DaBaby leads 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards nominations

Rapper leads with 12 followed by Roddy Ricch with 11

BET announces the nominees for the 15th annual Hip Hop Awards, honoring the past year in hip hop music across 17 categories. The BET Hip Hop Awards is set to premiere on Tuesday, October 27th at 9 pm ET/PT.

Rising superstar, and winner of the 2019 Hip Hop Awards Best New Hip Hop Artist, DaBaby, leads this year’s nominations with an impressive 12 nods. Following his win for Best Male Hip Hop Artist at the BET Awards, DaBaby’s 12 nods includes Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year, Hip Hop Artist of the Year, Impact Track for “Rockstar (BLM Remix)” and two nominations in the Song of the Year, Best Hip Hop Video, and Best Collab categories. Additionally DaBaby makes history, with two entries in the Hip Hop Album of the Year category with “Blame It On Baby,” and “Kirk” both receiving nominations.

Roddy Ricch, another 2019 Best New Hip Hop Artist nominee, takes second place with an impressive 11 nods. Megan the Stallion, who opened the 2019 show, tied with global superstar Drake for third most nominations securing eight nods each.

Other notable nominations include Future, who received six nominations. Lil Baby who received four nods. Beyoncé, DJ Khaled, Travis Scott, and Mustard each received three nominations.

Additionally, Best New Hip Hop Artist Award nominees include Flo Milli, Jack Harlow, Mulatto, NLE Choppa, Pop Smoke, and Rod Wave.

Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET will oversee the annual show, with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment, serving as Executive Producer of the BET Hip Hop Awards 2020 along with and Jeannae Rouzan–Clay, Vice President of Specials, Jesse Collins Entertainment.

Best International Flow is a category that will recognize artists from around the world, with nominees from France, South Africa, Kenya, UK, and for the first time ever, a nominee from Brazil. Internationally, the show will simulcast on BET Africa at 3 am CAT on October 28th, followed by international broadcasts in France on October 30th at 9:55 pm CEST, the UK on October 31st at 9 pm BST, and in South Korea on October 31st at 9 pm KST. Additionally, the show will simulcast on BET Her, VH1, MTV2.

Best Hip Hop Video
  • DaBaby – Bop
  • DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch – Rockstar
  • Drake – Toosie Slide
  • Future featuring Drake – Life is Good
  • Lil Baby – The Bigger Picture
  • Roddy Ricch – The Box
Best Collaboration
  • DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch – Rockstar
  • Future featuring Drake – Life is Good
  • Jack Harlow featuring Tory Lanex, DaBaby & Lil Wayne – What’s Poppin (Remix)
  • Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyonce – Savage (Remix)
  • Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dollar $ign – Hot Girl Summer
  • Mustard featuring Roddy Ricch – Ballin’
Best Duo or Group
  • Chris Brown & Young Thug
  • City Girls
  • Earthgang
  • Jackboys
  • Migos
  • Run The Jewels
Best Live Performer
  • Big Sean
  • DaBaby
  • Drake
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Roddy Ricch
  • Travis Scott
Lyricist of the Year
  • Big Sean
  • DaBaby
  • Drake
  • J. Cole
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Rapsody
DJ of the Year
  • Chase B
  • D-Nice
  • DJ Drama
  • DJ Envy
  • DJ Khaled
  • Mustard
Hip Hop Artist of the Year
  • DaBaby
  • Drake
  • Future
  • Lil Baby
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Roddy Ricch
Song of the Year
  • DaBaby – Bop
  • Future featuring Drake – Life Is Good
  • DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch – Rockstar
  • Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyonce – Savage (Remix)
  • Roddy Ricch – The Box
  • Drake – Toosie Slide
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 New Hip Hop Artist
  • Flo Milli
  • Jack Harlow
  • Mulatto
  • Nle Choppa
  • Pop Smoke
  • Rod Wave
Hustler of the Year
  • Cardi B
  • DJ Khaled
  • Jay-Z
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Rick Ross
  • Travis Scott
Impact Track
  • Anderson .Paak & Jay Rock – Lockdown
  • DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch – Rockstar (BLM Remix)
  • J. Cole – Show On Tha Bluff
  • Lil Baby – The Bigger Picture
  • Rapsody featuring PJ Morton – Afeni
  • Wale featuring Kelly Price – Sue Me

Author: Buddy Iahn

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