Silk Sonic, Kendrick Lamar & More Record-Setters – Billboard


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

Silk Sonic took album of the 12 months for An Night time With Silk Sonic and highest crew for the second one 12 months in a row. As well as, the duo’s Anderson .Paak was once named video director of the 12 months.


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Lamar received highest male hip-hop artist for a document 5th time. He had shared the document with Drake with 4 wins each and every. Lamar additionally took video of the 12 months for “Circle of relatives Ties,” a collab together with his cousin, Child Keem.

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

The 3 artists who accumulated probably the most nominations, Doja Cat (with six nods) and Ari Lennox and Drake (with 4 nods each and every), had been close out on the subject of awards.

This 12 months noticed a large number of first-time winners in key classes, together with highest feminine R&B/pop artist (Jazmine Sullivan), highest male R&B/pop artist (The Weeknd), and Zendaya (highest actress).

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

That is the 3rd 12 months in a row that the award for highest feminine R&B/pop artist has long gone to a first-time class champ. Lizzo and H.E.R. received the closing two years. Simply sooner than that, 3 girls – Beyoncé, Alicia Keys and Rihanna – had a lock at the award for 13 consecutive years (2007-19).

The Weeknd received highest male R&B/pop artist for the primary time, topping Chris Brown, a six-time winner within the class, amongst others. The Weeknd wasn’t provide to simply accept his award.

Latto was the second one feminine rapper to win the BET Award for highest new artist. Nicki Minaj was once the primary 12 years in the past. Minaj went directly to obtain a Grammy nomination for highest new artist – a feat Latto is prone to fit later this 12 months when the nominations for the sixty fifth annual Grammy Awards are introduced.

Megan Thee Stallion received highest feminine hip-hop artist for the 3rd 12 months in a row, the longest successful streak in that class since Minaj received seven years working from 2010-16.

Mary J. Blige received the BET Her award for “Just right Morning Stunning.” It was once Blige’s 2nd win within the class, following “Power of a Girl” 4 years in the past. Beyoncé is the one different two-time winner within the class’s historical past. Blige authorized the award through noting that she received a life-time fulfillment award 3 years in the past, which, she mentioned, generally approach an artist is “over and performed” on the subject of awards.

Kirk Franklin and Lil Child received the Dr. Bobby Jones highest gospel/inspirational award for his or her collab “We Win.” Lil Child, closing 12 months’s winner for highest male hip-hop artist, is the primary artist to win BET Awards in each hip-hop and gospel classes. This was once Franklin’s 6th 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 Town Track (nominated for “Jireh,” a collab with Elevation Track), pronouncing that they constitute “the following technology of gospel song.”

King Richard received highest film. And its megastar, Will Smith, received highest actor for the 3rd time. This permits Smith to tie Denzel Washington and Michael B. Jordan because the actor with probably the most wins within the historical past of the class. Smith, in fact, received his first Oscar for the movie however spoiled his evening of triumph through taking the level and slapping presenter Chris Rock, who had made a funny story about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head. “The slap” was once no longer discussed at the BET display, and the awards to King Richard and Smith weren't offered on-air.

Zendaya received highest actress for her performances on HBO’s Euphoria and within the box-office break Spider-Guy: No Approach House. Zendaya, 25, is the youngest winner within the class since Jennifer Hudson, who was once additionally 25 when she received 15 years in the past for Dreamgirls. (Hudson was once nominated once more this 12 months for her efficiency as Aretha Franklin in Appreciate.)

Sean “Diddy” Combs won the lifetime fulfillment award. He’s the second one one that rose to repute as a rapper to win the award. The primary was once Queen Latifah, who won the honour closing 12 months. Combs was once saluted warmly through 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 12 months.