BET 2018: Drake, Cardi B Lead Nominations At Hip Hop Awards

BET has announced its list of nominees for the 2018 edition of its hip-hop awards with Drake, Cardi B and Childish Gambino leading the list of nominees.

Drake gets the most nomination in 11 categories followed by Cardi B who got 10 nominations and Childish Gambino with 6 nominations.

The Canadian rapper was nominated 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, bags 10 nominations to include ‘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 boats six nominations including Best Hip-Hop Video for his already multi-award winning ‘This Is America’ music video and Lyricist of the Year.

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


Kendrick Lamar


Travis Scott


Album of the Year

Cardi B – Invasion Of Privacy

Drake – Scorpion

  1. 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


  1. Cole

Kendrick Lamar

Travis Scott


MVP of the Year

Cardi B

Childish Gambino


  1. 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



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


Nicki Minaj

Remy Ma

Travis Scott


Best Hip-Hop Online Site/App

All Hiphop


Hot New Hip Hop




Hustler of the Year

Cardi B

DJ Khaled



Kendrick Lamar

Travis Scott


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


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