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Drake Leads BET Hip-Hop Awards with 14 nominations

BET Hip Hop AwardsBET released the official nominees for its 2016 Hip-Hop Awards, and not surprisingly Drake leads the pack for the third year in a row, racking up 14 nominations in the wake of his new album VIEWS.BET Hip Hop Awards drake

Rapper-singer-producer Future, who released a collaborative album with Drake last year, is the second-most nominated act with 10. DJ Khaled and Kanye West follow with nine and eight nominations, respectively. Other nominees in the 18 categories include Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, Remy Ma and Desiigner.

The 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards will be taped on September 17 at Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. The show airs on BET on Tuesday, October 4 at 8 p.m. Eastern.

2016 BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominations
Category Nominees
Best Hip-Hop Video
2 Chainz – Watch Out
Desiigner – Panda
DJ Khaled F/ Jay Z & Future – I Got the Keys
Drake – Hotline Bling
Fat Joe & Remy Ma F/ French Montana & Infared – All the Way Up
Kanye West F/ Rihanna – Famous
Best Collabo, Duo or Group
DJ Khaled F/ Drake – For Free
DJ Khaled F/ Jay Z & Future – I Got the Keys
Drake & Future – Jumpman
Drake F/ Wizkid & Kyla – One Dance
Fat Joe & Remy Ma F/ French Montana & Infared – All the Way Up
Best Live Performer
Drake
Future
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Lyricist of the Year
Chance the Rapper
Drake
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Colin Tilley
Director X
Hype Williams
Kanye West
DJ of the Year
DJ Drama
DJ Envy
DJ Esco
DJ Khaled
DJ Mustard
Producer of the Year
DJ Mustard
Dr. Dre
Metro Boomin
Mike WiLL Made-It
Pharrell Williams
MVP of the Year
DJ Khaled
Drake
Future
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Track of the Year
All the Way Up – Produced By Cool & Dre and Edsclusive (Fat Joe & Remy Ma F/ French Montana & Infared)
Controlla – Produced By BOI-1DA (Drake)
Hotline Bling – Produced By Nineteen85 (Drake)
I Got the Keys – Produced By Southside (DJ Khaled F/ Jay Z & Future)
Panda – Produced By Menace (Desiigner)
Album of the Year
DJ Khaled – I Changed A Lot
Dr. Dre – Compton
Drake – Views
Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap
Future -DS2
Kanye West – The Life of Pablo
Best New Hip-Hop Artist
Anderson .Paak
Bryson Tiller
Chance the Rapper
Desiigner
Tory Lanez
Hustler of the Year
DJ Khaled
Drake
Future
Jay Z
Kanye West
Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)
A$AP Rocky
Drake
Future
Kanye West
Nicki Minaj
Best Hip Hop Online Site/App
Allhiphop.Com
Complex.Com
Hotnewhiphop.Com
Worldstarhiphop.Com
XXLMag.Com
Best Mixtape
Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book
French Montana – Wave Gods (Hosted By Max B)
Future – Purple Reign
Lil Uzi Vert – Lil Uzi Vert VS. The World
Young Thug – Slime Season 3
Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
2 Chainz – No Problem (Chance the Rapper F/ Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)
Drake – Work (Rihanna F/ Drake)
Kendrick Lamar – Freedom (Beyoncé F/ Kendrick Lamar)
Kodak Black – Lockjaw (French Montana F/ Kodak Black)
Nicki Minaj – Down In the DM – Remix (Yo Gotti F/ Nicki Minaj)
Impact Track
J. Cole – Love Yourz
Jay Z – Spiritual
Jidenna – Long Live The Chief
Raury F/ Key – Trap Tears
Sir The Baptist F/ ChuchPeople – Raise Hell
People’s Champ Award
Desiigner – Panda
DJ Khaled F/ Drake – For Free
Fat Joe & Remy Ma F/ French Montana & Infared – All the Way Up
O.T. Genasis F/ Young Dolph – Cut It
Travis Scott – Antidote
Young Thug – Best Friend

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