Smooth Promotions announced the nominations for the Headies 2011. Mohits Records and Chocolate City bagged an impressive number of nominations getting 10 nominations and 15 nominations respectively. From the Mohits crew, Dr. Sid got six nominations: album of the year, Song of the year, Best Pop single, Best RNB/ Pop album, Producer of the year and Revelation of the year categories. Dbanj followed with four nominations for Artiste of the year, song of the year (Give it to me and Pop something), Pop Single and Producer of the year; D’Prince has two nominations for Best Pop Single and Song of the year while Don Jazzy is nominated for Producer of the year.
From the Chocolate City crew, Ice Prince got nine nominations: Song of the year, Producer of the year, Best Rap Single for Oleku and She and my Swagga,011 Lyricist on the roll, Best Collabo for Oleku and Joor Oh Remix ,Next Rated and Best street hop for Joor Oh Remix), MI got five nominations: Artiste of the year, Album of the year, Best Collabo, Best Conscious music and lyricist on the roll while Jesse Jagz has two nominations for Producer of the Year and Hiphopworld revelation of the year.
Darey got six nominations in Artiste of the year, Best RNB/ Pop album, Best RNB single, Producer of the year, Recording of the year and Best male vocal performance. WizKid got a first time nomination in Next Rated, Best Pop single, Best Music Video and Producer of the year categories.
Eldee, MI, Omawumi, Timi Dakolo and 2Face made their first entry into the a new category in the Headies via the Best Conscious Music category.