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LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 30: Drake speaks onstage during Drake's Till Death Do Us Part rap battle on October 30, 2021 in Long Beach, California.

Drake leads his peers with 14 nominations at the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards. Following the “Certified Lover Boy” is Kanye West coming in second with 10 nominations and Kendrick Lamar with nine.

The Honestly, Nevermind MC is up for Hip Hop Artist Of The Year, Hustler Of The Year, Lyricist Of The Year, Best Live Performer, and Hip Hop album of the Year, to name a few. Drake has three nominations in the Best Collaboration category starting with his “Way 2 Sexy” featuring Future and Young Thug and “Jimmy Cooks” featuring 21 Savage. His last nomination in the category is his guest appearance on Future’s “Wait for You” (also featuring Tems) which is also nominated for Best Hip Hop Video, and Song Of The Year, in addition to Best Collaboration. Drake’s verse on Jack Harlow’s “Churchill Downs” secured him a nod in the Best Featured Verse category.

Like Drake, Ye has earned nominations in the same categories: Hip Hop Artist Of The Year, Hustler Of The Year, Best Live performer, Hip Hop Album Of The Year, Best Hip Hop Video, Best Collaboration, Song Of The Year, and Best Featured Verse categories. He’s also nominated for Producer Of The Year and Impact Track for “City of Gods” with Fivio Foreign and Alicia Keys.

Kendrick’s nine nods are for 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.

Following are Future with eight nods and Baby Keem, Cardi B and J. Cole tie for six nods each.

Fat Joe will be hosting this year’s award show. “This will be the biggest award show in history,” Fat Joe told the Billboard previously. “It’s truly an honor to host and produce the BET Hip Hop Awards, and I can’t thank (BET EVP) Connie (Orlando) and the entire BET family enough for this opportunity.”

“We’re going to celebrate music, culture, and entertainment, honor the biggest and brightest stars in the world, and make this an unforgettable night full of laughs and surprises. Always remember that yesterday’s host is not today’s host.”

The 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards will be taped at Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Centre on Friday, Sept. 30 and will premiere on air Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on BET.

Take a look at the full list of nominees below:

  • Best hip hop video

    A$AP Rocky, “D.M.B.”
    Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar, “Family Ties”
    City Girls feat. Usher, “Good Love”
    Cardi B, Kanye West & Lil Durk, “Hot Shit”
    BIA & J. Cole, “London”
    Future feat. Drake & Tems, “Wait for You”
    Drake feat. Future & Young Thug, “Way 2 Sexy”

  • Best collaboration

    Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar, “Family Ties”
    City Girls feat. Usher, “Good Love”
    Cardi B, Kanye West & Lil Durk, “Hot Shit”
    Drake feat. 21 Savage, “Jimmy Cooks”
    Benny The Butcher & J. Cole, “Johnny P’s Caddy”
    Future feat. Drake & Tems, “Wait for You”
    Drake feat. Future & Young Thug, “Way 2 Sexy”

  • Best duo or group

    42 Dugg & EST Gee
    Big Sean & Hit-Boy
    Birdman & Youngboy Never Broke Again
    Blxst & Bino Rideaux
    DaBaby & Youngboy Never Broke Again
    EARTHGANG
    Styles P & Havoc

  • Best live performer

    Cardi B
    Doja Cat
    Drake
    J. Cole
    Kanye West
    Kendrick Lamar
    Tyler, the Creator

  • Lyricist of the year

    Baby Keem
    Benny The Butcher
    Drake
    J. Cole
    Jack Harlow
    Jay-Z
    Kendrick Lamar

  • Video director of the year

    Benny Boom
    Burna Boy
    Cole Bennett
    Colin Tilley
    Director X
    Kendrick Lamar & Dave Free
    Teyana Taylor

  • Song of the year

    Latto, “Big Energy”
    Hitkidd & Glorilla, “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)”
    Jack Harlow, “First Class”
    Cardi B, Kanye West & Lil Durk, “Hot Shit”
    Kodak Black, “Super Gremlin”
    Future feat. Drake & Tems, “Wait for You”
    Drake feat. Future & Young Thug, “Way 2 Sexy”

  • Hip hop album of the year

    Latto, 777
    Drake, Certified Lover Boy
    Kanye West, Donda
    Future, I Never Liked You
    Pusha T, It’s Almost Dry
    Nas, King’s, Disease II
    Kendrick Lamar, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers

  • Hip hop artist of the year

    Cardi B
    Doja Cat
    Drake
    Future
    Kanye West
    Kendrick Lamar
    Megan Thee Stallion

  • Producer of the year

    ATL Jacob
    Baby Keem
    Hit-Boy
    Hitmaka
    Kanye West
    Metro Boomin
    Pharrell Williams

  • Best breakthrough hip hop artist

    Baby Keem
    Blxst
    Doechii
    Fivio Foreign
    Glorilla
    Nardo Wick
    Saucy Santana

  • DJ of the year

    D-Nice
    DJ Cassidy
    DJ Drama
    DJ Kay Slay
    DJ Premier
    Kaytranada
    Mustard
    Nyla Symone
    L.A. Leakers: DJ sourMILK & Justin Credible

  • Best hip hop platform

    Big Boy’s Neighborhood
    Breakfast Club
    Caresha Please
    Complex
    Drink Champs
    HipHopDX
    Million Dollaz Worth of Game
    NPR Tiny Desk
    Verzuz

  • Hustler of the year

    50 Cent
    Cardi B
    DJ Khaled
    Drake
    Jay-Z
    Kanye West
    Megan Thee Stallion

  • Sweet 16: best featured verse

    Drake, “Churchill Downs” (Jack Harlow feat. Drake)
    J. Cole, “Poke It Out” (Wale feat. J. Cole)
    J. Cole, “London” (BIA & J. Cole)
    Lil Baby, “Girls Want Girls” (Drake feat. Lil Baby)
    Kanye West, “City of Gods” (Fivio Foreign, Kanye West & Alicia Keys)
    Drake, “Wait for You” (Future feat. Drake & Tems)
    Jadakiss, “Black Illuminati” (Freddie Gibbs feat. Jadakiss)

  • Impact track

    Lizzo, “About Damn Time”
    Fivio Foreign, Kanye West & Alicia Keys, “City of Gods”
    Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar, “Family Ties”
    Nas feat. Ms. Lauryn Hill, “Nobody”
    Latto, “P—-”
    Kendrick Lamar, “The Heart Part 5”
    Doja Cat, “Woman”

  • Best international flow

    Benjamin Epps (France)
    Black Sherif (Ghana)
    Blxckie (South Africa)
    Central Cee (UK)
    Haviah Mighty (Canada)
    Knucks (UK)
    Le Juiice (France)
    Nadia Nakai (Zimbabwe)
    Tasha & Tracie (Brazil)