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BET Awards 2022: Complete List of Winners is Here

The BET Awards are back in full swing baby! The 22nd edition of the BET Awards was like a big celebration honoring black excellence from various fields including music, sports, and culture. Read on to know whether your favorite celeb bagged that prestigious trophy or not.

When did the BET Awards 2022 take place?

This year, the BET Awards aired live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on July 26, 2022, on BET Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Taraji P. Henson hosted the star-studded award ceremony for the second time in a row.

The Need to Know singer Doja Cat lead the list of nominees from the front at the Culture’s Biggest Night with a total of six nominations. She was nominated in several categories including Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Female Hip-Hop Artist, Album of the Year, Video of the year, Best collaboration, and BET Her Award. Doja was followed by Drake and Ari Lennox with four nominations each.

Which artists performed at the BET Awards 2022?

Performers who took over the stage during the 2022 edition of the BET Awards are as follows: Chance the Rapper, Chlöe, Doechii, Lil Wayne, Lizzo, Jack Harlow, Ella Mai, Fireboy DML, Roddy Ricch, Babyface, Giveon, Joey Bada$$, Latto, Muni Long and Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin.

BET’s Voting Academy selected all the nominees for the BET Awards which consisted of entertainment professionals in film, television, music, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, influencers, and creative arts.

Diddy received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BET Awards 2022

Sean “Diddy” Combs was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bet Awards 2022. He was celebrated by artists and collaborators like Mary J. Blige and Kanye West. The Donda rapper Ye came forward and talked about his formative years and said, “I was signed to Puff without him even knowing.” He jokingly added, “that statement is not legally binding.”

West also went on to say that Diddy has inspired both his “life” and his “wife” choices. He continued joking around and concluded by saying, “And here we are. Thanks for that Puff.” In the past, the Lifetime Achievement Award has been received by great celebs such as Whitney Houston, Prince, and more.

As per a press release, this prestigious award aims to praise those “who have not only significantly shaped culture through their extensive careers, but who have also been transformative leaders that consistently inspire generations by setting a true standard of excellence.”

Diddy thanked everyone via Instagram and posted a picture of himself and Kanye on the social media platform. “Thank you everybody from the bottom of my heart!! Without you, I wouldn’t be on that stage!!! LOVE 🖤🙏🏿💫⚡️✨,” he wrote alongside a picture of himself and West.

Take a look at the full list of winners for the BET Awards 2022

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
Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak (Silk Sonic) (WINNER)
Chlöe x Halle
City Girls
Lil Baby & Lil Durk
Young Dolph & Key Glock

Best Collaboration
“Essence,” Wizkid Feat. Justin Bieber & Tems (WINNER)
“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
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
“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) (WINNER)
“Way 2 Sexy,” Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug

Video Director of the Year                                                                                      Benny Boom
Beyoncé & Dikayl Rimmasch
Anderson .Paak A.K.A. Director .Paak (WINNER)
Director X
Hype Williams
Missy Elliott

Best New Artist
Baby Keem
Benny The Butcher
Latto (WINNER)
Muni Long
Yung Bleu

Album of the Year
“Back Of My Mind,” H.E.R.
“Call Me If You Get Lost,” Tyler, The Creator
“Certified Lover Boy,” Drake                                                                                        “An Evening with Silk Sonic,” Bruno Mars, Anderson.Paak (Silk Sonic) (WINNER)
“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 (WINNER)

“Best Of Me (Originals),” Alicia Keys
“Good Morning Gorgeous,” Mary J. Blige (WINNER)
“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) (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” and “Godfather of Harlem”
Jabari Banks, “Bel-Air”
Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”
Will Smith, “King Richard” (WINNER)

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” and “Spider-Man: No Way Home” (WINNER)

YoungStars Award
Akira Akbar
Demi Singleton
Marsai Martin (WINNER)
Miles Brown
Saniyya Sidney
Storm Reid

Sportswoman of the Year Award
Brittney Griner
Candace Parker
Naomi Osaka (WINNER)
Serena Williams
Sha’Carri Richardson
Simone Biles

Sportsman of the Year Award
Aaron Donald
Bubba Wallace
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Ja Morant
Lebron James
Stephen Curry (WINNER)

Lifetime Achievement Award

Sean “Diddy” Combs

We send our heartiest congrats to all the winners of the BET Awards 2022. May all the stars continue to entertain their fans in the times to come as well. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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