Credit score: Adedayo Kosoko
Greatest Feminine R&B/Pop Artist
Winner: Jazmine Sullivan
“Jazmine Sullivan has authored the sort of songbook that might kind the premise of a jukebox musical. Given the flexibility the R&B artist has displayed as a gospel-reared and stage-trained powerhouse vocalist, the manufacturing would require a big and exceptionally proficient ensemble to do proper by the supply materials.” (Full Artist Biography)
Credit score: Brian Ziff
Greatest Male R&B/Pop Artist
Winner: The Weeknd
“The Weeknd is the alias of other R&B enigma-turned-pop star Abel Tesfaye, whose aching accounts of emotionally and bodily poisonous indulgences have translated to multi-platinum gross sales and Grammy recognition. The singer and songwriter arrived in 2011 with three mixtapes providing morose ballads that appeared to don’t have any designs on mainstream attraction. Inside only some years, nonetheless, Tesfaye had scored quite a lot of High Ten pop hits.” (Full Artist Biography)
Credit score: Harper Smith
Winner: Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)
“Silk Sonic is a nostalgic soul outlet for born entertainers Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak. The pair made their collaborative debut as a singing duo in 2021 with the primary pop hit ‘Depart the Door Open,’ scored a High 20 single with the follow-up ‘Skate,’ and provided the full-length An Night with Silk Sonic that November.” (Full Artist Biography)
Winner: “Essence” – Wizkid Feat. Justin Bieber & Tems
Nigerian singer-songwriter Wizkid teamed up with fellow countrywoman Tems to put in writing and carry out “Essence,” a sensual Afrobeats piece on craving and want serving because the fourth single on the previous’s 2020 LP Made in Lagos. A remix with Justin Bieber got here out the next yr, peaking at #9 on the Billboard Scorching 100 and topping the U.S. Afrobeats Songs chart.
Greatest Feminine Hip Hop Artist
Winner: Megan Thee Stallion
“Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion’s sexually charged lyrics and nonstop confidence meet with a pop sheen that constantly delivers industrial hits. The rapper discovered native success shortly after she started performing in 2016, and the remainder of the world caught on shortly thereafter.” (Full Artist Biography)
Greatest Male Hip Hop Artist
Winner: Kendrick Lamar
“Indisputably essentially the most acclaimed rap artist of his technology, Kendrick Lamar is a kind of uncommon MCs who has achieved important and industrial success whereas incomes the respect and help of those that impressed him. After a number of years of improvement, Lamar hit his inventive and chart-topping stride within the 2010s. Good Child, M.A.A.D Metropolis (2012), the Grammy-winning To Pimp a Butterfly (2015), and the Grammy- and Pulitzer Prize-winning DAMN. (2017), his three correct major-label albums, have displayed an unmatched mixture of creative wordplay and compelling conceptual narratives, analyzing inner battle, flaunting success, and uplifting his group.” (Full Artist Biography)
This yr’s ceremony noticed two winners for Video of the 12 months. “Household Ties” is the debut official joint effort between cousins Child Keem and Kendrick Lamar (therefore its title) and seems on the previous’s first studio album The Melodic Blue. The music video, which premiered alongside the one, accommodates two “scenes,” one for every rapper’s section, and encompasses a visitor look by Normani.
“Smokin Out The Window” was launched because the third single from Silk Sonic‘s debut album An Night with Silk Sonic. The accompanying music video exhibits Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak wearing stylish fits and doing a clean efficiency on a fluorescent stage.
Video Director of the 12 months
Winner: Anderson .Paak
“Anderson .Paak’s profession was already trending upward when the exuberant singer, rapper, songwriter, producer, and drummer was showcased greater than every other vocalist on Dr. Dre‘s Compton. The fledgling artist had releases below the descriptive alias Breezy Lovejoy, plus Venice (2014), the primary in a sequence of prismatic albums with hybrids of up to date soul, funk, hip-hop, and left-field pop underpinning fantastical escapades and private reflections associated with a chopping humorousness.” (Full Artist Biography)
Credit score: Raphael The Cam Killa Simien
Greatest New Artist
“After successful a TV competitors as a teen, this Atlanta rapper rapidly signed a deal and began gaining consideration for her witty lyrics and easy fashion. Following the discharge of a number of mixtapes, Latto broke via to a wider viewers along with her 2019 anthem ‘B*tch from Da Souf‘ and her first correct studio album, 2020’s Queen of Da Souf. That document cracked the High 50 of the Billboard 200 and paved the way in which for her sophomore full-length, 2022’s 777.” (Full Artist Biography)
Album of the 12 months
Winner: An Night with Silk Sonic – Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)
“[Silk Sonic] was named by one other favourite, funk legend Bootsy Collins, who hosts An Night with Silk Sonic in anticipated cordial style on a handful of intros and featured appearances. The set must be left on repeat for not less than six rotations to actually fill a night — it is solely half an hour in size — however not one of the time is wasted…The duo’s playfulness right here verges on hammy at occasions — extra usually than on their solo recordings. The trade-off is that they push one another into new ranges of showmanship with out pandering to the viewers.” (Full Album Evaluation)
Dr. Bobby Jones Greatest Gospel/Inspirational Award
Winner: “We Win” – Lil Child x Kirk Franklin
Rapper Lil Child and gospel artist Kirk Franklin‘s “We Win” leads the 16-song soundtrack for the 2021 movie Area Jam: A New Legacy, the follow-up to the 1996 cult traditional. The pair had carried out the motivational quantity on the earlier yr’s BET Awards, the place Franklin notched a win in the identical class for “Robust God.” “We Win” stood atop Billboard’s Scorching Gospel Songs chart for 2 weeks and charted for 14 weeks, marking Lil Child’s gospel chart debut and Franklin’s eighth look.
BET Her Award
Winner: “Good Morning Attractive” – Mary J. Blige
The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul took dwelling the BET Her award, which spotlights music that helps and uplifts girls, for her tune “Good Morning Attractive.” Fortunate Daye, D’Mile, H.E.R, and Tiara Thomas helped write the one, which is featured on Blige‘s 2022 album of the identical identify.
Greatest Worldwide Act
Winner: Tems (Nigeria)
“Tems is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and producer whose considerate mix of other R&B and Afrobeat earned her worldwide consideration on the tail finish of the 2010s. After notching the 2019 hit ‘Strive Me,’ she started to appear on high-profile tracks like WizKid‘s ‘Essence‘ and Drake‘s ‘Fountains.’ Her first two EPs, 2020’s For Damaged Ears and 2021’s If Orange Was a Place, yielded her personal hits like ‘Damages‘ and ‘Discovered.’ (Full Artist Biography)
Discover the total record of winners and nominees right here.