The Nominees for the 2016 BET Awards are Here! Beyoncé, Drake and More Score Nods

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Our June cover star, Andra Day, also received a nomination!

This year marks sixteen years of spectacular performances, must-see moments, outstanding talent and, of course, incredible music for the BET Awards.

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So what better way to introduce the 2016 BET Awards nominees for “Best Female Hip-Hop Artist,” “Best Collaboration,” and “Best Male Hip-Hop Artist” than with an exclusive music compilation to the choreography of the renowned Will “WilldaBeast” Adams and partner Janelle Ginestra?!

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The video also includes special appearances from dancers China Taylor, Taylor Hatala (who is one of the members of our favorite teen-dancer duo) and a cameo from black-ish star Miles Brown (who very recently challenged our ESSENCE Live host, Dana Blair to the running man challenge).

For the complete list of BET Awards nominees, click here.

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The award show will air live on Sunday, June 26th from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 PM ET.

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