Cardi B and 21 Savage Lead with 12 Nominations at 2023 BET Hip Hop Awards

Cardi B and 21 Savage Lead with 12 Nominations at 2023 BET Hip Hop Awards

Cardi B and 21 Savage lead the pack as top nominees for the 2023 BET Hip Hop Awards, each earning an impressive 12 nominations. The two artists will go head-to-head in seven categories, including Best Collaboration, Lyricist of the Year, Hip-Hop Artist of the Year, Hustler of the Year, Best Hip-Hop Video, Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse, and Song of the Year.

Following closely behind is Drake, securing nine nominations, while Burna Boy and DJ Khaled both receive seven nods. J. Cole boasts six nominations, and Coi Leray, GloRilla, and Jay-Z each garnered five. Lil Uzi Vert earned four nominations, while DaBaby, Kendrick Lamar, Latto, Lil Durk, Megan Thee Stallion, and Metro Boomin each received three nods.

Remarkably, five female rappers are among the top nominees, with Cardi B leading the way, followed by Leray, GloRilla, Latto, and Megan Thee Stallion.

The awards show is set to be recorded in Atlanta on Tuesday, October 3, and will premiere on BET one week later, on Tuesday, October 10, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Connie Orlando, BET’s EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, expressed, “This year’s BET Hip Hop Awards will mark the culmination of our yearlong celebration of hip-hop’s storied creation and the art form’s sonic and cultural expansion. We are honored by this year’s roster of nominees as they continue to carry the creativity and diversity of hip hop into the future. We congratulate each nominee on their accomplishments as they take hip hop artistry to new heights.”

The annual show will be overseen by Orlando, along with Jamal Noisette, BET’s VP of Specials & Music Programming, Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment, and Jeannae Rouzan–Clay and Dionne Harmon, top executives at Jesse Collins Entertainment.

BET promises that the telecast will pay tribute to 50 years of hip-hop with unforgettable moments and performances. Fans can start voting for DJ of the Year, Producer of the Year, and Best Hip-Hop Platform on Tuesday, September 12, at noon ET on the BET website, where more details about the awards can be found.

The complete list of 2023 BET Hip Hop Awards nominees is provided below.

Hip-hop artist of the year

  • 21 Savage
  • Burna Boy
  • Cardi B
  • Drake
  • Glorilla
  • J. Cole
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Lil Uzi Vert

Song of the year

  • “All My Life,” Lil Durk feat. J. Cole
  • “God Did,” DJ Khaled feat. Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z , John Legend & Fridayy
  • “Just Wanna Rock,” Lil Uzi Vert
  • “Players,” Coi Leray
  • “Put It On Da Floor Again,” Latto feat. Cardi B
  • “Rich Flex,” Drake & 21 Savage
  • “Sittin’ On Top Of The World,” Burna Boy feat. 21 Savage
  • “Tomorrow 2,” GloRilla & Cardi B

Hip hop album of the year

  • Anyways, Life’s Great…, Glorilla
  • Coi, Coi Leray
  • God Did, DJ Khaled
  • Her Loss, Drake & 21 Savage
  • Heroes & Villains, Metro Boomin
  • Jackman, Jack Harlow
  • Pink Tape, Lil Uzi Vert
  • Traumazine, Megan Thee Stallion

Best hip-hop video

  • “Just Wanna Rock,” Lil Uzi Vert
  • “Players” (DJ Smallz 732 – Jersey Club Remix), Coi Leray
  • “Put It On Da Floor Again,” Latto feat. Cardi B
  • “Shake Sumn,” DaBaby
  • “Sittin’ On Top Of The World ,” Burna Boy feat. 21 Savage
  • “Spin Bout U,” Drake & 21 Savage
  • “Tomorrow 2,” Glorilla & Cardi B

