Lil’ Wayne & Soulja Boy Win Big At Online Hip-Hop Awards, A Comedic “Barack Obama” Joins The Show

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After weeks of voting and anticipation for the Online Hip-Hop Awards 2008 results, winners in all categories have been announced, including Lil’ Wayne, Soulja Boy Tell ‘em, Danity Kane and more.

More than 200,000 nominations and votes were counted, culminating in the Online Hip-Hop Award show hosted by Shade 45 radio personality Angela Yee and comedian Donnell Rawlings.

The hosts were joined by entertainers like Jim Jones, Musiq Soulchild and a cast of comedians, including funnyman Kyle Grooms who presents one award with a spot-on impersonation of Barack Obama.

Receiving the most awards this year was Weezy who took home “Album of the Year (Hip-Hop),” “Artist of the Year (Hip-Hop),” “Off the Hook Award (Hip-Hop)” and a nod for “Collabo of the Year” for the hit record “Swagger Like Us” alongside T.I., Jay-Z and Kanye West.

Teen rap star Soulja Boy showed competition why he’s popular by winning three awards in “King of the Net,” “Digital Download of the Year (Hip-Hop)” and edging out Kanye West, 50 Cent and T.I. for “Artist Website of the Year.”

Soulja Boy accepted the award for King of the Net, an category for which he aggressively campaigned. “I wanna thank all my fans, everybody on myspace, youtube and facebook…the whole internet,” Soulja Boy said. “Even before I got signed I started the whole blog, website, youtube videos. I’m the king of the net. period. Ain’t nobody messin’ with me: Diddy, 50, Wayne, Tip. Hands down Soulja Boy is the King of the Net.”  

While Diddy won the LMAO award for his comedic Diddy Blogs, Bad Boy’s Danity Kane snagged two awards for “Artist of the Year (R&B)” and “Off the Hook Award (R&B).” Newcomer Jazmine Sullivan won “Artist To Watch,” Chris Brown took home “Artist of the Year (R&B)” and Day 26 secured “Digital Download of the Year (R&B).”

Hip-Hop heads made sure to lock in their votes, as DJ Khaled outshined other nominees for “Air Waves DJ Award,” Bun B was crowned “Music Video of the Year” and DJ Thuglifegrabbed “Mixtape DJ of the Year.”

The internet categories yielded wins for “Podcast Award” to Mental Salvation Radio, Dawn Richard’s “Vlog of the Year” to Dawn Richardson, while Media Take Out took home the “Gossip Folks” honors. 

To see the winners for all awards including “Blogger of the Year” and a host of community awards such as “I Should Be A Hip-Hop Producer,” “I Should Be A Video Model,” “I Should Be A Rap Star” and the full listing click here. Go here to watch the award show, which was brought to you by   

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