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    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

    BET Her
    “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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