BET Awards 2022: Wizkid, Tems, Fireboy DML Nominated

The 22nd BET Awards are set for June 26th as the nominees have been announcement with Nigerian superstars Wizkid, Tems and Fireboy DML getting nominations.

Wizkid’s “Essence” remix featuring Justin Bieber earned Tems nominations for Best New Artist, Best International Act, and Best Collaboration. Wizkid also received nominations for Best Collaboration as well as Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, while Fireboy DML received nominations for Best International Act.

Tems on the other hand with all the success she’s been having became the first African to receive three nominations in the same year.

Doja Cat leads the group of nominees with six noms, followed closely by Drake and Ari Lennox who received four each.

Other music nominees at this year’s BET awards include Giannis Antetokounmpo, Fally Ipupa, Alicia Keys, Damson Idris, Issa Rae, Chlöe, Givēon, Marsai Martin, Regina King and Will Smith.

The awards hosted by Taraji P. Henson, will be held on Sunday, June 26th, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Check the list of nominees 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

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)
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 aka 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