2022 BET Awards Kick Off In Los Angeles: See All The Winners

Los Angeles, CA – Right on schedule, the annual BET Awards kicked off Sunday evening (June 26) with a number of celebrities showing up at the Los Angeles Microsoft Theater to hopeful to nab a trophy or two.

Doja Cat, who leads the nominations, is up for Best Female Hip Hop artist, Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Album of the Year, BET Her, Video of the Year and Best Collaboration. She’s also this year’s only artist to be nominated in both R&B/pop and Hip Hop categories.

Drake follows right behind Doja Cat with four nominations, while Baby Keem, Silk Sonic, Ari Lennox, Chlöe, Future, H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Ye (formerly Kanye West), Kendrick Lamar, Lil Baby, Mary J. Blige and Tems each received three nominations.

Bad Boy Records mogul Diddy will also be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award, joining previous recipients Whitney Houston, Prince, Queen Latifah, Anita Baker, Mary J. Blige, Samuel Jackson, Lionel Richie, New Edition and more. A special career retrospective honoring Diddy will include Mary J. Blige, Jodeci, Nas, Lil’ Kim, Busta Rhymes, The LOX, Bryson Tiller, Faith Evans and The Maverick City Choir.

Par for the course, HipHopDX is updating the winners in real time. Check out the full list below.

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Ari Lennox
Doja Cat
Jazmine Sullivan — WINNER* 
Mary J. Blige
Summer Walker

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Chris Brown
Lucky Daye
The Weeknd — WINNER*
Yung Bleu

Best Group

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak) — WINNER*
Chlöe X Halle
City Girls
Lil Baby & Lil Durk
Young Dolph & Key Glock

Best Collaboration

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

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Cardi B
Doja Cat
Megan Thee Stallion — WINNER*
Nicki Minaj

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

J. Cole
Jack Harlow
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar — WINNER*
Lil Baby

Video of the Year

Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – “Family Ties”
Chlöe – “Have Mercy”
Doja Cat f. SZA – “Kiss Me More”
Ari Lennox – “Pressure”
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) – “Smokin Out The Window” — WINNER*
Drake f. Future & Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy”

Video Director of the Year

Anderson .Paak — WINNER*
Benny Boom
Beyoncé & Dikayl Rimmasch
Director X
Hype Williams
Missy Elliott

Best New Artist

Baby Keem
Benny The Butcher
Latto — WINNER*
Muni Long
Yung Bleu

Album of the Year

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) – An Evening with Silk Sonic — WINNER*
H.E.R. – Back of My Mind
Tyler, the Creator – CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST
Drake – Certified Lover Boy
Kanye West – Donda
Jazmine Sullivan – Heaux Tales, Mo’ Tales: The Deluxe
Doja Cat – Planet Her

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

Marvin Sapp – “All In Your Hands”
Kanye West – “Come to Life”
Kelly Price – “Grace”
Fred Hammond – “Hallelujah”
H.E.R. & Tauren Wells – “Hold Us Together (Hope Mix)”
Election Worship & Maverick City Music – “Jireh”
Lil Baby X Kirk Franklin – “We Win” — WINNER*


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

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) — WINNER*

Best Movie

King Richard — WINNER*
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” — WINNER*

Best Actress