Drake, Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch are among the top nominees for this year’s BET Awards.
Drake tops the list with six nominations. He has been nominated for Male Hip-Hop Artist, Video of the Year, and two nods each for Best Collaboration and Viewer’s Choice, for his features with Chris Brown in “No Guidance” and Future in “Life Is Good.”
Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy have received five nominations each. Megan has been nominated for Best Female Hip Hop Artist, Best Collaboration, Album of the Year, Video of the Year, and Viewer’s Choice categories.
Roddy, who received nominations for Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Album of the Year, Video of the Year and Viewer’s Choice, has also been nominated for the Best New Artist category.
The New Artist list also features DaniLeigh, Lil Nas X, Pop Smoke, Summer Walker and YBN Cordae.
Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Lizzo and DaBaby have received four nominations each.
The awards ceremony celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, while for BET, this year marks the network’s 40th Anniversary.
BET had announced last month that it would move forward with airing the BET Awards on June 28.
The network’s release stated in part, “Using an array of innovative techniques and artist-generated content, the show will continue, allowing the audience to join in a celebration of black love, joy, pride and power with an all-star lineup.”
The BET Awards, to be hosted by “Insecure” actress Amanda Seales, is to be simulcast live (8 p.m. ET) across ViacomCBS networks, including BET and BET HER, and will make its national broadcast premiere on CBS on June 28 (8 p.m.-11 p.m. ET/PT).
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