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The BET "Hip Hop Awards" 2018 Return to the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater Saturday, October 6, 2018


"Hip Hop Awards"
2018 Will Premiere on Tuesday, October 16,
2018 at 8PM ET/PT on BET Networks

Drake Leads with 11 Nominations Followed by Cardi B with 10 Nods

11 Nods for Drake Include ‘Lyricist of the Year,' ‘MVP of the Year,'
‘Album of the Year,' ‘Hot Ticket Performer,' ‘Hustler of the Year,'
‘Best Collabo,' ‘Sweet 16,' and 2 Nods Each for ‘Best Hip-Hop Video' &
‘Single of the Year' Categories

10 Nods for Cardi B Include ‘Best Hip-Hop Video,' ‘Album of the
Year,' ‘MVP of the Year,' ‘Single of the Year,' ‘Hot Ticket Performer,'
‘Made-You-Look Award,' ‘Best Collabo,' and 2 Nods in the ‘Sweet 16'

Other Top Nominees Include
Childish Gambino with 6 Nods, Travis Scott and Kendrick Lamar Who Both
Snagged 5 Nods

Apply for Media Credentials for the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards:

The BET "Hip Hop Awards" will return to The Fillmore Miami Beach at
Jackie Gleason Theater for the second consecutive year on Saturday,
October 6, 2018
, and will premiere on Tuesday, October 16, 2018
at 8:00PM ET/PT

Grammy Award winning, Multi-Platinum artist, Drake leads this
year's nominations with an impressive 11 nods. Following the impressive
release of Scorpion, Drake's 11 nods includes ‘Lyricist of
the Year,' ‘MVP of the Year,' ‘Sweet 16,' ‘Album of the Year,' ‘Hot
Ticket Performer,' ‘Hustler of the Year,' ‘Best Collabo,' and 2 nods for
the ‘Best Hip-Hop Video,' & ‘Single of the Year' categories. Cardi
, 2017 Best New Hip-Hop Artist winner, follows closely with
an astonishing 10 nominations. With her first official release Invasion
of Privacy
, the "Bodak Yellow" rapper snags 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 Gambino snagged the third highest nominations with 6
nods including ‘Hot Ticket Performer,' ‘Lyricist of the Year,' ‘MVP of
the Year,' ‘Best Hip-Hop Video,' and ‘Single of The Year,' all of which
he will face off against top nominees Cardi B & Drake. Additionally, he
snags a nomination for this year's ‘Impact Track' award for his first
No. 1 hit, "This is America," whose video also garnered director Hiro
Murai, his first ‘Video Director of the Year' nomination.

Other top nominees for the 2018 awards include Travis Scott and
Kendrick Lamar
, who both received 5 nods, Travis Scott's nominations
include ‘Hot Ticket Performer,' ‘Lyricist of the Year,' ‘MVP of the
Year,' and the ‘Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style).' Kendrick
Lamar's nods include ‘Hot Ticket Performer,' ‘Hustler of the
Year,' ‘Lyricist of the Year,' ‘Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse,' and
‘Best Hip Hop Video' for the visuals for "Loyalty" featuring Rihanna.

Additionally, ‘Best New Hip-Hop Artist' Award nominees include industry
newcomers BlocBoy JB, Juice WRLD, Lil Baby, Rich
The Kid
, and XXXTentacion who posthumously receives
the nomination.

Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment, will serve as
Executive Producer of the
BET Hip Hop Awards
along with Connie Orlando, BET Head
of Programming and Jeannae Rouzan–Clay, Vice President of Specials,
Jesse Collins Entertainment.

See below for the complete list of BET
2018 Official Nominees:

Best Hip-Hop Video
Cardi B - I
Like It Feat. Bad Bunny & J Balvin
Childish Gambino - This Is
Drake - God's Plan
Kendrick Lamar – Loyalty Feat.
Migos - Walk It Talk It Feat. Drake

Hot Ticket Performer
Cardi B
Kendrick Lamar
Travis Scott

Album of the Year
Cardi B -
Invasion Of Privacy
Drake - Scorpion
J. Cole - KOD
- Culture II
The Carters - Everything Is Love

Video Director of the Year
Dave Meyers & The Little Homies
Director X
Hiro Murai
Karena Evans

Lyricist of the Year
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar
Travis Scott

MVP of the Year
Cardi B
J. Cole
Travis Scott

Producer of the Year
DJ Esco
DJ Mustard
Metro Boomin

Best Collabo, Duo or Group
Savage & Offset & Metro Boomin - Ric Flair Drip
BlocBoy JB
- Look Alive Feat. Drake
Cardi B - I Like It Feat. Bad Bunny & J
Post Malone – Rockstar Feat. 21 Savage
The Carters –

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)
For What - Produced By Murda Beatz (Drake)
This Is America -
Produced By Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson (Childish Gambino)

Best New Hip-Hop Artist
Juice Wrld
Lil Baby
Rich The Kid

Best Mixtape
BlocBoy JB - Simi
- Beast Mode 2
Juicy J – Shut Da F* Up
Lil Wayne - Dedication
6: Reloaded
Zoey Dollaz - Sorry Not Sorry

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
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
- I'll Find You Feat. Tori Kelly
Meek Mill – Stay Woke Feat. Miguel
- 1,000 Feat. FUTURE

DJ of the Year
Calvin Harris
DJ Drama
DJ Khaled
DJ Mustard

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma
Travis Scott

Best Hip-Hop Online Site/App
New Hip Hop

Hustler of the Year
Cardi B
Kendrick Lamar
Travis Scott

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reserved for BET "Hip Hop Awards" show talent and nominees.

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Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIA, VIA.B)), is the
nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and
public affairs television programming for the African-American audience.
The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can
be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom
and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer
brand with a diverse group of business extensions:, a leading
Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news;
BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American
Woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home
Entertainment; BET Live, BET's growing festival business; BET Mobile,
which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices;
and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

Collins Entertainment (JCE) is a full service television and film
production company founded by entertainment industry veteran Jesse
Collins. For more than a decade, Collins has played an integral role in
producing some of television's most memorable moments in music
entertainment. Collins has produced ground-breaking and award winning
television programming including the BET Awards, the GRAMMY Awards, Soul
Train Awards, BET Honors, UNCF An Evening of Stars, ABFF Awards and the
BET Hip Hop Awards. Collins was an executive producer of the hit TV
series, Real Husbands of Hollywood starring Kevin Hart, the
critically-acclaimed The New Edition Story, a biopic on the boy band
that aired as a 3-part mini-series on BET in January 2017 and posted
record ratings for the network and attracted nearly 30 million viewers.
He is also the executive producer of VH1 shows Dear Mama and Hip Hop
Squares with Ice Cube. He has appeared on the cover of Vibe magazine and
has been featured in numerous publications including Ebony magazine. JCE
recently produced The Bobby Brown Story, which premiered on Sept. 4th
& 5th on BET.

"Hip Hop Awards" is an annual celebration that pays homage to a culture
that changed the world while highlighting the best in hip hop music.
Year after year, BET Networks delivers the best in hip-hop for an
unforgettable night of performances, cyphers and tributes honoring
hip-hop legends that have and continue to make hip-hop culture a global

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