Fresh off his whopping first week sales earnings for 'Tha Carter IV,' Lil Wayne has scored a phenomenal 18 award nominations for the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards.

The 28-year-old New Orleans native nabs nods in categories for Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year, Track of the Year and MVP of the Year, among others. His appearance in the visuals for Chris Brown's track 'Look At Me Now' lands a nomination for Best Hip-Hop Video while the first single from 'Tha Carter IV,' '6 Foot 7 Foot,' welcomes a Best Club Banger mention.

Kanye West accounts for nine awards nominations, with Hustler of the Year, Video Director of the Year and Producer of the Year, just to name a few. Nicki Minaj holds the female rapper spotlight, as she's the only woman highlighted for her work in the hip-hop spectrum. She lands Lyricist of the Year and MVP of the Year nods. Wiz Khalifa, Busta Rhymes and Jay-Z are more of the acclaimed rappers nominated for awards. Surprisingly, Frank Ocean, who appears on Hov and West's 'Watch the Throne' LP, is in the running for awards as well, though he's known as a singer and not a hip-hop artist.

The 2011 BET Awards, hosted by actor and comedian Mike Epps, will be taped at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta on Oct. 1 and air Oct. 11 at 8PM on BET.

Check out the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards nominations below.

Best Hip Hop Video

Big Sean f/ Chris Brown – 'My Last'

Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – 'Look At Me Now'

DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – 'I'm On One'

Eminem f/ Rihanna – 'Love The Way You Lie'

Kanye West f/ Rihanna – 'All Of The Lights'

Reese's Perfect Combo Award (Best Collab)

Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – 'Hustle Hard (Remix)'

Big K.R.I.T. f/ Ludacris & Bun B – 'Country S--- (Remix)'

Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – 'Look At Me Now'

DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – 'I'm On One'

Lupe Fiasco f/ Trey Songz – 'Out Of My Head'

Best Live Performer

Busta Rhymes

Cee-Lo Green

Jay-Z

Lil Wayne

Kanye West

Lyricist of the Year

Jay-Z

Lil Wayne

Nicki Minaj

Rick Ross

Kanye West

Video Director of the Year

Gil Green

Anthony Mandler

Chris Robinson

Kanye West

Hype Williams

Producer of the Year

J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League

Kane Beatz

Lex Luger

No I.D.

Kanye West, Emile, Jeff Bhasker & Mike Dean

MVP of the Year

Lil Wayne

Nicki Minaj

Rick Ross

Kanye West

Wiz Khalifa

Track of the Year

'6 Foot 7 Foot' – Produced by Bangladesh (Lil Wayne f/ Cory Gunz)

'Black and Yellow' – Produced by Stargate (Wiz Khalifa)

'I'm On One' – Produced by T-Minus (DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne)

'Look At Me Now' – Produced by Diplo & Afrojack (Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne &

Busta Rhymes)

'My Last' – Produced by Lex Luger (Big Sean f/ Chris Brown)

CD of the Year

Big Sean – 'Finally Famous'

Lupe Fiasco – 'Lasers'

Nicki Minaj – 'Pink Friday'

Kanye West – 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy'

Wiz Khalifa – 'Rolling Papers'

DJ of the Year

DJ Drama

DJ Enuff

DJ Envy

DJ Khaled

DJ Prostyle

Rookie of the Year

Big K.R.I.T.

Big Sean

Frank Ocean

Diggy Simmons

Tyler the Creator

Wiz Khalifa

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

Jay-Z

Lil Wayne

Nicki Minaj

Kanye West

Wiz Khalifa

Best Hip Hop Online Site

AllHipHop.com

Bossip.com

NahRight.com

RapRadar.com

WorldStarHipHop.com

Best Club Banger

Ace Hood – 'Hustle Hard' (Produced by Lex Luger)

DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – 'I'm On One' (Produced by T-Minus)

Lil Wayne f/ Cory Gunz – '6 foot 7 foot' (Produced by Bangladesh)

Waka Flocka Flame – 'No Hands' (Produced by Lex Luger)

Wiz Khalifa – 'Black And Yellow' (Produced by Stargate)

YC Worldwide f/ Future – 'Racks' (Produced by Sonny Digital)

Best Mixtape

Big K.R.I.T. – 'Return Of 4Eva'

B.o.B – 'No Genre'

J. Cole – 'Friday Night Lights'

Kendrick Lamar – 'Section .80'

Frank Ocean – 'Nostalgia, Ultra'

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

Busta Rhymes – 'Look At Me Now' (Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes)

Lil Wayne – 'Motivation' (Kelly Rowland f/ Lil Wayne)

Nicki Minaj – 'Monster' (Kanye West f/ Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver)

Wiz Khalifa – 'Bright Lights, Bigger City' (Cee-Lo Green f/ Wiz Khalifa)

Wiz Khalifa – 'Till I'm Gone' (Tinie Tempah f/ Wiz Khalifa)

Hustler of the Year

Diddy

Jay-Z

Lil Wayne

Rick Ross

Kanye West

Verizon People's Champ Award (Viewers' Choice)

Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – 'Look At Me Now'

Lil Wayne f/ Cory Gunz – '6 Foot 7 Foot'

Nicki Minaj f/ Drake – 'Moment 4 Life'

Kanye West f/ Rihanna – 'All of The Lights'

Wiz Khalifa – 'Black And Yellow'

Watch Lil Wayne's 'How to Love'





Follow @theboombox on Twitter
| Like Us on Facebook | Sign Up for Newsletter

Download Lil Wayne Songs | Buy Lil Wayne Albums