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Drake, Roddy Ricch Headline 2020 BET Awards Nominations

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 12: Roddy Ricch performs at SUMMERSFEST 2019 at The Novo by Microsoft on August 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for 10Summers Records)

Nominations for the 2020 BET Awards have been announced, with Drake (6 nominations), Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch (5 nominations each) leading the pack. 🏆

This year's ceremony will be nationally broadcast for the first time on CBS on June 28 at 8 p.m. ET, while also airing across two other ViacomCBS networks, BET and BET HER, to celebrate its 20th anniversary along with the 40th anniversary of BET.

Drizzy's six nods come in the Male Hip-Hop Artist, Video of the Year, Best Collaboration and Viewer’s Choice categories, receiving two nominations in each of the last two slots for his features with Chris Brown on “No Guidance” and Future on “Life Is Good."

Meanwhile, Meg was included in Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Best Collaboration, Album of the Year and Video of the Year, as well as Viewer’s Choice. Roddy Ricch will be squaring off against Drake for the Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, Video of the Year and Viewer’s Choice awards, while also competing for Album of the Year and Best New Artist.

Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Lizzo and DaBaby are showing out too with four nominations each.

One suspect omission is Lil Uzi Vert, whose sophomore album Eternal Atake was a massive success, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in March.

Uzi acknowledged the snub with a pair of tweets but didn't get too worked up, suggesting instead that he was overlooked because he doesn't "follow the rules" of hip-hop since they're "boring."

Of course, this year's event will look different due to the coronavirus pandemic, but BET is moving forward thanks to "innovative techniques and artist-generated content," which will help create "a celebration of black love, joy, pride and power with an all-star lineup.”

Other prominent nominees include Griselda and JACKBOYS for Best Group, and Cole Bennett and Director X for Video Director of the Year.

Griselda's head honcho Westside Gunn noted that "this is what hard work looks like" in a thankful Instagram post about the nod, while Bennett, the founder of Lyrical Lemonade, wrote that his recognition was "an honor."

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For the full list of nominees, scroll to the bottom of this Billboard article.

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