BET Hip-Hop Award nominations announced
Future, DJ Khaled, and Kanye West are also frontrunners
For the third consecutive year, Drake leads the nominees for 2016’s BET Hip-Hop Awards.
His 14 nods include Album of the Year, Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year, Best Hip-Hop Video, and three in the Best Collab, Duo, or Group category. The announcement comes on the heels of the release of his fourth studio album, April’s Views, which topped the Billboard 200 for 12 consecutive weeks and scored the rapper his first No.1 single with “One Dance.”
Future, DJ Khaled, and Kanye West are also among this year’s heavyweight contenders, nabbing 10, nine, and eight nominations, respectively, while breakouts Chance the Rapper, Anderson.Paak, Bryson Tiller, Desiigner, and Tory Lanz are up for Best New Hip-Hop Artist.
Drake also dominated the BET Awards in June: his nine nominations placed him higher than any other artist this year. He won Best Group (with Future), Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, and Best Collaboration for his feature on Rihanna’s “Work.”
The 2016 BET Hip-Hop Awards will air Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. ET. View the full list of nominees at BET.com.