Drake, Big Sean & Nicki Minaj Lead BET Hip-Hop Awards 2015 Nominations

12 for Drizzy, 10 for Sean, and 9 for Nicki.

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With just a month left until the 2015 BET Hip-hop Awards, the race for top nominees is heating up and OVO frontman Drake along with Nicki Minaj are leading the pack. With 12 nominations already, the Toronto rapper, whose renowned record If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late scored platinum, is up for categories such as Lyricist of the Year, MVP of the Year, Album of the Year and more. Following behind the Canadian trailblazer is Big Sean with ten nominations, Nicki Minaj with nine, and J.Cole and Kendrick Lamar tied for eight. Snoop Dogg will host this years awards which will be taped October 9 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta. The entire show will air October 13 at 8 p.m. Check out the full list of nominations below and be sure to tune in.

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. Beyoncé) – “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

MVP of the Year
Big Sean
Drake
Future
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar
Nicki Minaj

Track of the Year
“Alright” – Produced by Pharrell Williams and Sounwave (Kendrick Lamar)
“Blessings” – Produced by Boi-1da and Vinylz (Big Sean Feat. Drake and Kanye West)
“Commas” – Produced by DJ Spinz and Southside (Future)
“IDFWU” – Produced by DJ Dahi, DJ Mustard, Kanye West and 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

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 MinajFfeat. Drake & Lil’ Wayne)

Impact Track
Big Sean (Feat. Kanye West & John Legend) – “One Man Can Change The World”
Common and 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)”

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

Video Director of the Year
Alan Ferguson
Benny Boom
Chris Robinson/Lil Chris
Colin Tilley
Director X

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

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