Leading the way is DJ Khaled, with six total nominations.
The I'm the One hitmaker has scored nominations for Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Album of the Year for Grateful, Video of the Year, Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice and Best Collaboration for Wild Thoughts, featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller.
For the Video of the Year Award, DJ Khaled must compete against Kendrick Lamar (HUMBLE.), while Drake appears twice, for God's Plan and Walk It Talk It, a collaboration with Migos, as well as Cardi B, who has double nominations for Bodak Yellow and Finesse (Remix), her team-up with Bruno Mars.
Migos and Rae Sremmurd will go head-to-head for the Best Group Award as well as A Tribe Called Quest, N.E.R.D. and Chloe X Halle.
However, other African stars Davido (NIGERIA), Cassper Nyonvest (South Africa), Tiwa Savage (Nigeria), Fally Ipupa (DR Congo) and Distruction Boyz (South Africa) got nominated for the Best International Act category which also incudes other international stars like Stormzy (UK), J Hus (UK), Dadju (FRANCE), Stefflon Don (UK) and Booba (FRANCE).
In film, Black Panther sweeps nominations, with Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Letitia Wright, and Angela Bassett all receiving nominations for Best Actor or Actress, as well as Sterling K. Brown, Daniel Kaluuya, and Michael B. Jordan.
The Williams sisters, Venus and Serena are both nominees for Sportswoman of the Year while LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Kevin Durant take on new age athletes Stephen Curry and Odell Beckham Jr. for Sportsman of the Year.
The award ceremony will be held on June 25 at the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California.