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DaBaby leads with 12 nominations for the 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards

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With an impressive 12 nominations, “Rockstar” DaBaby leads this year’s nominees for the 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards. The North Carolina rapper makes history as the first artist with two entries for Best Hip Hop Album of the Year, for Kirk and Blame It On Baby.

Following his win for “Best Male Hip Hop Artist” at the BET Awards earlier this year, Dababy also landed nominations for Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year, and Impact Track for the BLM remix to his #1 hit record, “Rockstar,” featuring Roddy Ricch

Roddy follows DaBaby, with 11 nods, including two for his Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial cut “The Box.” Meanwhile, Megan the Stallion and Drake both secured eight nominations in a few of the same categories, including Hip Hop Artist of the Year.

Other notable nominations include Teyana “Spike Tee” Taylor for Video Director of the Year, Hit-Boyfor Producer of the Year, and “WAP” rapper Cardi B for Hustler of the Year.

Lil Baby received four nods for Hip Hop Artist of the Year, Hip Hop Album of the Year for My Turn, and two nominations for his protest anthem, “The Bigger Picture.” Slime & B duo Chris Brown and Young Thug are up against City GirlsMigos, and more for Best Duo or Group.

From the XXL Freshmen class of 2020, Mulatto, Jack Harlow, NLE Choppa and Rod Wave are nominated for Best New Hip Hop Artist, as well as late rapper Pop Smoke and rising Alabama rapper Flo Milli.

The 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards air Tuesday, October 27 at 9 p.m. ET.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

Best Hip Hop Video 
DaBaby, “Bop”
Dababy ft. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”
Drake, “Toosie Slide”
Future ft. Drake, “Life Is Good”
Lil Baby, “The Bigger Picture”
Roddy Ricch, “The Box”

Best Collaboration
Dababy ft. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”
Future ft. Drake, “Life Is Good”
Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé, “Savage (Remix)”
Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $Ign, “Hot Girl Summer”
Mustard ft g. Roddy Ricch, “Ballin'”
Jack Harlow ft. Tory Lanez, Dababy & Lil Wayne, “What’s Poppin (Remix)”

Best Duo Or Group
Chris Brown and Young Thug
City Girls
Run The Jewels

Best Live Performer
Big Sean
Megan Thee Stallion
Roddy Ricch
Travis Scott

Lyricist Of The Year
J. Cole 
Big Sean
Megan Thee Stallion

Video Director Of The Year
Teyana “Spike Tee” Taylor
Director X
Cactus Jack & White Trash Tyler
Cole Bennett
Colin Tilley
Dave Meyers

DJ Of The Year
Chase B
Dj Drama
Dj Khaled
Dj Envy

Producer Of The Year
9th Wonder
Dj Khaled
Mike Will Made-It

Hip Hop Artist Of The Year
Lil Baby
Megan Thee Stallion
Roddy Ricch

Song Of The Year
DaBaby, “Bop”
Future ft. Drake, “Life Is Good” 
Dababy ft. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”
Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé, “Savage (Remix)”
Roddy Ricch, “The Box” 
Drake, “Toosie Slide”

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
NLE Choppa
Pop Smoke
Rod Wave

Impact Track
Anderson .Paak & Jay Rock, “Lockdown”
DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar (Blm Remix)”
J. Cole, “Snow On Tha Bluff”
Lil Baby, “The Bigger Picture”
Rapsody ft. PJ Morton, “Afeni
Wale ft. Kelly Price, “Sue Me”

Hustler Of The Year
Cardi B
Megan Thee Stallion
Travis Scott
Dj Khaled
Rick Ross

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
Beyoncé, “Savage (Remix),” Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé
Bia, “Best on Earth,” Russ ft. Bia
Cardi B, “Writing on the Wall,” French Montana ft. Post Malone, Cardi B and Rvssian
Future, “Roses (Remix),” Saint Jhn ft. Future
Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar,” Dababy ft. Roddy Ricch
Travis Scott, “Hot (Remix),” Young Thug ft. Gunna & Travis Scott

Best Hip Hop Platform
The Breakfast Club
The Joe Budden Podcast
The Shade Room

By Rachel George
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