TEMS, SILK SONIC (BRUNO MARS ANDERSON .PAAK), JAZMINE SULLIVAN, AND KIRK FRANKLIN, TAKE TOP HONORS AT THE “BET AWARDS” 2022

06/26/22

TEMS, SILK SONIC (BRUNO MARS ANDERSON .PAAK), JAZMINE SULLIVAN, AND KIRK FRANKLIN, TAKE TOP HONORS AT THE “BET AWARDS” 2022

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SEAN “DIDDY” COMBS WAS HONORED WITH THE BET LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WITH SPEECH FROM YE AND PERFORMANCES BY MARY J. BLIGE, JODECI, LIL’ KIM, BUSTA RHYMES, SHYNE, THE LOX, BRYSON TILLER, FAITH EVANS,  AND MAVERICK CITY MUSIC

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LIZZO, LATTO WITH MARIAH CAREY, CHLOE, JACK HARLOW WITH BRANDY & LIL WAYNE,  DOECHII, MUNI LONG, BILLY PORTER AND MORE DELIVERED UNFORGETTABLE AND SENSATIONAL
SURPRISE PERFORMANCES

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#BETAWARDS TRENDS #1 ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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ARTISTS SPEAK OUT ON ROE V WADE & GUN CONTROL

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Los Angeles, CA (June 26, 2022) – Tonight, BET honored Black excellence in music, television, film, and sports across more than 20 categories at the “BET Awards” 2022. Hosted by Academy Award®-nominated and Golden Globe®-winning actor, writer, director, producer, and philanthropist Taraji P. Henson, the iconic show aired live at 8 pm ET/ PT on BET live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), Jazmine Sullivan, Kirk Franklin and Tems take top honors. An array of artists delivered unforgettable and sensational surprise performances, including Latto with Mariah Carey, Jack Harlow with Brandy, and  Lil Wayne. Many artists also spoke out about the repeal of Roe v Wade and Gun Control. The night also included a star-studded tribute to Sean “Diddy” Combs who was honored with the BET Lifetime Achievement Award, making  the show once again the #1 trending topic on Twitter. 

The “BET Awards” 2022 celebrated the very best in entertainment and culture with performances and appearances by an inspiring lineup of artists, entertainers and cultural icons. The “BET Awards,” which has become synonymous with powerful Black artistry and social commentary, continued to spotlight and celebrate the artists and creators of tomorrow, making the ceremony one of the most news-provoking and talked-about broadcasts year after year.

The “BET AWARDS” 2022 Images

Red Carpet, Arrivals, Show, Backstage, Press Room (will be in various tabs): 

https://dam.gettyimages.com/assignments/bet-awards-2022 

House of BET

https://dam.gettyimages.com/assignments/house-of-bet

Host Dinner: 

https://dam.gettyimages.com/assignments/bet-awards-host-dinner-in-partnership-with-taraji 

Pre-show VIP Lounge: 

https://dam.gettyimages.com/assignments/bet-awards-2022-red-carpet-vip-lounge 


The “BET AWARDS” 2022 Show Highlights Include:

  • Lizzo opened the show with a stunning high-energy performance of “About Damn Time” from her forthcoming album Special. 

  • Best New Artist winner Latto delivered show-stopping performances of “It’s Givin” and “Big Energy Remix,” with a dazzling appearance by Mariah Carey singing “Sweet Fantasy.” 

  • Jack Harlow, DJ Drama and Lil Wayne hit the stage to perform their hit “Poison”– and later shocked the crowd with a surprise appearance by Brandy to perform her “First Class” freestyle.

  • Kirk Franklin and Maverick City Music took the stage for an uplifting gospel performance of “Kingdom” and “Melodies From Heaven.” Later in the evening, Lil Baby and Kirk Franklin won this year’s Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award. During his acceptance speech, Kirk Franklin graced the award and passed the baton to collaborator Maverick City Music as the “next generation of gospel music.”

  • Billy Porter brought ballroom dance culture to the main stage with a spirited dance performance featuring Dominique Jackson, Shaun Ross, Chacha Balenciaga, Shannon Balenciaga and more. 

  • Chance the Rapper shared the stage with Joey Bada$$ for their debut performance of “The Highs & The Lows.” 

  • Muni Long serenaded the crowd with soulful performances of “Time Machine” and “Hrs & Hrs.”

  • Doechii delivered a “wig-snatching” performance of her hits “Persuasive” and “Crazy.” 