Best collaboration

  • “All My Life,” Lil Durk feat. J. Cole
  • “God Did,” DJ Khaled feat. Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend & Fridayy
  • “Players” (DJ Saige Remix), Coi Leray feat. Busta Rhymes
  • “Princess Diana,” Ice Spice & Nicki Minaj
  • “Put It On Da Floor Again,” Latto feat. Cardi B
  • “Sittin’ On Top Of The World,” Burna Boy feat. 21 Savage
  • “Tomorrow 2,” Glorilla & Cardi B

Impact track

  • “30,” Nas
  • “All My Life,” Lil Durk Feat. J. Cole
  • “Anxiety,” Megan Thee Stallion
  • “Can’t Win for Nothing,” Symba
  • “Champions,” NLE Choppa
  • “God Did,” DJ Khaled feat. Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend & Fridayy
  • “Scientists & Engineers,” Killer Mike & André 3000 feat. Future & Eryn Allen Kane
  • “Therapy Pt. 2,” Robert Glasper feat. Mac Miller

Best duo or group

  • City Girls
  • DJ Drama & Jeezy
  • Drake & 21 Savage
  • Earthgang
  • Larry June & The Alchemist
  • Quavo & Takeoff
  • Rae Sremmurd

Best live performer

  • Burna Boy
  • Busta Rhymes
  • Cardi B
  • Coi Leray
  • Dababy
  • Drake
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Megan Thee Stallion

Best breakthrough hip-hop artist

  • Armani White
  • Central Cee
  • Doechii
  • Finesse2tymes
  • Ice Spice
  • Kaliii
  • Lola Brooke
  • Sexyy Redd

Lyricist of the year

  • 21 Savage
  • André 3000
  • Burna Boy
  • Cardi B
  • Conway The Machine
  • Drake
  • J. Cole
  • Kendrick Lamar

Producer of the year

  • Atl Jacob
  • DJ Khaled
  • Dr. Dre
  • Hit-Boy
  • Hitmaka
  • Kaytranada
  • London On Da Track
  • Metro Boomin
  • The Alchemist

Video director of the year

  • Anderson .Paak
  • Cole Bennett
  • Colin Tilley
  • DaBaby & Reel Goats
  • Dave Free & Kendrick Lamar
  • Dave Meyers
  • Travis Scott

DJ of the year

  • Chase B
  • D-Nice
  • DJ Cassidy
  • DJ Clark Kent
  • DJ Drama
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff
  • DJ Khaled
  • Kaytranada
  • Metro Boomin

Best hip-hop platform

  • AllHipHop
  • Caresha Please
  • Drink Champs
  • Hiphop Dx
  • Million Dollaz Worth Of Game
  • Rap Caviar
  • The Breakfast Club
  • The Joe Budden Podcast
  • XXL

Hustler of the year

  • 21 Savage
  • 50 Cent
  • Burna Boy
  • Cardi B
  • Caresha
  • DJ Khaled
  • Drake
  • Jay-Z

Sweet 16: best featured verse

  • 21 Savage, “Creepin’” (Metro Boomin feat. The Weeknd & 21 Savage)
  • 21 Savage, “Peaches & Eggplants” (Young Nudy feat. 21 Savage)
  • André 3000, “Scientists &  Engineers” (Killer Mike & André 3000 feat. Future & Eryn Allen Kane)
  • Cardi B, “Tomorrow 2” (Glorilla & Cardi B)
  • Cardi B, “Put It On Da Floor Again” (Latto feat. Cardi B)
  • Drake, “Oh U Went” (Young Thug feat. Drake)
  • J. Cole, “All My Life” (Lil Durk feat. J. Cole)
  • Jay-Z, “God Did” (DJ Khaled feat. Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z , John Legend & Fridayy)

Best international flow

  • Aka (South Africa)
  • Black Sherif (Ghana)
  • Central Cee (UK)
  • Gazo (France)
  • J Hus (UK)
  • K.O (South Africa)
  • Major Rd (Brazil)
  • Ninho (France)
  • Sampa The Great (Zambia)
  • Tasha & Tracie (Brazil)

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