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As the 2023 BET Hip Hop Awards approach, the list of nominees is headlined by superstars Cardi B & 21 Savage.

On Thursday (September 7th), the list of nominees for the 18th annual event celebrating the best of today’s Hip-Hop was announced by the network. Cardi B and 21 Savage reign at the top of the list with each of them attaining an impressive twelve nominations each. Drake comes in third with nine nominations while DJ Khaled and Burna Boy come in with seven apiece.

Cardi’s twelve nominations come as she releases a new single, “Bongos” featuring Megan Thee Stallion. The rapper’s nominations include Best Hip Hop Video, Best Collaboration (twice for “Put It On Da Floor Again” with Latto, and “Tomorrow 2” with Glorilla), Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse, Hustler of the Year, Lyricist of the Year, Best Live Performer and Song of the Year.

For 21 Savage, who’s out on the It’s All A Blur tour with Drake, his nominations include two nods for Best Hip-Hop Video (for “Sittin’ On Top Of The World” with Burns Boy and “Spin About U” with Drake) with the bulk of them coming from the Her Loss collaborative album he did with the Canadian superstar last year. That album also got him a nomination for Hip Hop Album of the Year to go with his nod for Hip Hop Artist of the Year.

Following behind Burna Boy and DJ Khaled, J.Cole got six nominations. Other artists in contention for awards that evening will be André 3000, Busta Rhymes with Nas, and Ice Spice among them setting the stage for a lively awards ceremony honoring the genre on its 50th anniversary.

“This year’s ‘BET Hip Hop Awards will mark the culmination of our year-long celebration of hip hop’s storied creation and the art form’s sonic and cultural expansion,” Connie Orlando, EVP of Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy for BET said in a statement. “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 2023 BET HipHop Awards will be taped at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday, October 3rd, and broadcast on the network on October 10th at 9 P.M. ET/PT.

See the full list of official nominees below:

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

LYRICIST OF THE YEAR

21 SAVAGE

ANDRÉ 3000

BURNA BOY

CARDI B

CONWAY THE MACHINE

DRAKE

  1. COLE

KENDRICK LAMAR

 

 

 

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

ANDERSON .PAAK

COLE BENNETT

COLIN TILLEY

DABABY & REEL GOATS

DAVE FREE & KENDRICK LAMAR

DAVE MEYERS

TRAVIS SCOTT

 

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

 

 

 

HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

21 SAVAGE

BURNA BOY

CARDI B

DRAKE

GLORILLA

  1. COLE

KENDRICK LAMAR

LIL UZI VERT

 

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

ATL JACOB

DJ KHALED

  1. DRE

HIT-BOY

HITMAKA

KAYTRANADA

LONDON ON DA TRACK

METRO BOOMIN

THE ALCHEMIST

 

BEST BREAKTHROUGH HIP HOP ARTIST

ARMANI WHITE

CENTRAL CEE

DOECHII

FINESSE2TYMES

ICE SPICE

KALIII

LOLA BROOKE

SEXYY REDD

 

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

ALL HIP HOP

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)

  1. 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)

 

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 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)

 

Cardi B, 21 Savage Top 2023 BET Hip-Hop Award Nominees  was originally published on hiphopwired.com