Drake, Cardi B & Childish Gambino Lead 2018 BET Awards Nominations

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    It’s been quite the year for Drake. The Canadian superstar has dominated the Billboard charts, the radio, streaming services and everything else since the beginning the year. Now, the rapper is leading the nominations for the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards.

    The 2018 BET Award nominations are finally in and Drizzy Drake is leading the way with eleven nominations including Lyricist Of The Year, MVP Of the Year, Album Of The Year as well as two nominations for Best Hip Hop Video and Single Of The Year categories for “God’s Plan” and “Nice For What.

    Cardi B’s Invasion Of Privacy is a contender for album the year. She follows Drake with ten nominations which include Best Hip Hop Video, Single Of The Year, among others. Cardi took home several awards last year, even though she didn’t have an album to her name at the time. She’s competing with Drake in several categories Childish Gambino is right behind Cardi B with six nominations while Travis Scott and Kendrick Lamar tie with five nominations each.

    In addition to Cardi, the Best New Hip Hop Artist nominees include XXXTENTACION, BlocBoy JB, Lil Baby, Rich The Kid and Juice WRLD.

    The 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards will take place at The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Fleason Theatre on October 6th. BET Networks will air the awards ceremony on October 16th.

    Peep the full nominee list below Billboard

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

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

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

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

    Producer 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 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)

    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 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
    ALLHIPHOP
    Complex
    Hot New Hip Hop
    Worldstar
    XXL

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