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MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT
ICON – NELLY-
NAMED THE “I AM HIP
HOP” AWARD RECIPIENT
2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS”
THE 16th ANNUAL “BET
HIP HOP AWARDS” PREMIERES TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2021 AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET
BET proclaims DOUBLE DIAMOND SELLING SUPERSTAR rapper and entrepreneur Nelly because the “BET Hip Hop Awards” recipient of the 2021 “I Am Hip Hop” Award. From chart-topping hits that embody “Scorching in Herre,” “Dilemma” (feat. Kelly Rowland), “Nation Grammar,” “Journey Wit Me,” and “Cruise” (with Florida Georgia Line), to his fashionable style line Apple Bottoms, to starring within the hit sequence Actual Husbands of Hollywood, and his personal actuality present Nellyville, the charismatic, multi-platinum music icon will likely be celebrated for his huge contributions to music and the tradition at giant. The “BET Hip Hop Awards” premieres Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at 9:00 PM ET/PT.
“I’m honored to obtain this award and humbled to be in such nice firm of previous artists who’ve obtained this award,” mentioned Nelly, this yr’s I Am Hip Hop Award recipient. “I’ve been blessed to work with some unimaginable folks in my profession, making 22 years go by within the blink of a watch. This award isn’t nearly Nelly; it’s about my followers, BET, and the people who proceed to assist me and permit me to do what I like to do.”
Beforehand introduced nominees embody Cardi B, Lil Durk, and Megan Thee Stallion, main the pack with 9 nominations every, adopted by Drake with a powerful eight nods. Tyler, The Creator and Metro Boomin tie for third-most nominations securing 4 nods every. Different notable nominees embody 21 Savage, DJ Khaled, J. Cole, and Pooh Shiesty, who obtained three every. Bia, Chris Brown, Doja Cat, Jay Z, Lil Nas X, Migos, Nicki Minaj, Roddy Ricch, Saweetie, Younger Thug, and Yung Bleu obtained two nominations.
Multi-platinum promoting GRAMMY® award-winning rap famous person, entrepreneur, philanthropist and actor, Nelly has regularly raised the bar for the leisure trade since stepping on the scene in 2000 together with his distinctive vocals and larger-than-life character. Over the previous 20 years, he has launched hit singles together with “Scorching in Herre,” “Dilemma” (feat. Kelly Rowland), “Nation Grammar,” “Journey Wit Me,” “Only a Dream,” “Cruise” (with Florida Georgia Line), “The Repair,” “Millionaire” and extra. RIAA ranks Nelly because the fourth best-selling rap artist in American music historical past, with 21 million albums bought in america. On December 11, 2009, Billboard ranked Nelly the quantity three High Artist of the Decade.
The music mogul has additionally left his mark in different facets of the trade, introducing his vastly profitable girls’s clothes line, Apple Bottoms and as part-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats with Michael Jordan. Nelly additionally added sports activities commentator to his checklist of accomplishments with Fox Sports activities, making him certainly one of few actors with three tv exhibits airing concurrently on the time with Fox Sports activities, Nellyville and Actual Husbands of Hollywood. In 2005, he made his massive display screen debut within the Adam Sandler and Chris Rock hit remake The Longest Yard and Attain Me with Sylvester Stallone in 2014. At the moment, he helps the Make-A-Want Basis, and is the one music artist to personal a school, EI College, which supplies schooling surrounding the music trade whereas Nelly himself supplies scholarships. Along with touring exhibits and selling his newest single “Excessive Horse” from the upcoming “Heartland” album, Nelly can be filming the brand new season of BET smash hit sequence Actual Husbands of Hollywood, streaming solely on BET+ in 2022.
Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Technique will oversee the annual present, with Jamal Noisette, VP Specials, Music Programming & Music Technique serving as Co-Government Producer for BET. Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Leisure, to function Government Producer of the 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” together with Jesse Collins Leisure’s Jeannae
Rouzan–Clay and Dionne Harmon.
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