BET Awards 2022 Nominees Revealed: Major League, Wizkid, Tems Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Doja Cat, and More

BET has revealed the nominations for the 2022 BET Awards. Doja Cat leads the pack with six nominations, while Drake and Ari Lennox scored four nominations apiece.

Following close behind are Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar, Silk Sonic, Chlöe, Future, H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Kanye West, Lil Baby, Mary J. Blige, and Tems with three nominations each.

Doja Cat’s nominations are for “Best Female R&B/Pop Artist,” “Best Female Hip Hop Artist,” “Album of the Year” for Planet Her, “Video of the Year” for “Kiss Me More” featuring SZA, “Best Collaboration” for “Kiss Me More” and “BET Her” for “Woman.”

Drake’s Nom’s include “Best Male Hip Hop Artist” and “Album of the Year” for Certified Lover Boy ,as well as “Video Of The Year” for “Way 2 Sexy” featuring Future. Ari Lennox is nominated for “Video of the Year” for “Pressure,” as well as “Best Female R&B/Pop Artist.”

The 2022 BET Awards will take place Sunday, June 26 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, and will air on BET at 8pm ET/PT. Taraji P. Henson is set to host the awards.

Check out the full list of nominations below.

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

  • Ari Lennox
  • Chlöe
  • Doja Cat
  • H.E.R.
  • Jazmine Sullivan
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Summer Walker

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

  • Chris Brown
  • Giveon
  • Lucky Daye
  • The Weeknd
  • WizKid
  • Yung Bleu

Best Group

  • Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic
  • Chlöe x Halle
  • City Girls
  • Lil Baby & Lil Durk
  • Migos
  • 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 Female Hip Hop Artist

  • Cardi B
  • Doja Cat
  • Latto
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Saweetie

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

  • Drake
  • Future
  • J. Cole
  • Jack Harlow
  • Kanye West
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Lil Baby

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” Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, 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

Best New Artist

  • Baby Keem
  • Benny The Butcher
  • Latto
  • Muni Long
  • Tems
  • Yung Bleu

Album of the Year

  • An Evening With Silk Sonic Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, 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

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 (UK
  • Dinos (France)
  • Fally Ipupa (DRC)
  • Fireboy DML (Nigeria)
  • Little Simz (UK)
  • Ludmilla (Brazil)
  • Major League DJZ (South Africa)
  • Tayc (France)
  • Tems (Nigeria)

Best Movie

  • Candyman
  • King Richard
  • Respect
  • 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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