“We couldn’t be happier with this year’s rankings! Each year, we strive to ensure that the BET Awards celebrate and reflect what is best and most important to our community and culture in our hopes of inspire them to dream big and take action. I salute my colleagues for organizing an event that resonated so deeply,” said Scott MillsCEO of BET.

“We always knew we had a very special show, but now the audiences have confirmed that we truly are the biggest night in culture! – stopping performances and their teams, to our winners, nominees and presenters. We couldn’t not be prouder,” said Connie Orlando BET EVP, Promotions, Music Programming and Music Strategy.

Hosted by an Oscar®-nominated and Golden Globes®-winning actor, screenwriter, director, producer and philanthropist Taraji P.Henson, “BET Prize” 2022 honored Black excellence in music, TV, film and sports in more than 20 categories. The iconic show broadcast live Sunday June 26 at 8 p.m. ET/ TP enabled BET from the Microsoft Theater to Los Angeles. Sonic Silk (Bruno MarsAnderson .Paak), Jazmine Sullivan, kirk franklin, and Time won top honors. An array of artists delivered unforgettable and sensational surprise performances, including Lizzo who opened the show with a superb high-energy performance of “About Damn Time” from his upcoming album Special. Many artists also talked about the repeal of Roe v Wade and Gun Control. The evening also included a star-studded tribute to Sean “Diddy” Combs who received the BET Lifetime Achievement Award. The celebrity-filled show included performances, appearances by baby face, Big Freedia, Billy PorterBlue, Cognac, Bryson Tiller, Busta Rimes, Carl Anthony Payne IIluck the rapper, Chloé, Crystal HayslettDaniel Kaluuya, Dashaun Wesley, Debbie AllenDoechii, Dominique JacksonEbony Obsidian, Ella May, Eva Marcille, Faith EvansFireboy DML, OVERLOOK, GoGo tomorrow Idris Elba, Jack Harlow, Joey Bada$$, Irv Gotti, Janelle Monae, Jodeci, Kandi Burrus, Keke Palmer, Kanye WestKevin Prodigy, Franklin, KJ Smith, Latto, Lil’ Kim, lil wayneLizzo, Luke James, LUKE LAWAL JRMC Lyte, Mariah CareyMarsai Martin, Mary J. BligeMaverick City Music, MC Lyte, Cute, Muni long, Nene’s LeaksNe-Yo, Novi BrownOGI, Paula Patton, Ray J, Roddy Rich, Sanaa Lathan, Serayah, Shannon Balenciaga, Shaun RossShine, Tamar BraxtonTerrence J, The Lox, Tisha Campbell, Packer, Young dirty bastard, and much more!

The “BET Prize” 2022 celebrated the best in entertainment and culture with performances and appearances from an inspiring lineup of entertainers, entertainers and cultural icons. The “BET Prize”, which has become synonymous with powerful black art and social commentary, has continued to spotlight and celebrate the artists and creators of tomorrow, making the ceremony one of the most publicized and discussed shows year after year. .

Internationally, the show was simulcast on BET Africa, BET France and will be available on My5 and Sky On-Demand in the UK, as well as BET Pluto in the UK and Brazil.

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  • For a full summary of “BET Awards” 2022 including the full list of winners and highlights from the show, click HERE

Connie OrlandoBET’s executive vice president, specials, music programming, music strategy and news oversaw the annual show as executive producer, along with jamal hazelnutVP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, who will act as co-executive producer for BET. Jesse Collins Entertainment is the production company of the show with jesse collins, Dionne Harmonand Jeannae Rouzan-Clay serving as executive producers.

Relive the “BET REWARDS“Digital Red Carpet 2022 via live stream powered by Bulldog DM, available on BET’s official YouTube page.

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*Source: Nielsen (Live+SD) | Percentage increase in audience is based on EDAC coverage rating (cumulative sum of simulcast network average impressions across BET coverage universe | Tentpole ranking based on home network impression ranking only (cable only)

**Social source: YouTube Analytics, Instagram, Conviva, ListenFirst, Tubular, Adobe Analytics; 01/05/22 – 26/06/22of the 9am; Talkwalker social content ratings, GetDayTrends; 06/26/22

BET, a unit of Paramount (NASDAQ: PARAA; PARA; PARAP), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for African American audiences. The main channel BET is present in 125 million households and can be seen in United States, Canadathe Caribbeanthe UKSub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions, including BET+, the premier streaming service for black audiences;, a leading Internet destination for black entertainment, music, culture and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African American woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, a growing BET festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET worldwide.

“BET Awards” is one of the most-watched award shows on cable television according to the Nielsen Company. The “BET Awards” franchise remains the No. 1 program in cable television history among African Americans, and it’s the number one televised show for BET each year. It recognizes the triumphs and successes of performers, performers and athletes in a variety of categories.

Jesse Collins Entertainment (JCE) is a full-service television and film production company and has played a vital role in producing many of television’s most memorable moments in musical entertainment. JCE has entered into a multi-year global agreement with ViacomCBS Cable Networks. On the motion picture side, the company also has a first look at JCE’s motion picture development plans which could include Viacom’s motion picture entities such as Paramount Players. The award-winning and critically acclaimed television that JCE has produced includes a miniseries—The story of the new edition and Bobby Brown’s Story; scripted series—American soul and real husbands of Hollywood; children’s series—Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices; price discounts—BET Rewards, Black girls rockin’!, BET Honors, UNCF All-Star Party, BET Hip Hop Awards, ABFF Honors and Soul Train Rewards; specials—john lewis: Celebrate a Hero, Love and Happiness: A Celebration of Obama, Let’s change together: from the march on Washington to today, Defend the heroes, Dear Mom, Amanda Seales I say, Def Comedy Jam 25 and Leslie Jones: Time Machine; as well as competition/game shows—Sunday Best, Hip Hop Squares, Nashville Squares, and Rhythm & Flow. jesse collins, the company’s founder and CEO, is the executive producer of all shows. He is also co-executive producer of the iconic GRAMMY® Award. Most recently, he served as executive producer of the 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show and produced The 2021 Oscars®. Visit for more company information.



James C. Tibbs