As we get ready for some great summer weather in the upcoming weeks, we can also expect some hot music and performances brought to you by none other than the folks at BET. The 2018 BET Awards Nominations were recently announced, and it’s definitely going to be an exciting show. The network switched the style up this year and hosted an exclusive party held in New York City for the nomination announcements.

DJ Khaled’s Instagram @djkhaled, retrieved 5.17.18

Leading the pack of nominees this year is the forever grateful man himself, DJ Khaled. He is up for six nominations including Album of the Year for Grateful and Video of the Year for “Wild Thoughts” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller.

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Next up is our girl SZA. Earlier this year, the “Love Galore” and “Weekend” songstress was the Grammy’s most-nominated female artist in 2018 with five noms in major categories. Sza continues to lead the pack as she is the only female nominated for 4 major BET awards this year, including Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award and Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, which she shares the category with the Queen Bee herself Beyoncé, H.E.R., Rihanna and Kehlani.

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Platinum rapper and mommy-to-be Cardi B. continues her shine and glow up as she comes through ‘drippin’ with three nominations, including Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Video of the Year and Best Collaboration Award. Cardi and Bruno Mars are nominated in the latter categories for their song “Finesse (Remix).” They’re up against Drake’s “God’s Plan” and Migos featuring Drake for the hit “Walk it Talk It.”

Hip Hops finest lyricists Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, Drake and DJ Khaled are all up for Best Male Hip Hop Artist and the box office smash Black Panther is up for Best Movie alongside the hit comedy Girls Trip, A Wrinkle In Time, Detroit and Mudbound.

Just looking at this year’s nominations list, we already know the show is going to be lit and we can’t wait to see it live! Catch the 2018 BET Awards on Sunday, June 24th at 8/7c.

We’ll give you guys our predictions soon. Let us know who you’re rooting for!

Written By: Tiffany Hercules (IG: @JustMissTiff)


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