The most important night time in hip hop is occurring on BET Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at 9:00 PM ET/PT. And the official nominees for the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards have been introduced.

Cardi B and Meg Thee Stallion are neck and neck this 12 months with 9 nominations every. Though they’re no strangers to the BET Hip Hop Awards stage, with each having received their honest quantity previously, Megan had seven noms final 12 months and the Bronx queen simply lead 2019’s ceremony with 10.

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With no mixtape or a studio album, Cardi is nominated twice for “Finest Hip Hop Video” (”WAP” and “Up”), “Finest Collaboration” (“WAP”), “Track of The 12 months” (“WAP” and “Up”) “Finest Featured Verse” (“WAP”), “Finest Stay Performer”, “Hip Hop Artist of The 12 months” and “Hustler of the 12 months”.

Megan, who shares noms with Cardi on “WAP” for “Finest Hip Hop Video”, “Finest Collaboration” and “Track of The 12 months”, can be being acknowledged for her efforts on Lil Child’s “On Me” remix within the “Finest Featured Verse” class, “Finest Stay Performer”, “Lyricist of The 12 months”, “Hip Hop Artist of the 12 months”, and “Hustler of The 12 months”.

“Our 2021 ‘BET Hip Hop Awards’ nominees span generations and are a illustration of the proficient people who elevate hip hop tradition in inventive and numerous methods. We congratulate every of them on these sought-after accolades,” stated Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Technique for BET. “We are able to’t wait to affix forces with the perfect in hip hop and ship a one-of-a-kind present in Atlanta.”

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Equally, Drake, who follows Cardi and Megan with eight nominations, is doing so with out his sixth studio album, Licensed Lover Boy, making the cutoff for award consideration. His 2020 single, “Snicker Now, Cry Later” with Lil Durk obtained recognition within the “Finest Hip Hop Video”, “Track of The 12 months”, and “Finest Collaborations” classes. In actual fact, the “Manner 2 Horny” rapper has two noms within the collaboration class, as his joint effort on 21 Savage’s “Mr. Proper Now” obtained a nom as properly. Moreover, Drake is up for “Finest Featured Verse” for his work on the Migos’ “Havin’ Our Manner”, “Finest Lyricist” and “Hustler of The 12 months” and “Hip Hop Artist of The 12 months”.

Moreover, “Finest New Hip Hop Artist” Award nominees embrace BLXST, Coi Leray, Don Toliver, Morray, Pooh Shiesty and Yung Bleu.

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See under for the total record of 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards official nominees.

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
CARDI B, “UP”
CARDI B FEAT. MEGAN THEE STALLION, “WAP”
CHRIS BROWN & YOUNG THUG GO, “CRAZY”
DRAKE FEAT. LIL DURK, “LAUGH NOW CRY LATER”
LIL NAS X, “MONTERO” (CALL ME BY YOUR NAME)
SAWEETIE FEAT. DOJA CAT, “BEST FRIEND”

BEST COLLABORATION
21 SAVAGE & METRO BOOMIN FEAT. DRAKE, “MR. RIGHT NOW”
BIA FEAT. NICKI MINAJ, “WHOLE LOTTA MONEY” (REMIX)
CARDI B FEAT. MEGAN THEE STALLION, “WAP”
DJ KHALED FEAT. LIL BABY & LIL DURK, “EVERY CHANCE I GET”
DRAKE FEAT. LIL DURK, “LAUGH NOW CRY LATER”
POOH SHIESTY FEAT. LIL DURK, “BACK IN BLOOD”

SONG OF THE YEAR
“BACK IN BLOOD” – Produced by YC (POOH SHIESTY FEAT. LIL DURK)
“LATE AT NIGHT” – Produced by Mustard (RODDY RICCH)
“LAUGH NOW CRY LATER” – Produced by G. Ry, CardoGotWings, Roget Chahayed & Yung Unique (DRAKE FEAT. LIL DURK)
“UP” – Produced by Yung Dza, Sean Island, DJ SwanQo (CARDI B)
“WAP” – Produced by Ayo & Keyz (CARDI B FEAT. MEGAN THEE STALLION)
“WHOLE LOTTA MONEY” (REMIX) – Produced by London Jae, BeatGodz, Tee Romano (BIA FEAT. NICKI MINAJ)

