Los Angeles (AP) — The BET Awards will return on Sunday with a live show where Doja Cat, Drake and Ari Lennox take the trophy. .. ..
Doja Cat will be the main candidate for the show with six people. The chart-top performers aim to be the best female R&B pop artist, the best female hip-hop artist, and the BETHer of her number one hit "Planet Her", the album of the year, "Woman". Her "Kiss Me More" with SZA was nominated for this year's video and the best collaboration.
Taraji P. Henson will host the show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Sean "Didi" Combs will receive her Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the highest honors at the ceremony. The music mogul is the founder of Bad Boy Records, has its own television network and fashion line, and has collaborated with a number of leading artists such as Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Blige, Usher and Lil to win three Grammy Awards. Has won the award once. Kim, Faith Evans, 112.
Drake and Ari Lennox are the second nominated acts, each with four nods. The three nominations are Baby Keem, Silk Sonic, Chloe Bailey, Future and H.E.R. Jazmine Sullivan, Ye (formerly Kanye West), Kendrick Lamar, Lil Baby, Mary J. Blige, Thames and several others.
Performers include Lil Wayne, Chance the Rapper, Elamai, Roddy Ricch, Rizzo and Kirk Franklin.
Winners in 19 categories, including film and sports awards, will be selected by BET's Voting Academy, which is made up of entertainment professionals and fans.