Los Angeles - Nominees were announced on Tuesday in the top categories for the 10th annual BET Hip-Hop Awards.
For the second straight year, Canadian rapper, Drake tops nominees for the BET Hip-Hop Awards.
In a statement to The Associated Press, BET said on Tuesday that Drake received 12 nominations for the 10th annual awards show.
Drake's chart-topping If You're Reading This It's Too Late became the first platinum-selling album this year. He had 14 songs simultaneously placed on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, tying a record set by The Beatles in 1964.
Rap veteran Snoop Dogg returns for the third straight year as host of the show, which will be taped on 9 October at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. Big Sean earned 10 nominations and Nicki Minaj scored nine nods. Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole each got eight nominations.
The BET awards will air on 13 October in the U.S.
Here are the nominees:
Best Hip Hop Video
Big Sean featuring Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $Ign - Play No Games
Big Sean featuring Drake & Kanye West - Blessings
Fetty Wap - Trap Queen
Kendrick Lamar - Alright
Nicki Minaj featuring Beyoncé - Feeling Myself
Best Collabo, Duo or Group
Big Sean featuring E-40 - Idfwu
Fetty Wap featuring Monty - My Way
Nicki Minaj featuring Drake & Lil Wayne - Truffle Butter
Best Live Performer
Lyricist of the Year
DJ of the Year
Producer of the Year
Mike Will Made-It
MVP of the Year
Track Of The Year
Alright - Produced By Pharrell Williams & Sounwave (Kendrick Lamar)
Blessings - Produced By Boi-1da & Vinylz (Big Sean FEATURING Drake & Kanye West)
Commas - Produced By Dj Spinz & Southside (Future)
Idfwu - Produced By Dj Dahi, Dj Mustard, Kanye West & Key Wane (Big Sean FEATURING E-40)
Trap Queen - Produced By Tony Fadd (Fetty Wap)
Album Of The Year
Big Sean - Dark Sky Paradise
Drake - If You're Reading This It's Too Late
J. Cole - 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
Nicki Minaj - The Pinkprint
Wale - The Album About Nothing
For all the categories and nominees, visit the BET website.
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