The BET Hip-Hop Awards is an annual star-studded affair celebrating what is now officially the most popular genre of music, and arguably, the lone wolf when it comes to rap-focused award shows.

As those tuning in can attest, this year’s event is proving to be one of the most memorable to date, especially for fans of Cardi B, who was among the top nominees this year racking up an impressive nine nominations alongside host DJ Khaled and Kendrick Lamar.

Performers for the evening include Gucci Mane, Migos, Rick Ross, Trina, T-Pain and Cardi B, among others. Rapper Luther Campbell, better known as Uncle Luke, is the recipient of the 2017 I Am Hip-Hop Honoree legacy award and is slated to perform a melody of some of his biggest career hits.

The annual BET Hip-Hop Awards show kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on the BET Network and is also available online and via the BET Now app. The official hashtag for the evening is #HipHopAwards.

Take a look at the nominees list for the 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards below, with this list being updated as the pre-recorded broadcast airs live and winners are revealed throughout the evening.

Best Hip-Hop Video

Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”

DJ Khaled Feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”

French Montana Feat. Swae Lee – “Unforgettable”

Future – “Mask Off”

Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” 2017 WINNER

Best Collabo, Duo or Group

DJ Khaled Feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” 2017 WINNER

French Montana Feat. Swae Lee – “Unforgettable”

Migos Feat. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”

Rae Sremmurd Feat. Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles”

Yo Gotti Feat. Nicki Minaj – “Rake It Up”

Hot Ticket Performer

Cardi B

Chance The Rapper


J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar 2017 WINNER

Lyricist of the Year

Chance The Rapper


J. Cole

Jay Z

Kendrick Lamar 2017 WINNER

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom 2017 WINNER

Colin Tilley

Dave Meyers and Missy Elliott

Director X

Hype Williams

DJ of the Year

DJ Drama

DJ Envy

DJ Esco

DJ Khaled 2017 WINNER

DJ Mustard

Producer of the Year

DJ Khaled & Nasty Beatmakers

DJ Mustard

London On Da Track

Metro Boomin 2017 WINNER

Mike Will Made-It

Pharrell Williams

MVP of the Year

Cardi B

Chance The Rapper

DJ Khaled 2017 WINNER

Jay Z

Kendrick Lamar

Single of the Year

“Bad and Boujee” – Produced By Metro Boomin (Migos Feat. Lil Uzi Vert)

“Bodak Yellow” – Produced By J. White Did It (Cardi B) 2017 WINNER

“HUMBLE.” – Produced By Mike Will Made-It (Kendrick Lamar)

“Mask Off” – Produced By Metro Boomin (Future)

“Wild Thoughts” – Produced By DJ Khaled & Nasty Beatmakers (DJ Khaled Feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller)

Album of the Year

DJ Khaled – Grateful

Future – FUTURE

J. Cole – 4 Your Eyez Only

Jay Z – 4:44

Kendrick Lamar – DAMN. 2017 WINNER

Migos – Culture

Best New Hip-Hop Artist


Cardi B 2017 WINNER

Kodak Black

Playboi Carti

Tee Grizzley

Hustler of the Year

Cardi B 2017 WINNER

Chance The Rapper


DJ Khaled

Jay Z

Kendrick Lamar

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

A$AP Rocky

Cardi B 2017 WINNER



Nicki Minaj

Best Mixtape

Cardi B – Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 2 2017 WINNER

Gucci Mane – Droptopwop

Juicy J – Gas Face

Playboi Carti – Playboi Carti

Tee Grizzley – My Moment

Yo Gotti & Mike Will Made-It – Gotti Made-It

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

Chance The Rapper – “I’m the One” (DJ Khaled Feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne)

Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles” (Rae Sremmurd Feat. Gucci Mane)

Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee” (Migos Feat. Lil Uzi Vert)

Nicki Minaj – “Rake It Up” (Yo Gotti Feat. Nicki Minaj) 2017 WINNER

Ty Dolla $ign – “Ain’t Nothing” (Juicy J Feat. Wiz Khalifa & Ty Dolla $ign)

Wiz Khalifa – “Ain’t Nothing” (Juicy J Feat. Wiz Khalifa & Ty Dolla $ign)

Impact Track

Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”

Jay Z – “Story of O.J.” 2017 WINNER

Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”

Kendrick Lamar – “DNA.”

Lecrae – “Blessings” Feat. Ty Dolla $ign

Tyler, The Creator – “Who Dat Boy” Feat. A$AP Rocky