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Lil Wayne Leads 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards With 19 Nominations

It’s safe to say Lil Wayne is having the best week ever. After news broke yesterday (September 6) that his latest album, Tha Carter IV, racked up close to one million in sales in its first week, it was announced this afternoon that Wayne has also earned the most nominations at this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards.

Weezy picked up a grand total of 19 nods, in such categories as Lyricist of the Year, MVP of the Year, Best Live Performer and Song of the Year.

Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa both tied for second place with nine nominations a piece, while Rick Ross has the chance of winning eight trophies. Busta Rhymes is close behind with six noms. [See the full list of nominations below]

For the third year in a row, Mike Epps will be hosting the event, set to go down on October 1 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta.

The show will air on BET, nine days later, on October 11 at 8 p.m. EST. —Amber Mckyzie

Best Hip-Hop Video
Big Sean Feat. Chris Brown – My Last
Chris Brown Feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now
DJ Khaled Feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – I’m On One
Eminem Feat. Rihanna – Love The Way You Lie
Kanye West Feat. Rihanna & KiD CuDi – All Of The Lights

Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collab)
Ace Hood Feat. Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – Hustle Hard (Remix)
Big K.R.I.T. Feat. Ludacris & Bun B – Country Sh*t (Remix)
Chris Brown Feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now
DJ Khaled Feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – I’m On One
Lupe Fiasco Feat. Trey Songz – Out Of My Head

Best Live Performer
Busta Rhymes
Cee-Lo Green
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
Kanye West

Lyricist of the Year
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Video Director of the Year
Gil Green
Anthony Mandler
Chris Robinson
Kanye West
Hype Williams

Producer of the Year
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League
Kane Beatz
Lex Luger
No I.D.
Kanye West, Emile, Jeff Bhasker & Mike Dean

MVP of the Year
Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj
Rick Ross
Kanye West
Wiz Khalifa

Track of the Year
6 Foot 7 Foot – Produced by Bangladesh (Lil Wayne Feat. Cory Gunz)
Black and Yellow – Produced by Stargate (Wiz Khalifa)
I’m On One – Produced by T-Minus (DJ Khaled Feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne)
Look At Me Now – Produced by Diplo & Afrojack (Chris Brown Feat. Lil Wayne &
Busta Rhymes)
My Last – Produced by Lex Luger (Big Sean Feat. Chris Brown)

CD of the Year
Big Sean – Finally Famous
Lupe Fiasco – LASERS
Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Wiz Khalifa – Rolling Papers

DJ of the Year
DJ Drama
DJ Enuff
DJ Envy
DJ Khaled
DJ Prostyle

Rookie of the Year
Big K.R.I.T.
Big Sean
Frank Ocean
Diggy Simmons
Tyler the Creator
Wiz Khalifa

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)
Jay-Z
Lil’ Wayne
Nicki Minaj
Kanye West
Wiz Khalifa

Best Club Banger
Ace Hood – Hustle Hard (Produced by Lex Luger)
DJ Khaled Feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – I’m On One (Produced by T-Minus)
Lil Wayne Feat. Cory Gunz – 6 foot 7 foot (Produced by Bangladesh)
Waka Flocka Flame – No Hands (Produced by Lex Luger)
Wiz Khalifa – Black And Yellow (Produced by Stargate)
YC Worldwide Feat. Future – Racks (Produced by Sonny Digital)

Best Mixtape
Big K.R.I.T. – Return Of 4Eva
B.o.B – No Genre
J. Cole – Friday Night Lights
Kendrick Lamar – Section .80
Frank Ocean – Nostalgia, Ultra

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now (Chris Brown Feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes)
Lil Wayne – Motivation (Kelly Rowland Feat. Lil Wayne)
Nicki Minaj – Monster (Kanye West Feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver)
Wiz Khalifa – Bright Lights, Bigger City (Cee-Lo Green Feat. Wiz Khalifa)
Wiz Khalifa – Till I’m Gone (Tinie Tempah Feat. Wiz Khalifa)

Hustler of the Year
Diddy
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Verizon People’s Champ Award (Viewers’ Choice)
Chris Brown Feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now
Lil Wayne Feat. Cory Gunz – 6 Foot 7 Foot
Nicki Minaj Feat. Drake – Moment 4 Life
Kanye West Feat. Rihanna & KiD CuDi – All of The Lights
Wiz Khalifa – Black And Yellow

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