[Music News] Carson Daly: Lil Wayne Makes BET Hip-Hop Awards History With 18 Nominations

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It’s a good week to be [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lil Wayne[/lastfm]!

Why you ask? Well, Weezy’s new album, Tha Carter IV, sold nearly a million copies in its first week of release.

And now, he’s made the record books with an incredible 18 BET Hip-Hop Awards nominations!

So what does the playing field looking like? We’ll give you a look at [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lil Wayne[/lastfm]‘s competition!

Let’s be honest, no other artist even came close to [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lil Wayne[/lastfm]‘s impressive efforts.

[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Kanye West[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Wiz Khalifa[/lastfm] tied for 2nd place with a respectable 9 nominations each.

Here’s how the some of the categories are stacking up:

BET Hip-Hop Awards 2011 Nominations

Best Hip-Hop Video

  • [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Big Sean[/lastfm] f/ [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Chris Brown[/lastfm] – “My Last”
  • [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Chris Brown[/lastfm] f/ [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lil Wayne[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Busta Rhymes[/lastfm] – “Look At Me Now”
  • [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]DJ Khaled[/lastfm] f/ [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Drake[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Rick Ross[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lil Wayne[/lastfm] – “I’m On One”
  • [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Eminem[/lastfm] f/ [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Rihanna[/lastfm] – “Love The Way You Lie”
  • [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Kanye West[/lastfm] f/ [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Rihanna[/lastfm] – “All Of The Lights”

Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collab)

  • [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Ace Hood[/lastfm] f/ [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Rick Ross[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lil Wayne[/lastfm] – “Hustle Hard (Remix)”
  • [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Big K.R.I.T.[/lastfm] f/ [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Ludacris[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bun B[/lastfm] – “Country Sh*t (Remix)”
  • [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Chris Brown[/lastfm] f/ [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lil Wayne[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Busta Rhymes[/lastfm] – “Look at Me Now”
  • [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]DJ Khaled[/lastfm] f/ [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Drake[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Rick Ross[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lil Wayne[/lastfm] – “I’m on One”
  • [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lupe Fiasco[/lastfm] f/ [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Trey Songz[/lastfm] – “Out of My Head”

Best Live Performer

  • [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Busta Rhymes[/lastfm]
  • [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Cee-Lo Green[/lastfm]
  • [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jay-Z[/lastfm]
  • [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lil Wayne[/lastfm]
  • [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Kanye West[/lastfm]

Lyricist of the Year

  • [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jay-Z[/lastfm]
  • [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lil Wayne[/lastfm]
  • [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Nicki Minaj[/lastfm]
  • [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Rick Ross[/lastfm]
  • [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Kanye West[/lastfm]

MVP of the Year

  • [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lil Wayne[/lastfm]
  • [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Nicki Minaj[/lastfm]
  • [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Rick Ross[/lastfm]
  • [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Kanye West[/lastfm]
  • [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Wiz Khalifa[/lastfm]

Track of the Year

  • “6 Foot 7 Foot” – Produced by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bangladesh[/lastfm] ([lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lil Wayne[/lastfm] f/ [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Cory Gunz[/lastfm])
  • “Black and Yellow” – Produced by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Stargate[/lastfm] ([lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Wiz Khalifa[/lastfm])
  • “I’m on One” – Produced by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]T-Minus[/lastfm] ([lastfm link_type="artist_info"]DJ Khaled[/lastfm] f/ [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Drake[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Rick Ross[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lil Wayne[/lastfm])
  • “Look at Me Now” – Produced by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Diplo[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Afrojack [/lastfm] ([lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Chris Brown[/lastfm] f/ [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lil Wayne[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Busta Rhymes[/lastfm])
  • “My Last” – Produced by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lex Luger[/lastfm] ([lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Big Sean[/lastfm] f/ [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Chris Brown[/lastfm])
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