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2016 BET Hip Hop Awards

The 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards were held on September 17, 2016 and aired on October 4, 2016 at Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. The nominations were announced on August 18, 2016. For a third consecutive year, Drake heads the list of nominations for the BET Hip-Hop Awards. His 14 nods include Album of the Year, Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year, Best Hip-Hop Video and three in the Best Collabo, Duo or Group category.

2016 BET Hip Hop Awards
DateOctober 4, 2016
LocationAtlanta’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Hosted byDJ Khaled
Television/radio coverage
NetworkBET, MTV, MTV2

Drake will be going up against other top nominees Future (with 10 nods), DJ Khaled (nine) and Kanye West (eight) in several of those categories. One of the most closely watched races will be Best New Hip-Hop Artist, whose nominees including Anderson .Paak, Bryson Tiller (who won that award and Best Male R&B/Pop Artist at June’s BET Awards), Chance the Rapper, Desiigner and Tory Lanez.[1]



Winners and nominationsEdit

Best Hip Hop VideoEdit

Drake – "Hotline Bling"

Best Collabo, Duo or GroupEdit

Fat Joe & Remy Ma featuring French Montana & Infared – "All the Way Up"

Best Live PerformerEdit

Kendrick Lamar

Lyricist of the YearEdit

Kendrick Lamar

Video Director of the YearEdit

Director X

DJ of the YearEdit

DJ Khaled

Producer of the YearEdit

Metro Boomin

MVP of the YearEdit

DJ Khaled

Track of the YearEdit

Only the producer of the track nominated in this category.

"All the Way Up" – Produced by Cool & Dre and Edsclusive (Fat Joe & Remy Ma featuring French Montana & Infared)

Album of the YearEdit


Best New Hip Hop ArtistEdit

Chance the Rapper

Hustler of the YearEdit

DJ Khaled

Made-You-Look AwardEdit

Kanye West

Best MixtapeEdit

Chance the RapperColoring Book

Sweet 16: Best Featured VerseEdit

Kendrick Lamar – "Freedom" (Beyoncé featuring Kendrick Lamar)

Impact TrackEdit

J. Cole – "Love Yourz"

People's Champ AwardEdit

Travis Scott – "Antidote"