  • Fireboy DML graced the “BET Awards” stage with the very first live Afrobeats performance of “Peru.” 

  • Ella Mai was joined by Babyface and Roddy Ricch for unforgettable performances of “DMFU,” “Keeps on Fallin,’” and “How.”

  • Luke Lawal Jr. was honored with the ‘Shine a Light Award’ sponsored by Walmart for his selfless efforts to give back to his community through his many ventures, including HBCU Buzz.

  • Diddy was honored with this year’s Lifetime Achievement BET Award, in recognition of his prolific career over the past three decades, in which he remained one of the most successful entrepreneurs and cultural icons of all time. Following a nostalgia-filled tribute from Jodeci, performing “Come & Talk to Me,” and Mary J. Blige, performing “I’m Going Down'' he performed a medley of Bad Boy Records hits with an all-star line-up including Shyne, Lil Kim, Bryson Tiller, Faith Evans and Maverick City Music. After being introduced by Babyface and Kanye West, Diddy received a standing ovation as he accepted the well-deserved award. In his speech, Diddy announced he will be donating $1 million to Howard University, and an additional $1 million to Deion Sanders and Jackson State University.

  • Marsai Martin was awarded the Youngstar Award, given to those who have made an impact in the world of television, film, music, or sports. This was Martin’s third win in the category. 

  • Chlöe delivered a sultry performance of her hits, including “Surprise,” “Have Mercy” and Treat Me.” 

  • GIVĒON closed out the performances for the night with a crooning of “Heartbreak Anniversary,” “For Tonight” and “Lie Again.” 

  • During the award show’s ‘In Memoriam,’ host Taraji P. Henson and the “BET Awards” took a moment to honor the countless lives lost due to senseless gun violence. The recent overturning of Roe v. Wade was an important topic of conversation throughout the night, with voices like Taraji, Latto and the cast of Tyler Perry’s Sistas encouraging the audience to fight for their freedoms and to get out and vote.

Connie Orlando, BET’s Executive Vice President, Specials, Music Programming, Music Strategy, and News oversaw 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 “BET Awards” 2022 was simulcast live on BET, BET Her, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV, MTV2, Pop, TV Land, and VH1. Internationally, the show 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. 

Relive the “BET AWARDS” 2022 digital red carpet via the live stream powered by Bulldog DM, available now at https://twitter.com/betawards.

For more information on the “BET Awards” 2022, please visit BET.com/bet-awards.


The complete list of winners for the “BET AWARDS” 2022 are:


ALBUM OF THE YEAR

An Evening with Silk Sonic – Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic

BEST COLLABORATION

Wizkid feat. Justin Bieber & Tems – “Essence”

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST

Jazmine Sullivan

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST

The Weeknd

BEST NEW ARTIST

Latto

BEST GROUP

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic

BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST

Megan Thee Stallion

BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST

Kendrick Lamar 

DR. BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

Lil Baby and Kirk Franklin – “We Win”

BET HER AWARD

Mary J. Blige – “Good Morning Gorgeous”

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

Tems (Nigeria)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar – “Family Ties” 

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Anderson .Paak a.k.a. Director .Paak

BEST MOVIE

King Richard

BEST ACTRESS

Zendaya

BEST ACTOR

Will Smith 

YOUNGSTARS AWARD

Marsai Martin 

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR

Naomi Osaka

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

Stephen Curry

*“BET AWARDS” 2022 BROADCAST RESTRICTIONS

News programs and services may excerpt portions of the “BET Awards” 2022 telecast during the seven days following the broadcast premiere on June 26, 2022 solely for reporting about the BET Awards 2022 as an event and subject to the following conditions.

Broadcast Restrictions:

  • Up to three minutes in total, but no more than thirty seconds of any single moment or performance, may be used within the period ending the first day following the telecast.

  • Up to one minute in total, not separate from the three minutes referenced above and no more than thirty seconds of any single moment or performance may be used within the period of the second through seventh days following the telecast.

  • Any display, exhibition or performance of the material must be accompanied by the chyron, “Courtesy of BET”.

 Online Restrictions:

  • Otherwise, up to thirty seconds of any single moment or performance may be used as part of a wrap-up package through the seventh day following the telecast (For purposes of clarification you may NOT use portions of the “BET Awards” 2022  as standalone video assets).

  • Any display, exhibition or performance of the material must be accompanied by the chyron, “Courtesy of BET”, and a link to www.bet.com

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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