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Silk Sonic, Kendrick Lamar and Tems have been the highest winners on the 2022 BET Awards, which have been introduced Sunday (June 26) at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Every received two awards.

Silk Sonic took album of the yr for An Night With Silk Sonic and finest group for the second yr in a row. As well as, the duo’s Anderson .Paak was named video director of the yr.

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Lamar received finest male hip-hop artist for a document fifth time. He had shared the document for many wins within the class with Drake with 4 wins every. Lamar additionally took video of the yr for “Household Ties,” a collab along with his cousin, Child Keem.

Tems took finest worldwide act and likewise finest collaboration for Wizkid’s “Essence” on which she was featured (together with Justin Bieber). Tems joins a protracted line of artists from talent-rich Nigeria to win finest worldwide act. The Afrobeats singer follows Burna Boy, Davido, Wizkid, Ice Prince, 2face Idibia and D’banj.

The three artists who amassed essentially the most nominations, Doja Cat (with six nods) and Ari Lennox and  Drake (with 4 nods every), have been shut out when it comes to awards.

This yr noticed a number of first-time winners in key classes, together with finest feminine R&B/pop artist (Jazmine Sullivan), finest male R&B/pop artist (The Weeknd), and finest actress (Zendaya).

The award for “Essence” is Bieber’s first BET Award. He was nominated 12 years in the past for finest new artist and a “fandemonium” award.

That is the third yr in a row that the award for finest feminine R&B/pop artist has gone to a first-time class champ. Lizzo and H.E.R. received the final two years. Simply earlier than that, three ladies – Beyoncé, Alicia Keys and Rihanna – had a lock on the award for 13 consecutive years (2007-19).

To win finest male R&B/pop artist, The Weeknd topped Chris Brown, a six-time winner within the class, amongst others. The Weeknd wasn’t current to just accept his award.

Latto grew to become the second feminine rapper to win the BET Award for finest new artist. Nicki Minaj was the primary 12 years in the past. Minaj went on to obtain a Grammy nomination for finest new artist – a feat Latto is more likely to match later this yr when the nominations for the sixty fifth annual Grammy Awards are introduced.

Megan Thee Stallion received finest feminine hip-hop artist for the third yr in a row, the longest successful streak in that class since Minaj received seven years operating from 2010-16.

Mary J. Blige received the BET Her award for “Good Morning Attractive.” It was Blige’s second win within the class, following “Energy of a Lady” 4 years in the past. Beyoncé is the one different two-time winner within the class’s historical past. Blige accepted the award by noting that she received a lifetime achievement award three years in the past, which, she mentioned, normally means an artist is “over and performed” when it comes to awards.

Kirk Franklin and Lil Child received the Dr. Bobby Jones finest gospel/inspirational award for his or her collab “We Win.” Lil Child, final yr’s winner for finest male hip-hop artist, is the primary artist to win BET Awards in each hip-hop and gospel classes. This was Franklin’s sixth win on this class, which extends his document as the highest winner within the class’s historical past. In his acceptance speech, Franklin saluted a fellow nominee, Maverick Metropolis Music (nominated for “Jireh,” a collab with Elevation Music), saying that they characterize “the following technology of gospel music.”

King Richard received finest film and its star, Will Smith, received finest actor for the third time. This enables Smith to tie Denzel Washington and Michael B. Jordan because the actor with essentially the most wins within the historical past of the class. Smith, after all, received his first Oscar for the movie however spoiled his evening of triumph by taking the stage and slapping presenter Chris Rock, who had made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head. “The slap” was not talked about on the BET present, and the awards to King Richard and Smith weren’t introduced on-air.

Zendaya received finest actress for her performances on HBO’s Euphoria and within the box-office smash Spider-Man: No Means House. Zendaya, 25, is the youngest winner within the class since Jennifer Hudson, who was additionally 25 when she received 15 years in the past for Dreamgirls. (Hudson was nominated once more this yr for her efficiency as Aretha Franklin in Respect.)

Sean “Diddy” Combs acquired the lifetime achievement award. He’s the second one that rose to fame as a rapper to win the award. The primary was Queen Latifah, who acquired the distinction final yr. Combs was saluted warmly by Jay-Z, Ye (the previous Kanye West) and Babyface, amongst others.

Marsai Martin, the 17-year-old co-star of ABC’s Black-ish, which ended an eight-year run in April, received the YoungStars award for the fourth consecutive yr.





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Silk Sonic, Kendrick Lamar and Tems have been the highest winners on the 2022 BET Awards, which have been introduced Sunday (June 26) at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Every received two awards. Silk Sonic took album of the yr for An Night With Silk Sonic and finest group for the second yr in a row.…

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