DJ Khaled & Kendrick Lamar Lead 2018 BET Award Nominations

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The list of nominees for the upcoming BET Awards, which go down June 24 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, was released Wednesday (May 16). Unsurprisingly, TDE, Migos, Drake, and Cardi B all have a significant presence in the music categories of the list, but DJ Khaled leads nominations with six total.

Khaled’s Rihanna/Bryson Tiller-assisted “Wild Thoughts” is in the running for Best Collaboration, Video of the Year, and the Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award. “Top Off” featuring JAY-Z, Future & Beyoncé is also up for Best Collaboration, while Khaled himself is nominated for Best Male Hip Hop Artist, and his album Grateful for Album of the Year. 2017’s BET Awards saw the We The Best founder just once, under the Best Collaboration category.

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Kendrick Lamar closely trails Khaled with five nominations. His joint work with Rihanna, “LOYALTY.”, is nominated for Best Collaboration, while “HUMBLE.” is in the running for Video of the Year. K. Dot will be looking to repeat last year’s victory in the Best Male Hip Hop Artist category, this time going up against Drake, Khaled, JAY-Z and J.Cole.

As for the ladies, SZA earns four nominations, battling against Beyoncé, Rihanna, H.E.R. and Kehlani for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist. She is also set for the grand title of Best New Artist, alongside H.E.R., Daniel Caesar, GoldLink, and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. Last year, the award was claimed by Chance The Rapper.

Cardi B and Nicki Minaj are again nominated for Best Female Hip Hop Artist, an award they previously lost to Remy Ma, who is also on this years’ bill.

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See the entire list of nominees below.

Best Female R&B / Pop Artist Award
BEYONCÉ
SZA
H.E.R.
RIHANNA
KEHLANI

Best Male R&B / Pop Artist Award
BRUNO MARS
CHRIS BROWN
THE WEEKND
KHALID
DANIEL CAESAR

Best Group Award
MIGOS
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
N.E.R.D.
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 &BEYONCÉ – 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
DRAKE
KENDRICK LAMAR
DJ KHALED
JAY-Z
J. COLE

Best Female Hip Hop Artist Award
CARDI B
NICKI MINAJ
REMY MA
DEJ LOAF
RAPSODY

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
SZA
H.E.R.
DANIEL CAESAR
GOLDLINK
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
DETROIT
MUDBOUND

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
DWYANE WADE
ODELL BECKHAM JR.

Album of the Year Award
DAMN. KENDRICK LAMAR
CTRL SZA
4:44 JAY-Z
CULTURE II MIGOS
BLACK PANTHER: THE ALBUM KENDRICK LAMAR & VARIOUS ARTIST
GRATEFUL DJ KHALED

BET Her Award
JANELLE MONAÉ 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 – MOTORSPORT
DJ KHALED FEAT. RIHANNA & BRYSON TILLER – WILD THOUGHTS