Nasty C & Khaligraph Jones Make History And Bag Hip Hop Award Nomination

BET announces the nominees for the 15th annual “Hip Hop Awards,” honouring the past year in hip hop music across 17 categories.  The BET Hip Hop Awards is set to premiere on Wednesday, 28 October 2020 at 03:00CAT /02:00 WAT on BET Africa (DStv channel 129) and repeats at 19:30 CAT / 18:30 WAT.  
 
“Best International Flow” is a category that will recognise artists from around the world, with nominees from France, South Africa, Kenya, UK, and for the first time ever, a nominee from Brazil. This year’s nominees for the Best International Flow category is South Africa’s rapper, song writer and producer Nasty C alongside Kenyan hip hop artist Khaligraph Jones. This is Nasty C’s 2nd nomination, having being previously recognised in the same category in 2019. The two African artists are set to compete with rappers Meryl and Kaaris both from France, British rapper Stormzy, UK’s rising starlet, MS Banksand Brazil’s popular musician and rapper, DJONGA.
 
Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager of ViacomCBS Networks Africa and Peer Lead BET International commented, “We are thrilled to announce the 2020 “BET Hip Hop Awards” and to recognise artists from around the world in the “Best International Flow” category. The diversity of International talent is testament to the impact of the power of music and culture globally. The representation of African nominees in the category confirms BET’s commitment to recognising the influence of artists on the continent. International events such as the BET “Hip Hop Awards” highlight the growing need to connect African culture globally.”
 
Rising superstar, and winner of the 2019 Hip Hop Awards “Best New Hip Hop Artist,” DaBaby, leads this year’s nominations with an impressive 12 nods. Following his win for “Best Male Hip Hop Artist” at the BET Awards, DaBaby’s 12  nods includes ‘Best Live Performer,’ ‘Lyricist of the Year,’ ‘Hip Hop Artist of the Year,’ ‘Impact Track’ – Rockstar (BLM Remix) and two nominations in the ‘Song of the Year,’ ‘Best Hip Hop Video,’ and ‘Best Collab’ categories.  Additionally DaBaby makes history, with two entries in the ‘Hip Hop Album of the Year’ category with  “Blame It On Baby,”  and “Kirk” both receiving nominations. 
 
Roddy Ricch, another 2019 ‘Best New Hip Hop Artist” nominee, takes second place with an impressive 11 nods. Megan the Stallion, who opened the 2019 show, tied with global superstar Drake for third most nominations securing 8 nods each.Other notable nominations include Future,  who received 6 nominations.   Lil Baby who received 4 nods.  BeyoncéDJ Khaled, Travis Scott, and Mustard each received three  nominations. 
 
Additionally, ‘Best New Hip Hop Artist’ Award nominees include Flo Milli, Jack Harlow, Mulatto, NLE Choppa, Pop Smoke, and Rod Wave
 
Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET will oversee the annual show, with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment,  serving as Executive Producer of the BET “Hip Hop Awards” 2020  along with and Jeannae Rouzan–Clay, Vice President of Specials, Jesse Collins Entertainment. 
 
The show will simulcast LIVE on BET Africa DStv channel 129 at 03:00 CAT / 02:00 WAT on 28 October and repeats the same evening at 19:30 CAT / 18:30 WAT.  
 
See below for the complete list of BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2020 Official Nominees:

BEST INTERNATIONAL FLOW

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

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

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