BET Hip Hop Awards 2015: Complete list of nominees

bet-awards-2015Third time’s the charm as entertainment icon Snoop Dogg and BET (DStv channel 129) team up again for the biggest night of hip hop, electrifying cyphers, powerful performances and legendary tributes that encompass the BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2015!

Hosting the show is hip hop icon Snoop Dog, affectionately known as ”Uncle Snoop” for the leadership and guidance he provides to both established and up and coming artists. With more than 20 years in the business, Uncle Snoop has become an international name for his work in music, film, entrepreneurship and philanthropy.

“With the huge success of the first two shows, I’m excited to host my third BET ‘Hip Hop Awards’ this year,” said Uncle Snoop. “We’re gonna do it big with more surprises and more performances—you’re not gonna wanna miss this!”

For a second year in a row, Drake leads the BET “Hip Hop Awards” 2015 with twelve impressive nominations including ‘Best Live Performer’, ‘Lyricist of the Year’, ‘MVP of the Year’, ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Hustler of the Year’. ‘Following closely behind are Big Sean with 10 nominations; Nicki Minaj with 9 nominations; Kendrick Lamar and J.Cole in a close tie with eight nods.

The awards will be taped on Friday 9 October 2015 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta, GA for the tenth year running, and will premiere on BET and BET2 on Saturday 17 October at 21:35 CAT.

See below for the complete list of BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” ’15 Official Nominees:

Best Hip Hop Video

  • Big Sean F/ Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign – Play No Games
  • Big Sean F/ Drake & Kanye West – Blessings
  • Fetty Wap – Trap Queen
  • Kendrick Lamar – Alright
  • Nicki Minaj F/ 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

  • 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 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
  • 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 F/ 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 – Classic 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 (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)


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