Today (June 16), BET announced the first round of performers that will be gracing the stage at the 2022 BET Awards. The award show will air live on June 26 on BET at 8 p.m. ET/PT from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Actress Taraji P. Henson will host the award show for the second consecutive year.

The lineup for the show includes Babyface, Chance The Rapper, Chlöe, Doechii, Ella Mai, Fireboy DML, GIVĒON, Jack Harlow, Joey Bada$$, Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin, Latto, Lizzo, Muni Long, Roddy Ricch and more to be announced at a later date. Additionally, up-and-coming artists, GoGo Morrow and OGI will be performing on the BET Amplified Stage.

As previously announced, music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement award for his outstanding contributions to hip-hop.

Awards-wise, Doja Cat is this year’s top nominee, with six nods. Ari Lennox and Drake are runners-up, with four nods each. Baby Keem, Silk Sonic, Chlöe, Future, H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Kanye, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Baby, Mary J. Blige and Tems each received three nominations.

See a full list of the nominees below:

 

2022 BET Awards Nominees Announced

  • 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

    BLXST

    CHRIS BROWN

    GIVĒON

    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

  • BET Her

    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