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BET Awards 2022: All You Need to Know!

The 2022 BET Awards are almost here!

The award show will air live from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater on Sunday.

“Culture’s largest night,” the 22nd annual celebration aspires to “showcase the best, brightest and most beautiful aspects of the Black experience” through elevating the culture and creating social change, per a news release.

The celebration will feature Lizzo, Joey Bada$$, and Chance the Rapper.

Doja Cat has six nominations, Ari Lennox and Drake have four each.

WHO HOSTS?

For the second year, Taraji P. Henson will host.

Taraji P. Henson“I am honored to host the BET Awards and share the stage with so many outstanding and productive musicians,” Henson, 51, stated in a May news statement.

“Working with BET’s Scott and Connie and Jesse Collins Entertainment is a dream. I can’t wait to celebrate Black music, entertainment, and culture with fans on a memorable night.”

Taraji P. Henson is “the epitome of Black brilliance,” stated BET’s EVP of specials, music programming, and music strategy Connie Orlando.

“For almost 20 years, the BET Awards has celebrated Black brilliance, talent, and ingenuity, producing unique cultural moments. We look forward to upping the bar in 2022.”

Who is nominated?

BET Awards 2022Doja Cat leads with six nods this year. Ari Lennox and Drake get four nominations each.

Doja Cat, 26, is nominated for video of the year, an album of the year, and best female R&B and hip hop artist.

Other nominees were Baby Keem, and Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson.

Paak, Chlöe, Future, H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Baby, Mary J. Blige, and Terms all have three nominations.

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What’s on?

Lil Wayne, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Latto, Chance the Rapper, Ella Mai, Fireboy DML, Given, Joey Bada$$, Muni Long,

Roddy Ricch and Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin will also play. GoGo Morrow and OGI will tackle the BET Amplified Stage, which showcases rising musicians.

Last year’s show featured Migos, Andra Day, H.E.R., DaBaby, and more.

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Who speaks?

Presenters include Idris Elba, Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Ne-Yo, Janelle Monáe, Nene Leakes, Tamar Braxton, Ray J, Sanaa Lathan, Big Freedia, Bleu, Carl Anthony Payne II, Crystal Hayslett, Ebony Obsidian, Eva Marcille, Irv Gotti, KJ Smith, Luke James, Marsai Martin, Mignon, Novi Brown, Sera

Who is receiving the LSA?

This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Sean “Diddy” Combs.

The award, which has previously gone to Whitney Houston, Prince, and more, rewards “transformative leaders who constantly inspire generations by creating a true standard of excellence”

“Diddy has always been a pioneering force, shattering barriers, hitting unparalleled heights, and forging new paths,” BET CEO Scott Mills stated.

“From music to media, culture, business, and philanthropy, Diddy embodies Black Excellence. We are excited to use our biggest stage to honor Diddy’s achievements.”

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When are the 2022 BET Awards?

The 2022 BET Awards air on June 26 at 8 p.m. ET on BET. Streaming options such as YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, Fubo TV, AT&T TV Now, and Locast offer BET without a cable subscription.

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