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2015 BET Hip Hop Awards Nominees Include Drake, Big Sean, Nicki Minaj & More

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Drake is feeling blessed right now. The Toronto rap star nabbed a whopping 12 nominations for the 2015 BET Hip-Hop Awards. Fellow rhymers Big Sean and Nicki Minaj also garnered some major nods as well.

Drizzy is a nominee in categories including Album of the Year (If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late), Hustler of the Year, Lyricist of the Year and Sweet 16 for his guest verse on Big Sean’s “Blessings.”

Speaking of Sean Don, the Detroit rhymer received 10 nominations including Album of the Year (Dark Sky Paradise), MVP of the Year, Track of the Year (“IDFWU”) and Impact Track for his inspiring song “One Man Can Change the World.”

Meanwhile, Minaj scored nine nods including Live Performer, Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style) and Best Hip-Hop Video for “Feeling Myself” with Beyonce. Fellow rappers Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole earn eight nominations apiece including Album of the Year for To Pimp a Butterfly and 2014 Forest Hills Drive, respectively.

Other multiple-nominated contenders are Fetty Wap and Future with seven mentions each.

Veteran MC Snoop Dogg (aka Uncle Snoop) will return once again to host the 2015 BET Hip-Hop Awards, which is being taped on Oct. 9 in Atlanta for a broadcast premiere on Oct. 13, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET.

Check out the full list of nominees below.

Best Hip Hop Video

Big Sean Feat. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign – “Play No Games”
Big Sean Feat. Drake & Kanye West – “Blessings”
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Nicki Minaj Feat. Beyonce – “Feeling Myself”

Best Collabo, Duo or Group

Big Sean Feat. Drake & Kanye West – “Blessings”
Big Sean Feat. E-40 – “IDFWU”
Fetty Wap Feat. Monty – “My Way”
Nicki Minaj Feat. Beyoncé – “Feeling Myself”
Nicki Minaj Feat. Drake & Lil Wayne – “Truffle Butter”

Best Live Performer

Drake
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Nicki Minaj

Lyricist of the Year

Big Sean
Drake
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
Timbaland

MVP of the Year

Big Sean
Drake
Future
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 Feat. Drake & Kanye West)
“Commas” – Produced By DJ Spinz & Southside (Future)
“IDFWU” – Produced By DJ Dahi, DJ Mustard, Kanye West & Key Wane (Big Sean Feat. 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
Tink

Hustler of the Year

Dr. Dre
Drake
J. Cole
Jay Z
Nicki Minaj

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

A$AP Rocky
Dej Loaf
Drake
Kanye West
Nicki Minaj

Best Hip Hop Online Site

Allhiphop.Com
Complex.Com
Hotnewhiphop.Com
Rapradar.Com
Worldstarhiphop.Com

Best Club Banger

Big Sean Feat. 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 Feat. Drake & Kanye West)
Drake – “My Way” Remix (Fetty Wap Feat. Drake)
E-40 – “IDFWU” (Big Sean Feat. E-40)
Kendrick Lamar – “Classic Man Remix” (Jidenna Feat. Kendrick Lamar)
Lil Wayne – “Truffle Butter” (Nicki Minaj Feat. Drake & Lil Wayne)

Impact Track

Big Sean Feat. 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 Feat. Drake & Kanye West – “Blessings”
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Future – “Commas”
Kendrick Lamar – “i”
Rae Sremmurd – “No Type”
Rich Homie Quan – “Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)”

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