GLOBAL SUPERSTAR AND HIP HOP ICON LIL WAYNE JOINS THE LIST OF PERFORMERS FOR CULTURE’S BIGGEST NIGHT, “BET AWARDS” 2022

06/24/22

GLOBAL SUPERSTAR AND HIP HOP ICON LIL WAYNE JOINS THE LIST OF PERFORMERS FOR CULTURE’S BIGGEST NIGHT, “BET AWARDS” 2022

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ALL-STAR LINE-UP OF PRESENTERS INCLUDES BIG FREEDIA, BLEU, CARL ANTHONY PAYNE II, CRYSTAL HAYSLETT, DANIEL KALUUYA, EBONY OBSIDIAN, EVA MARCILLE, IDRIS ELBA, IRV GOTTI, JANELLE MONÁE, KANDI BURRUSS, KEKE PALMER, KELLY ROWLAND, KJ SMITH, LUKE JAMES, MARSAI MARTIN, MIGNON, NENE LEAKES, NE-YO, NOVI BROWN, PAULA PATTON, RAY J, SANAA LATHAN, SERAYAH, TAMAR BRAXTON, TERRENCE J, TISHA CAMPBELL, AND WILL PACKER

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“BET AWARDS ’22: RED CARPET LIVE” PRE-SHOW HOSTED BY TERRENCE J BEGINS AT 6 PM ET/PT WITH PERFORMANCES BY CAPELLA GREY, FAST LIFE YUNGSTAZ, JUVENILE, PHEELZ, SAUCY SANTANA, AND VICTORIA MONET

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THE “BET AWARDS” 2022 HOSTED BY TARAJI P. HENSON, WILL AIR LIVE SUNDAY, JUNE 26 AT 8 PM ET/PT ON BET

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Los Angeles, CA - June 23, 2022 - Today, BET announces 5x GRAMMY ® Award Winning and Multi-Platinum Artist Lil Wayne will join the show-stopping lineup of performers taking the stage at “BET Awards” 2022. This year’s star-studded presenters include Big Freedia, Bleu, Carl Anthony Payne II, Crystal Hayslett, Daniel Kaluuya, Ebony Obsidian, Eva Marcille, Idris Elba, Irv Gotti, Janelle Monáe, Keke Palmer, Kelly Rowland, KJ Smith, Luke James, Marsai Martin, Mignon, Nene Leakes, Ne-Yo, Novi Brown, Ray J, Sanaa Lathan, Serayah, Tamar Braxton, Terrence J, Tisha Campbell, and Will Packer. MC Lyte returns as the ceremony’s announcer and DJ Diamond Kuts returns as the house DJ. The “BET Awards” 2022 will simulcast on BET, BET Her, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV, MTV2, Pop, TV Land, and VH1. Internationally, the show will simulcast on BET Africa, BET France and will be available to watch on My5 and Sky On-Demand in the UK, as well as BET Pluto in the UK and Brazil.


Hosted by Academy Award®-nominated and Golden Globe®-winning actor, writer, director, producer, and philanthropist Taraji P. Henson, “BET Awards” 2022 will air LIVE, Sunday, June 26 on BET at 8 pm ET/ PT from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.


Previously announced performers include 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.Additionally, GoGo Morrow and OGI will be gracing the BET Amplified Stage, BET Music's stamp of approval on the next big thing in music.


BET will kick off the celebration with “BET Awards '22: Red Carpet Live!” on BET starting at 6 PM ET/PT. Hosted by Terrence J, the pre-show will include can’t-miss performances by Capella Grey,Fast Life Yungstaz, Juvenile, Pheelz, Saucy Santana, and Victoria Monet. The pre-show will feature red carpet correspondent Pretty Vee, DJ Jae Murphy, and more. Affion Crockett will host the BET Awards Red Carpet Twitter Live Stream Show.


Culture’s biggest night, the “BET Awards,” continues its reign in its twenty-second year as the ultimate platform to showcase the best, brightest, and most beautiful aspects of the Black experience – celebrating Black music’s present and future and 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.


For the latest “BET Awards” 2022 news and updates, including details on audience selection and eligibility, please visit BET.com/bet-awards.


ABOUT BET:

BET, a unit of Paramount (NASDAQ: PARAA; PARA; PARAP), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African American audience. The primary BET channel is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, a growing BET festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT “BET AWARDS”

“BET Awards” is one of the most-watched award shows on cable television according to the Nielsen Company. The “BET Awards” franchise remains the #1 program in cable TV history among African Americans, and it is the #1 telecast for BET every year. It recognizes the triumphs and successes of artists, entertainers, and athletes in a variety of categories.

ABOUT JESSE COLLINS ENTERTAINMENT

Jesse Collins Entertainment (JCE) is a full-service television and film production company and has played an integral role in producing many of television’s most memorable moments in music entertainment.  JCE has a multi-year overall agreement with ViacomCBS Cable Networks.  On the theatrical film side, the company also has a first look on JCE’s film development projects which could include Viacom’s film entities such as Paramount Players.  The award-winning and critically acclaimed television that JCE has produced includes miniseries—The New Edition Story and The Bobby Brown Story; scripted series—American Soul and Real Husbands of Hollywood; children’s series—Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices; award shows—BET Awards, Black Girls Rock!,BET Honors, UNCF’s An Evening of Stars, BET Hip Hop Awards, ABFF Honors and Soul Train Awards; specials—John Lewis: Celebrating A Hero, Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration, Change Together: From The March On Washington To Today, Stand Up for Heroes, Dear Mama, Amanda Seales I Be Knowin’, Def Comedy Jam 25 and Leslie Jones: Time Machine; as well as competition/game shows—Sunday Best, Hip Hop Squares, Nashville Squares and Rhythm & Flow.  Jesse Collins, founder and CEO of the company, is the executive producer of all programming.  He is also a co-executive producer for the iconic GRAMMY® Awards.  Most recently, he was executive producer of The 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show and produced The 2021 Academy Awards®.  Go to jessecollinsent.com for more information on the company.

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