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Meghan Overdeep
May 20, 2016 @ 10:15 am

They're back! This morning BET Networks announced the nominations for the upcoming 2016 BET Awards and the list is full of familiar names and faces. In addition, the organization also hinted that the show would pay a number of tributes to the late Prince throughout, "as only BET can."

Drake leads the esteemed pack with a whopping nine nominations, including Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Video of the Year, and Best Collaboration for his hit "Where Ya At" with Future. Beyoncé and Rihanna aren't far behind with five nominations each, including three—Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Video of the Year, and Best Collaboration—in the same categories.

For the first time in its 16-year history, BET tapped choreographer Will "WilldaBeast" Adams to create an original dance video announcing three of the categories. The compilation (below) features clips of songs honoring artists nominated for Best Collaboration, Best Male Hip Hop Artist, and Best Female Hip Hop Artist.

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The BET Awards aren't just about music, they recognize artists, entertainers, and athletes across more than 20 categories. "These nominees represent depth and diversity in achievement over the past year and we look forward to recognizing them next month," Stephen Hill, BET's president of programming said in a statement. "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."

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See the entire list of nominees below. The BET Awards will air live on Sunday, June 26, at 8 p.m. ET on BET.

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

Sportswoman of the Year
Cheyenne Woods
Gabrielle Douglas
Serena Williams
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams

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 "

Best International Act Africa
Aka (South Africa)
Black Coffee (South Africa)
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Mzvee (Ghana)
Serge Beynaud (Côte d’Ivoire)
Wizkid (Nigeria)
Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

Best International Act U.K
Kano
Krept & Konan
Lianne La Havas
Skepta
Stormzy
Tinie Tempah

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