DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar, & SZA Lead 2018 BET Nominations

DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar, & SZA Lead 2018 BET Nominations

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BET Awards 2018 is around the corner and nominations are in!

Looks like DJ Khaled is going to be shinning all summer 2018, racking in the most votes with 6 nominations, including Album of the Year, Video of the Year and Best Male Hip-Hop Artist.

Kendrick Lamar is holding it down for TDE, closely behind Khaled, with 5 nominations. With SZA being nominated in 4 categories and Cardi B nominated in 3, women are representing this year in music.

This year’s BET Awards will air on June 24. Who do you think is going home with the most wins? Check out the full list of nominees below:

Best Female R&B / Pop Artist Award
Best Male R&B / Pop Artist Award
Bruno Mars
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Daniel Caesar
Best Group Award
A Tribe Called Quest
Rae Sremmurd
Chloe X Halle
Best Collaboration Award
Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B – Finesse (Remix)
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts 
DJ Khaled feat. Jay-Z, Future & Beyonce – Top Off    
Cardi B feat. 21 Savage – Bartier Cardi 
French Montana feat. Swae Lee – Unforgettable 
Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna – LOYALTY.
Best Male Hip Hop Artist Award
Kendrick Lamar
DJ Khaled
J. Cole

Best Female Hip Hop Artist Award
Cardi B
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma
DeJ Loaf
Video of the Year Award
Drake – God’s Plan 
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow 
Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B – Finesse (Remix)  
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts 
Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
Migos feat. Drake – Walk It Talk It 
Video Director of the Year Award
Benny Boom
Director X
Ava Duvernay
Chris Brown
Dave Meyers

Best New Artist Award
Daniel Caesar
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Lecrae feat. Tori Kelly – I’ll Find You
Snoop Dogg feat. B. Slade – Words Are Few
Ledisi & Kirk Franklin – If You Don’t Mind
Marvin Sapp – Close
Tasha Cobbs Leonard feat. Nicki Minaj – I’m Getting Ready

The Best International Act Award
Booba (France)
Cassper Nyovest (SA)
Dadju (France)
Davido (Nigeria)​
Distruction Boyz (SA)
Fally Ipupa (Dr. Congo)
J Hus (UK)
Niska (France)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Stefflon Don (UK)
Stormzy (UK)

Best Actress Award
Tiffany Haddish
Lupita Nyong’o
Issa Rae
Angela Bassett
Letitia Wright
Taraji P. Henson   

Best Actor Award           
Chadwick Boseman
Michael B. Jordan
Donald Glover
Sterling K. Brown
Denzel Washington
Daniel Kaluuya

Young Stars Award
Yara Shahidi
Ashton Tyler
Caleb McLaughlin
Lonnie Chavis
Marsai Martin
Miles Brown

Best Movie Award
Black Panther
Girls Trip
A Wrinkle in Time

Sportswoman of the Year Award
Serena Williams
Venus Williams
Skylar Diggins-Smith
Candace Parker
Elana Meyers Taylor

Sportsman of the Year Award    
Stephen Curry
LeBron James
Kevin Durant 
Dwayne Wade
Odell Beckham Jr.

Album of the Year Award
DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar  
4:44 – Jay-Z
Culture II – Migos
Black Panther: The Album – Kendrick Lamar & Various Artists
Grateful – DJ Khaled 

BET Her Award
Janelle Monae – Django Jane
Lizzo – Water Me
Mary J. Blige – Strength of a Woman
Remy Ma feat. Chris Brown – Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown)    
Chloe X Halle – The Kids Are Alright
Leikeli47 – 2nd Fiddle

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
SZA feat. Travis Scott – Love Galore
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
Drake – God’s Plan 
Migos feat. Cardi B & Nicki Minaj – Motor Sport  
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts 

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