The 2018 BET Awards: Winner's List | Def Pen
2018 BET Awards
The 2018 BET Awards hosted by Jamie Foxx, along with stellar performances from the likes of J.Cole & Nicki Minaj. Cred. Billboard

The 2018 BET Awards have finally arrived and along with a stellar performers list, the stacks nominees for this year’s award show has even the best of critics wondering who is going to win. From the likes of Beyonce, Rihanna, and SZA nominated as best female RnB artist and the world’s biggest rappers like J.Cole, Drake, and Kendrick Lamar nominated for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, the competition is on. Things always get a little heated at the BET Awards and Nipsey Hussle showed us that already and this year we can’t wait to see what’s talked about next. Jamie Foxx is hosting which means this has to be one for the books.


For a full list of nominees and Winners, Def Pen has got you covered. Check out the nominees & winners below:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist Award

WINNER: Beyoncé

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist Award

WINNER: Bruno Mars
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Daniel Caesar

Best Group Award

A Tribe Called Quest
Rae Sremmurd
Chloe x Halle

Best Collaboration Award

Bruno Mars f/Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
WINNER: DJ Khalid f/Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
DJ Khalid f/Jay Z, Future & Beyoncé – “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 Award

WINNER: Kendrick Lamar
DJ Khaled
Jay Z

Best Female Hip Hop Artist Award

Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma
Dej Loaf

Video of the Year Award

WINNER: 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 Award

Benny Boom
Director X
WINNER: Ava DuVernay
Chris Brown
Dave Meyers

Best New Artist Award

Daniel Caesar
Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

WINNER: 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

WINNER: Tiffany Haddish
Lupita Nyong’o
Issa Rae
Angela Bassett
Letitia Wright
Taraji P. Henson

Best Actor Award

WINNER: Chadwick Boseman
Michael B. Jordan
Donald Glover
Sterling K. Brown
Denzel Washington
Daniel Kaluuya

Young Stars Award

WINNER: Yara Shahidi
Ashton Tyler
Caleb McLaughlin
Lonnie Chavis
Marsai Martin
Miles Brown

Best Movie Award

WINNER: Black Panther
Girls Trip
A Wrinkle in Time

Sportswoman of the Year Award

WINNER: Serena Williams
Venus Williams
Skylar Diggins-Smith
Candace Parker
Elana Meyers Taylor

Sportsman of the Year Award

Stephen Curry
WINNER: LeBron James
Kevin Durant
Dwyane Wade
Odell Beckham Jr.

Album of the Year Award

WINNER: Kendrick Lamar – Damn
SZA – Ctrl
Jay Z – 4:44
Migos – Culture II
Kendrick Lamar and Various Artists – Black Panther: The Album
DJ Khaled – Grateful

BET Her Award

Janelle Monáe – “Django Jane”
Lizzo – “Water Me”
WINNER: 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”
WINNER: 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)
Distruction Boyz (SA)
Fally Ipupa (DR CONGO)
J Hus (UK)
Tiwa Savage (NIGERIA)
Stefflon Don (UK)
Stormzy (UK)


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