Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion Lead 2021 BET Hip Hop Award Nominations

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It's time to celebrate all things hip hop with the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards. The 16th annual awards show is gearing up to honor the talented artists who elevate hip hop culture in creative and diverse ways.

The ladies are leading the pack this year with both Cardi B and Megan The Stallion scoring nine nominations each -- including nominations for Song of The Year, Hip Hop Artist of The Year, Best Hip Hop Video, Best Collaboration, Best Live Performer, Hustler of The Year, and Sweet 16: Best featured Verse. Lil Durk also secured nine nominations at this year's show, with Certified Lover Boy, Drake, not far behind with eight.

Other notable nominations include 21 Savage, DJ Khaled, J. Cole, and Pooh Shiesty, who received three nominations each. As well as Bia, Chris Brown, Doja Cat, Jay Z, Lil Nas X, Migos, Nicki Minaj, Roddy Ricch, Saweetie, Young Thug, and Yung Bleu who all received two nominations this year.

Check out the complete list of nominees below!

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

Award goes to Artist(s) and Producer(s) 

"Back in Blood" - Pooh Shiesty feat. Lil Durk, Produced by YC
"Late at Night" - Roddy Rich, Produced by Mustard
"Laugh Now Cry Later" - Drake feat. Lil Durk, Produced by G. Ry, Cardogotwings, Roget Chahayed & Yung Exclusive 
"Up" - Cardi B, Produced by Yung DZA, Sean Island, DJ Swanqo
"WAP" - Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion, Produced by Ayo & Keyz
"Whole Lotta Money (Remix)" - Bia feat. Nicki Minaj, Produced by London Jae, Beatgodz, Tee Romano

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 Hiphop
The Breakfast Club
The Shade Room
Worldstar Hiphop
XXL

SWEET 16: BEST FEATURED VERSE 

Cardi B - "Type S**t" (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 feat. Lil Durk)
Megan Thee Stallion - "On Me (Remix)" (Lil Baby feat. 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"

The 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards air Oct. 5 at 9:00 p.m. ET on BET.

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