Drake Leads BET Awards With 9 Nods; Beyoncé, Rihanna Nab 5 Each

Drake is nominated twice for best collaboration and three times for the viewer's choice award

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Drake is walking into the BET Awards with nine nominations, nearly doubling Beyoncé and Rihanna, who are up for five awards each. 

BET told The Associated Press on Thursday that Drake is nominated twice for video of the year with "Hotline Bling" and "Work" with Rihanna. Other nominees for the top prize include Beyoncé's "Formation," Kendrick Lamar's "Alright" and rising newcomer Bryson Tiller's "Don't." 

The BET Awards will air live June 26 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

Drake is nominated twice for best collaboration and three times for the viewer's choice award. 

Beyoncé and Rihanna will compete for best female R&B/pop artist along with Adele, K. Michelle and breakthrough singer Andra Day. 

Chris Brown, Future and Tiller nabbed four nominations each.

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