Rising emcee Latto is up for one of the biggest honors at this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards, “Song of the Year,” for her smash hit “Big Energy.” The pop and funk-rock track, which samples Tom Tom Club's 1981 record "Genius of Love,” has seen much success this year and, indeed, much deserved.
The rapper is up against several extensive records from the past year, including songs Hittkidd and GloRill’s “F.N.F. (Let’s Go),” Jack Harlow’s “First Class,” Kodak Black’s “Super Gremlin,” “Wait For You” from Future featuring frequent collaborator Drake, and singer Tems. Drake is also up for a nomination for his single “Way 2 Sexy,” featuring Future and Young Thug, and Cardi B. with “Hot S—t” with rapper Kanye West and Lil Durk.
Ahead of the year’s event, hosted by rapper Fat Joe, we’re taking a look back at some of Latto’s most memorable Hip Hop Awards moments. Don’t forget to tune into the ceremony airing Tuesday, October 4, at 9 PM ET/PT on BET.
Latto gives a showstopping performance at the 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards
Latto made her debut at the Hip Hop Awards stage in 2020 with an unforgettable performance of a medley of tracks, including Youngest N Richest" and “B—ch From Da Souf.” The burgeoning star was later joined on stage with veteran emcee Gucci Mane for a duet of their record, "Muwop,” which heavily samples the latter’s 2007 classic record “Freak Gurl.”
Latto Performs “Soufside” and “Big Energy” at the 2021 Ceremony
During the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards, Latto gave an explosive performance of her smash records “Soufside” and “Big Energy,” the latter of which served as the lead single from her sophomore studio album 777. The track later received a viral Mariah Carey-assisted remix.
Latto earns her first Hip Hop Awards nomination
In 2020, the “It’s Given” emcee earned her first ever BET Hip Hop Awards nomination for “Best New Hip Hop Artist.” Although the honor ultimately went to the late Pop Smoke, Latto continued to hustle, earning herself a nomination for “Song of the Year” for his single “Big Energy” at this year's show. Congratulations Latto!
Watch the Hip Hop Awards on Tuesday, October 4, at 9 PM ET/PT on BET