2020-10-01

BET announces official nominations for the 2020 “BET Hip Hop Awards”

Nasty C and Khaligraph Jones make history and bag international nomination at BET Hip Hop Awards

The BET “Hip Hop Awards” will premiere on Wednesday, October 28 on BET Africa at 03:00 CAT Dababy leads the 2020

BET “Hip Hop Awards” with 12 nominations, followed closely by Roddy Ricch with 11 nods

Johannesburg – 01 OCTOBER 2020 – BET announces the nominees for the 15th annual “Hip Hop Awards,” honouring the past year in hip hop music across 17 categories. The BET Hip Hop Awards is set to premiere on Wednesday, 28 October 2020 at 03:00CAT /02:00 WAT on BET Africa (DStv channel 129) and repeats at 19:30 CAT / 18:30 WAT.

“Best International Flow” is a category that will recognise artists from around the world, with nominees from France, South Africa, Kenya, UK, and for the first time ever, a nominee from Brazil. This year’s nominees for the Best International Flow category is South Africa’s rapper, song writer and producer Nasty C alongside Kenyan hip hop artist Khaligraph Jones. This is Nasty C’s 2nd nomination, having being previously recognised in the same category in 2019. The two African artists are set to compete with rappers Meryl and Kaaris both from France, British rapper Stormzy, UK’s rising starlet, MS Banks and Brazil’s popular musician and rapper, DJONGA.

Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager of ViacomCBS Networks Africa and Peer Lead BET International commented, “We are thrilled to announce the 2020 “BET Hip Hop Awards” and to recognise artists from around the world in the “Best International Flow” category. The diversity of International talent is testament to the impact of the power of music and culture globally. The representation of African nominees in the category confirms BET’s commitment to recognising the influence of artists on the continent. International events such as the BET “Hip Hop Awards” highlight the growing need to connect African culture globally.”

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.

The show will simulcast LIVE on BET Africa DStv channel 129 at 03:00 CAT / 02:00 WAT on 28 October and repeats the same evening at 19:30 CAT / 18:30 WAT.

See below for the complete list of BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2020 Official Nominees:

BEST INTERNATIONAL FLOW

  • NASTY C (SOUTH AFRICA)
  • KHALIGRAPH JONES (KENYA)
  • MERYL (FRANCE)
  • KAARIS (FRANCE)
  • STORMZY (UK)
  • MS BANKS (UK)
  • DJONGA (BRAZIL)

    BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
  • DABABY-BOP
  • DABABY FEAT. RODDY RICCH -ROCKSTAR
  • DRAKE - TOOSIE SLIDE
  • FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE -LIFE IS GOOD
  • LIL BABY-THE BIGGER PICTURE
  • RODDY RICCH - THE BOX
  • RAPSODY

    VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
  • CACTUS JACK & WHITE TRASH TYLER
  • COLE BENNETT
  • COLIN TILLEY
  • DAVE MEYERS
  • DIRECTOR X
  • TEYANA “SPIKE TEE” TAYLOR

    DJ OF THE YEAR
  • CHASE B
  • D-NICE
  • DJ DRAMA
  • DJ ENVY
  • DJ KHALED
  • MUSTARD

    PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
  • 9TH WONDER
  • DJ KHALED
  • HIT-BOY
  • JETSONMADE
  • MIKE WILL MADE-IT
  • MUSTARD

    HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
  • DABABY
  • DRAKE
  • FUTURE
  • LIL BABY
  • MEGAN THEE STALLION
  • RODDY RICCH

    SONG OF THE YEAR
  • BOP – Produced By JetsonMade & Starboy (DABABY)
  • LIFE IS GOOD – Produced by Ambezza, D. Hill & OZ (FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE)
  • ROCKSTAR – Produced by SethInTheKitchen (DABABY FEAT. RODDY RICCH)
  • SAVAGE (REMIX) – Produced by J. White Did It (MEGAN THEE STALLION FEAT. BEYONCÉ)
  • THE BOX – Produced by 30 Roc & DatBoiSqueeze (RODDY RICCH)
  • TOOSIE SLIDE – Produced by OZ (DRAKE)

    HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
  • DABABY – BLAME IT ON BABY
  • DABABY – KIRK
  • FUTURE – HIGH OFF LIFE
  • LIL BABY – MY TURN
  • MEGAN THEE STALLION – SUGA
  • RODDY RICCH – PLEASE EXCUSE ME FOR BEING ANTISOCIAL

    BEST NEW HIP HOP ARTIST
  • FLO MILLI
  • JACK HARLOW
  • MULATTO
  • NLE CHOPPA
  • POP SMOKE
  • ROD WAVE

    HUSTLER OF THE YEAR
  • CARDI B
  • DJ KHALED
  • JAY-Z
  • MEGAN THEE STALLION
  • RICK ROSS
  • TRAVIS SCOTT

    BEST HIP HOP PLATFORM
  • COMPLEX
  • HIPHOPDX
  • HOTNEWHIPHOP
  • THE BREAKFAST CLUB
  • THE JOE BUDDEN PODCAST
  • THE SHADE ROOM
  • XXL

    SWEET 16: BEST FEATURED VERSE
  • BEYONCÉ - SAVAGE (REMIX) (MEGAN THEE STALLION FEAT. BEYONCÉ)
  • BIA - BEST ON EARTH (RUSS FEAT. BIA)
  • CARDI B - WRITING ON THE WALL (FRENCH MONTANA FEAT. POST MALONE, CARDI B & RVSSIAN)
  • FUTURE - ROSES (REMIX) (SAINT JHN FEAT. FUTURE)
  • RODDY RICCH - ROCKSTAR (DABABY FEAT. RODDY RICCH)
  • TRAVIS SCOTT - HOT (REMIX) (YOUNG THUG FEAT. GUNNA & TRAVIS SCOTT)

    IMPACT TRACK
  • ANDERSON .PAAK & JAY ROCK - LOCKDOWN
  • DABABY FEAT. RODDY RICCH - ROCKSTAR (BLM REMIX)
  • J. COLE - SNOW ON THA BLUFF
  • LIL BABY - THE BIGGER PICTURE
  • RAPSODY FEAT. PJ MORTON - AFENI
  • WALE FEAT. KELLY PRICE -SUE ME



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