Drake Season: Leads BET Hip-Hop Awards 2016 with 14 Nominations

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It’s definitely a Drake season and none can take that away from him.

Yes, for the third consecutive year, Drake heads the list of nominations for the BET Hip-Hop Awards. His 14 nods include Album of the Year, Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year, Best Hip-Hop Video and three in the Best Collabo, Duo or Group category.

Drake will be going up against other top nominees Future (with 10 nods), DJ Khaled (nine) and Kanye West (eight) in several of those categories. One of the most closely watched races will be Best New Hip-Hop Artist, whose nominees including Anderson .Paak, Bryson Tiller (who won that award and Best Male R&B/Pop Artist at June’s BET Awards), Chance the Rapper, Desiigner and Tory Lanez.




The 2016 BET Hip-Hop Awards will be taped on Sept. 17 at Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and premiere on Oct. 4 (8 p.m. ET/PT).

A host is expected to be announced soon.

A complete list of this year’s nominees is below.

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO
2 Chainz – “Watch Out”
Desiigner – “Panda”
DJ Khaled feat. Jay Z & Future – “I Got the Keys”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Fat Joe & Remy Ma feat. French Montana & Infared – “All the Way Up”
Kanye West feat. Rihanna – “Famous”

BEST COLLABO, DUO OR GROUP
DJ Khaled feat. Drake – “For Free”
DJ Khaled feat. Jay Z & Future – “I Got the Keys”
Drake & Future – “Jumpman”
Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla – “One Dance”
Fat Joe & Remy Ma feat. 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 feat. French Montana & Infared)
“Controlla” – Produced by Boi-1da (Drake)
“Hotline Bling” – Produced by Nineteen85 (Drake)
“I Got the Keys” – Produced by Southside (DJ Khaled feat. 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 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 feat. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)
Drake – “Work” (Rihanna feat. Drake)
Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom” (Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar)
Kodak Black – “Lockjaw” (French Montana feat. Kodak Black)
Nicki Minaj – “Down in the DM” – Remix (Yo Gotti feat. Nicki Minaj)

IMPACT TRACK
J. Cole – “Love Yourz”
Jay Z – “Spiritual”
Jidenna – “Long Live the Chief”
Raury feat. Key – “Trap Tears”
Sir The Baptist feat. ChuchPeople – “Raise Hell”

PEOPLE’S CHAMP AWARD
Desiigner – “Panda”
DJ Khaled feat. Drake – “For Free”
Fat Joe & Remy Ma feat. French Montana & Infared – “All the Way Up”
O.T. Genasis feat. Young Dolph – “Cut It”
Travis Scott – “Antidote”
Young Thug – “Best Friend”


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