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.

AceShowbiz - Drake 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

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Best Group

Best Collaboration

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Video of the Year

Video Director of the Year

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

Best New Artist

Album of the Year

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

Best Actor

Youngstars Award

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

Best Movie

Sportswoman of the Year

Sportsman of the Year


Viewer's Choice Award

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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