September 05, 2014 02:09:01 GMT
Drake is nominated in various categories including Best Hip Hop Video, Best Live Performer, MVP of the Year, Album of the Year and People's Champ Award.
For the first time, Drake leads the nominees of the upcoming 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards. According to an announcement made by BET on Thursday, September 4, the rapper has eight nominations in various categories including Best Hip Hop Video for "Worst Behavior", Best Live Performer and MVP of the Year.
His chart-topping album "Nothing Was the Same" is also nominated for Album of the Year award alongside Eminem's "MMLP2", Future's "Honest", Rick Ross' "Mastermind", SchoolBoy Q's "Oxymoron" and Yo Gotti's "I Am". Additionally, the Toronto MC is once again up for this year's People's Champ Award.
Trailing closely behind Drizzy are Jay-Z, Future and Pharrell Williams who score six nominations apiece. Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj, YG and Rich Homie Quan bag five nods each.
Other notable nominees include Iggy Azalea (Best Hip-Hop Video for Charli XCX-assisted "Fancy", Who Blew Up Award and People's Champ Award), J. Cole (Best Hip Hop Video for "Crooked Smile" ft. TLC and Lyricist of the Year) and Kendrick Lamar (Lyricist of the Year, Best Featured Verse for "Control").
This year's ceremony will be taped at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta on September 20 with Snoop Dogg as the host. The show will then air on BET on October 14 at 08:00 P.M. ET/PT.
2014 BET Hip Hop Awards Nominees
Best Hip-Hop Video