BET Hip Hop Awards

The BET Hip Hop Awards are an annual awards show, airing on BET, showcasing hip hop performers, producers and music video directors. The awards ceremony began in 2006, was held on November 12, 2006 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, was first aired November 15 and was hosted by comedian Katt Williams.

The second ceremony was held on October 13, 2007 and aired on October 17 of the same year. Like its predecessor, the ceremony was also held at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, and was hosted by Katt Williams. The third ceremony premiered on October 23, 2008. This ceremony was not hosted by Katt Williams, but instead was hosted by popular R&B and hip hop artist T-Pain. The fourth ceremony was held on October 10, 2009 and was hosted by Mike Epps and aired on October 27. The fifth ceremony was held on October 2, 2010 (aired October 12) and was also by hosted Mike Epps. Epps hosted two additional years (2011 & 2012), and Snoop Dogg hosted in 2013, 2014, and 2015. The 2016 show was hosted by DJ Khaled. During the TDE cypher, artist Kendrick Lamar subliminally dissed rappers Papoose and Drake.


Most recent BET Hip Hop Awards winners
16 October 2018
Award Album of the Year Single of the Year
Winner The Carters
Everything Is Love
The Carters
# Date Venue Host I Am Hip Hop
01 12/November/2006 Fox Theatre Katt Williams Grandmaster Flash
02 13/October/2007 Atlanta Civic Center KRS-One
03 23/October/2008 T-Pain Russell Simmons
04 10/October/2009 Mike Epps Ice Cube
05 12/October/2010 Salt-N-Pepa
06 11/October/2011 LL Cool J
07 09/October/2012 Rakim
08 15/October/2013 Snoop Dogg MC Lyte
09 14/October/2014 Doug E. Fresh
10 09/October/2015 Scarface
11 04/October/2016 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre DJ Khaled Snoop Dogg
12 06/October/2017 Miami Beach Convention Center Luther Campbell
13 16/October/2018 DeRay Davis Lil Wayne
14 05/October/2019 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Lil Duval Lil Kim


Most wins

Artist Number of awards
Kendrick Lamar 20
Drake 19
Jay-Z 17
Kanye West 16
Lil Wayne
DJ Khaled 13
Cardi B 11
Nicki Minaj 8


2006 BET Hip Hop Awards
DateNovember 12, 2006
LocationFox Theatre
Hosted byKatt Williams
Television/radio coverage

The first show in 2006 was hosted by Katt Williams in Atlanta.




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