The 2018 BET Awards nominees list has been released with DJ Khaled and Kendrick Lamar leading the pack of nominees with 6 and 5 nominations respectively.

Nigeria’s Davido and Tiwa Savage were nominated alongside artists from France, Uk, South Africa and Dr.congo for Best International act.

See the full nominees list:

The complete list of nominees for the 2018 BET Awards:


Best Female R&B / Pop Artist: 



H. E. R.




Best Male R&B / Pop Artist: 

Bruno Mars

Chris Brown

The Weeknd


Daniel Caesar


Best Group: 


A Tribe Called Quest

N. E. R.D.

Rae Sremmurd

Chloe X Halle


Best Collaboration:

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

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

DJ Khaled featuring Jay-Z, Future & Beyoncé, “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: 


Kendrick Lamar

DJ Khaled


J. Cole


Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: 

Cardi B

Nicki Minaj

Remy Ma

Dej Loaf



Video of the Year:

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: 

Benny Boom

Director X

Ava Duvernay

Chris Brown

Dave Meyers


Best New Artist: 



Daniel Caesar


A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie


Dr. Bobby Jones 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”


Best International Act: 


Cassper Nyovest



Distruction Boyz

Fally Ipupa

J Hus


Tiwa Savage

Stefflon Don



Best Actress: 

Tiffany Haddish

Lupita Nyong’o

Issa Rae

Angela Bassett

Letitia Wright

Taraji P. Henson


Best Actor: 

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


Best Movie:

Black Panther,”

“Girls Trip,”

“A Wrinkle in Time,”




Sportswoman of the Year: 

Serena Williams

Venus Williams

Skylar Diggins-Smith

Candace Parker

Elana Meyers Taylor


Sportsman of the Year: 

Stephen Curry

Lebron James,

Kevin Durant,

Dwyane Wade,

Odell Beckham Jr.


Album of the Year 

“Damn.,” Kendrick Lamar;

“Ctrl,” Sza;

“4:44,” Jay-Z;

“Culture II,” Migos;

“Black Panther: The Album,” Kendrick Lamar & Various Artists; “Grateful,” DJ Khaled


Bet Her Award: 

Janelle Monaé, “Django Jane”;

Lizzo, “Water Me”;

Mary J. Blige, “Strength of a Woman”;

Remy Ma featuring Chris Brown, “Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown)”; Chloe X Halle, “The Kids Are Alright”;

Leikeli47, “2nd Fiddle”


Viewers Choice: ​​​​​​​

Sza featuring Travis Scott, “Love Galore”;

Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow”;

Kendrick Lamar, “Humble”;

Drake, “God’s Plan”;

Migos featuring Cardi B & Nicki Minaj, “Motorsport”;

Dj Khaled featuring Rihanna & Bryson Tiller, “Wild Thoughts”


What do you think about the 2018 BET Awards Nominees List? Who deserves to win? Comment your thoughts.



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