP SMOKE
RODDY RICH
SUMMER WALKERS
YBN CORDAE

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

BECAUSE I LOVE YOU –LIZZO
FEVER – MEGAN THEE STALLION
HOMECOMING: THE LIVE ALBUM – BEYONCE
I KNEW HER – HIS
CHURCH – DABABY
PLEASE EXCUSE ME FOR BEING ANTISOCIAL – RODDY RICCH

DR. BEST BOBBY JONES GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

FRED HAMMOND – Alright
JOHN P. KEE FT. ZACARDI CORTEZ – I’M NOT AWARE
KANYE WEST – FOLLOW GOD
KIRK FRANKLIN – JUST FOR ME
PJ MORTON FT. LE’ANDRIA JOHNSON & MARY MARY – EVERYTHING IN HIS PLAN
THE CLARK SISTERS – VICTORY

BEST ACTRESS

ANGELA BASSET
CYNTHIA ERIVO
ISSA RAE
KING REGINA
TRACEE ELLIS ROSS
ZENDAYA

BEST ACTOR

BILLY PORTER
EDDIE MURPHY
WHITAKER FOREST
JAMIE FOXX
MICHAEL B. JORDAN
OMARI HARDWICK

YOUNG STARS AWARD

ALEX HIBBERT
BLACK ASANTE
JAHI DI’ALLO WINSTON
MARSAI MARTIN
BROWN MILES
STORM REID

BEST FILM

BAD BOYS FOR LIFE
DOLEMITE IS MY NAME
HARRIETTE
HOMECOMING: A FILM BY BEYONCÉ
JUST MERCY
QUEEN & SLIM

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

AJ WILSON
CLARESSA SHIELDS
COCO WAUF
NAOMI OSAKA
SERENA WILLIAMS
SIMONE BALLS

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO
KAWHI LEONARD
JAMES LEBRON
ODELL BECKHAM JR.
PATRICK MAHOMES II
STEPHEN CURRY

BET HIS PRICE

ALICIA KEYS – UNDERDOG
BEYONCÉ FT. BLUE IVY CARTER, WIZKID & SAINT JHN – BROWN SKIN GIRL
CIARA FT. LUPITA NYONG’O, ESTER DEAN, CITY GIRLS & LA LA – MELANIN
LAYTON GREENE – I CHOOSE
LIZZO FT. MISSY ELLIOTT – TEMPO
RAPSODY FT. PJ MORTON – AFENI

VIEWER’S CHOICE AWARD

CHRIS BROWN FT. DRAKE – NO GUIDE
DABABY-BOP
FUTURE FT. DRAKE – LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
MEGAN THEE STALLION FT. NICKI MINAJ – HOT SUMMER GIRL
RODDY RICCH – THE BOX
THE WEEKEND – HEARTLESS

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

BURNA BOY (NIGERIA)
INNOSS’B (DRC)
SHO MADJOZI (SOUTH AFRICA)
Dave (UK)
STORMZY (United Kingdom)
NINHO (FRANCE)
S.PRI BLACK (FRANCE)

VIEWER’S CHOICE: BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT

REMA (NIGERIA)
SHA SHA (ZIMBABWE)
CELESTIAL (UK)
YOUNG T & BUGSEY (UK)
HATIC (FRANCE)
STACY (FRANCE)

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