DJ Khaled & Kendrick Lamar Lead 2018 BET award Nominations
In addition, Rae Sremmurd, SZA, J. Cole and more.
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The list of nominees for the upcoming BET Awards, which go down to the 24th of June in the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, was released Wednesday (May 16). As expected, TDE, Migos, Drake, and the Cardi B all have a significant presence in the music categories of the list, but DJ Khaled is leading the nominations with six in total.
Khaled is Rihanna/Bryson Tiller-assisted "Wild Thoughts" is in the running for Best Collaboration, best Video of the Year, and the Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award. "Topping off" with JAY-Z, Future, And Beyoncé are also up for Best Collaboration, while Khaled himself is nominated for Best Male Hip Hop Artist, and his album greatful for the Album of the Year. 2017 the BET Awards saw Us, the Best founder only once, in the Best Collaboration category.
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Kendrick Lamar closely trails Khaled with five nominations. Working together with Rihanna, "LOYALTY.", is nominated for Best Collaboration, while "HUMBLE". is in the running for Video of the Year. K. Dot will look to repeat the victory of last year in the Best Male Hip Hop Artist category, this time going up against Drake, Khaled, JAY-Z and J. Cole.
As for the ladies, SZA earns four nominations, battling Beyonce, Rihanna, H. E. R. and Kehlani for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist. She is also set for the great title of Best New Artist, next to H. E. R., Daniel Caesar, GoldLink, and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. Last year, the prize was claimed by the Possibility of the Rapper.
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Cardi B and Nicki Minaj are again nominated for Best Female Hip Hop Artist, an award that had been lost to Remy Ma, who is also on this bill.
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