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DJ Khaled Leads BET 2018 Awards Nominees List With Six Nods

The Microsoft Centre in Los Angeles, California, will come alive on June 24 to witness the best talents in entertainment slug it out at the 2018 BET awards.

 

DJ Khaled has the most nods this year with a total of six nominations which includes Video of the Year (“Wild Thoughts”), Album of the Year (Grateful), and the Coca-Cola Viewer’s Choice.

 

Following closely is Compton rapper, Kendrick Lamar who has a total of five nominations in the categories for Album of the Year (Damn), Video of the Year (“Humble”), Best Collaboration (“Loyalty” featuring Rihanna), as well as the Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice.

 

Atlanta based hip-hop group Migos and singer SZAfollow closely with four nominations each. J-Cole also got nominated for  (Best Male Hip Hop Artist).

 

Outside music, Tiffany Haddish (Best Actress), Donald Glover (Best Actor), Stephen Curry (“Sportsman of the Year), and Black Panther for Best Movie.

 

See the full nominees list 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 f/ Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
DJ Khaled f/ Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
DJ Khaled f/ Jay Z, Future & Beyoncé – “Top Off”
Cardi B f/ 21 Savage – “Bartier Cardi”
French Montana f/ Swae Lee – “Unforgettable”
Kendrick Lamar f/ 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 f/ Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
DJ Khaled f/ Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”
Migos f/ 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 f/ Tory Kelly – “I’ll Find You”
Snoop Dogg f/ B Slade – “Words Are Few”
Ledisi and Kirk Franklin – “If You Don’t Mind”
Marvin Sapp – “Close”
Tasha Cobbs Leonard f/ 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
Kendrick Lamar – Damn
SZA – Ctrl
Jay Z – 4:44
Migos – Culture II
Kendrick Lamar and Various Artists – Black Panther: The Album
DJ Khaled – Grateful

 

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

 

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
SZA f/ Travis Scott – “Love Galore”
Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”
Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Migos f/ Nicki Minaj and Cardi B – “MotorSport”
DJ Khaled f/ Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”

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