Cardi B Earns 10 BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations including MVP of the Year

It’s a Perfect 10 for Cardi B

The 25-year-old half-Dominican American rap star leads the ladies field of nominees for the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards with 10, behind only Drake, who earned 11.

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Cardi B, the big winner at last year’s ceremony with five awards including Best New Hip Hop Artist, is up for Hot Ticket Performer, MVP of the Year, Hustler of the Year and the Made-You-Look Award, aka Best Hip Hop Style. 

Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy has earned a nod in the Album of the Year category,while she’s up for the Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse award for her part on “Motorsport” (Migos feat. Cardi B & Nicki Minaj).

Meanwhile, Carbi B’s “I Like It” collaboration with Bad Bunny and J Balvin has earned nods in the Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Collab, Duo or Group and Single of the Year.

For the second consecutive year, the awards ceremony will return to The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater on October 6.BET Networkswill premiere the annual telecast on October 16 (8 p.m. ET/PT).

Here’s 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
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
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar
Travis Scott

MVP of the Year
Cardi B
Childish Gambino
Drake
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
Migos
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma
Travis Scott

Best Hip Hop Online Site/App
ALLHIPHOP
Complex
Hot New Hip Hop
Worldstar
XXL

Hustler of the Year
Cardi B
DJ Khaled
Drake
Jay Z
Kendrick Lamar
Travis Scott

Cardi B Makes History with Five of the Top 10 Hits on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

Move over, Beyonce… There’s a new R&B/Hip Hop charts queen…

Cardi B has become only the third act, and the first woman, with five of the top 10 hits on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in a single week since the list began in 1958 (when it was called the Hot R&B Sides chart).

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The 25-year-old hald-Dominican American singer places five in the top 10 of the list dated January 20.

Among all acts, Cardi B ties Drake and Kendrick Lamar for the most concurrent top 10s. Drake has done it eight times (all in 2016) and Lamar has managed the achievement once, in 2017.

Among women, Cardi B was previously tied with Beyoncé, with four — a feat Cardi B matched in the previous two weeks (January 13 and January 6).

Further, Cardi B is the only artist to achieve the feat with her first five chart entries.

The Cardi B collection starts at the top of the new chart, as her collaboration with Bruno Mars, “Finesse,” roars 16-1 in its first full tracking week. The song debuted on the January 13 list, as its January 4 release date allotted for one day of sales and streams’ contributions in the prior tracking week.

The ascent gives Cardi B her second No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, after “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” amassed a six-week stint in September-October 2017.

With the burst, “Finesse” seizes the triple crown of the chart’s Digital, Streaming and Airplay Gainer prizes. The tune powers 5-1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales chart and clocks a 189 percent burst to 87,000 downloads in the week ending January 11, according to Nielsen Music. “Finesse” also debuts atop R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs, pulling 38.3 million U.S. plays, and darts 31-20 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay with 11 million in radio audience, a 62 percent spike for the week ending January 14.

In addition to “Finesse,” Cardi B ranks in the top 10 of Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with a featured role on G-Eazy’s “No Limit,” which slides from its No. 2 high to No. 3, “Motorsport,” a collaboration with Migos and Nicki Minaj, which retreats 3-4, “Bartier Cardi,” up 9-7 and “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”, a non-mover at No. 10.

Cardi B Lands Four Singles in Top 10 of Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs Chart

Cardi B is the company of music royalty on the Billboard charts…

The 25-year-old half-Dominican American rap, who was 2017’s breakout star, joins Beyonce, aka Queen B, as the only two female artists to have four songs land in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart at the same time.

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G-Eazy’s “No Limit,” featuring Cardi B, sits at number 2, Migos’ “Motorsport,” with Cardi B, follows at No. 4. “Bodak Yellow” sits at number 5, while her latest single “Bartier Cardi” is currently at No. 9.

Beyonce accomplished the feat in 2016 with songs from her Lemonade album. This included “Sorry,” “Formation,” “Hold Up,” and “6 inch,” featuring The Weekend.

The news of Cardi B’s recent Bey-sized accomplishment comes only a few months after rumors of a possible Cardi B-Beyonce collaboration.

Previously, Cardi B became the first female artist since Lauryn Hill, to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart, without a feature. She scored three songs in the top 10 simultaneously. To start the New Year, she was featured on the In Living Color themed, Bruno Mars’ “Finesse Remix,” which she’ll perform at the Grammys.

The two-time Grammy nominated artist, joins a list of other accomplished rappers to achieve the same feat in the past. This list includes Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent and 2 Chainz.

Cardi B Joins The Beatles & Ashanti in Rare Billboard Hot 100 Feat

Cardi B is making Beatles-size history…

The 25-year-old half-Dominican American singer has become just the third act – and the first rapper – to place her first three Billboard Hot 100 entries in the chart’s top 10 simultaneously, joining only The Beatles and Ashanti in achieving the feat.

Cardi B

Cardi B earns the honor as G-Eazy‘s “No Limit,” featuring A$AP Rocky and Cardi B, lifts from No. 5 to a No. 4 high on the new January 6-dated Billboard Hot 100 chart; Migos, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B’s No. 6-peaking “MotorSport” holds at No. 7; and her former three-week No. 1 debut smash “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” returning to the top 10, rising 12-10.

As Cardi B places at Nos. 4, 7 and 10 on the Hot 100, she joins elite company in ranking in the top 10 with her first three charted titles in the same week.

The Beatles first tripled up at the heights of early Beatlemania, as, on the Hot 100s dated February 29, March 7 and March 14, 1964, their first three entries all charted in the top 10 together. In the last of those three frames, the band monopolized the top three, with their first three hits at Nos. 1, 2 and 3, respectively: “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “She Loves You” and “Please Please Me.”

