Drake, Cardi B, And J. Cole Garner BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations

The 16th annual event is scheduled to take place in Atlanta on Friday, October 1.

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J. Cole - Photo: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images
J. Cole - Photo: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images

The BET Hip Hop Awards have revealed nominations for the 2021 edition of their ceremony. The 16th annual event is scheduled to take place at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta on Friday, October 1.

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion lead the nominations for this year’s Hip Hop Awards, with nine nods each. Drake received eight nominations across seven categories, including Hip Hop Artist of the Year and Song of the Year. His album Certified Lover Boy is not nominated for Hip Hop Album of the Year, having missed the cut-off date for 2021’s ceremony, according to BET.

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Moneybagg Yo, Tyler, the Creator, Migos, Megan Thee Stallion, DJ Khaled, 21 Savage & Metro Boomin, and J. Cole all got nominated for Hip Hop Album of the Year with their latest respective releases. Lil Baby also secured five nominations. View the full list of nominations below.

Visit BET’s official website for information regarding the Awards.

BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominations:

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 & METRO BOOMIN
THE OFF-SEASON – J. COLE

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 EXCLUSIVE (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)

HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

CARDI B
DRAKE
J. COLE
LIL BABY
MEGAN THEE STALLION
TYLER, THE CREATOR

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 NEW HIP HOP ARTIST

BLXST
COI LERAY
DON TOLIVER
MORRAY
POOH SHIESTY
YUNG BLEU

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

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

BEST INTERNATIONAL FLOW

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

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 HIP HOP
THE BREAKFAST CLUB
THE SHADE ROOM
WORLDSTAR HIP HOP
XXL

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 & KIRK FRANKLIN – WE WIN
MEEK MILL FEAT. LIL DURK – PAIN AWAY
NIPSEY HUSSLE FEAT. JAY-Z – WHAT IT FEELS LIKE
RAPSODY – 12 PROBLEMS

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