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Rapper-turned-business mogul P Diddy will take to the stage at the awards REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

The 2015 BET Hip Hip Awards are set to air on in a two-hour special on 13 October. Fans can tune into the annual ceremony that celebrates the best of hip hop at 8/7 central on BET.

Now in its 10th year, the show first aired back in 2006 in Atlanta with comedian Katt Williams at the helm. This year's ceremony was taped at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on 9 October and sees rapper Snoop Dogg returning as host of the show for the third consecutive year.

Leading the nominations is Young Money rapper and Serena Williams's rumoured beau Drake, with 12 nods including best live performer and album of the year for his record If You Are Reading This It Is Too Late. Despite facing accusations of using a ghostwriter, he could still walk away with the coveted lyricist of the year.

Acts expected to take to the stage include Lil' Kim and P Diddy. Hip hop stars Future, Travis $cott, and iHeart Memphis will also round up the line-up. As for the show's famous Cypher, fans can expect an eclectic mix of young blood and old school heads. In the meantime, here is the full list of nominees:

Best Hip Hop Video

Big Sean, featuring Chris Brown and Ty Dolla $Ign - "Play No Games"

Big Sean, featuring Drake and Kanye West - "Blessings"

Fetty Wap - "Trap Queen"

Kendrick Lamar - "Alright"

Nicki Minaj, featuring Beyoncé - "Feeling Myself"

Best Collabo, Duo or Group

Big Sean, featuring Drake and Kanye West - "Blessings"

Big Sean, featuring E-40 - "Idfwu"

Fetty Wap, featuring Monty - "My Way"

Nicki Minaj, featuring Beyoncé - "Feeling Myself"

Nicki Minaj, featuring Drake and Lil Wayne - "Truffle Butter"

Best Live Performer


J. Cole

Kanye West

Kendrick Lamar

Nicki Minaj

Lyricist of the Year

Big Sean


J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar

Nicki Minaj

Video Director of the Year

Alan Ferguson

Benny Boom

Chris Robinson/Lil Chris

Colin Tilley

Director X

DJ of the Year

DJ Drama

DJ Envy

DJ Esco

DJ Khaled

DJ Mustard

Producer of the Year

DJ Mustard

J. Cole

Kanye West

Mike Will Made-It

Pharrell Williams


MVP of the Year

Big Sean



J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar

Nicki Minaj

Track of The Year

"Alright" - Produced by Pharrell Williams and Sounwave (Kendrick Lamar)

"Blessings" - Produced by Boi-1da and Vinylz (Big Sean, Featuring Drake and Kanye West)

"Commas" - Produced by Dj Spinz and Southside (Future)

"Idfwu" - Produced by Dj Dahi, Dj Mustard, Kanye West and Key Wane (Big Sean, Featuring E-40)

"Trap Queen" - Produced by Tony Fadd (Fetty Wap)

Album of the Year

Big Sean - Dark Sky Paradise

Drake - If You're Reading This It's Too Late

J. Cole - 2014 Forest Hills Drive

Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly

Nicki Minaj - The Pinkprint

Wale - The Album About Nothing

Who Blew Up Award

Bobby Shmurda

Dej Loaf

Fetty Wap

Rae Sremmurd


Hustler of the Year

Dr. Dre


J. Cole

Jay Z

Nicki Minaj

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

A$Ap Rocky

Dej Loaf


Kanye West

Nicki Minaj

Best Hip Hop Online Site






Best Club Banger

Big Sean featuring E-40 - "Idfwu" (Produced by Dj Dahi, Dj Mustard, Kanye West and Key Wane)

Dej Loaf - "Try Me" (Produced by Dds)

Fetty Wap - "Trap Queen" (Produced by Tony Fadd)

Future - "Commas" (Produced by Dj Spinz and Southside)

Rich Homie Quan - "Flex" (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh) (Produced by Dj Spinz and Nitti Beatz)

Best Mixtape

Future - 56 Nights

Future - Beast Mode

Future - Monster

Lil Wayne - Sorry 4 the Wait 2

Travis Scott - Days Before Rodeo

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

Drake - "Blessings" (Big Sean, Featuring Drake and Kanye West)

Drake - "My Way Remix" (Fetty Wap, Featuring Drake)

E-40 - "Idfwu" (Big Sean, Featuring E-40)

Kendrick Lamar - "Classic Man Remix" (Jidenna, Featuring Kendrick Lamar)

Lil Wayne - "Truffle Butter" (Nicki Minaj, Featuring Drake and Lil Wayne)

Impact Track

Big Sean, featuring Kanye West and John Legend - "One Man Can Change the World"

Common and John Legend - "Glory" (From the Motion Picture Selma)

J. Cole - "Apparently"

J. Cole - "Be Free"

Kendrick Lamar - "Alright"

People's Champ Award

Big Sean featuring Drake and Kanye West - "Blessings"

Fetty Wap - "Trap Queen"

Future - "Commas"

Kendrick Lamar - "I''

Rae Sremmurd - "No Type"

Rich Homie Quan - "Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)"