ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper Lil Wayne easily topped the charts this week with his latest album. Now the self-proclaimed "Best Rapper Alive" has the most nominations for the BET Hip-Hop Awards.

His 18 nominations include MVP of the Year, Best Live Performer and Hustler of the Year.

Lil Wayne's album "Tha Carter IV" debuted Aug. 29 at No. 1 on Billboard's Top 200 charts, selling 964,000 for the second-best first-week sales of the year behind Lady Gaga.

The sixth annual awards ceremony will be taped at Atlanta's Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center and broadcast Oct. 11. Actor and comedian Mike Epps will host.

Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa each had nine nominations, while Miami-based rapper Rick Ross followed up with eight.

Here are all the nominations for this year's BET Awards:

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

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

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 Year
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"