HONORING the best in the year’s music, sports, and film, are the annual BET Awards.
As viewers tune in to see which nominees take home the win, the 2022 BET Awards will feature several celebrity performers and presenters.
Who will perform at the 2022 BET Awards?
The BET Awards are back for another night of performances from some of music’s biggest names.
Throughout the airing of the 2022 edition of the ceremony, a number of noteworthy music stars are expected to take the stage.
Although she’s not nominated this year, Lizzo is scheduled to hit the stage.
At the 2020 show, The Truth Hurts artist singer took home the award for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist.
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Since then, Lizzo has been nominated on four separate occasions.
Another musician scheduled to perform at the 2022 ceremony is Jack Harlow.
Fresh off the release of his second studio album, Come Home the Kids Miss You, Jack is nominated for Best Male Hip Hop Artist.
Chloe Bailey, publicly referred to solely by her first name, is also performing at the 2022 BET Awards.
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While her sister Halle is taking on film and TV roles, Chlöe has been making pop culture headlines as a solo act.
For this year’s broadcast, Chlöe is nominated for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist and Video of the Year for her hit single, Have Mercy.
Other musical acts who are bringing their talents live include:
- Chance the Rapper
- Ella Mai
- Roddy Ricch
- Fireboy DML
- Kirk Franklin
- Maverick City Music
- Muni Long
- Lil Wayne
Who is presenting?
While the following stars might not be called on to perform at the 2022 BET Awards broadcast, they will still grace the stage to present and announce the winners and nominees.
Keke Palmer, Idris Elba, Ne-Yo, Nene Leakes, and Ray J are just some of the names slated to present.
Here are the other celebrities who are presenting:
- Sanaa Lathan
- Tamar Braxton
- Terrence J
- Tisha Campbell
- Will Packer
- Novi Brown
- KJ Smith
- Luke James
- Marsai Martin
- Irv Gotti
- Janelle Monáe
- Big Freedia
- Carl Anthony Payne II
- Crystal Hayslett
- Daniel Kaluuya
- Ebony Obsidian
- Eva Marcille
Who is hosting?
For the second time in a row, Hidden Figures actress Taraji P Henson will host the broadcast.
Not only is she emceeing this year’s show, but she was also the host of the 2021 BET Awards.
Emmy-nominated Empire actress Taraji P Henson is returning to BET to host the night’s celebration of entertainment[/caption]
Regarding her return as the night’s host, Taraji said in a press statement: “I am honored to return as the host of the BET Awards and share the stage with so many powerful and prolific artists.”
“Working with amazing partners like Scott and Connie at BET and Jesse Collins Entertainment is a creative’s dream.”
The Empire actress added: “I can’t wait to celebrate Black music, entertainment, and culture with our viewers on what will be one unforgettable night.”
One of the network’s executives, Connie Orlando, echoed the motion picture star’s sentiments and stated: “Taraji P Henson is the personification of Black excellence.”
“We are excited to collaborate with the phenomenal multi-talented stage and screen actress to host the ultimate celebration of Black culture again this year.”
Who is nominated?
For the 2022 edition of the show, Doja Cat is in the lead with six nominations.
Drake and Ari Lennox are tied for second place with four nominations each.
Kanye West, SZA, Mary J Blige, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Hudson, Denzel Washington, Serena Williams, and Zendaya are just some of the public figures nominated as well.
Sean Diddy Combs will be given the BET Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Ahead of the broadcast, Connie Orlando stated in a press release: “Sean Diddy Combs is an incomparable cultural force and creative visionary whose impact has created historic paradigm shifts across music, media, fashion, and lifestyle.”
“It’s personally gratifying to celebrate and honor a longtime partner and friend of the network who, through the decades, has laid the blueprint for Black excellence through entertainment.”