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The BET "Hip Hop Awards" 2019 Return to Atlanta, GA at the Cobb Energy Center on Saturday, October 5, 2019

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THE BET "HIP HOP AWARDS" 2019 WILL PREMIERE ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2019 AT 8PM ET/PT ON BET NETWORKS

CARDI B LEADS WITH 10 NOMINATIONS

DJ KHALED, TRAVIS SCOTT, AND J. COLE TIE FOR SECOND HIGHEST NOMINATIONS WITH 8 NODS EACH

OTHER TOP NOMINEES INCLUDE DRAKE WITH 7 NODS, NIPSEY HUSSLE & MEGAN THEE STALLION WITH 5 NODS EACH, FOLLOWED BY MEEK MILL, DABABY, 21 SAVAGE & RICK ROSS WITH 4 NODS EACH

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TO APPLY FOR MEDIA CREDENTIALS FOR THE 2019 BET HIP HOP AWARDS: https://2019hiphopawards.pvitl.com/registration/media_media

The BET "Hip Hop Awards" will return to the Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta, GA, on Saturday, October 5, 2019, and the broadcast premiere is Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 8:00PM ET/PT.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190912005807/en/

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Grammy Award winning, Multi-Platinum artist, Cardi B leads this year's nominations with an impressive 10 nods. Following the impressive four wins at the 2018 Awards, Cardi B's 10 nods includes ‘MVP of the Year,' ‘Hot Ticket Performer,' ‘Hustler of the Year,' ‘Best Collabo,' ‘Single of the Year,' ‘Made-You-Look Award,' and two nods for the ‘Best Hip-Hop Video,' & ‘Sweet 16' categories.

DJ Khaled, Travis Scott, and J.Cole, who all had chart-topping success this year, follow closely with an astonishing 8 nominations each. Drake, who lead the 2018 nominations, falls to third most nominations this year with 7 nods including ‘MVP of the Year,' ‘Single of the Year,' ‘Hot Ticket Performer,' ‘Lyricist of the Year,' ‘Best Collabo' and two nods in the ‘Best Hip-Hop Video' category.

Other notable nominations include Nipsey Hussle who posthumously receives 5 nominations, along with new-comer Megan Thee Stallion. 21 Savage, DaBaby Meek Mill & labelmate Rick Ross all received 4 nods.

Additionally, ‘Best New Hip-Hop Artist' Award nominees include Blueface , DaBaby, Lil Nas X , Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, and YBN Cordae.

Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment, will serve as Executive Producer of the BET "Hip Hop Awards" 2019 along with Connie Orlando, BET Head of Programming and Jeannae Rouzan–Clay, Vice President of Specials, Jesse Collins Entertainment.

"Best International Flow" is a new category that will recognize artists from around the world for the first time, with nominees from Nigeria, UK, France, South Africa, Ghana and Canada. Internationally, the BET "Hip Hop Awards" 2019 will air on BET Africa October 9, 2019, at 7:00PM CAT; BET UK on October 10, 2019, at 9PM BST; BET France on October 10, 2019 at 8:45PM CEST; and BET South Korea October 10, 2019 at 9:00PM KST.

See below for the complete list of BET "HIP HOP AWARDS" 2019 Official Nominees:

 

Best Hip-Hop Video

 

21 SAVAGE

A LOT FEAT. J. COLE

CARDI B

MONEY

CITY GIRLS

TWERK FEAT. CARDI B

DABABY

SUGE

MEEK MILL

GOING BAD FEAT. DRAKE

TRAVIS SCOTT

SICKO MODE FEAT. DRAKE

Hot Ticket Performer

CARDI B

DABABY

DRAKE

MEGAN THEE STALLION

THE CARTERS

TRAVIS SCOTT

 

Album of the Year

 

ASTROWORLD

TRAVIS SCOTT

CHAMPIONSHIPS

MEEK MILL

CUZ I LOVE YOU

LIZZO

FATHER OF ASAHD

DJ KHALED

IGOR

TYLER, THE CREATOR

REVENGE OF THE DREAMERS 3

DREAMVILLE

Video Director of the Year

BENNY BOOM

BRUNO MARS, FLORENT DECHARD

CALMATIC

DAVE MEYERS

EIF RIVERA

TRAVIS SCOTT

Lyricist of the Year

2 CHAINZ

DRAKE

J. COLE

MEEK MILL

NIPSEY HUSSLE

YBN CORDAE

MVP of the Year

CARDI B

DJ KHALED

DRAKE

J. COLE

MEGAN THEE STALLION

NIPSEY HUSSLE

Producer of the Year

DJ KHALED

LONDON ON DA TRACK

METRO BOOMIN

MUSTARD

SWIZZ BEATZ

TAY KEITH

 

Best Collab, Duo or Group

 

21 SAVAGE

A LOT FEAT. J. COLE

CARDI B & BRUNO MARS

PLEASE ME

DJ KHALED

HIGHER FEAT. NIPSEY HUSSLE & JOHN LEGEND

LIL BABY & GUNNA

DRIP TOO HARD

LIL NAS X FEAT. BILLY RAY CYRUS

OLD TOWN ROAD (REMIX)

TRAVIS SCOTT

SICKO MODE FEAT. DRAKE

Single of the Year

ACT UP - Produced by EarlThePearll (CITY GIRLS)

