Kendrick Lamar Among 2018 BET Awards Nominations
Kendrick Lamar and DJ Khaled topped this year’s BET Awards nominations, with six and five nods, respectively, including video of the year, best collaboration, and album of the year according to writer Christi Carras from the well known entertainment industry news magazine Variety.
Kendrick Lamar has two noms in the album category for both his solo effort DAMN. and Black Panther: The Album, which he spearheaded. DJ Khaled also has a record in the race with Grateful, plus more nominations for his collaborative work with Rihanna, Bryson Tiller, Jay-Z, Future, and Beyonce, as well as his video for Wild Thoughts.
Kendrick Lamar was also recognized for his collaboration with Rihanna on Loyalty and the video for Humble. Both are also up for best male hip hop artist.
Other 2018 nominees include Migos, with four nods, including best group and album of the year; and SZA with four nods as well, including best female R&B/pop artist and best new artist.
Tiffany Haddish, Lupita Nyong’o, Taraji P. Henson, Chadwick Boseman, Donald Glover, and Sterling K. Brown are among the stars up for acting awards.
The 2018 BET Awards will take place on June 24 at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater at 8 p.m. Eastern time.