Artists, fans, nerds… lend me your ears. The online community’s voice will be heard and you’ll be able to vote for the ones that you want to win as voting is open through November 20th at http://www.onlinehiphopawards.com.
Leading the pack with multiple nominations are such familiar faces like Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, Jay-Z and Kayne West. The event has received over 80,000 nomination submissions from September 15th – October 19th and passionate fans have also been helping to promote and gain support for this interesting event.
Soulja boy – who has nominations in six categories – says, “At first I thought y’all forgot about me. I am honored and look forward to taking something home with me!” The Atlanta rapper is nominated for “Album of the Year,” “Artist of the Year,” and “Digital Download of the Year,” just to name a few.
Diddy was nominated for “King of the Net,” after becoming synonymous with YouTube for his interesting channel and “Swagger Like Puff” videos. Regarding his nomination Diddy said, “Your boy has been nominated for an Online Hip-Hop Award. It’s crazy. Thank you to everybody that has logged on to the Diddy blogs, Diddy TV and my Myspace page, Diddy.com. I’m always online. I walk around with my laptop. You know… It’s King of the Net.”
Winners will be simulcast live on the Internet this November from the Award ceremony featuring presentations and performances by hip-hop’s hottest stars.
Below are the rest of the finalists:
Album of the Year Award (Hip-Hop):
Jay-Z – American Gangster
Plies – Definition of Real
Soulja Boy Tell Em – Souljaboytellem.com
Bun B – II Trill
Lil Wayne – The Carter III
Album of the Year Award (R&B):
Alicia Keys – As I Am
Chris Brown – Exclusive
Trey Songz – Trey Day
Danity Kane – Welcome to the Dollhouse
Ne-Yo – Year of Gentleman
Artist of the Year Award (Hip-Hop):
Artist of the Year Award (R&B):
Artist to Watch Award (Hip-Hop/R&B):
King of the Net Award
Collabo of the Year Award:
Plies, Ne-Yo // Bust It Baby
Estelle, Kanye // American Boy
T-Pain, Lil Wayne // Can’t Beleive It
T.I., Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, & Kanye West // Swagger Like Us
Young Jeezy, Kanye West // Put On
Music Video of the Year Award:
Kanye West // Good Morning
Lil’ Wayne // Lollipop
Bun B // You’re Everything
Lil Wayne, T-Pain // Got Money
Alicia Keys // Teenage Love Affair
Digital Download of the Year Award (Hip-Hop) Award
50 Cent // I Get Money
Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em // Crank Dat
Lil Wayne // A Milli
Plies // Bust It Baby
T.I. // No Matter What
To see the rest of the nominees for the Online Hip-Hop Awards and to vote, please check out – http://www.onlinehiphopawards.com.