For hip-hop fans, the BET Hip-Hop Awards hold a special place in our hearts. The performances are always on point and the awards celebrate all of the artists we've fallen in love with over the last year. Artists that normally wouldn't get too much exposure at the GRAMMYs or other music awards shows are held in the spotlight, giving fans a special platform to honor them.

This year, the circumstances are different. We're still in the midst of a serious global pandemic. The show must go on though and, while parts of the ceremony will certainly be held virtually, it's still nice to see our favorite stars get crowned.

The nominations have arrived for the upcoming 2020 show, with DaBaby and Roddy Ricch leading the way with 12 and 11 nominations apiece. Right behind them are Drake and Megan Thee Stallion, who both secured 8 nods.

HotNewHipHop also earned a nomination for Best Hip-Hop Platform, running against Complex, The Shade Room, XXL, HipHopDX, The Breakfast Club, and The Joe Budden Podcast.

The BET Hip-Hop Awards will take place on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 9 PM ET/PT on BET. Make sure to tune in! 

Check out the full list of nominees below.


BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

DABABY - BOP
DABABY FEAT. RODDY RICCH - ROCKSTAR
DRAKE - TOOSIE SLIDE
FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE - LIFE IS GOOD
LIL BABY - THE BIGGER PICTURE
RODDY RICCH - THE BOX

BEST COLLABORATION

DABABY FEAT. RODDY RICCH - ROCKSTAR
FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE - LIFE IS GOOD
JACK HARLOW FEAT. TORY LANEZ, DABABY & LIL WAYNE - WHATS POPPIN (REMIX)
MEGAN THEE STALLION FEAT. BEYONCÉ - SAVAGE (REMIX)
MEGAN THEE STALLION FEAT. NICKI MINAJ & TY DOLLA $IGN - HOT GIRL SUMMER
MUSTARD FEAT. RODDY RICCH - BALLIN'

BEST DUO OR GROUP

CHRIS BROWN AND YOUNG THUG
CITY GIRLS
EARTHGANG
JACKBOYS
MIGOS
RUN THE JEWELS

BEST LIVE PERFORMER

BIG SEAN
DABABY
DRAKE
MEGAN THEE STALLION
RODDY RICCH
TRAVIS SCOTT

LYRICIST OF THE YEAR

BIG SEAN
DABABY
DRAKE
J. COLE
MEGAN THEE STALLION
RAPSODY

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

CACTUS JACK & WHITE TRASH TYLER
COLE BENNETT
COLIN TILLEY
DAVE MEYERS
DIRECTOR X
TEYANA "SPIKE TEE" TAYLOR

DJ OF THE YEAR

CHASE B
D-NICE
DJ DRAMA
DJ ENVY
DJ KHALED
MUSTARD

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

9TH WONDER
DJ KHALED
HIT-BOY
JETSONMADE
MIKE WILL MADE-IT
MUSTARD

HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

DABABY
DRAKE
FUTURE
LIL BABY
MEGAN THEE STALLION
RODDY RICCH

SONG OF THE YEAR

BOP – Produced By JetsonMade & Starboy (DABABY)
LIFE IS GOOD – Produced by Ambezza, D. Hill & OZ (FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE)
ROCKSTAR – Produced by SethInTheKitchen (DABABY FEAT. RODDY RICCH)
SAVAGE (REMIX) – Produced by J. White Did It (MEGAN THEE STALLION FEAT. BEYONCÉ)
THE BOX – Produced by 30 Roc & DatBoiSqueeze (RODDY RICCH)
TOOSIE SLIDE – Produced by OZ (DRAKE)

HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

DABABY - BLAME IT ON BABY   
DABABY - KIRK
FUTURE - HIGH OFF LIFE                                 
LIL BABY - MY TURN
MEGAN THEE STALLION - SUGA
RODDY RICCH - PLEASE EXCUSE ME FOR BEING ANTISOCIAL

BEST NEW HIP HOP ARTIST

FLO MILLI
JACK HARLOW
MULATTO
NLE CHOPPA
POP SMOKE
ROD WAVE    

HUSTLER OF THE YEAR

CARDI B
DJ KHALED
JAY-Z
MEGAN THEE STALLION
RICK ROSS
TRAVIS SCOTT

BEST HIP HOP PLATFORM

COMPLEX
HIPHOPDX
HOTNEWHIPHOP
THE BREAKFAST CLUB
THE JOE BUDDEN PODCAST
THE SHADE ROOM
XXL

SWEET 16: BEST FEATURED VERSE

BEYONCÉ - SAVAGE (REMIX) (MEGAN THEE STALLION FEAT. BEYONCÉ)
BIA - BEST ON EARTH (RUSS FEAT. BIA)
CARDI B - WRITING ON THE WALL (FRENCH MONTANA FEAT. POST MALONE, CARDI B & RVSSIAN)
FUTURE - ROSES (REMIX) (SAINT JHN FEAT. FUTURE)
RODDY RICCH - ROCKSTAR (DABABY FEAT. RODDY RICCH)
TRAVIS SCOTT - HOT (REMIX) (YOUNG THUG FEAT. GUNNA & TRAVIS SCOTT)

IMPACT TRACK

ANDERSON .PAAK & JAY ROCK - LOCKDOWN
DABABY FEAT. RODDY RICCH - ROCKSTAR (BLM REMIX)
J. COLE - SNOW ON THA BLUFF
LIL BABY - THE BIGGER PICTURE
RAPSODY FEAT. PJ MORTON - AFENI
WALE FEAT. KELLY PRICE - SUE ME

BEST INTERNATIONAL FLOW

DJONGA (BRAZIL)
KAARIS (FRANCE)
KHALIGRAPH JONES (KENYA)
MERYL (FRANCE)
MS BANKS (UK)
NASTY C (SOUTH AFRICA)
STORMZY (UK)