DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar Lead BET Awards 2018 Nominations

DJ Khaled leads the nominees for this year’s BET Awards.

The hip-hop mogul scores six nods including Video of the Year for “Wild Thoughts,” his collaboration with Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, plus two for Best Collaboration (“Wild Thoughts” and “Top Off” with JAY-Z, Future, and Beyoncé). Additionally, he is up for Album of the Year (Grateful) and the Coca-Cola Viewer’s Choice Award.

Kendrick Lamar follows with five nominations including Best Collaboration with Rihanna for “LOYALTY.,” Video of the Year (“Wild Thoughts”), Album of the Year (DAMN.), and Viewers’ Choice (“HUMBLE.”).

Other top nominees include Migos, nominated for four awards including Album of the Year (Culture II) and Best Group, and SZA, who is nominated for four awards including Best Female R&B/Pop Artist and Best New Artist.

Cardi B also earns major honours including Video of the Year for “Bodak Yellow” and Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, for which she will face off against Nicki Minaj, Remy Ma, DeJ Loaf, and Rapsody.

The BET Awards 2018 will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 24.


BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST Beyoncé SZA H.E.R. Rihanna Kehlani

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST Bruno Mars Chris Brown The Weeknd Khalid Daniel Caesar

BEST GROUP Migos A Tribe Called Quest N.E.R.D. Rae Sremmurd Chloe X Halle

BEST COLLABORATION 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 Drake Kendrick Lamar DJ Khaled Jay-Z J. Cole

BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST Cardi B Nicki Minaj Remy Ma DeJ Loaf Rapsody

VIDEO OF THE YEAR 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 Benny Boom Director X Ava DuVernay Chris Brown Dave Meyers

BEST NEW ARTIST SZA H.E.R. Daniel Caesar Goldlink A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

BEST ACTRESS Tiffany Haddish Lupita Nyong’o Issa Rae Angela Bassett Letitia Wright Taraji P. Henson

BEST ACTOR Chadwick Boseman Michael B. Jordan Donald Glover Sterling K. Brown Denzel Washington Daniel Kaluuya

YOUNG STARS Yara Shahidi Ashton Tyler Caleb Mclaughlin Lonnie Chavis Marsai Martin Miles Brown

BEST MOVIE Black Panther Girls Trip A Wrinkle In Time Detroit Mudbound

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR Serena Williams Venus Williams Skylar Diggins-smith Candace Parker Elana Meyers Taylor

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR Stephen Curry LeBron James Kevin Durant Dwyane Wade Odell Beckham Jr.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR 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 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 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”