Ruff Ryders Leads Online Awards Nominations

Artists signed to hip-hop label, including DMX, Eve, Drag-On, the LOX, up for six awards.

Artists signed to hip-hop label Ruff Ryders, including DMX and Eve, led this week's Online Hip-Hop Awards nominations with six. DMX, whose album ... And Then There Was X is at #10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, is up for Artist of the Year. Eve, whose debut album, Let There Be ... Eve — Ruff Ryders' First Lady, entered the chart at #1 in September, is up for Song of the Year for her hit "Gotta Man." The Ruff Ryders roster as a whole — Drag-On and the LOX also are signed to the label — is up for Best New Artist. The winners, determined by fan vote, will be announced through the awards Web site (www.onlinehiphopawards.com) April 12.