Drake, Big Sean, Nicki Minaj Lead Nominations for 2015 BET Hip-Hop Awards
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Drizzy dominates the pack with 12 nominations while Big Sean trails behind with 10 nods Nicki Minaj follows with nine.

AceShowbiz - Nominees for the upcoming BET Hip-Hop Awards are unveiled. %cDrake% receives 12 nods, becoming the top nominees at the event for the second consecutive year. %cBig Sean% follows Drizzy's domination with 10 nominations and %cNicki Minaj% trails closely behind with 9. %cKendrick Lamar% and %cJ. Cole% get eight each.

Those five stars are pitted against one another in the categories of Lyricist of the Year, MVP of the Year, and Album of the Year. Drake and Sean add five more nominations, thanks to their team-up with %cKanye West% on "Blessings". Meanwhile, Minaj's collaboration with %cBeyonce Knowles% earns her two more nods.

%cCommon% and %cJohn Legend%'s Oscar-winning collaboration "Glory" From the Martin Luther King movie "Selma" is nominated for Impact Track. It faces off Sean's "One Man Can Change the World" in which Legend is featured with Kanye, two of Cole's songs "Apparently" and "Be Free", as well as Lamar's "Alright".

The winners will be feted at a ceremony taped October 9 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. %cSnoop Dogg% returns as a host for the third year in a row.

Best Hip Hop Video:

  • %cBig Sean% ft. %cChris Brown% & %cTy Dolla $Ign% - "Play No Games"
  • %cBig Sean% ft. %cDrake% & %cKanye West% - "Blessings"
  • %cFetty Wap% - "Trap Queen"
  • %cKendrick Lamar% - "Alright"
  • %cNicki Minaj% ft. %cBeyonce Knowles% - "Feeling Myself"
Best Collabo, Duo or Group:
  • %cBig Sean% ft. %cDrake% & %cKanye West% - "Blessings"
  • %cBig Sean% ft. %cE-40% - "Idfwu"
  • %cFetty Wap% ft. %cMonty% - "My Way"
  • %cNicki Minaj% ft. %cBeyonce Knowles% - "Feeling Myself"
  • %cNicki Minaj% ft. %cDrake% & %cLil Wayne% - "Truffle Butter"
Best Live Performer:
  • %cDrake%
  • %cJ. Cole%
  • %cKanye West%
  • %cKendrick Lamar%
  • %cNicki Minaj%
Lyricist of the Year:
  • %cBig Sean%
  • %cDrake%
  • %cJ. Cole%
  • %cKendrick Lamar%
  • %cNicki Minaj%
Video Director of the Year:
  • Alan Ferguson
  • Benny Boom
  • Chris Robinson/Lil Chris
  • Colin Tilley
  • Director X
DJ of the Year:
  • %cDJ Drama%
  • %cDJ Envy%
  • %cDJ Esco%
  • %cDJ Khaled%
  • %cDJ Mustard%
Producer of the Year:
  • %cDJ Mustard%
  • %cJ. Cole%
  • %cKanye West%
  • %cMike WiLL Made It%
  • %cPharrell Williams%
  • %cTimbaland%
MVP of the Year:
  • %cBig Sean%
  • %cDrake%
  • %cFuture%
  • %cJ. Cole%
  • %cKendrick Lamar%
  • %cNicki Minaj%
Track of the Year:
  • "Alright" - Produced by %cPharrell Williams% & Sounwave (%cKendrick Lamar%)
  • "Blessings" - Produced by Boi-1da & Vinylz (%cBig Sean% ft. %cDrake% & %cKanye West%)
  • "Commas" - Produced by Dj Spinz & Southside (%cFuture%)
  • "Idfwu" - Produced by Dj Dahi, %cDj Mustard%, %cKanye West% & Key Wane (%cBig Sean% ft. %cE-40%)
  • "Trap Queen" - Produced by Tony Fadd (%cFetty Wap%)
Album of the Year: Who Blew Up Award:
  • %cBobby Shmurda%
  • %cDej Loaf%
  • %cFetty Wap%
  • %cRae Sremmurd%
  • %cTink%
Hustler of the Year:
  • %cDr. Dre%
  • %cDrake%
  • %cJ. Cole%
  • %cJay-Z%
  • %cNicki Minaj%
Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style):
  • %cA$Ap Rocky%
  • %cDej Loaf%
  • %cDrake%
  • %cKanye West%
  • %cNicki Minaj%
Best Club Banger:
  • %cBig Sean% ft. %cE-40% - "Idfwu" (Produced by Dj Dahi, %cDj Mustard%, %cKanye West% & Key Wane)
  • %cDej Loaf% - "Try Me" (Produced by Dds)
  • %cFetty Wap% - "Trap Queen" (Produced by Tony Fadd)
  • %cFuture% - "Commas" (Produced by Dj Spinz & Southside)
  • %cRich Homie Quan% - "Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)" (Produced by Dj Spinz & Nitti Beatz)
Best Mixtape: Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse:
  • %cDrake% - "Blessings" (%cBig Sean% ft. %cDrake% & %cKanye West%)
  • %cDrake% - "My Way Remix" (%cFetty Wap% ft. %cDrake%)
  • %cE-40% - "Idfwu" (%cBig Sean% ft. %cE-40%)
  • %cKendrick Lamar% - "Classic Man Remix" (%cJidenna% ft. %cKendrick Lamar%)
  • %cLil Wayne% - "Truffle Butter" (%cNicki Minaj% ft. %cDrake% & %cLil Wayne%)
Impact Track:
  • %cBig Sean% ft. %cKanye West% & %cJohn Legend% - "One Man Can Change the World"
  • %cCommon% & %cJohn Legend% - "Glory" From "Selma"
  • %cJ. Cole% - "Apparently"
  • %cJ. Cole% - "Be Free"
  • %cKendrick Lamar% - "Alright"
People's Champ Award:
  • %cBig Sean% ft. %cDrake% & %cKanye West% - "Blessings"
  • %cFetty Wap% - "Trap Queen"
  • %cFuture% - "Commas"
  • %cKendrick Lamar% - "I''
  • %cRae Sremmurd% - "No Type"
  • %cRich Homie Quan% - "Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)"

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