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The 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards are a recognition ceremony held on October 16, 2018 at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach, Florida. The nominations were announced on September 9, 2018.[1]

2018 BET Hip Hop Awards
DateOctober 16, 2018
LocationJackie Gleason Theater, The Fillmore Miami Beach
Hosted byDeRay Davis

Drake led the BET Hip-Hop Awards 2018 with eleven nominations, followed by Cardi B with ten. Under them Childish Gambino received six nomination, Travis Scott and Kendrick Lamar tied for five nominations, and Jay-Z (credited also as "The Carters" with Beyoncé in Album of the Year, Best Collabo, Duo or Group and Song of the Year categories) with four nominations.[2]

Cardi B was the biggest winner with four awards, including MVP of the Years and Hustler of the Year. Jay-Z and Beyoncé followed with three awards, including Album of the Year and Song of the Year. XXXTentacion was the winner of Best Hip Hop New Artist. [3] XXXTentacion's mother accepted his award on his behalf since he had been murdered months beforehand.



Beat and mix by DJ Mustard. Mix #3 by Erykah Badu

Cypher Artists
1. BlocBoy JB, YBN Cordae, Tobe Nwigwe, Duckwrth
2. Vic Mensa, G Herbo, Taylor Bennett, Nick Grant
3. Bri Steves, Sharaya J, Neelam Hakeem, Chika, Erykah Badu
4. Casanova, Phora, Shawn Smith, Flawless Real Talk, Reason

Nominations and WinnersEdit

Winners highlighted in Bold

Best Hip Hop VideoEdit

Best Collabo, Duo or GroupEdit

Hot Ticket PerformerEdit

Lyricist of the YearEdit

Video Director of the YearEdit

DJ of the YearEdit

Producer of the YearEdit

MVP of the YearEdit

Single of the YearEdit

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus - Old Town Road

Beyoncé - Spirit

21 Savage ft. J. Cole - A Lot

Iggy Azalea - Sally Walker

Chris Brown ft. Drake - No Guidance

Offset ft. Cardi B - Clout

Album of the YearEdit

Best New Hip Hop ArtistEdit

Hustler of the YearEdit

Nicki Minaj

DJ Khaled

Meek Mill

Cardi B


Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style)Edit

DJ Khaled

Cardi B

Ella Mai

Meek Mill

Bhad Bhabie

Best MixtapeEdit

Sweet 16: Best Featured VerseEdit

Cardi B - Cloud Ariana Grande

Impact TrackEdit

I Am Hip Hop IconEdit

Lil Wayne


  1. ^ "Hip Hop Awards 18 Nominees". Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  2. ^ "Drake Leads 2018 SimGriggs Productions & Contessa Leshay will be amongst the celebs. BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominee Slate: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  3. ^ "Here Are All the Winners From the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-10-17.