[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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CD of the Year

  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Big Sean[/lastfm] – Finally Famous
  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lupe Fiasco[/lastfm] – Lasers
  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nicki Minaj[/lastfm] – Pink Friday
  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kanye West[/lastfm] – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Wiz Khalifa[/lastfm] – Rolling Papers

Rookie of the Year

  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Big K.R.I.T.[/lastfm]
  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Big Sean[/lastfm]
  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Frank Ocean[/lastfm]
  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Diggy Simmons[/lastfm]
  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Tyler, the Creator[/lastfm]
  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Wiz Khalifa[/lastfm]

Best Club Banger

  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ace Hood[/lastfm] – “Hustle Hard” (Produced by Lex Luger)
  • [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” (Produced by T-Minus)
  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lil Wayne[/lastfm] f/ [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Cory Gunz[/lastfm] – “6 foot 7 Foot” (Produced by Bangladesh)
  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Waka Flocka Flame[/lastfm] – “No Hands” (Produced by Lex Luger)
  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Wiz Khalifa[/lastfm] – “Black and Yellow” (Produced by Stargate)
  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]YC Worldwide[/lastfm] f/ [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Future[/lastfm] – “Racks” (Produced by Sonny Digital)

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Busta Rhymes[/lastfm] – “Look at Me Now” ([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])
  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lil Wayne[/lastfm] – “Motivation” ([lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kelly Rowland[/lastfm] f/ [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lil Wayne[/lastfm])
  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nicki Minaj[/lastfm] – “Monster” ([lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kanye West[/lastfm] f/ [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jay-Z[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rick Ross[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nicki Minaj[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bon Iver[/lastfm])
  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Wiz Khalifa[/lastfm] – “Bright Lights, Bigger City” ([lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Cee-Lo Green[/lastfm] f/ [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Wiz Khalifa[/lastfm])
  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Wiz Khalifa[/lastfm] – “Till I’m Gone” ([lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Tinie Tempah[/lastfm] f/ [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Wiz Khalifa[/lastfm])

Verizon People’s Champ Award (Viewers’ Choice)

  • [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”]Lil Wayne[/lastfm] f/ [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Cory Gunz[/lastfm] – “6 Foot 7 Foot”
  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nicki Minaj[/lastfm] f/ [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Drake[/lastfm] – “Moment 4 Life”
  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kanye West[/lastfm] f/ [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rihanna[/lastfm] – “All of the Lights”
  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Wiz Khalifa[/lastfm] – “Black and Yellow”

To see the entire list of nominees, click here.

Make sure to tune into the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards on October 11 at 8pm!

  • Were there any big snubs or surprises for the BET nominations? Let us know in the comments!

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