The official nominations for the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards are in … and guess who’s leading the pack of nominees?

We’ll give you a hint: The same guy who sold almost a million albums last week!

Lil Wayne landed a whopping 18 nominations in categories like “Best Live Performer,” “Lyricist of the Year,” “MVP of the Year,” “Track of the Year,” and more.

Following behind Weezy with 9 nods is Kanye West, who is also nominated in a few of the aforementioned categories Wayne is nominated in, as well as a few others, including “Video Director of the Year,” “Producer of the Year” and “CD of the Year.” Hip-Hop newcomer Wiz Khalifa was also nominated in 9 different categories.

Other rappers up for multiple trophies include Nicki Minaj, Big Sean, Jay-Z and Chris Brown, who technically isn’t considered a “rapper,” but definitely made a big splash on the Hip-Hop scene this year with his “Look at Me Now” single. R&B singer Frank Ocean (who has “rap connections” due to him being in shock rap group Odd Future) was also nominated for a few awards.

Hosted by actor/comedian Mike Epps for the third time in a row, the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards will air on BET on October 11th after the show is recorded at the Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta on October 1st.

Look below for the full list of nominees:

Best Hip Hop Video
Big Sean f/ Chris Brown – My Last
Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now
DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – I’m On One
Eminem f/ Rihanna – Love The Way You Lie
Kanye West f/ Rihanna – All Of The Lights

Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collab):
Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – Hustle Hard (Remix)
Big K.R.I.T. f/ Ludacris & Bun B – Country Sh*t (Remix)
Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now
DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – I’m On One
Lupe Fiasco f/ Trey Songz – Out Of My Head

Best Live Performer:
Busta Rhymes
Cee-Lo Green
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
Kanye West

Lyricist of the Year:
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Video Director of the Year:
Gil Green
Anthony Mandler
Chris Robinson
Kanye West
Hype Williams

Producer of the Year:
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League
Kane Beatz
Lex Luger
No I.D.
Kanye West, Emile, Jeff Bhasker & Mike Dean

MVP of the Year:
Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj
Rick Ross
Kanye West
Wiz Khalifa

Track of the Year:
6 Foot 7 Foot – Produced by Bangladesh (Lil Wayne f/ Cory Gunz)
Black and Yellow – Produced by Stargate (Wiz Khalifa)
I’m On One – Produced by T-Minus (DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne)
Look At Me Now – Produced by Diplo & Afrojack (Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne &
Busta Rhymes)
My Last – Produced by Lex Luger (Big Sean f/ Chris Brown)

CD of the Year:
Big Sean – Finally Famous
Lupe Fiasco – LASERS
Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Wiz Khalifa – Rolling Papers

DJ of the Yer:
DJ Drama
DJ Enuff
DJ Envy
DJ Khaled
DJ Prostyle

Rookie of the Year:
Big K.R.I.T.
Big Sean
Frank Ocean
Diggy Simmons
Tyler the Creator
Wiz Khalifa

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style):
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj
Kanye West
Wiz Khalifa

Best Hip Hop Online Site:
All Hip Hop.com
Bossip.com
Nah Right.com
Rap Radar.com
World Star Hip Hop.com

Best Club Banger:
Ace Hood – Hustle Hard (Produced by Lex Luger)
DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – I’m On One (Produced by T-Minus)
Lil Wayne f/ Cory Gunz – 6 foot 7 foot (Produced by Bangladesh)
Waka Flocka Flame – No Hands (Produced by Lex Luger)
Wiz Khalifa – Black And Yellow (Produced by Stargate)
YC Worldwide f/ Future – Racks (Produced by Sonny Digital)

Best Mixtape:
Big K.R.I.T. – Return Of 4Eva
B.o.B – No Genre
J. Cole – Friday Night Lights
Kendrick Lamar – Section .80
Frank Ocean – Nostalgia, Ultra

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse:
Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now (Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes)
Lil Wayne – Motivation (Kelly Rowland f/ Lil Wayne)
Nicki Minaj – Monster (Kanye West f/ Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver)
Wiz Khalifa – Bright Lights, Bigger City (Cee-Lo Green f/ Wiz Khalifa)
Wiz Khalifa – Till I’m Gone (Tinie Tempah f/ Wiz Khalifa)

Hustler of the Year:
Diddy
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Verizon People’s Champ Award (Viewers’ Choice):
Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now
Lil Wayne f/ Cory Gunz – 6 Foot 7 Foot
Nicki Minaj f/ Drake – Moment 4 Life
Kanye West f/ Rihanna – All of The Lights
Wiz Khalifa – Black And Yellow