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BET Hip Hop AwardsWho's the best hip-hop artist?

Audiences had a chance to find out at this year's BET Hip Hop Awards, which will be televised on BET on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 8PM ET.

Meanwhile, watch for the 2019 BET Hip Hop Award nominees to be announced in mid-September.

2018 BET Hip Hop Awards rewind

Leading the pack in 2018 were Drake and Cardi B with 11 and 10 nominations, respectively, followed by Childish Gambino with six nominations. Tied with five nods each are Travis Scott and Kendrick Lamar.

Also announced earlier was the recipient of the "I Am Hip Hop Award" -- Lil Wayne for mutliple gold and platinum-selling albums spanning a 20-year career.

Hosting the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards for the first time ever was actor and funnyman DeRay Davis, who stole the show dressed as Kanye West.

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BET Hip Hop Awards - Wikipedia - Get the complete rundown on facts and history behind the awards with lists of nominees and winners dating back to 2006.

2018 BET Hip Hop Awards Nominees & * Winners

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


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 & 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


Nicki Minaj

Remy Ma

Travis Scott

Best Hip Hop Online Site/App



Hot New Hip Hop

* Worldstar


Hustler of the Year

* Cardi B

DJ Khaled


Jay Z

Kendrick Lamar

Travis Scott



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