BET Awards 2022 Nominees Revealed: Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Doja Cat, and More

BET has revealed the nominations for the 2022 BET Awards, with Doja Cat leading the pack with six nominations. Drake is close behind with four nominations.

Drake attends "Til Death Do Us Part" on October 30

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Drake attends "Til Death Do Us Part" on October 30

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


Doja Cat


Jazmine Sullivan

Mary J. Blige

Summer Walker

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist


Chris Brown


Lucky Daye

The Weeknd


Yung Bleu

Best Group

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, 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 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

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


Muni Long


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


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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