BET Awards Return Sunday with Doja Cat as Leading Nominee

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FILE – Doja Cat performs at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on Sunday, April 24, 2022 in Indio, California. The BET Awards return on Sunday, June 26 with a live show where Doja Cat, Drake and Ari Lennox grab a few trophies. Doja Cat enters the show as the leading nominee with six. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

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The BET Awards return on Sunday with a live show where Doja Cat, Drake and Ari Lennox can win some trophies.

Doja Cat enters the show as the leading nominee with six. The top artist has been nominated for Best Female R&B Pop Artist, Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Album of the Year for her #1 hit “Planet Her” and BET Her for “Woman”. Her “Kiss Me More” with SZA has been nominated for Video of the Year and Best Collaboration.

Taraji P. Henson will host the show from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Sean “Diddy” Combs receives the Lifetime Achievement Award — one of the highest honors at the ceremony. The music mogul is the founder of Bad Boy Records, runs his own television network, fashion line and is a three-time Grammy winner who has worked with a slew of top artists, including Notorious BIG, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Lil Kim, Faith Evans and 112.

Drake and Ari Lennox are the second most nominated acts, with four nods each. Three nominations went to several others, including Baby Keem, Silk Sonic, Chloe Bailey, Future, HER, Jazmine Sullivan, Ye (formerly known as Kanye West), Kendrick Lamar, Lil Baby, Mary J. Blige and Tems.

Performers include Lil Wayne, Chance the Rapper, Ella Mai, Roddy Ricch, Lizzo and Kirk Franklin.

The winners in the 19 categories, including film and sports awards, will be selected by BET’s Voting Academy, made up of entertainment professionals and fans.