BET Hip-Hop Awards Returns to Miami in 2018

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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 ScorpionDrake’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 two nods for the ‘Best Hip-Hop Video,’ & ‘Single of the Year’ categories.   Cardi B, 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.

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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 WRLDLil 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.