September 8th, 2011
11:36 AM ET
After topping the charts with "Tha Carter IV" - which sold 964,000 units, helping Lil Wayne to secure the biggest sales week for a hip-hop album or record from a male artist since 2008's "Tha Carter III" - Weezy is racking up more accolades.
The 28-year-old rapper has scored a record-breaking 18 nominations for 2011's BET Hip Hop Awards, spanning a variety of categories including lyricist of the year; best live performer; best hip hop style (referred to as the "made you look" award); hustler of the year and best club banger (which highlights his track "6 Foot 7 Foot" as well as his collaboration with DJ Khaled, Drake and Rick Ross, "I'm On One").
Trailing behind Lil Wayne are Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa, with nine nominations each, followed by Rick Ross, who snagged 8 nods.
The BET Hip Hop Awards, which will be hosted by comedian Mike Epps, will air on October 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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