BET Awards

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BET Awards
Awarded forOutstanding achievements in the entertainment industry
CountryUnited States
Presented byBET
First awardedJune 19, 2001; 21 years ago (2001-06-19)
Websitehttp://www.bet.com/shows/bet-awards.html Edit this on Wikidata

The BET Awards is an American award show. It started in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network. The award celebrates African Americans and other American minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the previous year. The awards are presented each year. They are broadcast live on BET.

Award shows[change | change source]

# Date Host city Host
1st June 19, 2001 Las Vegas Steve Harvey and Cedric the Entertainer
2nd June 29, 2002 Los Angeles
3rd June 24, 2003 Mo'Nique
4th June 29, 2004
5th June 28, 2005 Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
6th June 27, 2006 Shrine Auditorium Damon Wayans
7th June 26, 2007 Mo'Nique
8th June 24, 2008 D. L. Hughley
9th June 28, 2009 Jamie Foxx
10th June 27, 2010 Queen Latifah
11th June 26, 2011 Kevin Hart
12th July 1, 2012 Samuel L. Jackson
13th June 30, 2013 Microsoft Theater Chris Tucker
14th June 29, 2014 Chris Rock
15th June 28, 2015 Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross
16th June 26, 2016
17th June 25, 2017 Leslie Jones
18th June 24, 2018 Jamie Foxx
19th June 23, 2019 Regina Hall
20th June 28, 2020 Virtual show Amanda Seales
21st June 27, 2021 Microsoft Theater Los Angeles Taraji P. Henson
22nd[1] June 26, 2022

Most nominated and winning artists[change | change source]

Most wins (as of 2021)[2]

Rank 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Artist Beyoncé Chris Brown Drake Nicki Minaj & Serena Williams Lil Wayne
Total wins 33 (with Destiny's Child and The Carters) 18 15 12 11

Most nominations (as of 2017) This is a list of multiple nominated performers, athletes & actors with 5 or more career nominations. Beyoncé is currently the most nominated performer with 75 nominations, solo and with Destiny's Child.[source?]

75 nominations

51 nominations

  • Drake 46 solo; 5 w/ Young Money

51 nominations

35 nominations

  • Jay Z 30 solo; 5 w/ Watch The Throne

33 nominations

31 nominations

23 nominations

21 nominations

19 nominations

18 nominations

17 nominations

16 nominations

15 nominations

14 nominations

13 nominations

12 nominations

11 nominations

10 nominations

9 nominations

8 nominations

7 nominations

6 nominations

5 nominations

References[change | change source]

  1. "Powerhouse Entertainer Taraji P. Henson Returns to Host Culture's Biggest Night "BET Awards" 2022" (Press release). BET. May 5, 2022 – via The Futon Critic.
  2. "Watch The Throne: 5 Artists with the Most BET Awards Ever". BET.com. Retrieved 2020-10-25.

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