HOLLYWOOD—Well awards season may not actually be here just yet, but that doesn’t mean the trend isn’t about to kick-off for the summer months. The nominees for the 2018 BET Awards were unveiled on Tuesday, May 15. Leading all nominees is DJ Khaled who picked up six nominations including Album of the Year for “Grateful.”

Followed close behind are Migos and SZA who picked up four nominations apiece. Both will compete with Khaled in the Video of the Year category. A list of this year’s nominees can be viewed below:

Album of the Year

-Kendrick Lamar “DAMN”


-Jay-Z “4:44”

-Migos “Culture II”

-“Black Panther: The Album”

-DJ Khaled “Grateful”

Video of the Year

-Drake “God’s Plan”

-Cardi B “Bodak Yellow”

-Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B “Finesse (Remix)”

-DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller “Wild Thoughts”

-Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE.”

-Migos feat. Drake “Walk It Talk It”

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist






Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

-Chris Brown

-Bruno Mars

-The Weeknd


-Daniel Caesar

Best Collaboration

-Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B “Finesse (Remix)”

-Cardi B feat. 21 Savage “Bartier Cardi”

-Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna “LOYALTY.”

-French Montana feat Swae Lee “Unforgettable”

-DJ Khaled feat. Jay-Z, Future & Beyonce “Top Off”

-DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller “Wild Thoughts”

Best Group


-A Tribe Called Quest

-Rae Sremmurd


-Chloe X Halle

Best New Artist



-A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie


-Daniel Caesar

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

-Cardi B

-Nicki Minaj

-Remy Ma

-Dej Loaf


Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

-Kendrick Lamar



-J. Cole

-DJ Khaled

Coca-Cola Viewer’s Choice

-Drake “God’s Plan”

-Migos feat. Cardi B & Nicki Minaj “Motor Sport”

-Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE.”

-Cardi B “Bodak Yellow”

-SZA feat. Travis Scott “Love Galore”

-DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller “Wild Thoughts”


-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”

Best Movie

-“Black Panther”

-“Girls Trip”



-“A Wrinkle in Time”

Best Actress

-Tiffany Haddish

-Issa Rae

-Angela Bassett

-Lupita Nyong’o

-Taraji P. Henson

-Letitia Wright

Best Actor

-Chadwick Boseman

-Michael. B. Jordan

-Donald Glover

-Denzel Washingon

-Sterling K. Brown

-Daniel Kaluuya

Young Stars

-Lonnie Chavis

-Marsai Martin

-Miles Brown

-Caleb McLaughlin

-Yara Shahidi

-Ashton Tyler

Sportsman of the Year

-Stephen Curry

-LeBron James

-Dwayne Wade

-Odell Beckham Jr.

-Kevin Durant

Sportswoman of the year

-Skylar Diggins-Smith

-Candace Parker

-Elana Meyers Taylor

-Serena Williams

-Venus Williams

The BET Awards will air live on Sunday, June 24 at 8 p.m. Singer, comedian and actor Jamie Foxx has been revealed as the host for the ceremony.