Jay-Z, Tom Joyner and Congresswoman Maxine Waters were also honored.
Donald Glover also picked up multiple nominations.
The two were singled out for turning in some of 2018’s worst performances.
Brown picked up three nods and Washington received two.
The winners will be announced on Sunday, January 13.
Lamar scored big for his work on the “Black Panther” soundtrack.
The awards will be handed out next month in Beverly Hills.
The Carters (aka Beyoncé and JAY-Z) followed with eight nominations
The producer is followed by Kendrick Lamar, who received five nominations.