Hip Hip artist DJ Khaled has a leading six nominations going into Sunday evening’s presentation of the annual BET Awards, including Album of the Year for “Grateful” and Video of the Year for “Wild Thoughts” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller.

Other top music nominees include Migos and SZA, both of whom were nominated for four awards each. Popular performers Bruno Mars, Drake, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Cardi B and Chris Brown are also among the top nominees. Pulitzer Prize winning rapper Kendrick Lamar is competing against himself in the Album of the Year category for Pulitzer honoree “Damn” and his work on the “Black Panther” soundtrack.

R&B legend and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Anita Baker will be honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Baker’s career has panned four decades and includes eight Grammy Awards for songs such as “Giving You The Best That I Got,” “Sweet Love,” and “Rapture,” and seven platinum albums. She announced her retirement earlier this year and is currently embarking on a farewell concert series.

This year, for the first time, BET has selected six individuals to honor as Humanitarian Heroes for taking a stand for human rights. The six are:

— James Shaw Jr., who disarmed a man who shot and killed four people at a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville, Tenn.

— Naomi Wadler, an 11-year-old activist who delivered a stirring speech at the March For Our Lives gun control rally in Washington, D.C. earlier this year

— Mamoudou Gassama, who climbed outside a building to save a 4-year-old who was dangling from the balcony of an apartment bulding in Paris last month

— Justin Blackman, the only student out of 700 who walked out of his high school in North Carolina during the National Student Walk-Out in March

— Shaun King, a journalist who has been instrumental in covering untold stories in the black community

— Anthony Borges, a survivor of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. who threw himself in line of fire and was shot five times.

Academy and Grammy award winning actor-musician-comedian Jamie Foxx will host the ceremony for the second time. He previously hosted in 2009.

Actors Tyler Perry, Regina Hall and Omari Hardwick will be among the presenters. Performers will include J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, Migos, Snoop Dogg and Janelle Monae.

The show will air live from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

Here is a complete list of nominations:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

— Beyonce


— H.E.R.

— Rihanna

— Kehlani

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

— Bruno Mars

— Chris Brown

— The Weeknd

— Khalid

— Daniel Caesar

Best Group

— Migos

— A Tribe Called Quest

— N*E*R*D

— Rae Sremmurd

— Chloe x Halle

Best Collaboration

— Bruno Mars f/Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”

— DJ Khalid f/Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”

— DJ Khalid f/Jay Z, Future & Beyonc* – “Top Off”

— Cardi B f/21 Savage – “Bartier Cardi”

— French Montana f/Swae Lee – “Unforgettable”

— Kendrick Lamar f/Rihanna – “Loyalty”

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

— Drake

— Kendrick Lamar

— DJ Khaled

— Jay Z

— J. Cole

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

— Cardi B

— Nicki Minaj

— Remy Ma

— Dej Loaf

— Rapsody

Video Of The Year

— Drake – “God’s Plan”

— Cardi B – “Bodak Yello”

— Bruno Mars f/Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”

— DJ Khaled f/Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”

— Kendrick Lamar – “Humble” Migos f/Drake “Walk It Talk It”‘

Video Director Of The Year

— Benny Boom

— Director X

— Ava DuVernay

— Chris Brown

— Dave Meyers

Best New Artist


— H.E.R.

— Daniel Caesar

— Gold

— LinkA

— Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Album Of The Year

— Kendrick Lamar – Damn

— SZA – Ctrl

— Jay Z – 4:44

— Migos – Culture II

— Kendrick Lamar and Various Artists – Black Panther: The Album

— DJ Khaled – Grateful

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

— Lecrae f/ Tory Kelly – “I’ll Find You”

— Snoop Dogg f/ B Slade – “Words Are Few”

— Ledisi and Kirk Franklin – “If You Don’t Mind”

— Marvin Sapp – “Close”

— Tasha Cobbs Leonard f/ Nicki Minaj – “I’m Getting Ready”

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.

BET Her Award

— Janelle Monae – “Django Jane”

— Lizzo – “Water Me”

— Mary J. Blige – “Strength of a Woman”

— Remy Ma f/ Chris Brown – “Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown)”

— Chloe x Halle – “The Kids Are Alright”

— Leikeli47 – “2nd Fiddle”

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

— SZA f/ Travis Scott – “Love Galore”

— Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”

— Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”

— Drake – “God’s Plan”

— Migos f/ Nicki Minaj and Cardi B – “MotorSport”

— DJ Khaled f/ Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”

The Best International Act Award

— Booba (FRANCE)

— Cassper Nyovest (SA)

— Dadju (FRANCE)

— Davido (NIGERIA)

— Distruction Boyz (SA)

— Fally Ipupa (DR CONGO)

— J Hus (UK)


— Tiwa Savage (NIGERIA)

— Stefflon Don (UK)

— Stormzy (UK)

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