Drake and Cardi B top list of nominees at 2018 edition of music awards

BET has announced its list of nominees for the 2018 edition of its hip-hop awards.

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 Gambinowith 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 HiphopComplex 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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