Drake and Cardi B Dominate AMA’s and BET Hip Hop Awards

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Drake and Cardi B lead all artists at the 2018 American Music Awards, with eight nominations — and  top the list of nominees for the American Music Awards as well.

 

For the American Music Awards the two compete in the category for Favorite Artist Rap/Hip-Hop. “Bodak Yellow,” and “God’s Plan” from Scorpion, are also both up for Favorite Song Rap/Hip-Hop and Favorite Music Video. The 2018 American Music Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on October 9 at7pm. black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross will host for the second year in a row. Here are the nominees in key categories:

 

Favorite Artist of the Year

Drake

Imagine Dragons

Post Malone

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

 

Favorite Female Artist Pop/Rock

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Taylor Swift

 

Favorite Male Artist Pop/Rock

Drake

Post Malone

Ed Sheeran

 

Favorite Duo/Group Pop/Rock

Imagine Dragons

Maroon 5

Migos

 

Favorite Song Pop/Rock

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”

Drake, “God’s Plan”

Ed Sheeran, “Perfect”

 

Favorite Album Pop/Rock

Drake, Scorpion

Ed Sheeran, Divide

Taylor Swift, Reputation

 

Favorite Artist Rap/Hip-Hop

Cardi B

Drake

Post Malone

 

Favorite Male Artist Soul/R&B

Khalid

Bruno Mars

The Weeknd

 

Favorite Album Rap/Hip-Hop

Drake, Scorpion

Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage 2

Post Malone, beerbongs & bentleys

 

Favorite Song Rap/Hip-Hop

“Bodak Yellow”, Cardi B

“God’s Plan”, Drake

“Rockstar”, Post Malone featuring 21 Savage

 

Favorite Album Soul/R&B

Khalid, American Teen

SZA, CTRL

XXXTentacion, 17

 

Favorite Female Artist Soul R&B

Ella Mai

Rihanna

SZA

 

Favorite Song Soul/R&B

Khalid, “Young Dumb & Broke”

Ella Mai, “Boo’d Up”

Cardi B & Bruno Mars, “Finesse”

 

Favorite Soundtrack

Black Panther

The Greatest Showman

The Fate of the Furious

 

Favorite Social Artist

BTS

Cardi B

Ariana Grande

Demi Lovato

Shawn Mendes

 

Favorite Music Video

Camila Cabello, “Havana”

Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow”

Drake, “God’s Plan”

 

New Artist of the Year

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Khalid

Dua Lipa

XXXTentacion

 

Collaboration of the Year

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”

Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”

Bruno Mars & Cardi B, “Finesse”

Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”

Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey, “The Middle”

 

Tour of the Year

Beyonce & JAY-Z

Bruno Mars

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

U2

 

Let’s flip it to BET. Drake dominates the 2018 BET Hip-Hop Awards nominations, with 11 nods, while Cardi B has ten. The BET Hip-Hop Awards will be presented at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami October 6th but airs October 16th. Here is the complete list of the 2018 nominees:

 

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

  1. 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

  1. Cole

Kendrick Lamar

Travis Scott

 

MVP of the Year

Cardi B

Childish Gambino

Drake

  1. 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

 

Hustler of the Year

Cardi B

DJ Khaled

Drake

Jay Z

Kendrick Lamar

Travis Scott