Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum artist, Cardi B leads this year’s nominations with an impressive 10 nods. Following the impressive four wins at the 2018 Awards, Cardi B’s 10  nods includes ‘MVP of the Year,’ ‘Hot Ticket Performer,’ ‘Hustler of the Year,’ ‘Best Collabo,’ ‘Single of the Year,’ ‘Made-You-Look Award,’ and two nods for the ‘Best Hip-Hop Video,’ & ‘Sweet 16’ categories.

DJ Khaled, Travis Scott, and J.Cole, who all had chart-topping success this year, follow closely with an astonishing 8 nominations each.  Drake, who lead the 2018 nominations, falls to third most nominations this year with 7 nods including ‘MVP of the Year,’ ‘Single of the Year,’ ‘Hot Ticket Performer,’ ‘Lyricist of the Year,’ ‘Best Collabo’ and two nods in the ‘Best Hip-Hop Video’  category.

Other notable nominations include Nipsey Hussle who posthumously receives 5 nominations, along with new-comer Megan Thee Stallion.   21 Savage, DaBaby Meek Mill & labelmate Rick Ross all received 4 nods.

Additionally, ‘Best New Hip-Hop Artist’ Award nominees include Blueface , DaBaby, Lil Nas X , Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, and YBN Cordae.

Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment, will serve as Executive Producer of the BET “Hip Hop Awards” 2019  along with Connie Orlando, BET Head of Programming and Jeannae Rouzan–Clay, Vice President of Specials, Jesse Collins Entertainment.

“Best International Flow” is a new category that will recognize artists from around the world for the first time, with nominees from Nigeria, UK, France, South Africa, Ghana and Canada. Internationally, the BET “Hip Hop Awards” 2019 will air on BET Africa October 9, 2019, at 7:00PM CAT; BET UK on October 10, 2019, at 9PM BST; BET France on October 10, 2019 at 8:45PM CEST; and BET South Korea October 10, 2019 at 9:00PM KST.

See below for the complete list of BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2019 Official Nominees:

Best Hip-Hop Video

21 Savage featuring J. Cole, “A Lot”
Cardi B, “Money”
City Girls featuring Cardi B, “Twerk”
DaBaby, “Suge”
Meek Mill featuring Drake, “Going Bad”
Travis Scott featuring Drake, “Sicko Mode”

Hot Ticket Performer

Cardi B
The Carters
Megan Thee Stallion
Travis Scott

Album of the Year

Travis Scott, “Astroworld”
Meek Mill, Championships”
Lizzo, “Cuz I Love You”
DJ Khaled, “Father of Asahd”
Tyler, the Creator, “Igor”
Dreamville, “Revenge of the Dreamers 3”

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom
Bruno Mars, Florent Dechard
Dave Meyers
Elf Rivera
Travis Scott

Lyricist of the Year

2 Chainz
J. Cole
Meek Mill
Nipsey Hussle
YBN Cordae

MVP of the Year

Cardi B
DJ Khaled
J. Cole
Megan Thee Stallion
Nipsey Hussle

Producer of the Year

DJ Khaled
London On Da Track
Metro Boomin
Swizz Beatz
Tay Keith

Best Collab, Duo or Group

21 Savage featuring J. Cole, “A Lot”
Cardi B & Bruno Mars, “Please Me”
DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend. “Higher”
Lil Baby & Gunna, “Drip Too Hard”
Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road” (Remix)

Single of the Year

City Girls, “Act Up” (Produced by EarlThePearll)
Megan Thee Stallion, “Big Ole Freak” (Produced by LilJuMadeDaBeat)
Cardi, “Money” (Produced by J. White Did It)
Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road” (Remix) (Produced by YoungKio)
Travis Scott featuring Drake, “Sicko Mode” Produced by Rogét Chahayed, CuBeatz, OZ, Hit-Boy & Tay Keith
DaBaby, “Suge” (Produced by Pooh Beatz & JetsonMade)

Best New Hip-Hop Artist

Lil Nas X
Megan Thee Stallion
Roddy Ricch
YBN Cordae

Best Mixtape

Jack Harlow, “Loose”
Kevin Gates, “Luca Brasi 3”
Megan Thee Stallion, “Fever”
Roddy Ricch, “Feed Tha Streets II”
Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y, “2009”
YBN Cordae, YBN Nahmir, YBN Almighty Jay, “YBN: The Mixtape”

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

21 Savage, “Wish Wish” (DJ Khaled featuring 21 Savage & Cardi B)
Cardi B, “Clout” (Offset featuring Cardi B)
Cardi B, “Twerk” (City Girls featuring Cardi B)
J. Cole, “A Lot” (21 Savage featuring J. Cole)
Rick Ross, “Money in the Grave” (Drake featuring Rick Ross)
Rick Ross, “What’s Free” (Meek Mill featuring Rick Ross & Jay-Z)

Impact Track

21 Savage featuring J. Cole. “A Lot”
DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend, “Higher”
J. Cole, “Middle Child”
Kap G, “A Day Without a Mexican”
Lizzo featuring Missy Elliott, “Tempo”
Youngboy, “Never Broke Again”
I Am Who They Say I Am featuring Kevin Gates, “Quando Rondo”

DJ of the Year

Chase B
DJ Drama
DJ Envy
DJ Esco
DJ Khaled

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)

Cardi B
DJ Khaled
French Montana
Meek Mill
Rick Ross
Travis Scott

Best Hip-Hop Online Site/App

All Hip Hop
Hot New Hip Hop
The Shade Room

Hustler of the Year

Cardi B
DJ Khaled
Jay Z
Nipsey Hussle
Rick Ross
Travis Scott

Best International Flow

Falz (Nigeria)
Ghetts (U.K.P)
Kalash (France)
Little Simz (U.K.)
Nasty C (South Africa)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Tory Lanez (Canada)


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