Drake Is Leading the Pack for the 2016 BET Hip-Hop Awards

Future, DJ Khaled and others all received a slew of nods.

It’s no surprise that Drake would be nominated for BET Hip-Hop Awards, but how many is actually pretty impressive.

For the third consecutive year, the Toronto native leads the potential honors list with 14 nominations, including ones for Album of the Year, Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year, Best Hip-Hop Video and three in the Best Collaboration, Duo or Group category.

Future received 10 nods while his “I Got the Keys” songmate, DJ Khaled, touts nine. They’re followed by Kanye West, who received eight nominations.

Best New Hip-Hop Artist, which is slated to be one of the more interesting contests, features a slew of different types of artists including Anderson .Paak, Bryson Tiller (who won Best Male R&B/Pop Artist at the BET Awards in June), Chance the Rapper, Torey Lanez and Desiigner.

Catch the 2016 BET Hip-Hop Awards premiere on October 4 at 8 p.m. EST. The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta will be where it all goes down with a host who we have yet to reveal. Check out a complete list of this year’s nominees here.

Latest News

Subscribe for BET Updates

Provide your email address to receive our newsletter.

By clicking Subscribe, you confirm that you have read and agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge our Privacy Policy. You also agree to receive marketing communications, updates, special offers (including partner offers) and other information from BET and the Paramount family of companies. You understand that you can unsubscribe at any time.