Today , May 16th, the nominees for the 2018 BET Awards were released, and DJ Khaled is in the lead for the most award nominations.

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Kendrick Lamar also is having a great run trailing Khaled by one award with five nominations in which DAMN is up for album of the year and the Black Panther soundtrack. The Migos are up for four awards with an Album of the year nomination. Check out the rest of the nominations below!

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Best Male R&B / Pop Artist Award

Bruno Mars

Chris Brown

The Weeknd


Daniel Caesar

Best Group Award


A Tribe Called Quest


Rae Sremmurd

Chloe X Halle

Best Collaboration Award

Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”

DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”

DJ Khaled featuring Jay-Z, Future & Beyonce – “Top Off”

Cardi B featuring 21 Savage – “Bartier Cardi”

French Montana featuring Swae Lee – “Unforgettable”

Kendrick Lamar featuring Rihanna – “LOYALTY.”

Best Male Hip Hop Artist Award


Kendrick Lamar

DJ Khaled


J. Cole

Best Female Hip Hop Artist Award

Cardi B

Nicki Minaj

Remy Ma

DeJ Loaf


Video of the Year Award

Drake – “God’s Plan”

Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”

Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”

DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”

Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”

Migos featuring 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



Daniel Caesar


A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

Lecrae featuring Tori Kelly – “I’ll Find You”

Snoop Dogg featuring B. Slade – “Words Are Few”

Ledisi & Kirk Franklin – “If You Don’t Mind”

Marvin Sapp – “Close”

Tasha Cobbs Leonard featuring 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)

Album of the Year Award

DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar


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 featuring Travis Scott – “Love Galore”

Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”

Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”

Drake – “God’s Plan”

Migos featuring Cardi B & Nicki Minaj – “Motor Sport”

DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”

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