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Kendrick Lamar, Silk Sonic, Mary J. Blige, Diddy, and More Winners - 2022 BET Awards

Kendrick Lamar, Silk Sonic, Mary J. Blige, Diddy, and More Winners – 2022 BET Awards

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LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) – Silk Sonic, Kendrick Lamar, and Tems were the top winners at the 2022 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards, which took place Sunday (June 26) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Leading up to Sunday’s award show, Doja Cat was the leading nominee with six, followed by Drake and Ari Lennox with four each but all three were collectively shut out.

Lamar won Best Male Hip-Hop Artist for a record-setting fifth time. He also took home Video of the Year for Family Ties, a collaboration with his cousin, Baby Keem.

Silk Sonic took home Album of the Year for An Evening with Silk Sonic and Best Group for the second year in a row. Half of that duo, Anderson .Paak was named Video Director of the Year.

Nigerian-born Tems took Best International Act and Best Collaboration for Wizkid‘s Essence alongside Justin Bieber.

There were numerous first-time winners including Jasmine Sullivan with Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Male R&B/Pop Artist for The Weeknd, and Best Actress for Zendaya.

Latto became the second female rapper to win the BET Award for Best New Artist. Nicki Minaj won in 2010 and went on to win a Grammy for New Best Artist.

Megan Thee Stallion took home Best Female Hip-Hop Artist for the third year in a row, the longest streak since Minaj won seven years straight (2010 – 2016).

Other notable awards went to Mary J. Blige who won the Her Award for Good Morning Gorgeous. The only trwo=time winner in that category besides Beyonce.

Kirk Franklin and Lil Baby won the Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award for We Win. Lil Baby is the only artist to ever win a hip-hop and gospel award and Franklin extends his record-breaking streak to six wins in the category.

Zendaya won Best Actress for her performances on Euphoria and in the box-office smash Spider-Man: No Way Home. Zendaya, 25, is the youngest winner in the category since Jennifer Hudson,

Album of the year
WINNER: An Evening With Silk Sonic, 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

Best female R&B/pop artist
Ari Lennox
Doja Cat
WINNER: Jazmine Sullivan
Mary J. Blige
Summer Walker

Best male R&B/pop artist
Chris Brown
Lucky Daye
WINNER: The Weeknd
Yung Bleu

Best female hip-hop artist
Cardi B
Doja Cat
WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj

Best male hip-hop artist
J. Cole
Jack Harlow
Kanye West
WINNER: Kendrick Lamar
Lil Baby

Best group
WINNER: Silk Sonic
Chlöe X Halle
City Girls
Lil Baby & Lil Durk
Young Dolph & Key Glock

Best collaboration
WINNER: “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 new artist
Baby Keem
Benny the Butcher
Muni Long
Yung Bleu

Video of the year
WINNER: “Family Ties,” Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar
“Have Mercy,” Chlöe
“Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat Feat. SZA
“Pressure,” Ari Lennox
“Smokin Out the Window,” Silk Sonic
“Way 2 Sexy,” Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug

Video director of the year
WINNER: Anderson .Paak a.k.a. Director .Paak
Benny Boom
Beyoncé & Dikayl Rimmasch
Director X
Hype Williams
Missy Elliott

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
WINNER: “We Win,” Lil Baby X Kirk Franklin

“Best of Me (Originals),” Alicia Keys
WINNER: “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 (U.K.)
Dinos (France)
Fally Ipupa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Fireboy DML (Nigeria)
Little Simz (U.K.)
Ludmilla (Brazil)
Major League DJz (South Africa)
Tayc (France)
WINNER: Tems (Nigeria)

Best movie
WINNER: 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
WINNER: 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
WINNER: Zendaya, Euphoria | Spider-Man: No Way Home

YoungStars award
Akira Akbar
Demi Singleton
WINNER: Marsai Martin
Miles Brown
Saniyya Sidney
Storm Reid

Sportswoman of the year award
Brittney Griner
Candace Parker
WINNER: Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams
Sha’carri Richardson
Simone Biles

Sportsman of the year award
Aaron Donald
Bubba Wallace
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Ja Morant
LeBron James
WINNER: Stephen Curry

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