The 2015 BET Awards Hip-Hop Nominees and Winners List

Tonight’s BET Awards will air beginning at 8pm EST live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles and we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know. Some of the biggest names in hip-hop are up for major awards, with Nicki Minaj leading the way with six nominations, followed up by Chris Brown (five) and Beyoncé and Lil Wayne (four apiece), while a handful of 2015 XXL Freshmen are also up for awards, including DeJ Loaf, Tink and Fetty Wap. It’s expected to be the Nicki Minaj show tonight, with the Young Money MC also slated to take the stage, possibly alongside Brown and her man Meek Mill to perform the trio’s brand-new cut “All Eyes On You” (Meek’s long-awaited sophomore album, Dreams Worth More Than Money, is slated to drop at midnight tonight).Other facts we know at this point: Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross of Black-ish will be co-hosting, and while we don’t know the full order of awards or performers, Kendrick Lamar did tweet yesterday that he’ll be opening up tonight’s show.Check out the list of performers and the full list of nominees below and we’ll be back at 8pm sharp to update this post with winners, performances and memorable moments from the 2015 BET Awards as the night rolls on.Performers
Kendrick Lamar
Nicki Minaj
Meek Mill
Chris Brown
Ne-Yo
Future
Tyga
E-40
Fetty Wap
Big Sean
The Cast of Empire
Omarion
Ciara
Tinashe
The Weeknd
Anthony Hamilton
Jason Derulo
Smokey Robinson
Tamar Braxton
Janelle Monae
Jidenna
Donnie McClurkin
Robin Thicke
Gary Clark, Jr.Hip-Hop Nominees (Winners in ***Bold)BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST
Beyoncé
Ciara
Janelle Monaé
Jhené Aiko
K. Michelle
RihannaBEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST
August Alsina
Chris Brown
John Legend
The Weeknd
Trey Songz
UsherBEST GROUP
A$AP Mob
Jodeci
Migos
Rae Sremmurd
Rich Gang
Young MoneyBEST COLLABORATION
August Alsina featuring Nicki Minaj, “No Love (Remix)
Big Sean featuring E-40, “IDFWU
Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne & Tyga, “Loyal
Chris Brown featuring Usher & Rick Ross, “New Flame
Common & John Legend, “Glory
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown FunkBEST MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
Big Sean
Common
Drake
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar
WaleBEST FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
Azealia Banks
DeJ Loaf
Iggy Azalea
Nicki Minaj
Tink
TrinaVIDEO OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé, “7/11
Big Sean featuring E-40, “IDFWU
Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne & Tyga, “Loyal
Chris Brown featuring Usher & Rick Ross, “New Flame
Common & John Legend, “Glory
Nicki Minaj, “AnacondaVIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Benny Boom
Beyoncé, Ed Burke & Todd Tourso
Chris Robinson
Fatima Robinson
Hype WilliamsBEST NEW ARTIST
Bobby Shmurda
DeJ Loaf
Fetty Wap
Rae Sremmurd
Sam Smith
TinasheBEST GOSPEL ARTIST
Deitrick Haddon
Erica Campbell
Fred Hammond
Lecrae
Mali Music
Michelle WilliamsCOCA-COLA VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD
Beyoncé, “7/11
DeJ Loaf, “Try Me
Kendrick Lamar, “i
Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown, “Only
Rae Sremmurd featuring Nicki Minaj & Young Thug, “Throw Sum Mo
The Weeknd, “Earned ItCENTRIC AWARD
Avery Sunshine, “Call My Name
Jazmine Sullivan featuring Meek Mill, “Dumb
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk
Sam Smith featuring Mary J. Blige, “Stay With Me
The Weeknd, “Earned It

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