Leading the pack is Lil' Wayne
and teen sensation Soulja Boy
, who is holding a total of six nominations in categories including "King of
the Net," Artist of the Year (Hip-Hop)," "Album of the Year (Hip-Hop),"
"Digital Download of the Year" and the "Off The Hook" award for best
ringtone. Despite revealing his shock and surprise to his nods, Soulja
Boy isn't expecting to walk home empty handed.
"At first I thought y'all forgot about me," he told SOHH. "I am honored and look forward to taking something home with me!"
With the emphasis on awards being based upon having an online presence, UGK's Bun B took a minute to acknowledge what it means to receive an OHHA nod as compared to other awards shows.
"Initially it would
seem like the truest nomination because it's literally the people
voting for you," Bun B told SOHH.
"It's just the people going on the internet saying they down with me and my
music. It's got nothing to do with record
sales or radio play. It's just the people. And that's really who you
make music for."
Bun B is up for "Album of Year" for II Trill and "Music Video Of the Year" for "You're Everything."
Upon finding out about her own nomination for "Artist to Watch," R&B newcomer Jazmine Sullivan expressed her gratitude for being recognized by the fans.
"Wow I'm happy that people appreciate my music," she affirmed to SOHH. "I put my heart and my soul into everything that I do so when it's appreciated, I'm really honored."
boy has been nominated for an Online Hip-Hop Award," he said. "I've
been nominated "King of the Net. 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. This is, you know, 14k gold, but that is a king's
As previously reported by SOHH
, the nominations and finalists were announced yesterday as Alicia Keys
and Trey Songz
also impacted the polls with nods in three categories, "Artist of the
Year (R&B)," "Album of the Year (R&B)" and "Digital Download of
Popular gossip blogs including Mediatakeout, Bossip, Concreteloop, YBF and Missinfo.tv will all duke it out for the "Gossip Folks" award while popular urban sites 2dopeboyz.com and NahRight.com will battle each other for "Music Lover Blog of the Year."