BET Awards 2023: Everything You Need to Know

BET Awards 2023: Everything You Need to Know

The BET Awards are back for another year of celebrating the best in Black entertainment, culture and social impact. The 2023 edition of the show promises to be bigger and better than ever, with a star-studded lineup of performers, presenters and honorees. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the BET Awards and what you can expect from this year’s event.

When and where are the BET Awards?

The BET Awards will air live on Sunday, June 25, 2023, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BET and BET Her. The show will also be simulcast on CBS, MTV, VH1, MTV2, Logo and Pop. The ceremony will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, with a limited live audience following COVID-19 safety protocols.

Who is hosting the BET Awards?

The host of the BET Awards 2023 is none other than the hilarious and talented Tiffany Haddish. The comedian and actress is no stranger to the BET family, having won two BET Awards herself for Best Actress and Best Comedic Performance. Haddish is also the first woman to host the show solo since Mo’Nique in 2004.

Who is performing at the BET Awards?

The BET Awards always deliver some of the most memorable performances of the year, and this year is no exception. The confirmed performers for the 2023 show include:

  • Beyoncé, who will perform a medley of songs from her upcoming album “B7” and receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Drake, who will perform his hit single “Laugh Now Cry Later” and debut a new song from his upcoming album “Certified Lover Boy”.
  • Megan Thee Stallion, who will perform her smash hit “Body” and join Cardi B for their collaboration “WAP”.
  • Lil Nas X, who will perform his viral sensation “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and premiere a new song from his debut album “Montero”.
  • Doja Cat, who will perform her chart-topping hit “Say So” and team up with SZA for their duet “Kiss Me More”.
  • Jazmine Sullivan, who will perform songs from her critically acclaimed album “Heaux Tales” and receive the Album of the Year Award.
  • H.E.R., who will perform her Oscar-winning song “Fight For You” from the film “Judas and the Black Messiah” and receive the Video of the Year Award for “Damage”.
  • And many more!

Who is nominated for the BET Awards?

The BET Awards honor the best in music, film, television, sports and social justice across 21 categories. The nominees for the 2023 show are:

  • Album of the Year: Jazmine Sullivan – “Heaux Tales”; Beyoncé – “Black Is King”; Nas – “King’s Disease”; Chloe x Halle – “Ungodly Hour”; The Weeknd – “After Hours”; Dua Lipa – “Future Nostalgia”.
  • Video of the Year: H.E.R. – “Damage”; Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”; Drake feat. Lil Durk – “Laugh Now Cry Later”; Beyoncé feat. Shatta Wale & Major Lazer – “Already”; Lil Nas X – “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”; Doja Cat feat. SZA – “Kiss Me More”.
  • Best Female R&B/Pop Artist: Beyoncé; Jazmine Sullivan; H.E.R.; SZA; Summer Walker; Doja Cat.
  • Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: The Weeknd; Chris Brown; Anderson .Paak; Giveon; Tank; Bruno Mars.
  • Best Female Hip Hop Artist: Megan Thee Stallion; Cardi B; Doja Cat; Saweetie; Nicki Minaj; Mulatto.
  • Best Male Hip Hop Artist: Drake; Lil Baby; DaBaby; Roddy Ricch; J. Cole; Kendrick Lamar.
  • Best New Artist: Giveon; Flo Milli; Jack Harlow; Pooh Shiesty; Coi Leray; 24kGoldn.
  • Best Group: Chloe x Halle; Migos; Silk Sonic; City Girls; Run The Jewels; Griselda.
  • Best Collaboration: Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”; Drake feat. Lil Durk – “Laugh Now Cry Later”; Doja Cat feat. SZA – “Kiss Me More”; Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé – “Savage (Remix)”; Pop Smoke feat. Lil Baby & DaBaby – “For The Night”; DJ Khaled feat. Drake – “Popstar”.
  • Best International Act: Burna Boy (Nigeria); Wizkid (Nigeria); Davido (Nigeria); Aya Nakamura (France); Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania); Master KG (South Africa); Tiwa Savage (Nigeria).
  • Viewer’s Choice Award: Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé – “Savage (Remix)”; Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”; Drake feat. Lil Durk – “Laugh Now Cry Later”; Lil Nas X – “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”; Doja Cat feat. SZA – “Kiss Me More”; Roddy Ricch – “The Box”.
  • And many more!

How can I vote for the BET Awards?

The voting for the BET Awards 2023 is open now until June 18, 2023. You can vote for your favorite nominees online at www.bet.com/betawards or on the BET NOW app. You can also vote on Twitter by using the hashtag #BETAWARDS and the name of the nominee. You can vote up to 10 times per day per category per platform.

How can I watch the BET Awards?

You can watch the BET Awards 2023 live on Sunday, June 25, 2023, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BET and BET Her. The show will also be simulcast on CBS, MTV, VH1, MTV2, Logo and Pop. You can also stream the show live on the BET NOW app or on www.bet.com/betawards with your TV provider login. You can also catch the red carpet pre-show, backstage interviews and exclusive performances on BET’s social media platforms.

The BET Awards 2023 are not to be missed, so mark your calendars and get ready for a night of Black excellence, entertainment and empowerment.

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