DaBaby Leads 2020 BET “Hip Hop Awards” With 12 Nominations, Followed Closely by Roddy Ricch With 11
Megan Thee Stallion and Drake Tie for Third Highest Nominations With 8 Nods Each
Other Top Nominees Include Future With 6 Nods, Lil Baby With 4 Nods, Followed by Beyoncé, DJ Khaled, Travis Scott, and Mustard With 3 Nods Each
The BET “Hip Hop Awards” 2020 Will Premiere on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 9PM ET/PT on BET
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NEW YORK -- BET announces the nominees for the 15th annual “Hip Hop Awards,” honoring the past year in hip hop music across 17 categories. The BET Hip Hop Awards is set to premiere on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 9:00PM ET/PT.
Rising superstar, and winner of the 2019 Hip Hop Awards “Best New Hip Hop Artist,” DaBaby, leads this year’s nominations with an impressive 12 nods. Following his win for “Best Male Hip Hop Artist” at the BET Awards, DaBaby’s 12 nods includes ‘Best Live Performer,’ ‘Lyricist of the Year,’ ‘Hip Hop Artist of the Year,’ ‘Impact Track’ - Rockstar (BLM Remix) and two nominations in the ‘Song of the Year,’ ‘Best Hip Hop Video,’ and ‘Best Collab’ categories. Additionally DaBaby makes history, with two entries in the ‘Hip Hop Album of the Year’ category with “Blame It On Baby,” and “Kirk” both receiving nominations.
Roddy Ricch, another 2019 ‘Best New Hip Hop Artist” nominee, takes second place with an impressive 11 nods. Megan the Stallion, who opened the 2019 show, tied with global superstar Drake for third most nominations securing 8 nods each.
Other notable nominations include Future, who received 6 nominations. Lil Baby who received 4 nods. Beyoncé, DJ Khaled, Travis Scott, and Mustard each received three nominations.
Additionally, ‘Best New Hip Hop Artist’ Award nominees include Flo Milli, Jack Harlow, Mulatto, NLE Choppa, Pop Smoke, and Rod Wave.
Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET will oversee the annual show, with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment, serving as Executive Producer of the BET “Hip Hop Awards” 2020 along with and Jeannae Rouzan–Clay, Vice President of Specials, Jesse Collins Entertainment.
“Best International Flow” is a category that will recognize artists from around the world, with nominees from France, South Africa, Kenya, UK, and for the first time ever, a nominee from Brazil. Internationally, the show will simulcast on BET Africa at 3:00am CAT on October 28th, followed by international broadcasts in France on October 30th at 9:55pm CEST, the UK on October 31st at 9:00pm BST, and in South Korea on October 31st at 9:00pm KST.” Additionally, the show will simulcast on BET Her, VH1, MTV2.
See below for the complete list of BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2020 Official Nominees:
BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
BEST DUO OR GROUP
BEST LIVE PERFORMER
LYRICIST OF THE YEAR
VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
DJ OF THE YEAR
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
SONG OF THE YEAR
HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
BEST NEW HIP HOP ARTIST
HUSTLER OF THE YEAR
BEST HIP HOP PLATFORM
SWEET 16: BEST FEATURED VERSE
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September 29, 2020 10:00am ET by Pressparty