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Another day, another award show.

With the 2015 BET Hip-Hop Awards right around the corner, the list of nominations has finally arrived.

Here’s something not surprising: Drake leads the pack with 12 nominations. Big Sean is hot on Drake’s heels with 10 nominations, and Nicki Minaj isn’t too far behind with nine nods.

What’s most interesting about this year‘s tenth annual award show is the new “Lyricist Of The Year” category, which features Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, J. Cole, Big Sean, and…Drake.

Oh, the irony.

All the action is scheduled to go down in Atlanta on October 13. Check out the full list of nominations below.

Best Hip Hop Video

Big Sean featuring Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign – “Play No Games”

Big Sean featuring Drake & Kanye West – “Blessings”

Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”

Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

Nicki Minaj featuring Beyoncé – “Feeling Myself”

Best Collabo, Duo or Group

Big Sean f/ Drake & Kanye West – “Blessings”

Big Sean f/ E-40 – “IDFWU”

Fetty Wap f/ Monty – “My Way”

Nicki Minaj f/ Beyoncé – “Feeling Myself”

Nicki Minaj f/ Drake & Lil Wayne – “Truffle Butter”

Best Live Performer


J. Cole

Kanye West

Kendrick Lamar

Nicki Minaj

Lyricist of the Year

Big Sean


J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar

Nicki Minaj

Video Director of the Year

Alan Ferguson

Benny Boom

Chris Robinson/Lil Chris

Colin Tilley

Director X

DJ of the Year

DJ Drama

DJ Envy

DJ Esco

DJ Khaled

DJ Mustard

Producer of the Year

DJ Mustard

J. Cole

Kanye West

Mike Will Made-It

Pharrell Williams


MVP of the Year

Big Sean



J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar

Nicki Minaj

Track Of The Year

“Alright” – Produced By Pharrell Williams & Sounwave (Kendrick Lamar)

“Blessings” – Produced By Boi-1da & Vinylz (Big Sean f/ Drake & Kanye West)

“Commas” – Produced By Dj Spinz & Southside (Future)

“IDFWU” – Produced By Dj Dahi, Dj Mustard, Kanye West & Key Wane (Big Sean f/ E-40)

“Trap Queen” – Produced By Tony Fadd (Fetty Wap)

Album Of The Year

Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise

Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint

Wale – The Album About Nothing

Who Blew Up Award

Bobby Shmurda

Dej Loaf

Fetty Wap

Rae Sremmurd


Hustler Of The Year

Dr. Dre


J. Cole

Jay Z

Nicki Minaj

Made-You-Look Award (“Best Hip Hop Style”)

A$AP Rocky

Dej Loaf


Kanye West

Nicki Minaj

Best Hip Hop Online Site






Best Club Banger

Big Sean featuring E-40 – “Idfwu” (Produced By Dj Dahi, Dj Mustard, Kanye West & Key Wane)

Dej Loaf – “Try Me” (Produced By Dds)

Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen” (Produced By Tony Fadd)

Future – “Commas” (Produced By Dj Spinz & Southside)

Rich Homie Quan – “Flex” (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh) (Produced By Dj Spinz & Nitti Beatz)

Best Mixtape

Future – 56 Nights

Future – Beast Mode

Future – Monster

Lil Wayne – Sorry 4 The Wait 2

Travis Scott – Days Before Rodeo

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

Drake – “Blessings” (Big Sean f/ Drake & Kanye West)

Drake – “My Way Remix” (Fetty Wap f/ Drake)

E-40 – “IDFWU” (Big Sean f/ E-40)

Kendrick Lamar – “Cla$$ic Man Remix” (Jidenna f/ Kendrick Lamar)

Lil Wayne – “Truffle Butter” (Nicki Minaj f/ Drake & Lil Wayne)

Impact Track

Big Sean f/ Kanye West & John Legend – “One Man Can Change The World”

Common & John Legend – “Glory” (From The Motion Picture “Selma”)

J. Cole – “Apparently”

J. Cole – “Be Free”

Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

People’s Champ Award

Big Sean f/ Drake & Kanye West – “Blessings”

Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”

Future – “Commas”

Kendrick Lamar – “I”

Rae Sremmurd – “No Type”

Rich Homie Quan – “Flex


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