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SZA, Kendrick Lamar and Migos lead BET 2018 nominations

NOMINATED: Kendrick Lamar and SZA

BET has today (May 16) announced the nominations for the "BET Awards " 2018.

The culturally-charged, performance-driven, thought-provoking show returns for its 18th year and is expected to turn out a show like no other.

DJ Khaled dominates this year’s nominations with a total of 6 including ‘Video of the Year,’ two for ‘Best Collaboration,’ with Rihanna and Bryson Tiller for Wild Thoughts, and with Jay-Z, Future and Beyoncé for Top Off, ‘Album of the Year,’ and ‘Coca-Cola Viewer’s Choice.’

Kendrick Lamar follows with five nods including ‘Best Collaboration,’ with Rihanna for Loyalty., ‘Video of the Year,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ and ‘Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice.’

Other leading nominees include Migos, nominated for four awards including ‘Best Group,’ and ‘Album of the Year,” and SZA, also nominated for four awards, including ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist’ and ‘Best New Artist.’

In a BET Awards first, the top nominees from Europe and Africa (as voted for by an academy of industry experts) will now compete for the ‘Best International Act’ category. The winner will be honoured during the live US broadcast and fans will be able to cast their vote for their favourite Best International Act nominees beginning today on BET.com and Instagram handles @BET_Intl.

“We are excited that the Best International Act Award will be presented on-stage during the live broadcast,” said Alex Okosi, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Africa and BET International. “The inclusion of the award in the main show signals the influence of international artists globally.”


ANTICIPATED: The BET Awards 2018

BET Networks recognises artists, entertainers, and athletes across over 19 categories with the "BET Awards" 2018 nominations. The nominations are selected by BET’s Voting Academy, which is comprised of fans and an esteemed group of entertainment professionals in the fields of television, film, music, social media, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, and the creative arts.

See the full list of nominees 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


Cardi B

Best Collaboration Award
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 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


MIGOS

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)


J Hus

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


Yara Shahidi

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 ARTIST
GRATEFUL - DJ KHALED


Janelle Monae

BET Her Award
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 Award
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

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