BIG OLE FREAK - Produced by LilJuMadeDaBeat (MEGAN THEE STALLION)

MONEY – Produced by J. White Did It (CARDI B)

OLD TOWN ROAD (REMIX) - Produced by YoungKio (LIL NAS X FEAT. BILLY RAY CYRUS)

SICKO MODE - Produced by Rogét Chahayed, CuBeatz, OZ, Hit-Boy & Tay Keith (TRAVIS SCOTT FEAT. DRAKE)

SUGE - Produced by Pooh Beatz & JetsonMade (DABABY)

Best New Hip-Hop Artist

BLUEFACE

DABABY

LIL NAS X

MEGAN THEE STALLION

RODDY RICCH

YBN CORDAE

 

Best Mixtape

JACK HARLOW

LOOSE

KEVIN GATES

LUCA BRASI 3

MEGAN THEE STALLION

FEVER

RODDY RICCH

FEED THA STREETS II

WIZ KHALIFA & CURREN$Y

2009

YBN CORDAE, YBN NAHMIR, YBN ALMIGHTY

JAY

YBN: THE MIXTAPE

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

21 SAVAGE - WISH WISH ( DJ KHALED FEAT. 21 SAVAGE & CARDI B)

CARDI B – CLOUT (OFFSET FEAT. CARDI B)

CARDI B – TWERK (CITY GIRLS FEAT. CARDI B)

J COLE - A LOT (21 SAVAGE FEAT. J.COLE)

RICK ROSS - MONEY IN THE GRAVE (DRAKE FEAT. RICK ROSS)

RICK ROSS - WHAT'S FREE (MEEK MILL FEAT. RICK ROSS & JAY-Z)

 

Impact Track

 

21 SAVAGE

A LOT FEAT. J. COLE

DJ KHALED

HIGHER FEAT. NIPSEY HUSSLE & JOHN LEGEND

J. COLE

MIDDLE CHILD

KAP G

A DAY WITHOUT A MEXICAN

LIZZO

TEMPO FEAT. MISSY ELLIOTT

YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE

AGAIN

I AM WHO THEY SAY I AM (ft. KEVIN GATES & QUANDO

RONDO)

DJ of the Year

CHASE B

DJ DRAMA

DJ ENVY

DJ ESCO

DJ KHALED

MUSTARD

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)

CARDI B

DJ KHALED

FRENCH MONTANA

MEEK MILL

RICK ROSS

TRAVIS SCOTT

Best Hip-Hop Online Site/App

ALL HIP HOP

COMPLEX

HOT NEW HIP HOP

THE SHADE ROOM

WORLDSTAR

XXL

Hustler of the Year

CARDI B

DJ KHALED

JAY Z

NIPSEY HUSSLE

RICK ROSS

TRAVIS SCOTT

Best International Flow

FALZ (NIGERIA)

GHETTS (UK)

KALASH (FRANCE)

LITTLE SIMZ (UK)

NASTY C (SOUTH AFRICA)

SARKODIE (GHANA)

TORY LANEZ (CANADA)

Join the conversation on social media by logging on to BET's multiple social media platforms:

On BET.com: http://www.bet.com/shows/hip-hop-awards.html

On Twitter by using hashtag: #HipHopAwards; follow us @HipHopAwards and @BET

On Facebook by liking the fan page at facebook.com/HipHopAwards

*Note: BET "Hip Hop Awards" is a private event and tickets are not available for purchase to the public. Talent tickets are reserved for BET "Hip Hop Awards" show talent and nominees.

To apply for media credentials:

https://2019hiphopawards.pvitl.com/registration/media_media or contact Jamie.Owens@bet.net.

ABOUT BET NETWORKS:

BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIA, VIA.B)), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for black entertainment, music, culture and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET's growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT JESSE COLLINS ENTERTAINMENT:

Jesse Collins Entertainment (JCE) is a full-service television and film production company founded by entertainment industry veteran Jesse Collins. For more than a decade, the company has played an integral role in producing some of television's most memorable moments in music entertainment including groundbreaking and award winning television programming including the BET Awards, Soul Train Awards, BET Honors, UNCF An Evening of Stars, ABFF Awards and the BET Hip Hop Awards. On the scripted side, JCE has produced numerous shows for BET including Real Husbands of Hollywood starring Kevin Hart as well as the critically acclaimed The New Edition Story, a biopic on the boy band that aired as a 3-part mini-series. It posted record ratings for the network and attracted nearly 30 million viewers. It was followed by The Bobby Brown Story, which chronicled the talented but troubled singer's exit from the popular '80s boy band through his solo success and was the highest rated non-tentpole program on the network since The New Edition Story. The company's second season of American Soul, the critically-acclaimed period drama based on the untold rise of the iconic music and dance program Soul Train, will debut in 2020. Go to http://www.jessecollinsent.com/ for more information on the company.

ABOUT BET "HIP HOP AWARDS":

BET "Hip Hop Awards" is an annual celebration that pays homage to a culture that changed the world while highlighting the best in hip hop music. Year after year, BET Networks delivers the best in hip-hop for an unforgettable night of performances, cyphers and tributes honoring hip-hop legends that have and continue to make hip-hop culture a global force.

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