Drake Leads 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations: Full List

Drake takes the lead with 14 nominations at 2022 BET Hip Hop Priceswhile Kanye West comes in second place with 10 nods and Kendrick Lamar following close behind with nine.

That Certified Lover Boy The MC is up for hip-hop artist of the year, hustler of the year, lyricist of the year, best live performer and hip-hop album of the year and has received several nods in the same category. His “Way 2 Sexy” collaboration with Future and Young Thug as well as his feature on Future’s “WAIT FOR YOU” (also with Thames) is nominated for best hip-hop video, best collaboration and song of the year. His cameos on “WAIT FOR YOU” as well Jack Harlow‘Churchill Downs’ has secured Drake two nods in the Sweet 16: Best featured verse category, while his and 21 Savage‘Jimmy Cooks’ gives Drake a total of three nominations in the Best Collaboration category.

Like Drake, Ye also gets nods in the Hip Hop Artist of the Year, Hustler of the Year, Best Live Artist, Hip Hop Album of the Year, Best Hip Hop Video, Best Collaboration, Song of the Year and Best Featured Verse categories. He is also up for producer of the year and effects number for “City of Gods” with Fivio Foreign and Alicia Keys. Lamar and Baby Keem‘Family Ties’ is up for Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Collaboration and Effects Track, of which Lamar has another nomination for “The Heart Part 5.” He and Dave Free are also inducted as video director of the year. Future comes in fourth with eight nominations, while Baby Keem, cardi b and J. Cole ties for six nods each.

Fat Joe will host this year’s awards ceremony from the Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta. “This will be the BIGGEST award show in history,” he previously said Billboard. “It is truly an honor to host and produce BET Hip Hop Awardsand I can’t thank Connie enough [Orlando] and the whole BET family enough for this opportunity. We will celebrate music, culture and entertainment, honor the biggest and brightest stars in the world and make this an unforgettable evening full of laughs and surprises. Always remember that yesterday’s host is not today’s host.”

Nominees across 17 categories were selected by a voting body of music industry insiders.

As previously announced, the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards will be taped at Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Center on Friday, Sept. 30, and will premiere on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on BET.

Here is the complete list of 2022 BET Hip Hop Award nominees:

Best hip hop video

A$AP Rocky, “DMB”
Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar, “Family Ties”
City Girls feat. Usher, “Good Love”
Cardi B, Kanye West & Lil Durk, “Hot Shit”
BIA & J. Cole, “London”
Future feat. Drake & Thames, “WAIT FOR YOU”
Drake feat. Future & Young Thug, “Way 2 Sexy”

Best cooperation

Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar, “Family Ties”
City Girls feat. Usher, “Good Love”
Cardi B, Kanye West & Lil Durk, “Hot Shit”
Drake feat. 21 Savage, “Jimmy Cooks”
Benny The Butcher & J. Cole, “Johnny P’s Caddy”
Future feat. Drake & Thames, “WAIT FOR YOU”
Drake feat. Future & Young Thug, “Way 2 Sexy”

Best duo or group

42 Dew & EST Gee
Big Sean & Hit-Boy
Birdman & Youngboy never broke up again
Blxst & Bino Rideaux
DaBaby & Youngboy never broke up again
Styles P & Havoc

Best Live Performer

cardi b
Doja cat
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Tyler, the creator

Lyricist of the year

Baby Keem
Benny the Butcher
J. Cole
Jack Harlow
Kendrick Lamar

Video director of the year

Benny Boom
Burna boy
Cole Bennett
Colin Tilley
Instructor X
Kendrick Lamar & Dave Free
Teyana Taylor

Song of the year

Latto, “Big Energy”
Hitkidd & Glorilla, “FNF (Let’s Go)”
Jack Harlow, “First Class”
Cardi B, Kanye West & Lil Durk, “Hot Shit”
Kodak Black, “Super Gremlin”
Future feat. Drake & Thames, “WAIT FOR YOU”
Drake feat. Future & Young Thug, “Way 2 Sexy”

Hip Hop Album of the Year

Latto, 777
dragon, Certified Lover Boy
Kanye West, Donna
push t It’s almost dry
U.S, The King’s Disease II
Kendrick Lamar, Sir. Moral & The Big Steppers

Hip hop artist of the year

cardi b
Doja cat
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Megan Thee stallion

Producer of the year

ATL Jacob
Baby Keem
Kanye West
Metro Boomin
Pharrell Williams

Best Breakthrough Hip Hop Artist

Baby Keem
Fivio Foreign
Nardo Wick
Beautiful Santana

DJ of the year

DJ Cassidy
DJ Drama
DJ Kay Slay
DJ Premier
Nyla Symone
LA Leakers: DJ sourMILK & Justin Credible

Best hip hop platform

Big Boy’s Neighborhood
Breakfast Club
Caresha please
Drink Champs
Games worth millions of dollars
NPR Small desk

Hustler of the Year

50 cents
cardi b
DJ Khaled
Kanye West
Megan Thee stallion

Sweet 16: best featured verses

Drake, “Churchill Downs” (Jack Harlow feat. Drake)
J. Cole, “Poke It Out” (Wale feat. J. Cole)
J. Cole, “London” (BIA & J. Cole)
Lil Baby, “Girls Want Girls” (Drake feat. Lil Baby)
Kanye West, “City of Gods” (Fivio Foreign, Kanye West & Alicia Keys)
Drake, “WAIT FOR U” (Future feat. Drake & Tems)
Jadakiss, “Black Illuminati” (Freddie Gibbs feat. Jadakiss)

Traces of influence

Lizzo, “About Damn Time”
Fivio Foreign, Kanye West & Alicia Keys, “City of Gods”
Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar, “Family Ties”
Nas feat. Ms. Lauryn Hill, “Nobody”
Latto, “Pxssy”
Kendrick Lamar, “The Heart Part 5”
Doja Cat, “Woman”

Best international flow

Benjamin Epps (France)
Black Sheriff (Ghana)
Blxckie (South Africa)
Central Cee (UK)
Haviah Mighty (Canada)
Knucks (UK)
Le Juice (France)
Nadia Nakai (Zimbabwe)
Tasha & Tracie (Brazil)


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