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Nominations for BET Awards ’18 Out!

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DJ Khaled has reason to be grateful — he’s been nominated for a leading six trophies for the BET Awards.

The nominations for next month’s ceremony were announced Tuesday night (May 15). Among the awards Khaled was nominated for include album of the year for Grateful and video of the year for “Wild Thoughts” which featured Rihanna and Bryson Tiller.

Other top nominees include Migos and SZA, both of whom were nominated for four awards. Bruno Mars, Drake, Beyonce, JAY-Z, Cardi B and Chris Brown are also up for key awards.

Recent Pulitzer Prize-winner Kendrick Lamar is among the nominees for best album, and he’s got competition from himself, for his Black Panther soundtrack.

The blockbuster is also nominated for best movie along with Girls Trip and Wrinkle in Time, among other films. Tiffany Haddish is nominated for best actress along with the likes of Issa Rae and Lupita Nyong’o, while Michael B. Jordan faces off against Chadwick Boseman and more for best actor.

Venus and Serena Williams are among the nominees for sportswoman of the year while LeBron James and Steph Curry are among the sportsman of the year nominees.

The BET Awards will air live on BET on June 24 from Los Angeles. See the full list of nominees below.


Best Female R&B / Pop Artist Award

  • Beyonce
  • SZA
  • 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
  • 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 & 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

  • Drake
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • DJ Khaled
  • Jay-Z
  • 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
  • E.R.
  • 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
  • Detroit
  • Mudboung


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

  • – 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 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

Source: Billboard. com

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