BET ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR THE BET AWARDS 2018

BET Networks, today announced the nominations for the “BET Awards” 2018 taking place at Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 24. The culturally-charged, performance-driven show returns for its 18th year and as with previous years 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 addition to SZA, fellow new R&B stars H.E.R. and Daniel Caesar are nominated for ‘Best New Artist,’ and they are both nominated under the respective ‘Best Female and Male R&B Artist’ categories. BET Networks recognizes 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. The BET Awards 2018 will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 24, at 8 p.m. EST. See the complete list of nominees for the “BET Awards” 2018 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 

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 8 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 

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 

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