Drake leads BET Awards with 9 nods and Adele set to go head to head with Beyonce and Rihanna


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

Drake is nominated twice for video of the year with "Hotline Bling" and "Work" with Rihanna.

Rihanna and Drake
Rihanna's single Work featuring Drake (Matt Sayles/AP)

He is also nominated twice for best collaboration and three times for the viewers' choice award.

Other nominees for the top prize include Beyonce's "Formation," Kendrick Lamar's "Alright" and rising newcomer Bryson Tiller's "Don't."

Adele (Matt Sayles/AP)
Adele (Matt Sayles/AP)

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

Beyonce 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.