Award season is in full swing, which means that the year's best albums and artists continue to be recognized for their work. The 2016 Soul Train Awards nominees were released on Thursday (Oct. 13) and leading the pack once more is Drake, who has secured a dozen nominations including nods for his 2016 album, Views. Beyonce finishes second with eight nominations.

Kanye West is likewise recognized for his influential album, The Life of Pablo, which competes in the Album/Mixtape of the Year category against Drake's Views, Beyonce's Lemonade, Bryson Tiller's Trapsoul, DJ Khaled's Major Key and Rihanna's Anti.

Chance The Rapper scores a nod in the Best New Artist category, going up against 2016 XXL Freshman Anderson .Paak, singers Andra Day, Bryson Tiller and Ro James and rapper Tory Lanez.

The full list of nominees is included below. Erykah Badu will once again host the ceremony, which airs Nov. 27 on BET.

Best New Artist
Anderson .Paak
Andra Day
Bryson Tiller
Chance The Rapper
Ro James
Tory Lanez

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist
Anthony Hamilton
Bryson Tiller
Maxwell
The Weeknd
Usher

Centric Certified Award
After 7
Anderson .Paak
Bilal
Lalah Hathaway
Musiq Soulchild

Video of the Year
Beyoncé – “Formation”
Beyoncé – “Sorry”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Kanye West – “Fade”
Rihanna feat. Drake – “Work”

Best Gospel/Inspirational Song
Donnie McClurkin – “I Need You”
Hezekiah Walker – “Better”
Kirk Franklin – “123 Victory”
Tamela Mann – “God Provides”
Travis Greene – “Made A Way”

Album/Mixtape of the Year
Beyoncé – LEMONADE
Bryson Tiller – T R A P S O U L
DJ Khaled – Major Key
Drake – VIEWS
Kanye West – The Life of Pablo
Rihanna – Anti

Rhythm & Bars Award (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year)
Chance The Rapper feat. Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz – “No Problem”
DJ Khaled feat. Drake – “For Free”
Drake – “Controlla”
Drake feat. Wizkid and Kyla – “One Dance”
Fat Joe & Remy Ma feat. French Montana and Infared – “All the Way Up”

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist
Alicia Keys
Beyoncé
Fantasia
Jill Scott
Rihanna

Song of the Year
Adele – “Hello”
Beyoncé – “Formation”
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Drake – “Controlla”
Rihanna feat. Drake – “Work”

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter's Award
“Hello” – Written by Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, Gregory Allen Kurstin (Adele)
“Rise Up” – Written by Andra Day, Jennifer Decilveo (Andra Day)
“Formation” – Written by Michael L. Williams Li, Beyoncé Knowles, Khalif Brown, Aaquil Brown, Asheton Hogan, (Beyoncé)
“Don’t” – Written by Johntá M. Austin, Mariah Carey, Bryan-Michael Cox, Jermaine Dupri, Tavoris Javon Hollins, Isom Brandon Stewart, Bryson Dejuan Tiller (Bryson Tiller)
“Needed Me” – Written by Nicholas Valentino Audino, Rachel Derrus, Adam King Feeney, Robyn R. Fenty, Brittany Talia Hazzard, Charles Hinshaw Jr., Lewis Beresford Hughes, Dijon Isaiah Mcfarlane, Khaled Rohaim, Te Whiti Te Rangitepaia Mataa Warbick (Rihanna)

Best Dance Performance
Beyoncé – “Formation”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Kanye West (Dance Performance feat. Teyana Taylor) – “Fade”
Rihanna feat. Drake – “Work”
Usher feat. Young Thug – “No Limit”

Best Collaboration
Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”
Chance the Rapper feat. Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz – “No Problem”
DJ Khaled feat. Drake – “For Free”
Fat Joe & Remy Ma feat. French Montana and Infared – “All The Way Up”
Rihanna feat. Drake – “Work”

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