SWEET 16: BEST FEATURED VERSE
CARDI B, “TYPE SHIT” (MIGOS FEAT. CARDI B)
DRAKE, “HAVIN’ OUR WAY” (MIGOS FEAT. DRAKE)
JAY-Z, “WHAT IT FEELS LIKE” (NIPSEY HUSSLE FEAT. JAY-Z)
LIL DURK, “BACK IN BLOOD” (POOH SHIESTY FT. LIL DURK)
MEGAN THE STALLION, “ON ME” (REMIX) (LIL BABY FT. MEGAN THEE STALLION)
RODDY RICCH, “LEMONADE” (REMIX) (INTERNET MONEY FEAT. DON TOLIVER & RODDY RICCH)

IMPACT TRACK
BLACK THOUGHT, “THOUGHT VS EVERYBODY”
LIL NAS X, “MONTERO” (CALL ME BY YOUR NAME)
LIL BABY FEAT. KIRK FRANKLIN, “WE WIN”
MEEK MILL FEAT. LIL DURK, “PAIN AWAY”
NIPSEY HUSSLE FEAT. JAY-Z, “WHAT IT FEELS LIKE”
RAPSODY, “12 PROBLEMS”

BEST NEW HIP HOP ARTIST
BLXST
COI LERAY
DON TOLIVER
MORRAY
POOH SHIESTY
YUNG BLEU

BEST DUO OR GROUP
21 SAVAGE & METRO BOOMIN
CHRIS BROWN & YOUNG THUG
CITY GIRLS
FUTURE & LIL UZI VERT
LIL BABY & LIL DURK
MIGOS

BEST LIVE PERFORMER
BUSTA RHYMES
CARDI B
DABABY
DOJA CAT
MEGAN THEE STALLION
TYLER, THE CREATOR

LYRICIST OF THE YEAR
BENNY THE BUTCHER
DRAKE
J. COLE
LIL BABY
MEGAN THEE STALLION
NAS

HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
CARDI B
DRAKE
J. COLE
LIL BABY
MEGAN THEE STALLION
TYLER, THE CREATOR

HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
A GANGSTA’S PAIN MONEYBAGG YO
CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST TYLER, THE CREATOR
CULTURE III MIGOS
GOOD NEWS MEGAN THEE STALLION
KHALED KHALED DJ KHALED
SAVAGE MODE II 21 SAVAGE X METRO BOOMIN
THE OFF-SEASON J. COLE

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
COLE BENNETT
COLIN TILLEY
DAVE MEYERS
DIRECTOR X
HYPE WILLIAMS
MISSY ELLIOTT

DJ OF THE YEAR
CHASE B
D NICE
DJ CASSIDY
DJ DRAMA
DJ ENVY
DJ JAZZY JEFF
DJ SCHEME
KAYTRANADA

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
DJ KHALED
HIT-BOY
METRO BOOMIN
MUSTARD
THE ALCHEMIST
TYLER, THE CREATOR

HUSTLER OF THE YEAR
CARDI B
DRAKE
LIL BABY
MEGAN THEE STALLION
SAWEETIE
YUNG BLEU

BEST HIP-HOP PLATFORM
COMPLEX
GENIUS
HIP HOP DX
HOT NEW HIPHOP
THE BREAKFAST CLUB
THE SHADE ROOM
WORLDSTAR HIPHOP
XXL

BEST INTERNATIONAL FLOW
LADIPOE (NIGERIA)
NASTY C. (SOUTH AFRICA)
XAMÃ (BRAZIL)
LAYLOW (FRANCE)
GAZO (FRANCE)
LITTLE SIMZ (UK)
DAVE (UK)

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