Doja Cat, Ari Lennox lead BET Awards nominations

Doja Cat is up for six awards, with Lennox and Drake receiving four nods each for the annual award show.

Doja Cat, Ari Lennox and Drake dominate the list of nominees for 2022 BET Awards. The nominations were announced Wednesday.

Doja Cat leads all artists with six nominations, including Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Female Hip Hop Artist, ‘BET Her’ for Woman, and Album of the Year for Planet Her. Doja Cat’s smash collaboration with SZA, “Kiss Me More,” is up for Video of the Year and Best Collaboration.

Singer Ari Lennox attends the recent “2021 Soul Train Awards” taping at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. (Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Lennox and Drake are tied for the second-most nominations with four each. Lennox is up against Doja Cat in both the Video of the Year and BET Her categories for the hit single, “Pressure.” She is also nominated in the BET Her category for “Unloyal,” her collaboration with Summer Walker.

Drake’s “Way 2 Sexy” featuring Future and Young Thug is nominated in both the Best Collaboration and Video of the Year categories. He is also up for Best Male Hip Hop Artist and Album of the Year for Certified Lover Boy.

Other categories include Best Movie, Best Actor, Best Actress, Sportsman of the Year and Sportswoman of the Year.

The 2022 BET Awards, hosted by Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, will air live at 8:00 p.m. ET on June 26 on BET.

The complete list of nominees for the 2022 BET Awards:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Ari Lennox
Doja Cat
Jazmine Sullivan
Mary J. Blige
Summer Walker

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Chris Brown
Lucky Daye
The Weeknd
Yung Bleu

Best Group
Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic
Chloe X Halle
City Girls
Lil Baby & Lil Durk
Young Dolph & Key Glock

Best Collaboration
“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 Female Hip Hop Artist
Cardi B
Doja Cat
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
J. Cole
Jack Harlow
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Lil Baby

Video of the Year
“Family Ties,” Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar
“Have Mercy,” Chloe
“Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat Feat. SZA
“Pressure,” Ari Lennox
“Smokin Out The Window,” Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic
“Way 2 Sexy,” Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug

Video Director of the Year
Anderson .Paak a.k.a. Director .Paak
Benny Boom
Beyonce & Dikayl Rimmasch
Director X
Hype Williams
Missy Elliott

Best New Artist
Baby Keem
Benny The Butcher
Muni Long
Yung Bleu

Album of the Year
An Evening with Silk Sonic, Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, 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

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
“We Win,” Lil Baby X Kirk Franklin

“Best of Me (Originals),” Alicia Keys
“Good Morning Gorgeous,” Mary J. Blige
“Have Mercy,” Chloe
“Pressure,” Ari Lennox
“Roster,” Jazmine Sullivan
“Unloyal” Summer Walker & Ari Lennox
“Woman,” Doja Cat

Best International Act
Dave (UK)
Dinos (France)
Fally Ipupa (DRC)
Fireboy DML (Nigeria)
Little Simz (UK)
Ludmilla (Brazil)
Major League DJZ (South Africa)
Tayc (France)
Tems (Nigeria)

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

Young Stars Award
Akira Akbar
Demi Singelton
Marsai Martin
Miles Brown
Saniyya Sidney
Storm Reid

Sportswoman of the Year Award
Brittney Griner
Candace Parker
Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams
Sha’Carri Richardson
Simone Biles

Sportsman of the Year Award
Aaron Donald
Bubba Wallace
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Ja Morant
LeBron James
Stephen Curry

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