BET 2016 Hip-Hop Awards Full List of Nominees: Wizkid Gets First Hip-Hop Nod Abroad!

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This is definitely the year of the Wizkid! The Nigerian singer has just gotten his first nomination for an International hip- hip award. And it is all thanks to his collaboration with Drake on the hit song, ‘One Dance’.

Recall that ‘One Dance’ took Wizkid to international charts, and also made him the first Nigerian whose song was named the longest running UK no. 1 single in digital era.

According to Complex, other artistes who shine this year for hip-hop’s big night include Drake who raked in 14 nominations, Future who got 10, and Kanye West following closely with 8 nominations.

The award show will be taped in September and will premiere on BET on October 4, 2016.

Check out the full nominee list for the 2016 BET Hip-Hop Awards:

Best Hip-Hop Video
2 Chainz – Watch Out
Desiigner – Panda
DJ Khaled F/ Jay Z & Future – I Got the
Drake – Hotline Bling
Fat Joe & Remy Ma F/ French Montana &
Infared – All the Way Up
Kanye West F/ Rihanna – Famous

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Best Collabo, Duo or Group
DJ Khaled F/ Drake – For Free
DJ Khaled F/ Jay Z & Future – I Got the
Drake & Future – Jumpman
Drake F/ Wizkid & Kyla – One Dance
Fat Joe & Remy Ma F/ French Montana &
Infared – All the Way Up

Best Live Performer
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar

Lyricist of the Year
Chance the Rapper
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Colin Tilley
Director X
Hype Williams
Kanye West

DJ of the Year
DJ Drama
DJ Envy
DJ Esco
DJ Khaled
DJ Mustard

Producer of the Year
DJ Mustard
Dr. Dre
Metro Boomin
Mike WiLL Made-It
Pharrell Williams

MVP of the Year
DJ Khaled
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar

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Track of the Year
All the Way Up – Produced By Cool & Dre
and Edsclusive (Fat Joe & Remy Ma F/
French Montana & Infared)
Controlla – Produced By BOI-1DA (Drake)
Hotline Bling – Produced By Nineteen85
I Got the Keys – Produced By Southside
(DJ Khaled F/ Jay Z & Future)
Panda – Produced By Menace (Desiigner)

Album of the Year
DJ Khaled – I Changed A Lot
Dr. Dre – Compton
Drake – Views
Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap
Future -DS2
Kanye West – The Life of Pablo

Best New Hip-Hop Artist
Anderson .Paak
Bryson Tiller
Chance the Rapper
Tory Lanez

Hustler of the Year
DJ Khaled
Jay Z
Kanye West

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop
A$AP Rocky
Kanye West
Nicki Minaj

Best Hip Hop Online Site/App

Best Mixtape
Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book
French Montana – Wave Gods (Hosted By
Max B)
Future – Purple Reign
Lil Uzi Vert – Lil Uzi Vert VS. The World
Young Thug – Slime Season 3

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Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
2 Chainz – No Problem (Chance the
Rapper F/ Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)
Drake – Work (Rihanna F/ Drake)
Kendrick Lamar – Freedom (Beyoncé F/
Kendrick Lamar)
Kodak Black – Lockjaw (French Montana
F/ Kodak Black)
Nicki Minaj – Down In the DM – Remix (Yo
Gotti F/ Nicki Minaj)

Impact Track
J. Cole – Love Yourz
Jay Z – Spiritual
Jidenna – Long Live The Chief
Raury F/ Key – Trap Tears
Sir The Baptist F/ ChurchPeople – Raise

People’s Champ Award
Desiigner – Panda
DJ Khaled F/ Drake – For Free
Fat Joe & Remy Ma F/ French Montana &
Infared – All the Way Up
O.T. Genasis F/ Young Dolph – Cut It
Travis Scott – Antidote
Young Thug – Best Friend

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