BET has just released its list of nominees for the upcoming 2022 awards, with Doja Cat coming first with six nominations. BET nominated Doja for Best Female Hip Hop artist, Video of the Year for Kiss Me More, featuring SZA, Album of the Year for Planet Her, Best Collaboration for Kiss Me More, BET Her for Woman, and Best Female R&B/Pop Artist.
BET Nominates Drake in Four Categories
The Best Female Hip Hop Artist battle also features Cardi B, Saweetie, Megan THEE Stallion, Latto, and Nicki Minaj. Drake and Ari Lennox come second with four nominations. Drake’s nods include Best Collaboration, Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Album of the Year for Certified Lover Boy, and Video of the Year for Way 2 Sexy. He competes against J.Cole, Future, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Baby, and Jack Harlow for the Best Male Hip Hop artist award.
Despite the controversy around her rap career, Doja Cat’s music has received multiple accolades. Her third album, Planet HER, was on the 64th Annual Grammy Awards nomination list for Album of the Year. Also, her track Kiss Me More with SZA won the Best pop duo/group performance award at the last Grammys. In the 2022 BET Awards, planet HER competes against various albums by HER’s Back of my Mind, Kanye West’s Donda, Drake’s Certified Lover Boy, and Tyler, The Creator’s Call Me if You Get Lost for the Album of the Year award. In an interview with Elle, the twenty-six-year-old rapper says her next album will be hip-hop heavy.
The Voting Academy
The BET’s Voting Academy selected the nominees for each category. This voting academy consists of experts in various entertainment fields, including film, music, influencers, television, digital marketing, and sports journalism.
Taraji P. Henson will host the 2022 BET awards on Sunday, June 26 at Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles. The awards will air live at 8 p.m ET/PT.