2022-06-06

Best international act at the BET Awards 2022

Major League Djz, Tems and Fireboy nominated for best international act at the BET Awards 2022



Wizkid has been nominated for best male R&B/Pop artist





“BET Awards” 2022 will air live from Microsoft Theatre in L.A. on Monday, 27 June at 01:00 am WAT/ 02:00 am CAT on BET Africa

JOHANNESBURG, 03 JUNE 2022: BET announces the “BET Awards” 2022 nominees with Doja Cat leading the pack with six nominations. This year’s nominees reflect an abundance of creative expression and Black excellence across music, television, film, and sports. Hosted by Academy Award®-nominated and Golden Globe®-winning actor, writer, director, producer, and philanthropist Taraji P. Henson, “BET Awards” 2022 will air live on Monday, 27 June 2022 on BET Africa, DStv channel 129 at 01:00 WAT/ 02:00 CAT from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles and the repeat will air on Monday, 27 June at 19:00 WAT/ 20:00 CAT.

“We are exhilarated to recognize this year’s nominees, international and most importantly our African nominees who always bring dynamic, entertaining and celebrated content to our attention through their incredible creativity and talent. The fact that our African artists like Major League DJz, Tems, Wizkid, and Fireboy DML are recognized on a worldwide scale at this year's BET Awards demonstrates that their incredible work will always be valued and cherished. We look forward to celebrating all our international nominees at this year BET Awards,” concludes Monde Twala, Senior Vice-President and General Manager for Paramount Africa and Peer Lead, BET International.

Major League DJz, Tems, Fireboy DML and Wizkid are the African artist who have made it to the nomination list this year, with Major league DJ and Tems and Fireboy DML being nominated in the Best International Act category and Wizkid for the Best Male R&B/ POP Artist category. Doja Cat is nominated for ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist,’ ‘Best Female Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ for Planet Her, ‘BET Her’ for Woman, ‘Video of the Year’ for Kiss Me More featuring SZA, and ‘Best Collaboration,’ for Kiss Me More featuring SZA.

Ari Lennox and Drake garnered the second most nods with four nominations each. Ari Lennox is nominated for ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist’, ‘Video of the Year’ for Pressure, ‘BET Her’ for Pressure, and ‘BET Her’ for Unloyal by Summer Walker & Ari Lennox. Drake’s nods include ‘Best Male Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Best Collaboration’ for Way 2 Sexy featuring Future and Young Thug, ‘Video of the Year’ for Way 2 Sexy featuring Future and Young Thug, and ‘Album of the Year’ for Certified Lover Boy. Baby Keem, Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), Chlöe, Future, H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Baby, Mary J. Blige, and Tems are the third-highest with three nominations each. “BET Awards” 2022 nominations are selected by BET’s Voting Academy, which is comprised of an esteemed group of entertainment professionals in the fields of music, television, film, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, influencers, and creative arts. Culture’s biggest night, “BET Awards” 2022 continues to reign in its twenty-second year as the ultimate platform to showcase the best, brightest, and most beautiful aspects of the Black experience – celebrating the present and future of Black music by elevating the culture and being a driving force for social change.

Connie Orlando, BET’s Executive Vice President, Specials, Music Programming, Music Strategy, and News will oversee the annual show, along with Jamal Noisette, VP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, who will serve as Co-Executive Producer for BET. Jesse Collins Entertainment is the production company for the show with Jesse Collins, Dionne Harmon, and Jeannae Rouzan-Clay serving as Executive Producers.

The complete list of nominees for “BET Awards” 2022 are:

    Best International Act
  • MAJOR LEAGUE DJZ (SOUTH AFRICA)
  • DAVE (UK)
  • DINOS (FRANCE)
  • FALLY IPUPA (DRC)
  • FIREBOY DML (NIGERIA)
  • LITTLE SIMZ (UK)
  • LUDMILLA (BRAZIL)
  • TAYC (FRANCE)
  • TEMS (NIGERIA)


    Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
  • WIZKID
  • BLXST
  • CHRIS BROWN
  • GIVĒON
  • LUCKY DAYE
  • THE WEEKND
  • YUNG BLEU


    Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
  • ARI LENNOX
  • CHLÖE
  • DOJA CAT
  • H.E.R.
  • JAZMINE SULLIVAN
  • MARY J. BLIGE
  • SUMMER WALKER


    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 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

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