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Drake, Beyoncé and Rihanna top 2016 BET Awards nominations

Drake, Beyoncé and Rihanna top 2016 BET Awards nominations

Drake leads the crop of nominations for this year’s BET Awards, according to the full list of nominations released by the network late Thursday. 

The Canadian rapper-singer, whose latest album, “Views,” is currently atop the charts, scored nine nods, including two in the coveted video of the year race (last year’s song of summer earworm “Hotline Bling” will compete against Rihanna’s “Work,” which he’s featured on). 

Drake is also up for male hip-hop artist, best collaboration and best group — the latter of which comes from his work with Atlanta rapper Future, which yielded a hit surprise mixtape,...

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