Drake leads the nominations in this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards with 11 nods.

The 31-year-old rapper's career is going from strength to strength, and the list of nominations released by Billboard on Wednesday (12Sep18) revealed that he is nominated in categories including Best Hip-Hop Video and Single of the Year for God’s Plan, as well as Album of the Year for Scorpion.

He faces some tough competition from the likes of Cardi B, who will be hoping to emulate last year’s success in which she took home five awards. Receiving ten nominations, the Bodak Yellow hitmaker will be battling Drake to win Best Hip-Hop Video and Single of the Year for I Like It, and Album of the Year for Invasion of Privacy. She’s additionally been recognised for her eclectic fashion sense in the Made-You-Look-Award (Best Hip-Hop Style Category), where she’ll go head to head with rival Nicki Minaj and rap trio Migos, featuring her husband Offset.

Childish Gambino is next in the list of top nominees, having been nominated in six categories, while Travis Scott and Kendrick Lamar will be hoping to take home a maximum of five gongs. J.Cole, Post Malone and Beyonce and JAY-Z's The Carters have also received nominations at the awards, which will return to The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater on 6 October, and BET Networks will premiere the annual telecast on 16 October.

The full list of nominations for the BET Hip-Hop Awards 2018 is:

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

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


J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar

Travis Scott

MVP of the Year

Cardi B

Childish Gambino


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 and 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 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


Nicki Minaj

Remy Ma

Travis Scott

Best Hip-Hop Online Site/App



Hot New Hip Hop



Hustler of the Year

Cardi B

DJ Khaled


Jay Z

Kendrick Lamar

Travis Scott