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Drake leads as BET unveils nominees for 2022 award

By Guardian Nigeria
17 September 2022   |   3:54 am
BET has announced the nominees for the 17the BET Hip Hop Awards 2022, honouring the past year in hip hop music across 17 categories, selected by a voting academy of esteemed music industry insiders.

BET has announced the nominees for the 17the BET Hip Hop Awards 2022, honouring 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 artiste, actor, entrepreneur, and media personality Fat Joe, the event this year 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 Artiste 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 Artiste of the Year, twice for Impact Track. Video Director of the Year, Best Hip Hop Video, and Best Collaboration. Future rounds off the top four with an impressive eight nods. Baby Keem, Cardi B, and J. Cole are tied, with each earning six nods.

“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.

Voting for the BET Hip Hop Awards 2022 DJ of the Year and Best Hip Hop Platform is now open. Connie Orlando, EVP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy will oversee the annual show and Executive Produce for BET with Jamal Noisette, VP, Specials & Music Programming. Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment, to serve as Executive Producer along with Jesse Collins Entertainment’s Jeannae Rouzan–Clay and Dionne Harmon.

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