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16 May 2018 1:46 PM
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It’s that time of the year again, yes, the 2018 BET Awards are just around the corner. Spearheaded by DJ Khaled, Migos and SZA lead this year’s nominations with four nominations. Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Drake, JAY-Z, Cardi B and Chris Brown are also up for key awards. Recent Pulitzer winner Kendrick Lamar has also earned top honors with nominations in the Album Of The Year Category for DAMN and the Black Panther soundtrack.

And it’s not just US artists represented on the BET Awards nominations list. MOBO Award-winners J Hus, Stormzy and Stefflon Don have also earned nominations in the Best International Act category.

The 2018 BET Awards goes down June 24 in Los Angeles. See the full list of nominees below.

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

 

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 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

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

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.

 

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

 

Image Credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

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