The feat remained unmatched for 38 years, until Ashanti reached the Hot 100’s top 10 with her first three charted titles simultaneously. On March 30 and April 6, 2002, she appeared in the tier with her own “Foolish” and as featured on Fat Joe‘s “What’s Luv?” and Ja Rule‘s “Always on Time.”

Cardi B is the first artist overall to chart three songs in the top 10 simultaneously since The Chainsmokers, who became the first duo to earn the distinction on the March 18, 2017-dated Hot 100. She’s the first woman to do so since both Iggy Azalea and Ariana Grande on August 30, 2014.

Cardi B, Azalea, Grande, Adele and Ashanti are the only women with such a top-10 triple.

The only other acts to chart three Hot 100 top 10s simultaneously (dating to the chart’s Aug. 4, 1958, inception): Bee Gees, 50 Cent, Usher, Akon, T-Pain, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Justin Bieber (thus, making Cardi B the 15th act to join the club).

The honor is the latest for Cardi B, who, when “MotorSport” zoomed 15-6 on the December 30-dated Hot 100, became the first female rapper to reach the top 10 with her first three Hot 100 entries.

Cardi B’s current trio of top 10s is driven most heavily by streaming, as “No Limit” leaps 7-4 on the Streaming Songs chart with 34.2 million U.S. streams, up 18 percent, in the week ending Deember. 28, according to Nielsen Music; “MotorSport” reverses 5-7 (30 million, down 4 percent); and “Bodak Yellow” holds at No. 9 (24.2 million, down 1 percent).

Not to be forgotten among Cardi B’s bounty this week: at No. 4 on the Hot 100, “No Limit” marks a new career high for both G-Eazy and A$AP Rocky, the latter of whom surpasses his prior No. 5 peak, as featured on Selena Gomez‘s “Good for You” in 2015.

Meanwhile, Cardi B adds to her haul this week, earning the Hot 100’s top two debuts with her fourth and fifth Hot 100 entries. “Bartier Cardi,” featuring 21 Savage, bows at No. 14 on the Hot 100, as it launches at No. 10 on the Digital Song Sales chart with 45,000 first-week downloads sold in the week ending December 28 and at No. 11 on Streaming Songs (21.1 million opening-week U.S. streams). The song’s No. 14 Hot 100 entrance matches Cardi B’s best, tying the arrival of “MotorSport” (Nov. 18).

Plus, Ozuna and Cardi B’s “La Modelo” debuts on the Hot 100 at No. 52, starting on Digital Song Sales at No. 40 (19,000) and Streaming Songs at No. 41 (11.7 million). It opens at No. 3 on Hot Latin Songs (where it marks Cardi B’s first appearance).

Camila Cabello‘s “Havana,” featuring Young Thug, keeps at No. 3 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 2, while topping Radio Songs for a fourth week (130.4 million, down 3 percent).

Cardi B Releases New Single “Bartier Cardi,” Featuring 21 Savage

Cardi B is back with new music…

The 25-year-old half-Dominican American hip-hop artist, a first-time Grammy nominee this year, has released her latest single, “Bartier Cardi,” featuring 21 Savage.

Cardi B

While Cardi B has been ever-present in 2017 — she’s currently featured on– G-Eazy’s “No Limit” with A$AP Rocky, Migos’ “Motorsport” with Nicki Minaj, and Ozuna’s “La Modelo” – “Bartier Cardi” is the official follow-up to “Bodak Yellow,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 for five weeks.

While “Bodak Yellow” is her first hit, Cardi B has been in the spotlight for several years, thanks to her role on the VH1 reality TV series “Love & Hip Hop: New York,” where she made her debut as a cast member in 2015 during season six. She released her first single “Cheap Ass Weave” during her first year on the show and an appearance on reggae superstar Shaggy’s single “Boom Boom.” She left the show last December and signed with Atlantic Records early in 2017. She inked a worldwide deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing back in October.

The Bronx, New York-born MC is currently working on her first studio album, which is expected to be released in early 2018.

Cardi B Graces the Cover of New York Magazine

Cardi B is an Empire State cover girl…

The 25-year-old half-Dominican American rapper graces the cover of New York Magazine in what she called a “dream come true” on social media.

Cardi B New York Magazine

Cardi B, a native of The Bronx, touches on a number of topics in the feature, including feminism, wedding plans, staying in the music industry and possibly getting more cosmetic surgery.

Allison P. Davis wrote the cover story, which focuses a good portion on feminism — something the “Bodak Yellow” rapper seems interested in redefining. Per the piece, Cardi B isn’t in any rush to identify herself as a “feminist.”

Cardi B New York Magazine

“You know what? I’m not even gonna consider myself nothing,” she said. “Here’s the thing that bitches got me fucked up when it comes to that word. People think that being a feminist is a bitch that, like, went to school. They wear skirts all the way to their motherfucking ankles like a goddamn First Lady. That’s not being a feminist. Being a feminist is being equal to do what a man do. N—as hustle, and I hustle n—as.”

The “feminist” conversation around Cardi was sparked last year when she covered Vibe Magazine with the bold title beside her. Cardi responded to haters in November of last year with a video posted to her Instagram, saying, “The problem is that being a feminist is something so great, but y’all don’t want me to be great.”

Cardi B, who graced the cover of Rolling Stone in October, has had a breakout year, with “Bodak Yellow” enjoying it’s 18th week on the Billboard Hot 100.

This week, she notched her first three hits on Billboard’s Top Hip-Hop/R&B chart simultaneously with “Bodak Yellow” and serving up fire assists on “MotorSport” and G Eazy’s “No Limit.”

Read New York Magazine story in full here