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Drake leads Soul Train Awards with 12 nominations

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Singer Drake is set to have a big night at the Soul Train Music Awards after receiving 12 nominations.

The "Started from the Bottom" rapper has received nods in several categories, including Video of the Year for Hotline Bling, in which he will battle Beyonce, who has been nominated for eight awards, and

His Work collaboration with rumoured on-off girlfriend has also been nominated, reported Contactmusic.

The 29-year-old singer will also go up against Beyonce for Album/Mixtape of the Year.

The "Drunk in Love" singer has been nominated for her sixth solo studio album Lemonade, while Drake has received a nod for Views.

Bryson Tiller's Trapsoul, Kanye West's The Life Of Pablo, and Rihanna's Anti are also included in the category.

Drake, who recently scrapped a string of shows to rest an injured ankle, will also battle Beyonce for Song of the Year.

He is nominated for "Controlla", while her hit "Formation" has received a nod. Adele's "Hello", Bryson Tiller's "Don't", and and Drake's "Work" complete the category.

Meanwhile, Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Fantasia, Jill Scott, and have been nominated for Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, and Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar's "Freedom", Chance The Rapper, Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz's "No Problem", DJ Khaled and Drake's "For Free", Fat Joe, Remy Ma, French Montana and Infared's "All the Way Up", and Rihanna and Drake's "Work" are up for Best Collaboration.

Drake is also included in the Best Dance Performance category for "Hotline Bling" and "Work", along with Beyonce's "Formation," Kanye West's "Fade", and Usher and Young Thug's "No Limit."

The of Drake's impressive nominations haul comes days after the rapper received a record-breaking 13 nods for the

He picked up nominations for Artist of the Year, Favourite Male Artist Pop/Rock, and Favourite Album Pop/Rock.

The Soul Train Music Awards will again be hosted by singer Erykah Badu and will take place in Las Vegas next month.

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First Published: Thu, October 13 2016. 12:57 IST