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Drake, Cardi B Leads BET Hip Hop Awards 2018 Nominees

Drake, Cardi B Leads BET Hip Hop Awards 2018 Nominees

The highly revered and prestigious annual award ceremony which celebrates hip hop performers, producers and music video directors across the globe, BET Hip Hop Awards, is back for this year edition of the classic show.

The organizers have announced this year categories and the nominees for each of them. Leading the nominee slate is non other but the Canadian rapper, OVO Sound kingpin, Drake, who received 11-nominations.

Followed immediately is the big winner of last year edition of the award (with five awards), Bodak Yellow rapper, Cardi B who got one short of 6god number and will slug it out with him for the award of “Album of the Year“, “Best Hip Hop Video“, “MVP of the Year” and “Single of the Year“.

Other notable nominees includes Childish Gambino (with 6-nods), Travis Scott (with 5-nods), Kendrick Lamar (with 5-nods), Migos (with 4-nods) and others.

Late Florida rapper, XXXTentacion, who was shot dead in Florida (June 18) by already apprehended & charged gang, was nominated for the “Best New HipHop Artist“.

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Check out the full nomination list below, and hit the comment section with your views.


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”
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Single of the Year

  • “Apesh*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 JB feat. Drake)
  • Kendrick Lamar – “New Freezer” (Rich the Kid feat. Kendrick Lamar)
  • Nicki Minaj – “Big Bank” (YG feat. 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Nicki Minaj)
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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

  • Complex
  • Hot New Hip Hop
  • Worldstar
  • XXL

Hustler of the Year

  • Cardi B
  • DJ Khaled
  • Drake
  • Jay Z
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Travis Scott

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