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KHALED, KENDRICK, SZA, MIGOS, CARDI, MORE LEAD BET NOMS

DJ KhaledKendrick LamarJay-ZSZA, Cardi B and Migos are among the highly decorated nominees for the BET Awards—or, as some insiders are calling them, "the real Grammys." The awards extravaganza, incidentally, will be broacast live from L.A.'s Microsoft Theater on 6/24.

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 featuring Cardi B - "Finesse (Remix)"
DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna & Bryson Tiller - "Wild Thoughts"
DJ Khaled featuring Jay-Z, Future & Beyonce - "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 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 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 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 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"

The Best International Act Award
Booba (France)
Cassper Nyovest (SA)
Dadju (France)
Davido (Nigeria)‚Äč
Distruction Boyz (SA)
Fally Ipupa (DR Congo)
J Hus (U.K.)
Niska (France)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Stefflon Don (U.K.)
Stormzy (U.K.)

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 Monae, 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 featuring Travis Scott, "Love Galore"
Cardi B, "Bodak Yellow"
Kendrick Lamar, "HUMBLE."
Drake, "God's Plan"
Migos featuring Cardi B & Nicki Minaj, "Motor Sport"
DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna & Bryson Tiller, "Wild Thoughts"

OSCAR LOVE FOR GAGA, STAR, RHAPSODY
The Oscars and Grammys will have lots in common this year. (1/23a)
THE BRITISH
ARE COMING
New music on the 2019 schedule. (1/23a)
GREIN ON GRAMMYS: SONGWRITING BY COMMITTEE
Tunesmithing becomes a team sport. (1/22a)
A FUTURISTIC TOP 20
WIZRD is a true star. (1/23a)
ARIANA GETS INTO ALBUM MODE
Grande sets a date: 2/8. (1/23a)
THE NEW PUB WORLD
Serious musical chairs.
CURATING GRAMMY PERFORMANCES
The calculus of awards, ratings and moments.
THE FIRST BIG RELEASE OF 2019
...is not what you'd expect.
THE NEW SUPERSTARS
The old pop rules just don't apply.
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