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
Lil Wayne
Kanye West

Lyricist of the Year
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)
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
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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  • HU

    What the hell does “best” mean to BET? Most popular? I could list enough better artists and albums that came out this year to completely replace these absurd lists. Where is Pharoah Monch or Blue Scholars? Whatever, I’m not young and dumb enough to watch BET anyway.

  • eaze

    wow same fucken people wtf happened to variety smh

  • JugularKill

    As a black person sometimes you can’t help hating black people.
    WTF is this:

    *CD of the Year? We got itunes nikka what’s a CD? Does that include mixtapes, EP/LP.Call it fucking “Album of The Year”

    *Made-You-Look Award? Stoopidness

    *Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse? What the fuck?

    *Hustler of the Year?Get the fuck out of here BET,

    Apparently it’s 18 nominations, same as Kanye & Wiz.

    I think It’s obvious lil wayne is going to win the most, he has drawn the most attention. I would be shocked if he didn’t win at least 10. I’m rooting for Kanye, he’s on some next level shit

    • PB

      Yea im going for Ye too. He is on that next level.

  • mutada mulluh atari

    All I know is frank ocean needs to get mistake of the year period.

  • mutada mullah atari

    Mix tape of the year, damn iPad spell check

    • $yk


      but seriously…ironic how the Black Entertainment TV Awards have fallen the F*** OFF…

      the EBT Awards…

  • RJII

    Hopefully they put together some good freestyle cyphers this year.

    • leon

      Hopefully Soulja Boy and Waka Dont touch a microphone at alll

  • Kid Chyllen

    Cole better win best mixtape or Ima be FUCKING TIGHT.

    • AlbyTheRookie

      But you see, as dope as “Friday Night Lights” was…I honestly don’t think it’s touching “Section 80″.

      All Love No Hate~

    • leon

      Straight up J.cole should win but unfortunately it about popularity not authentic hip hop.

    • jfl11

      KRIT and Kendrick deserve it just as much as Cole… Joe Budden Mood Muzik 4 should be nominated too tho. At least there is 1 category that is legit. Can’t believe how many repeats are nominated. “Look At Me Now” is ass, Busta and that delivery has become tired.

      • dell

        No B.o.B is winning this one.

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  • Lilacs

    Wait, wtf? How the hell is Section 80 a mixtape?

    • IntelligenceDoesitexist?

      It’s not stupid isn’t it? This is what happens when you have a category called “CD of The Year”.

  • yunggee19

    dat award show is gonna suck ass…

    • James

      I agree…but didn’t Eminem have one of the best Rap albums out recently? And he’s up for only one award? I don’t understand!!!

      • Alex

        Yah bullshit. He’s not even up for lyricist of the year, how’s Rick Ross a better lyricist than him and other people, looks like it’s just based on popularity.

  • D

    jfl11…..You should be glad Busta is nominated for anything if you’re a true head. If “that delivery has become tired” to you then he got 20 yrs of other stuff for ya ears. Dude’s versatile, you should know that. And Nikki Minaj up for “lyricist of the year”? WTF has happened…

  • Pacer

    Section 80 as a mix tape?
    That ish is album of the year wtf?

  • Tru Talk

    Wack ass award shows,,, Where the fuck lloyd banks at? and Wiz Khalifa Rolling Papers was the worst album ever… this shit is rediculous

  • BETiSStupid

    Who exactly decided to put Lex Luger down for producing No Hands and My Last seems kinda u kno incorrect

  • Tony_Tiger

    Lmao! Lil wane nominated for 19 award but kanye nominated form best producer, artist, director and hustler? just saying.
    By the way Section 8.0 was a album. I kinow because i bought it.

  • Himesha

    I Love his style..

  • Bear

    How the fuck is game not nominated in the Mixtape categori

  • Yung Eugene

    Lil Wayne and wiz Khalifa got sick swagg

  • Freeze

    Lyricist of the year- Lupe + Skyzoo-co mvps. Mixtape of the year the great debater-mood muzik. Do you fools listen to music or just skim thru it

  • bws

    fuck bet they hate on the WEST COAST neever nominate no body where the fuck GAME at hes best one out rite now fuck the south

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  • Sean Izzle

    Lil Wayne sold mind blowing amount of units with CIV yeah we know that and accept it. But the album sucked ass. I just cant accept that the album and the songs on it are being nominated for anything whatsoever. Its plain and simple Bullshit. It did sell extremely alot, but its a wack ass album

  • eliane eminem

    Não é justo Eminem é rei do hip hop merecidamente, ”Recovery” é o melhor álbum de hip hop e a BET só indicou ele em 1?
    Isso é errado, “Love The Way You Lie” é um video incrivél, fez um sucesso extraordinário e também só concorre a 1?
    Essa BET não tá com nada, o melhor rapper de todos os tempos é EMINEM e colocam ele em 1 categoria?
    Nunca perderia meu tempo vendo isso e sei que os fãs de EMINEM também não vão perder, resumindo, audiência 0.
    Juntando todos os fãs de todos esses outros rapper não dá os fãs que EMINEM tem.

  • http://xxl crookedb

    im done with this bullshit. they should be an all white awards show.. just sayin.. eminem went goddam 4X platinum, and i know he entertains black peeople too. this is bull shit.

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  • Elijah Osei

    Lil wayne deserve’s all the awards

  • xplixin

    i thnk lil wayne has to win all he is the best afterall

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  • Blake Whan

    If Tech N9ne aint on here I dont give a fuck!! Because he deserves it more than any of these rappers!! He works way Harder

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