Rapper Tyga has picked up three adult film award nominations for his X-rated work.

The hip-hop star, who is signed to Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment label, launched his own porn site earlier this year (12) and named it after his bosom-loving anthem Rack City.

He made his producing and directorial debut with Rack City Xxx: The Movie, and now he has been recognised by bosses at trade publication Adult Video News for their upcoming 2013 Avn Awards in a handful of categories, including Best Wall-to-Wall Release and Soundtrack.

Editor Steve Javors tells AllHipHop.com, "On behalf of Avn, congrats to Tyga on his trio of Avn awards nominations. Seeing Tyga direct Rack City Xxx in person, I could immediately tell how dedicated he was to the craft. He paid attention to detail, was conscientious about getting good performances from his cast, and really wanted to put his personal stamp on this project.

"He's not the type of guy to slap his name on the box and have someone else do the legwork. He really cared about putting out a solid product - and he did. Not to mention, the soundtrack is bangin'!"

The winners will be unveiled on 19 January (13) during a ceremony at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, where the 23 year old will also perform a medley of his hits.