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