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NEWSFLASH: BET Awards 2016 Announces ‘Best International Act: UK’ Nominees including Kano, Krept & Konan, Lianne La Havas, Skepta, Stomzy & Tinie Tempah.

For the first time ever, an exciting new element has been added to the International voting process which means fans will be able to have their say on who they want to win by casting their vote at http://www.bet.com/shows/bet-awards/bet-awards-international.html. Voting opens today and closes on June 2, 2016.

With this year’s broadcast marking the 16 years of spectacular performances, must-see moments, outstanding talent, and exquisite music: from Alicia Keys performing during the Prince Lifetime Achievement Award tribute to Michael Jackson taking the stage with James Brown and the reuniting of The Fugees, the “BET Awards” has set the standard for can’t miss specials.

Fan votes will be combined with the ballots from the official BET Awards voting academy to select the BET Awards 2016, Best International Act: UK, winner. Reading like a who’s who in the world of entertainment, the voting panel comprises of UK industry experts from the worlds of television, film, music, social media, digital marketing, public relations and creative arts.

The winning British artist will collect their award at the star-studded BET Awards 2016, to be held on 28 June at the Microsoft Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. The UK premiere will air onTuesday 28 June at 9pm on BET (SKY 187 / VIRGIN 184 / FREESAT 140).

Other UK nominees in the running to take home an award include Adele who is up for ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist’ and Idris Elba nominated in the ‘Best Actor’ category.

Drake leads the list of US entertainers with an impressive nine nominations including ‘Best Male Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Video of Year,’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ for his hit “Where Ya At” with fellow hip hop artist Future. Beyoncé and Rihanna follow with five nods each. Beyoncé is nominated for top nods of the night including ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ for “Feeling Myself” with Nicki Minaj. Rihanna is in the running for awards including ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Best Collaboration,’ for “Work” featuring Drake. Other nominees include newcomer Bryson Tiller who is up for four awards including ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist.’Chris Brown is nominated for the same number including ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist and ‘Video Director of the Year.

The full list of nominees for the BET Awards 2016 are:

Best International Act UK

KANO

KREPT & KONAN

LIANNE LA HAVAS

SKEPTA

STORMZY

TINIE TEMPAH

Best International Act Africa

AKA (SOUTH AFRICA)

BLACK COFFEE (SOUTH AFRICA)

CASSPER NYOVEST (SOUTH AFRICA)

DIAMOND PLATNUMZ (TANZANIA)

MZVEE (Ghana)

SERGE BEYNAUD (COTE D’IVOIRE)

WIZKID (NIGERIA)

YEMI ALADE (NIGERIA)

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

ADELE

ANDRA DAY

BEYONCÉ

MICHELLE

RIHANNA

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

BRYSON TILLER

CHRIS BROWN

JEREMIH

THE WEEKND

TYRESE

Best Group

2 CHAINZ & LIL WAYNE

DRAKE & FUTURE

PUFF DADDY & THE FAMILY

RAE SREMMURD

THE INTERNET

Best Collaboration

BIG SEAN FT. CHRIS BROWN & TY DOLLA $IGN – PLAY NO GAMES

BIG SEAN FT. KANYE WEST & JOHN LEGEND – ONE MAN CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

FUTURE FT. DRAKE – WHERE YA AT

NICKI MINAJ FT. BEYONCÉ – FEELING MYSELF

RIHANNA FT. DRAKE – WORK

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

DRAKE

FETTY WAP

FUTURE

COLE

KANYE WEST

KENDRICK LAMAR

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

DEJ LOAF

LIL KIM

MISSY ELLIOTT

NICKI MINAJ

REMY MA

Video of the Year

BEYONCÉ – FORMATION

BRYSON TILLER – DON’T

DRAKE – HOTLINE BLING

KENDRICK LAMAR – ALRIGHT

RIHANNA FT. DRAKE  – WORK

Video Director of the Year

BENNY BOOM

CHRIS BROWN

COLIN TILLEY & THE LITTLE HOMIES

DIRECTOR X

HYPE WILLIAMS

Best New Artist

ALESSIA CARA

ANDRA DAY

BRYSON TILLER

KEHLANI

TORY LANEZ

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

ANTHONY BROWN & GROUP THERAPY

ERICA CAMPBELL

KIRK FRANKLIN

LECRAE

TAMELA MANN

TASHA COBBS

Best Actress

GABRIELLE UNION

KERRY WASHINGTON

TARAJI P. HENSON

TRACEE ELLIS ROSS

VIOLA DAVIS

Best Actor

ANTHONY ANDERSON

COURTNEY B. VANCE

IDRIS ELBA

MICHAEL B. JORDAN

O’SHEA JACKSON JR.

YoungStars Award

AMANDLA STENBERG

QUVENZHANÉ WALLIS

SILENTÓ

WILLOW SMITH

YARA SHAHIDI

Best Movie

BEASTS OF NO NATION

CONCUSSION

CREED

DOPE

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON

Subway Sportswoman of the Year

CHEYENNE WOODS

GABRIELLE DOUGLAS

SERENA WILLIAMS

SKYLAR DIGGINS

VENUS WILLIAMS

Subway Sportsman of the Year

CAM NEWTON

KOBE BRYANT

LEBRON JAMES

ODELL BECKHAM JR.

STEPHEN CURRY

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

BEYONCÉ – FORMATION

BRYSON TILLER – DON’T

CHRIS BROWN – BACK TO SLEEP

DRAKE – HOTLINE BLING

FUTURE FT. DRAKE – WHERE YA AT

RIHANNA FT. DRAKE – WORK

Centric Award

ANDRA DAY – RISE UP

BEYONCÉ – FORMATION

MICHELLE – NOT A LITTLE BIT

RIHANNA – BBHMM

THE INTERNET – UNDER CONTROL

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