The Album of the Year award was not televised, yet Kendrick joins rarified company. Last year’s BET Awards ceremony—the first year to include the category—found Beyoncé taking home the inaugural trophy for Lemonade.
After tonight’s festivities, Kendrick has a total of 21 BET Award nominations (the video for “Humble” and the Black Panther soundtrack, which Kendrick curated, were also up for awards tonight), of which he’s won seven. He’s been even more dominant in the BET Hip-Hop Awards—Damn. won Album of the Year at that ceremony in October 2017. He’s won on 18 of 38 overall nomination at the BET Hip-Hop Awards.
TDE made its mark at this year’s BET Awards. Aside from the aforementioned Jay Rock performance and Kendrick Lamar’s two victories, SZA won an award for Best New Artist.
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