Drake, Kanye West lead nominees for BET Hip-Hop Awards

The 17th annual BET Hip-Hop Awards will be taped on Saturday, Sept. 30, and aired on BET on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

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BET announced the nominees for the 2022 BET Hip-Hop Awards on Monday. Drake leads the pack with 14 nominations, while Kanye West is next with 10.

The 17th annual BET Hip-Hop Awards will celebrate the exceptional achievements in rap and hip-hop from the previous year. Drake’s record number of nominations stems from his 2021 release, “Certified Lover Boy,” which is up for Hip-Hop Album of the Year.

Drake is also nominated for Hip-Hop Artist of the Year, Lyricist of the Year and Hustler of the Year. He’s nominated multiple times in four categories: Song of the Year, Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Collaboration and Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse.

Drake (left) leads the pack of 2022 BET Hip-Hop Awards nominations with a record 14, and Kanye West (right) is second in nominations with 10. (Photos: John Phillips/Getty Images and Victor Boyko/Getty Images)

West’s 2021 album, “Donda,” helped him garner his nominations, going up against Drake in many categories, including Hip-Hop Album of the Year, as well as Best Live Performer, Hustler of the Year, Best Hip-Hop Video, Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse and Hip-Hop Artist of the Year. West is also a nominee in the Producer of the Year category.

Other notable acts with multiple nominations include Kendrick Lamar with nine, Future with eight and Cardi B, Baby Keem and J. Cole, who have six each.

The BET Hip-Hop Awards, hosted by rapper Fat Joe, will be taped on Friday, Sept. 30 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta. The ceremony will air on BET on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 9 p.m. EST.

Here’s the full list of BET Hip-Hop Music Awards nominees:

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO

“D.M.B.” – A$AP ROCKY
“FAMILY TIES” – BABY KEEM & KENDRICK LAMAR
“GOOD LOVE” – CITY GIRLS FEAT. USHER
“HOT S**T” – CARDI B, KANYE WEST & LIL DURK
“LONDON” – BIA & J. COLE
“WAIT FOR U” – FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE & TEMS
“WAY 2 SEXY” – DRAKE FEAT. FUTURE & YOUNG THUG

BEST COLLABORATION

“FAMILY TIES” – BABY KEEM & KENDRICK LAMAR
“GOOD LOVE” – CITY GIRLS FEAT. USHER
“HOT S**T” – CARDI B, KANYE WEST & LIL DURK
“JIMMY COOKS” – DRAKE FEAT. 21 SAVAGE
“JOHNNY P’S CADDY” – BENNY THE BUTCHER & J. COLE
“WAIT FOR U” – FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE & TEMS
“WAY 2 SEXY” – DRAKE FEAT. FUTURE & YOUNG THUG

BEST DUO OR GROUP

42 DUGG & EST GEE
BIG SEAN & HIT-BOY
BIRDMAN & YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN
BLXST & BINO RIDEAUX
DABABY & YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN
EARTHGANG
STYLES P & HAVOC

BEST LIVE PERFORMER

CARDI B
DOJA CAT
DRAKE
J. COLE
KANYE WEST
KENDRICK LAMAR
TYLER, THE CREATOR

LYRICIST OF THE YEAR

BABY KEEM
BENNY THE BUTCHER
DRAKE
J. COLE
JACK HARLOW
JAY-Z
KENDRICK LAMAR

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

BENNY BOOM
BURNA BOY
COLE BENNETT
COLIN TILLEY
DIRECTOR X
KENDRICK LAMAR & DAVE FREE
TEYANA TAYLOR

SONG OF THE YEAR

“BIG ENERGY” – LATTO
“F.N.F. (LET’S GO)” – HITKIDD & GLORILLA 
“FIRST CLASS” – JACK HARLOW
“HOT S**T” – CARDI B, KANYE WEST & LIL DURK
“SUPER GREMLIN” – KODAK BLACK
“WAIT FOR U” – FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE & TEMS
“WAY 2 SEXY” – DRAKE FEAT. FUTURE & YOUNG THUG

HIP-HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

“777” – LATTO
“CERTIFIED LOVER BOY” – DRAKE
“DONDA” – KANYE WEST
“I NEVER LIKED YOU” – FUTURE
“IT’S ALMOST DRY” – PUSHA T
“KING’S DISEASE II” – NAS
“MR. MORALE & THE BIG STEPPERS” – KENDRICK LAMAR

HIP-HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

CARDI B
DOJA CAT
DRAKE
FUTURE
KANYE WEST
KENDRICK LAMAR
MEGAN THEE STALLION

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

ATL JACOB
BABY KEEM
HIT-BOY
HITMAKA
KANYE WEST
METRO BOOMIN
PHARRELL WILLIAMS

BEST BREAKTHROUGH HIP-HOP ARTIST

BABY KEEM
BLXST
DOECHII
FIVIO FOREIGN
GLORILLA
NARDO WICK
SAUCY SANTANA

DJ OF THE YEAR

D-NICE
DJ CASSIDY
DJ DRAMA
DJ KAY SLAY
DJ PREMIER
KAYTRANADA
MUSTARD
NYLA SYMONE
LA LEAKERS: DJ SOURMILK AND JUSTIN INCREDIBLE

BEST HIP-HOP PLATFORM

BIG BOY’S NEIGHBORHOOD
BREAKFAST CLUB
CARESHA PLEASE
COMPLEX
DRINK CHAMPS
HIPHOP DX
MILLION DOLLAZ WORTH OF GAME 
NPR TINY DESK
VERZUZ

HUSTLER OF THE YEAR

50 CENT
CARDI B
DJ KHALED
DRAKE
JAY-Z
KANYE WEST
MEGAN THEE STALLION

SWEET 16: BEST FEATURED VERSE

DRAKE – “CHURCHILL DOWNS,” (JACK HARLOW FEAT. DRAKE)
J. COLE – “POKE IT OUT,” (WALE FEAT. J. COLE)
J. COLE – “LONDON,” (BIA & J. COLE)
LIL BABY – “GIRLS WANT GIRLS,” (DRAKE FEAT. LIL BABY)
KANYE WEST – “CITY OF GODS,” (FIVIO FOREIGN, KANYE WEST & ALICIA KEYS)
DRAKE – “WAIT FOR U,” (FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE & TEMS)
JADAKISS – “BLACK ILLUMINATI,” (FREDDIE GIBBS FEAT. JADAKISS)

IMPACT TRACK

“ABOUT DAMN TIME” – LIZZO
“CITY OF GODS” – FIVIO FOREIGN, KANYE WEST & ALICIA KEYS
“FAMILY TIES” – BABY KEEM & KENDRICK LAMAR
“NOBODY” – NAS FEAT. MS. LAURYN HILL
“PXSSY” – LATTO
“THE HEART PART 5” – KENDRICK LAMAR
“WOMAN” – DOJA CAT

BEST INTERNATIONAL FLOW 

BENJAMIN EPPS (FRANCE)
BLACK SHERIF (GHANA)
BLXCKIE (SOUTH AFRICA)
CENTRAL CEE (UK)
HAVIAH MIGHTY (CANADA)
KNUCKS (UK)
LE JUIICE (FRANCE)
NADIA NAKAI (ZIMBABWE)
TASHA & TRACIE (BRAZIL)

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