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BET NETWORKS ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL NOMINEES FOR THE “BET AWARDS” 2018

DJ KHALED TOPS WITH SIX NOMINATIONS WHILE KENDRICK LAMAR TAKES FIVE, FOLLOWED BY MIGOS AND SZA WITH FOUR

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BET Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B sted NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today announced the nominations for the “BET Awards ” 2018taking place at Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 24.

The culturally-charged, performance-driven, thought-provoking show returns for its 18th year and as with previous years is expected to turn out a show like no other. DJ Khaled dominates this year’s nominations with a total of 6 including ‘Video of the Year,’ two for ‘Best Collaboration,’ with Rihanna and Bryson Tiller for ‘Wild Thoughts,’ and with Jay-Z, Future and Beyoncé for ‘Top Off,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ and ‘Coca-Cola Viewer’s Choice.’ Kendrick Lamar follows with five nods including ‘Best Collaboration,’ with Rihanna for ‘Loyalty.,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ and ‘Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice.’ Other leading nominees include Migos, nominated for four awards including ‘Best Group,’ and ‘Album of the Year,” and SZA, also nominated for four awards, including ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist’ and ‘Best New Artist.’

Best Female R&B / Pop Artist Award

BEYONCÉ
SZA
H.E.R.
RIHANNA
KEHLANI

Best Male R&B / Pop Artist Award
BRUNO MARS
CHRIS BROWN
THE WEEKND
KHALID
DANIEL CAESAR

Best Group Award
MIGOS
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
N.E.R.D.

RAE SREMMURD
CHLOE X HALLE

Best Collaboration Award
BRUNO MARS FEAT. CARDI B                                                     FINESSE (REMIX)
DJ KHALED FEAT. RIHANNA & BRYSON TILLER                       WILD THOUGHTS
DJ KHALED FEAT. JAY-Z, FUTURE &BEYONCÉ                         TOP OFF
CARDI B FEAT. 21 SAVAGE                                                          BARTIER CARDI
FRENCH MONTANA FEAT. SWAE LEE                                        UNFORGETTABLE
KENDRICK LAMAR FEAT. RIHANNA                                            LOYALTY.

Best Male Hip Hop Artist Award
DRAKE
KENDRICK LAMAR
DJ KHALED
JAY-Z
J. COLE

Best Female Hip Hop Artist Award
CARDI B
NICKI MINAJ
REMY MA
DEJ LOAF
RAPSODY

Video of the Year Award
DRAKE                                                                                          GOD’S PLAN
CARDI B                                                                                        BODAK YELLOW
BRUNO MARS FEAT. CARDI B                                                    FINESSE (REMIX)
DJ KHALED FEAT. RIHANNA & BRYSON TILLER                      WILD THOUGHTS
KENDRICK LAMAR                                                                      HUMBLE.
MIGOS FEAT. DRAKE                                                                  WALK IT TALK IT

Video Director of the Year Award
BENNY BOOM
DIRECTOR X
AVA DUVERNAY
CHRIS BROWN
DAVE MEYERS

Best New Artist Award
SZA
H.E.R.
DANIEL CAESAR
GOLDLINK
A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
LECRAE FEAT. TORI KELLY                                                       I’LL FIND YOU
SNOOP DOGG FEAT. B SLADE                                                 WORDS ARE FEW
LEDISI & KIRK FRANKLIN                                                          IF YOU DON’T MIND
MARVIN SAPP                                                                             CLOSE
TASHA COBBS LEONARD FEAT. NICKI MINAJ                         I’M GETTING READY

The Best International Act Award

BOOBA (FRANCE)

CASSPER NYOVEST (SA)

DADJU(FRANCE)

DAVIDO(NIGERIA)

DISTRUCTION BOYZ (SA)

FALLY IPUPA (DR CONGO)

J HUS (UK)

NISKA (FRANCE)

TIWA SAVAGE (NIGERIA)

STEFFLON DON (UK)

STORMZY (UK)

Best Actress Award

TIFFANY HADDISH
LUPITA NYONG’O
ISSA RAE
ANGELA BASSETT
LETITIA WRIGHT
TARAJI P. HENSON

Best Actor Award        
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 Award
BLACK PANTHER
GIRLS TRIP
A WRINKLE IN TIME
DETROIT
MUDBOUND

Sportswoman of the Year Award
SERENA WILLIAMS
VENUS WILLIAMS
SKYLAR DIGGINS-SMITH
CANDACE PARKER
ELANA MEYERS TAYLOR

Sportsman of the Year Award   
STEPHEN CURRY

LEBRON JAMES
KEVIN DURANT
DWYANE WADE
ODELL BECKHAM JR.

Album of the Year Award
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 FEAT. CHRIS BROWN                        MELANIN MAGIC (PRETTY BROWN)
CHLOE X HALLE                                                  THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT
LEIKELI47                                                             2ND FIDDLE

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
SZA FEAT. TRAVIS SCOTT                                                           LOVE GALORE
CARDI B                                                                                        BODAK YELLOW
KENDRICK LAMAR                                                                      HUMBLE.
DRAKE                                                                                          GOD’S PLAN
MIGOS FEAT. CARDI B & NICKI MINAJ                                      MOTORSPORT
DJ KHALED FEAT. RIHANNA & BRYSON TILLER                      WILD THOUGHTS

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