DaBaby, Roddy Ricch lead BET Hip Hop Awards nominations

DaBaby and Roddy Ricch are leading the pack in the award nods for the virtual show airing in October

DaBaby and Roddy Ricch held down the top two most-nominated slots for the 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards nominations. BET announced the nominations in a press release today.


DaBaby, the 28-year-old Charlotte, North Carolina based rapper who released his debut studio album Baby On Baby in 2019, was nominated for 12 awards. The categories included Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year, Hip Hop Artist of the Year, and Impact Track, earning two nominations each in the Song of the Year, Best Hip Hop Video, and Best Collab categories. The rapper made BET Hip Hop Awards history with two nominations for Hip Hop Album of the Year for Blame It On Baby, and Kirk. 

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Compton rapper Roddy Ricch, 21, scored 11 nods, putting him right below DaBaby as the shows’ top nominees. Ricch, already the winner of a Grammy Award this year with the late Nipsey Hussle for “Racks in the Middle,” scored a number one Billboard single with “The Box” from his 2019 release Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial.

DaBaby and Roddy Ricch collaborated on the hit single “Rockstar” and its “BLM Remix” version this year.

Megan Thee Stallion and Drake each scored eight nods, with Future right behind them with six. Beyoncé, DJ Khaled, and Travis Scott all received three.

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Like their flagship show The BET Awards and every other post-pandemic awards show this year, including the Emmys, the BET Hip Hop Awards will be virtual this year. The show will air on BET Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 9 p.m.

Below is the full list of the 2020 nominees:

Hip-hop artist of the year




Lil Baby

Megan Thee Stallion

Roddy Ricch

Best hip-hop video

DaBaby, “Bop”

DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”

Drake, “Toosie Slide”

Future feat. Drake, “Life Is Good”

Lil Baby, “The Bigger Picture”

Roddy Ricch, “The Box”

Song of the year

“Bop” (DaBaby) Produced by JetsonMade & Starboy

“Life Is Good” (Future feat. Drake) Produced by Ambezza, D. Hill & OZ

“Rockstar” (DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch) Produced by SethinTheKitchen

“Savage” (Remix) (Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé) Produced by J. White Did It

“The Box” (Roddy Ricch) Produced by 30 Roc & DatBoiSqueeze

“Toosie Slide (Drake)” Produced by OZ

Hip-hop album of the year

DaBaby, Blame It On Baby

DaBaby, Kirk

Future, High Off Life

Lil Baby, My Turn

Megan Thee Stallion, Suga

Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial

Best collaboration

DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”

Future feat. Drake, “Life Is Good”

Jack Harlow feat. Tory Lanez, DaBaby & Lil Wayne, “Whats Poppin” (Remix)

Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé, “Savage” (Remix)

Megan Thee Stallion feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $Ign, “Hot Girl Summer”

Mustard feat. Roddy Ricch, “Ballin’”

Best duo or group

Chris Brown and Young Thug

City Girls




Run The Jewels

Best new hip-hop artist

Flo Milli

Jack Harlow


NLE Choppa

Pop Smoke

Rod Wave

Best live performer

Big Sean



Megan Thee Stallion

Roddy Ricch

Travis Scott

Lyricist of the year

Big Sean



J. Cole

Megan Thee Stallion


Video director of the year

Cactus Jack & White Trash Tyler

Cole Bennett

Colin Tilley

Dave Meyers

Director X

Teyana “Spike Tee” Taylor

DJ of the year

Chase B


DJ Drama

DJ Envy

DJ Khaled


Producer of the year

9th Wonder

DJ Khaled



Mike Will Made-It


Hustler of the year

Cardi B

DJ Khaled


Megan Thee Stallion

Rick Ross

Travis Scott

Best hip-hop platform




The Breakfast Club

The Joe Budden Podcast

The Shade Room


Sweet 16: best featured verse

Beyoncé, “Savage” (Remix) (Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé)

Bia, “Best on Earth” (Russ feat. Bia)

Cardi B, “Writing on the Wall” (French Montana feat. Post Malone, Cardi B & Rvssian)

Future, “Roses” (Remix) (Saint Jhn feat. Future)

Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar” (DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch)

Travis Scott, “Hot” (Remix) (Young Thug feat. Gunna & Travis Scott)

Impact track

Anderson .Paak & Jay Rock, “Lockdown”

DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar” (BLM Remix)

J. Cole, “Snow on tha Bluff”

Lil Baby, “The Bigger Picture”

Rapsody feat. PJ Morton, “Afeni”

Wale feat. Kelly Price, “Sue Me”

Best international flow

Meryl (France)

Kaaris (France)

Nasty C (South Africa)

Khaligraph Jones (Kenya)

Stormzy (U.K.)

Ms Banks (U.K.)

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