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Kendrick Lamar, DJ Khaled Lead 2018 BET Awards Nominations

This week, the 2018 BET Awards nominations were announced. 

DJ Khaled led the nominees with six nods while Kendrick Lamar scored five. They’re both competing against one another in several categories including Best Male Hip-Hop Artist. Following behind them, Migos and SZA each took home four nominations this year.

The 2018 BET Awards happen at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater on June 24. The full list of this year’s nominees are below.

Best Female R&B / Pop Artist Award:
Beyonce
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 ft. Cardi B — “Finesse (Remix)”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller — “Wild Thoughts”
DJ Khaled ft. Jay-Z, Future & Beyonce — “Top Off”
Cardi B ft. 21 Savage — “Bartier Cardi”
French Montana ft. Swae Lee — “Unforgettable”
Kendrick Lamar ft. 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 ft. Cardi B — “Finesse (Remix)”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller — “Wild Thoughts”
Kendrick Lamar — “HUMBLE.”
Migos ft. 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 ft. Tori Kelly — “I’ll Find You”
Snoop Dogg ft. B. Slade — “Words Are Few”
Ledisi & Kirk Franklin — “If You Don’t Mind”
Marvin Sapp — “Close”
Tasha Cobbs Leonard ft. Nicki Minaj — “I’m Getting Ready”

The Best International Act Award:
Booba (France)
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Dadju (France)
Davido (Nigeria)
Distruction Boyz (South Africa)
Fally Ipupa (Congo)
J Hus (U.K.)
Niska (France)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Stefflon Don (U.K.)
Stormzy (U.K.)

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 Artists
Grateful — DJ Khaled

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

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

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