2018 BET ‘Hip Hop’ Awards: Drake and Cardi B top list of nominees at 2018 edition of music awards

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The 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards nominations are out with Drake dominating this year’s nominations with an impressive 11 nods.

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The Canadian superstar who has enjoyed a successful 2018 gets the most recognition in 11 top categories.

Following the release of his double album, Scorpion, Drake has earned nods for ‘Lyricist of the Year,’ ‘MVP of the Year,’ ‘Sweet 16,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ ‘Hot Ticket Performer,’ ‘Hustler of the Year,’ ‘Best Collabo,’ alongside two additional nods in the ‘Best Hip-Hop Video,’ and ‘Single of the Year’ categories.

Rapper, Cardi B, follows closely with an impressive 10 nominations off the success of her debut release, Invasion of Privacy,the rapper bags 10 nods including ‘Best Hip-Hop Video,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ ‘MVP of the Year,’ ‘Single of the Year,’ ‘Hot Ticket Performer,’ ‘Made-You-Look Award,’ ‘Hustler of the Year,’ ‘Best Collabo’ and 2 nods in the ‘Sweet 16’ category.

Childish Gambino with 6 nominations gets the third highest nominations. The rapper who released the controversial video, ‘This is America’ earlier in the year gets nods for ‘Hot Ticket Performer,’ ‘Lyricist of the Year,’ ‘MVP of the Year,’ ‘Best Hip-Hop Video,’and ‘Single of The Year.’

The 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards will take place at The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Fleason Theatre on October 6th.

See full list of nominees

Best Hip-Hop Video 
Cardi B – I Like It Feat. Bad Bunny & J Balvin
Childish Gambino – This Is America
Drake – God’s Plan
Kendrick Lamar – Loyalty Feat. Rihanna
Migos – Walk It Talk It Feat. Drake

Hot Ticket Performer 
Cardi B
Childish Gambino
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Travis Scott

Album of the Year 
Cardi B – Invasion Of Privacy
Drake – Scorpion
J. Cole – KOD
Migos – Culture II
The Carters – Everything Is Love

Video Director of the Year 
Benny Boom
Dave Meyers & The Little Homies
Director X
Eif Rivera
Hiro Murai
Karena Evans

Lyricist of the Year 
Childish Gambino
Drake
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar
Travis Scott

MVP of the Year 
Cardi B
Childish Gambino
Drake
J. Cole
Travis Scott

Producer of the Year 
Ben Billions
DJ Esco
DJ Mustard
Metro Boomin
Pharrell Williams

Best Collabo, Duo or Group 
21 Savage & Offset & Metro Boomin – Ric Flair Drip
BlocBoy JB – Look Alive Feat. Drake
Cardi B – I Like It Feat. Bad Bunny & J Balvin
Post Malone – Rockstar Feat. 21 Savage
The Carters – Apes**t

Single of the Year 
Apes**t – Produced By Pharrell (The Carters)
God’s Plan – Produced By Cardo, Young Exclusive and Boi-1da (Drake)
I Like It – Produced By Craig Kallman, JWhiteDidIt and Tainy (Cardi B Feat. Bad Bunny & J Balvin)
Nice For What – Produced By Murda Beatz (Drake)
This Is America – Produced By Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson (Childish Gambino)

Best New Hip-Hop Artist 
BlocBoy JB
Juice Wrld
Lil Baby
Rich The Kid
XXXTentacion

Best Mixtape 
BlocBoy JB – Simi
Future – Beast Mode 2
Juicy J – Shut Da F* Up
Lil Wayne – Dedication 6: Reloaded
Zoey Dollaz – Sorry Not Sorry

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse 
21 Savage – “Bartier Cardi” (Cardi B Feat. 21 Savage)
Cardi B – “Motorsport” (Migos Feat. Cardi B & Nicki Minaj)
Drake – “Look Alive” (BlocBoy JBFeat. Drake)
Kendrick Lamar – “New Freezer” (Rich The Kid Feat. Kendrick Lamar)
Nicki Minaj – “Big Bank” (Yg Feat. 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Nicki Minaj)

Impact Track 
Childish Gambino – This Is America
Dej Loaf & Leon Bridges – Liberated
Lecrae – I’ll Find You Feat. Tori Kelly
Meek Mill – Stay Woke Feat. Miguel
N.E.R.D – 1,000 Feat. FUTURE

DJ of the Year 
Calvin Harris
DJ Envy
DJ Drama
DJ Khaled
DJ Mustard

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style) 
Cardi B
Migos
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma
Travis Scott

Best Hip-Hop Online Site/App 
All Hiphop
Complex
Hot New Hip Hop
Worldstar
XXL

Hustler of the Year 
Cardi B
DJ Khaled
Drake
Jay-Z
Kendrick Lamar
Travis Scott