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Drake Leads With 11 Nominations For The 2018 BET Hip-Hop Awards

Drizzy Szn.

May all who are reading this post have Drake level consistency.

Whether you're a fan of Mr. Graham or not, the Scorpion artist has spent nine weeks at the top of Billboard's Hot 100 with his insanely sticky single "In My Feelings" from his chart-topping fifth studio album.

So it only makes sense the 6-God take the lead in nominations for the 2018 BET Hip-Hop awards. According to Billboard, Drizzy has earned 11 nominations, some of which include Lyricist of the Year, Album of the Year and MVP of the Year.

Tight on Drake's heels is the self-described trap Selena, Cardi B. The Invasion of Privacy artist has merited 10 nominations. She'll go up against Drake in several categories including  Best Hip Hop Video, Single of the Year as well as Album of The Year.

Rounding out the top nominees is Childish Gambino who has six nominations, including Best Hip-Hop video for "This Is America," Single of the Year and Impact Track.

Peep the full list of nominees below. The 2018 BET Hip-Hop Awards will take place at Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater on Oct. 6 and air on BETOct. 16 (8 p.m. ET/PT).

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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

"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 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

ALLHIPHOP

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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