For a second year in a row, the Canadian rapper, Drake leads the nominees for the BET Hip-Hop Awards with 12 nominations. The multi-award winning act got nods in categories including Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year, MVP of the Year, Album of the Year, and Hustler of the Year, and is a featured artist in Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Collabo, Duo or Group, and People’s Champ Award. 

 Big Sean follows with 10 nominations, while Nicki Minaj grabs nine nods. Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole earn eight nominations apiece. 

The event will be hosted by Snoop Dogg on Friday, October 9 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta. 

See a full list of nominees below. 

Best Hip-Hop Video: Big Sean feat. Chris Brown and Ty Dolla $ign – ‘Play No Games’, Big Sean feat. Drake and Kanye West – ‘Blessings’, Fetty Wap – ‘Trap Queen’, Kendrick Lamar – ‘Alright’, Nicki Minaj feat. Beyoncé – ‘Feeling Myself’ 

Best Collabo, Duo or Group: Big Sean feat. Drake and Kanye West – ‘Blessings’, Big Sean feat. E-40 – ‘IDFWU’, Fetty Wap feat. Monty – ‘My Way’, Nicki Minaj feat. Beyoncé – ‘Feeling Myself’, Nicki Minaj feat. Drake and Lil Wayne – ‘Truffle Butter’ 

Best Live Performer: Drake, J.Cole, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj 

Lyricist of the Year: Big Sean, Drake, J.Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj 

Video Director of the Year: Alan Ferguson, Benny Boom, Chris Robinson/Lil Chris, Colin Tilley, Director X 

DJ of the Year: DJ Drama, DJ Envy, DJ Esco, DJ Khaled, DJ Mustard 

Producer of the Year: DJ Mustard, J.Cole, Kanye West, Mike Will Made-It, Pharrell Williams, Timbaland 

MVP of the Year: Big Sean, Drake, Future, J.Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj 

Track of the Year: ‘Alright’ – Produced by Pharrell Williams and Sounwave (Kendrick Lamar), ‘Blessings’ – Produced by Boi-1da and Vinylz (Big Sean feat. Drake and Kanye West), ‘Commas’ – Produced by DJ Spinz and Southside (Future), ‘IDFWU’ – Produced by Dj Dahi, Dj Mustard, Kanye West and Key Wane (Big Sean feat. E-40), ‘Trap Queen’ – Produced by Tony Fadd (Fetty Wap) 

Album of the Year: Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise, Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, J.Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive, Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly, Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint, Wale – The Album About Nothing 

Who Blew Up Award: Bobby Shmurda, DeJ Loaf, Fetty Wap, Rae Sremmurd, Tink 

Hustler of the Year: Dr. Dre, Drake, J.Cole, Jay Z, Nicki Minaj 

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style): A$AP Rocky, DeJ Loaf, Drake, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj 

Best Club Banger: Big Sean feat. E-40 – ‘IDFWU’ (Produced by Dj Dahi, Dj Mustard, Kanye West and Key Wane) Dej Loaf – ‘Try Me’ (Produced by Dds) Fetty Wap – ‘Trap Queen’ (Produced by Tony Fadd) Future – ‘Commas’ (Produced by DJ Spinz and Southside) Rich Homie Quan – ‘Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)’ (Produced by DJ Spinz and Nitti Beatz) 

Best Mixtape: Future – 56 Nights Future – Beast Mode Future – Monster Lil Wayne – Sorry 4 The Wait 2 Travis Scott – Days Before Rodeo 

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse: Drake – ‘Blessings’ (Big Sean feat. Drake and Kanye West) Drake – ‘My Way (Remix)’ (Fetty Wap feat. Drake) E-40 – ‘IDFWU’ (Big Sean feat. E-40) Kendrick Lamar – ‘Classic Man (Remix)’ (Jidenna feat. Kendrick Lamar) Lil Wayne – ‘Truffle Butter’ (Nicki Minaj feat. Drake and Lil Wayne) 

Impact Track: Big Sean feat. Kanye West and John Legend – ‘One Man Can Change The World’ Common and John Legend – ‘Glory’ (From The Motion Picture ‘Selma’) J.Cole – ‘Apparently’ J.Cole – ‘Be Free’ Kendrick Lamar – ‘Alright’ 

People’s Champ Award:Big Sean feat. Drake and Kanye West – ‘Blessings’ Fetty Wap – ‘Trap Queen’ Future – ‘Commas’ Kendrick Lamar – ‘i’ Rae Sremmurd – ‘No Type’ Rich Homie Quan – ‘Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)’..

*All the very best to them. Hugs 

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