Doja Cat, Drake, Ari Lennox Lead the 2022 BET Awards Nominations |

Doja Cat, Drake, Ari Lennox Lead the 2022 BET Awards Nominations

The 2022 BET Award nominations are in and like every year that came before it, the competition is filled to the brim with a plethora of our favorite talented actors, artists, athletes, and projects.

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Doja Cat is leading the pack with six nominations. The “Juicy” artist is up for “Best Female R&B/Pop Artist,” “Best Female Hip Hop Artist,” “Album of the Year,” for Planet Her, “BET Her” for “Woman,” “Video of the Year” for “Kiss Me More” featuring SZA and “Best Collaboration” for “Kiss Me More” featuring SZA.

Ari Lennox and Drake follow closely behind with four nods apiece. Ari’s a contender for “Best Female R&B/Pop Artist”, “Video of the Year” for “Pressure,” “BET Her” for “Pressure” and “BET Her” for “Unloyal” by Summer Walker and Ari Lennox.

Drake is up for “Best Male Hip Hop Artist,” “Best Collaboration” for “Way 2 Sexy” featuring Future and Young Thug, “Video of the Year” for “Way 2 Sexy” featuring Future and Young Thug and “Album of the Year” for Certified Lover Boy.

Other notable nominees include Kanye West, Baby Keem, Lil Baby, Chlöe, Jazmine Sullivan, Silk Sonic, Kendrick Lamar, Tems and Mary J. Blige who are all nominated in three categories.

“Big Energy” rapper Latto used Twitter to share her excitement for her hard work by saying, “Oh shit I’m nominated for 2 BET awards!!!!!!”

However, Lil Nas X used his Twitter account to share his disappointment.

“Thank you BET Awards. An outstanding zero nominations again. Black Excellence!” the “Industry Baby,” said in a now deleted tweet. A user fired back by asking what he’s put out recently. The 23-year-old artist responded, “Idk maybe 3 of the biggest songs of last year and a critically acclaimed album.” He continued, “I feel like that should’ve helped me a bit.”

Actress writer, director, producer, and philanthropist Taraji P. Henson will host the show. The BET Awards will air live, Sunday, June 26, 2022, on BET at 8 p.m. ET/ PT from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Here’s the complete list of nominees for the 2022 BET Awards:

Album of the year
An Evening With Silk Sonic, Silk Sonic
Back of My Mind, H.E.R.
Call Me If You Get Lost, Tyler, The Creator
Certified Lover Boy, Drake
Donda, Kanye West
Heaux Tales, Mo’ Tales: The Deluxe, Jazmine Sullivan
Planet Her, Doja Cat

Best female R&B/pop artist
Ari Lennox
Doja Cat
Jazmine Sullivan
Mary J. Blige
Summer Walker

Best male R&B/pop artist
Chris Brown
Lucky Daye
The Weeknd
Yung Bleu

Best female hip hop artist
Cardi B
Doja Cat
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj

Best male hip hop artist
J. Cole
Jack Harlow
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Lil Baby

Best group
Silk Sonic
Chlöe X Halle
City Girls
Lil Baby & Lil Durk
Young Dolph & Key Glock

Best collaboration
“Essence,” Wizkid Feat. Justin Bieber & Tems
“Every Chance I Get,” DJ Khaled Feat. Lil Baby & Lil Durk
“Family Ties,” Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar
“Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat Feat. SZA
“Way 2 Sexy,” Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug
“Whole Lotta Money” (Remix), Bia Feat. Nicki Minaj

Best new artist
Baby Keem
Benny the Butcher
Muni Long
Yung Bleu

Video of the year
“Family Ties,” Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar
“Have Mercy,” Chlöe
“Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat Feat. SZA
“Pressure,” Ari Lennox
“Smokin Out the Window,” Silk Sonic
“Way 2 Sexy,” Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug

Video director of the year
Anderson .Paak a.k.a. Director .Paak
Benny Boom
Beyoncé & Dikayl Rimmasch
Director X
Hype Williams
Missy Elliott

Dr. Bobby Jones best gospel/inspirational award
“All in Your Hands,” Marvin Sapp
“Come to Life,” Kanye West
Grace. Kelly Price
Hallelujah. Fred Hammond
Hold Us Together (Hope Mix), H.E.R. & Tauren Wells
Jireh, Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music
We Win, Lil Baby X Kirk Franklin

“Best of Me (Originals),” Alicia Keys
“Good Morning Gorgeous,” Mary J. Blige
“Have Mercy,” Chlöe
“Pressure,” Ari Lennox
“Roster,” Jazmine Sullivan
“Unloyal,” Summer Walker & Ari Lennox
“Woman,” Doja Cat

Best international act
Dave (U.K.)
Dinos (France)
Fally Ipupa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Fireboy Dml (Nigeria)
Little Simz (U.K.)
Ludmilla (Brazil)
Major League Djz (South Africa)
Tayc (France)
Tems (Nigeria)

Best movie
King Richard
Space Jam: A New Legacy
Summer of Soul
The Harder They Fall

Best actor
Adrian Holmes, Bel Air
Anthony Anderson, Black-Ish
Damson Idris, Snowfall
Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth
Forest Whitaker, Respect | Godfather of Harlem
Jabari Banks, Bel Air
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Will Smith, King Richard

Best actress
Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard
Coco Jones, Bel Air
Issa Rae, Insecure
Jennifer Hudson, Respect
Mary J. Blige, Power Book II: Ghost
Queen Latifah, The Equalizer
Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
Regina King, The Harder They Fall
Zendaya, Euphoria | Spider-Man: No Way Home

YoungStars award
Akira Akbar
Demi Singleton
Marsai Martin
Miles Brown
Saniyya Sidney
Storm Reid

Sportswoman of the year award
Brittney Griner
Candace Parker
Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams
Sha’carri Richardson
Simone Biles

Sportsman of the year award
Aaron Donald
Bubba Wallace
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Ja Morant
LeBron James
Stephen Curry

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