Nigerian megastar Burna Boy has earned seven nods for the 2023 BET Hip Hop Awards.
Burna Boy is currently leading the international charge of Nigerian music through his music which has earned him several awards and helped him sell out choice venues.
On September 8, 2023, the BET announced the nominations for the 2023 BET Hip Hop awards.
Burna Boy was the surprise artist on the list as he had seven nominations including the Hip Hop Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for ‘Sitting’ On Top Of The World’ featuring 21 Savage.
The hitmaker who recently released his 7th album ‘I Told Them’ was also nominated for Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Collaboration, Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year, and Hustler of the Year.
Cardi B and 21 Savage tops the nominations list with 12 nods each followed by Drake who earned 9 nominations and Burna Boy & DJ Khalid who are tied at 7 nominations.
The 2023 BET Awards will be taped in Atlanta on Tuesday, Oct. 3, and will premiere on BET one week later, on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Hip-hop artist of the year
21 SavageBurna BoyCardi BDrakeGlorillaJ. ColeKendrick LamarLil Uzi Vert
Song of the year
“All My Life,” Lil Durk feat. J. Cole“God Did,” DJ Khaled feat. Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z , John Legend & Fridayy“Just Wanna Rock,” Lil Uzi Vert“Players,” Coi Leray“Put It On Da Floor Again,” Latto feat. Cardi B“Rich Flex,” Drake & 21 Savage“Sittin’ On Top Of The World,” Burna Boy feat. 21 Savage“Tomorrow 2,” GloRilla & Cardi B
Hip hop album of the year
Anyways, Life’s Great…, GlorillaCoi, Coi LerayGod Did, DJ KhaledHer Loss, Drake & 21 SavageHeroes & Villains, Metro BoominJackman, Jack HarlowPink Tape, Lil Uzi VertTraumazine, Megan Thee Stallion
Best hip-hop video
“Just Wanna Rock,” Lil Uzi Vert“Players” (DJ Smallz 732 – Jersey Club Remix), Coi Leray“Put It On Da Floor Again,” Latto feat. Cardi B“Shake Sumn,” DaBaby“Sittin’ On Top Of The World ,” Burna Boy feat. 21 Savage“Spin Bout U,” Drake & 21 Savage“Tomorrow 2,” Glorilla & Cardi B
“All My Life,” Lil Durk feat. J. Cole“God Did,” DJ Khaled feat. Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend & Fridayy“Players” (DJ Saige Remix), Coi Leray feat. Busta Rhymes“Princess Diana,” Ice Spice & Nicki Minaj“Put It On Da Floor Again,” Latto feat. Cardi B“Sittin’ On Top Of The World,” Burna Boy feat. 21 Savage“Tomorrow 2,” Glorilla & Cardi B
“30,” Nas“All My Life,” Lil Durk Feat. J. Cole“Anxiety,” Megan Thee Stallion“Can’t Win for Nothing,” Symba“Champions,” NLE Choppa“God Did,” DJ Khaled feat. Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend & Fridayy“Scientists & Engineers,” Killer Mike & André 3000 feat. Future & Eryn Allen Kane“Therapy Pt. 2,” Robert Glasper feat. Mac Miller
Best duo or group
City GirlsDJ Drama & JeezyDrake & 21 SavageEarthgangLarry June & The AlchemistQuavo & TakeoffRae Sremmurd
Best live performer
Burna BoyBusta RhymesCardi BCoi LerayDababyDrakeKendrick LamarMegan Thee Stallion
Best breakthrough hip-hop artist
Armani WhiteCentral CeeDoechiiFinesse2tymesIce SpiceKaliiiLola BrookeSexyy Redd
Lyricist of the year
21 SavageAndré 3000Burna BoyCardi BConway The MachineDrakeJ. ColeKendrick Lamar
Producer of the year
Atl JacobDJ KhaledDr. DreHit-BoyHitmakaKaytranadaLondon On Da TrackMetro BoominThe Alchemist
Video director of the year
Anderson .PaakCole BennettColin TilleyDaBaby & Reel GoatsDave Free & Kendrick LamarDave MeyersTravis Scott
DJ of the year
Chase BD-NiceDJ CassidyDJ Clark KentDJ DramaDJ Jazzy JeffDJ KhaledKaytranadaMetro Boomin
Best hip-hop platform
AllHipHopCaresha PleaseDrink ChampsHiphop DxMillion Dollaz Worth Of GameRap CaviarThe Breakfast ClubThe Joe Budden PodcastXXL
Hustler of the year
21 Savage50 CentBurna BoyCardi BCareshaDJ KhaledDrakeJay-Z
Sweet 16: best featured verse
21 Savage, “Creepin’” (Metro Boomin feat. The Weeknd & 21 Savage)21 Savage, “Peaches & Eggplants” (Young Nudy feat. 21 Savage)André 3000, “Scientists & Engineers” (Killer Mike & André 3000 feat. Future & Eryn Allen Kane)Cardi B, “Tomorrow 2” (Glorilla & Cardi B)Cardi B, “Put It On Da Floor Again” (Latto feat. Cardi B)Drake, “Oh U Went” (Young Thug feat. Drake)J. Cole, “All My Life” (Lil Durk feat. J. Cole)Jay-Z, “God Did” (DJ Khaled feat. Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z , John Legend & Fridayy)
Best international flow
Aka (South Africa)Black Sherif (Ghana)Central Cee (UK)Gazo (France)J Hus (UK)K.O (South Africa)Major Rd (Brazil)Ninho (France)Sampa The Great (Zambia)Tasha & Tracie (Brazil)