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BET Awards 2020: Drake Leads With Six Nominations, Megan Thee Stallion Secures Five

The 20th annual prizegiving event will be going ahead on June 28 with organizers assuring that they will be using ‘an array of innovative techniques and artist-generated content’ as COVID-19 precautions.

AceShowbizDrake leads the 2020 BET Awards nominations with six nods, while newcomers Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch have picked up five apiece.

The Canadian rapper landed mentions in the Male Hip-Hop Artist and Video of the Year, while his “No Guidance” and “Life Is Good” tracks with Chris Brown and Future scored him mentions for Best Collaboration and Viewer’s Choice.

Megan Thee Stallion also landed a Viewer’s Choice nomination, along with Best Female Hip Hop Artist, Album of the Year and Video of the Year nods, while Ricch is up for Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Album of the Year, Video of the Year, and Viewer’s Choice awards. He’ll also compete for Best New Artist, alongside DaniLeigh, Lil Nas X, Pop Smoke, Summer Walker and YBN Cordae.

The 20th annual BET Awards will take place on 28 June.

Organisers have confirmed the event will be going ahead, despite the restrictions linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, stating they will be using “an array of innovative techniques and artist-generated content.”

The complete list of nominees for this year’s BET Awards is:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

  • Beyonce Knowles
  • H.E.R.
  • Jhene Aiko
  • Kehlani
  • Lizzo
  • Summer Walker

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

  • Anderson .Paak
  • Chris Brown
  • Jacquees
  • Khalid
  • The Weeknd
  • Usher

Best Group

  • Chloe x Halle
  • City Girls
  • EarthGang
  • Griselda
  • JACKBOYS
  • Migos

Best Collaboration

  • Chris Brown Ft. Drake – “No Guidance”
  • DJ Khaled Ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher”
  • Future Ft. Drake – “Life Is Good”
  • H.E.R. Ft. YG – “Slide”
  • Megan Thee Stallion Ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign – “Hot Girl Summer”
  • Wale Ft. Jeremih – “On Chill”

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

  • DaBaby
  • Drake
  • Future
  • Lil Baby
  • Roddy Ricch
  • Travis Scott (II)

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 Guidance”
  • DaBaby – “BOP”
  • DJ Khaled Ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher”
  • Doja Cat – “Say So”
  • Megan Thee Stallion Ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign – “Hot Girl Summer”
  • Roddy Ricch – “The Box”

Video Director of the Year

  • Benny Boom
  • Cole Bennett
  • Dave Meyers
  • Director X
  • Eif Rivera
  • Teyana Taylor

Best New Artist

  • DaniLeigh
  • Lil Nas X
  • Pop Smoke
  • Roddy Ricch
  • Summer Walker
  • YBN Cordae

Album of the Year

  • “Cuz I Love You” – Lizzo
  • “Fever” – Megan Thee Stallion
  • “Homecoming: The Live Album” – Beyonce Knowles
  • “I Used to Know Her” – H.E.R.
  • “Kirk” – DaBaby
  • “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial” – Roddy Ricch

DR. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

  • Fred Hammond – “Alright”
  • John P. Kee Feat. Zacardi Cortez – “I Made It Out”
  • Kanye West – “Follow God”
  • Kirk Franklin – “Just for Me”
  • PJ Morton Feat. Le’Andria Johnson & Mary Mary – “All In His Pain”
  • The Clark Sisters – “Victory”

Best Actress

  • Angela Bassett
  • Cynthia Erivo
  • Issa Rae
  • Regina King
  • Tracee Ellis Ross
  • Zendaya Coleman

Best Actor

  • Billy Porter
  • Eddie Murphy
  • Forest Whitaker
  • Jamie Foxx
  • Michael B. Jordan
  • Omari Hardwick

Youngstars Award

  • Alex Hibbert
  • Asante Blackk
  • Jahi Di’Allo Winston
  • Marsai Martin
  • Miles Brown
  • Storm Reid

Best Movie

  • Bad Boys for Life
  • Dolemite Is My Name
  • Harriet
  • Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce
  • Just Mercy
  • Queen & Slim

Sportswoman of the Year

  • Ajee Wilson
  • Claressa Shields
  • Coco Gauff
  • Naomi Osaka
  • Serena Williams
  • Simone Biles

Sportsman of the Year

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Kawhi Leonard
  • LeBron James
  • Odell Beckham Jr.
  • Patrick Mahomes II
  • Stephen Curry (II)

BET HER Award

  • Alicia Keys – “Underdog”
  • Beyonce Knowles Feat. Blue Ivy, WizKid & Saint Jhn – “Brown Skin Girl”
  • Ciara Feat. Lupita Nyong’o, Ester Dean, City Girls & La La – “Melanin”
  • Layton Greene – “I Choose”
  • Lizzo Feat. Missy Elliott – “Tempo”
  • Rapsody Feat. PJ Morton – “Afeni”

Viewer’s Choice Award

  • Chris Brown Feat. Drake – “No Guidance”
  • DaBaby – “Bop”
  • Future Feat. Drake, “Life Is Good”
  • Megan Thee Stallion Feat. Nicki Minaj – “Hot Girl Summer”
  • Roddy Ricch – “The Box”
  • The Weeknd – “Heartless”

Best International Act

  • Burna Boy (Nigeria)
  • Innoss’B (DRC)
  • Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
  • Dave (U.K.)
  • Stormzy (U.K.)
  • Ninho (France)
  • S.Pri Noir (France)

Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act

  • Rema (Nigeria)
  • SHA SHA (Zimbabwe)
  • Celeste (U.K.)
  • Young T & Bugsey (U.K.)
  • Hatik (France)
  • Stacy (France)

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