BET Awards, a ceremony honouring the best in Black music, culture, and athletics, honoured Sean “Diddy” Combs with the lifetime achievement award.
The BET Awards 2022 was held on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California and hosted by Taraji P. Henson.
BET Prize for outstanding actor was won by Smith, while Nigeria’s singer and song writer “Wizkid” took home the award for Best Collaboration category with ‘Essence,’ which feautres Justin Bieber and Tems.
Best International Act award was won by Nigerian female artiste Tem 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