The BET Awards, a scheme that celebrates Black excellence in music, culture and sports, was held on Sunday, June 26, 2022, with Sean “Diddy” Combs receiving the lifetime achievement award.
Held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA, the show was hosted by award-winning actress, writer, and producer Taraji P. Henson.
Will Smith won the BET Award for best actor while Best Collaboration award went to Nigeria’s Wizkid. He won the category with ‘Essence’ which featured Justin Bieber & Tems.
Nigerian female artiste Tems also won the Best International Act award as she beat Dave (UK), Dinos (France), Fally Ipupa (DRC), Fireboy DML (Nigeria), Little Simz (UK), Ludmilla (Brazil), Major League DJZ (South Africa) and Tayc (France).
Below is the full list of winners
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist – Jazmine Sullivan
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist – The Weeknd
Best Group – Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak)
Best Collaboration – Wizkid feat. Justin Bieber & Tems – “Essence”
Best Female Hip Hop Artist – Megan Thee Stallion
Best Male Hip Hop Artist – Kendrick Lamar
Video of the Year – Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) – “Smokin Out The Window”
Video Director of the Year – Anderson .Paak a.k.a. Director .Paak
Best New Artist – Latto
Album of the Year – Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) – “An Evening with Silk Sonic”
Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award – Lil Baby X Kirk Franklin – “We Win”
BET Her – Mary J. Blige – “Good Morning Gorgeous”
Best International Act – Tems (Nigeria)
Best Movie – “King Richard”
Best Actor – Will Smith – “King Richard”
Best Actress – Zendaya – “Euphoria” / “Spider-Man: No Way Home”
Youngstars Award – Marsai Martin
Sportswoman of the Year Award – Naomi Osaka
Sportsman of the Year Award – Stephen Curry