Burna Boy, Tems, Blxckie, Nadia Nakai, and Black Sherif nominated for the BET Hip Hop Awards 2022
BET has announced the nominees for the 17th annual “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” 2022 honoring the past year in hip hop music across 17 categories, selected by a voting academy of esteemed music industry insiders. Hosted by Grammy®-nominated recording artist, actor, entrepreneur, and media personality Fat Joe the “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” 2022, will tape from the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA, on Friday, September 30 and will premiere Wednesday, 05 October 2022, at 02:00 AM/WAT 03:00 AM CAT and repeats at 18:30 AM WAT/ 19:30 PM CAT on BET Africa, DStv Channel 129.
Certified Lover Boy Drake leads this year’s nominations with an impressive 14 nods including ‘Best Live Performer,’ ‘Lyricist of the Year,’ ‘Hip Hop Album of the Year,’ ‘Hip Hop Artist of the Year,’ ‘Hustler of the Year,’ twice for ‘Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse,’ three for ‘Best Collaboration,’ twice for ‘Best Hip Hop Video,’ and twice for ‘Song of the Year.’ Kanye West follows with 10 nods including ‘Best Live Performer,’ ‘Hip Hop Album of the Year,’ ‘Hip Hop Artist of the Year,’ ‘Producer of the Year,’ ‘Hustler of the Year,’ ‘Best Hip Hop Video,’ ‘Best Collaboration,’ Song of the Year,’ ‘Impact Track,’ and ‘Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse’. Kendrick Lamar’s nine nods include ‘Best Live Performer,’ ‘Lyricist of the Year.’ ‘Hip Hop Album of the Year,’ ‘Hip Hop Artist of the Year,’ twice for ‘Impact Track.’ ‘Video Director of the Year,’ ‘Best Hip Hop Video,’ and ‘Best Collaboration.’ Future rounds out the top four with an impressive eight nods. Baby Keem, Cardi B, and J. Cole are tied, with each earning sixnods.
“BET Africa is thrilled to announce and celebrate the nominations of our African artists, Blxckie and Nadia Nakai for Best International Flow and Burna Boy for Video Director of the year. We’re especially delighted for Tems who received 4 nominations, namely: Song of The Year, Best Collaboration, Best Hip Hop Video and Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse on the song Wait for U by Future FT Tems and Drake. It’s really gratifying to see African artists take centre stage at these global awards and we continue to support and elevate black excellence through our platform.” said Monde Twala, SVP/GM Paramount Africa and Peer Lead for BET International.
Other notable nominations include Doja Cat, Latto, Lil Durk, and Young Thug, each of whom received three nominations. Benny The Butcher, City Girls, Fivio Foreign, Glorilla, Jay-Z, Megan Thee Stallion, Nas, and Usher received two nominations each.
See below for the complete list of “BET Hip Hop Awards” 2022 Official Nominees: