Posted by | Ray Cornelius

MTV announced its nominations for this year’s Video Music Awards and so far, Rihanna and Drake are the top contenders.

According to, both have received five nominations followed by Beyoncé with four nods and Watch the Throne (Jay-Z and Kanye West), Frank Ocean and M.I.A with three.

Other nominees include Nicki Minaj, Usher, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, and A$AP.

The VMA’s will air on Thursday, September 6th at 8pm ET.

Click here for the full list of nominees.