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Jay-Z Collects Eleven BET Hip-Hop Award Nominations

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Jay-Z is setting the pace at this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards. The nominees for next month’s ceremony were released on Wednesday, and “Hov” is leading the way with eleven nods. Jay is nominated in categories like Lyricist of the Year, MVP of the Year, Best Live Performer, and Track of the Year for his hit single “Empire State of Mind.” The Young Money crew is also poised to have a big night. Drake is up for eight awards, while Nicki Minaj is nominated in six categories. Eminem, B.o.B., Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Diddy and Gucci Mane are also among this year’s nominees. The Fifth Annual BET Hip-Hop Awards will be hosted by comedian Mike Epps and taped on October 2nd at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. The show will then air on BET October 12th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.
Here are the nominees for the 2010 BET Hip-Hop Awards:
MVP OF THE YEAR
B.o.B.
Drake
Eminem
Jay-Z
Rick Ross

BEST LIVE PERFORMER
Busta Rhymes
Drake
Jay-Z
Kanye West
Lil Wayne

LYRICIST OF THE YEAR
Drake
Eminem
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO
B.o.B. feat. Bruno Mars — “Nothin’ On You”
Drake — “Find Your Love”
Jay-Z feat. Kanye West and Rihanna — “Run This Town”
Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys — “Empire State of Mind”
Jay-Z — “On To The Next One”

HUSTLER OF THE YEAR
Diddy
Drake
Jay-Z
Nicki Minaj
T.I.

REESE’S PERFECT COMBO
B.o.B. feat. Bruno Mars — “Nothin’ On You”
Diddy-Dirty Money feat. Rick Ross and Nicki Minaj — “Hello Good Morning (Remix)”
DJ Khaled feat. Ludacris, T-Pain, Busta Rhymes, P. Diddy, Fabolous, Fat Joe, Jadakiss and Nicki Minaj — “All I Do Is Win (Remix)”
Drake feat. Lil Wayne, Kanye West and Eminem — “Forever”
Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys — “Empire State of Mind”

VERIZON WIRELESS PEOPLE’S CHAMP AWARD
Eminem — “Not Afraid”
Nicki Minaj — “Your Love”
B.o.B. feat. Bruno Mars — “Nothin’ On You”
Gucci Mane — “Lemonade”
Cali Swag District — “Teach Me How To Dougie”
Drake — “Over”

CD OF THE YEAR
B.o.B. — “B.o.B. Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray”
Eminem — “Recovery”
Drake — “Thank Me Later”
Jay-Z — “The Blueprint 3”
Rick Ross — “Teflon Don”

TRACK OF THE YEAR

B.o.B. feat. Hayley Williams — “Airplanes”

DJ Khaled feat. Ludacris, T-Pain, Rick Ross and Snoop Dogg — “All I Do Is Win”

Young Money feat. Lloyd — “Bedrock”
Rick Ross feat. Styles P. — “BMF”
Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys — “Empire State of Mind”

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Chiddy Bang
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj
Roscoe Dash
Waka Flocka Flame

MADE-YOU-LOOK AWARD
B.o.B.
Jay-Z
Nicki Minaj
T.I.
Kanye West

BEST CLUB BANGER
Diddy-Dirty Money — “Hello Good Morning”
DJ Khaled feat. Ludacris, T-Pain, Rick Ross and Snoop Dogg — “All I Do Is Win”
Rick Ross feat. Styles P. — “BMF”
Young Jeezy feat. Plies — “Lose My Mind”
Waka Flocka Flame — “O Let’s Do It”

HIP-HOP VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Benny Boom
Chris Robinson
Gil Green
Hype Williams
Mr. Boomtown

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Boi-1da
Drumma Boy
Lex Luger
Polow Da Don
Swizz Beatz

DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ Drama
Funkmaster Flex
DJ Holiday
DJ Khaled
DJ Tony Neal

BEST HIP-HOP BLOG SITE
AllHipHop.com
NahRight.com
RapRadar.com
ThisIs50.com
WorldStarHipHop.com

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