Drake Dominates BET HIP HOP AWARDS For The Third Year In A Row



It’s that time of year again. BET announced their official list of nominees for their 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards today (Aug. 18). Fan favorites Drake, Chance The Rapper, Kanye West and more lead the pack as the network announced notable names in 18 categories.

For the third year in a row Drake dominates the nominations pool with 14 noms in categories including Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year, MVP of the Year, and Album of the Year for his platinum-selling fourth album Views. Drizzy’s Summer Sixteen Tour co-pilot Future has scored the second-most nominations among the crop.

The Atlanta hitmaker boast 10 nominations in categories like MVP of the Year, Hustler of the Year, Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style), Best Mixtape, and Album of the Year for DS2. Everyone’s favorite motivational Snapchatter DJ Khaled got some major recognition with nine noms, while Kanye West rounds out fourth place with eight nominations.

The hype of Chance The Rapper in 2016 culminated with his highly-anticipated third mixtape Coloring Book earlier this spring. In return, the Chicago upstart was recognized by the network with nominations in three categories: Lyricist of the Year, Best New Hip-Hop Artist and Best Mixtape. Not bad for a kid who gives his music away for free.

G.O.O.D. Music‘s newest star child and 2016 XXL Freshman Desiigner scored four nominations, mostly centered around his undeniable viral hit “Panda.” Fellow Freshman Anderson .Paak was recognized in the Best New Hip-Hop Artist category as well.

Check out the full list of categories and nominees below. Congrats to those recognized!

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
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar

Lyricist of the Year
Chance The Rapper
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
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
Tory Lanez

Hustler of the Year
DJ Khaled
Jay Z
Kanye West

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)
A$AP Rocky
Kanye West
Nicki Minaj

Best Hip Hop Online Site/App

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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