Doja Cat has the most nominations for the upcoming BET Awards. The nominations list was revealed on Wednesday, showing the artist leading the likes of Drake and Ari Lennox, whom both received four nominations.
Doja Cat’s biggest nomination is for album of the year for her chart-topping album Planet Her. She was also nominated for best female R&B/pop artist alongside Lennox, Chlöe, H.E.R. Jazmine Sullivan, Mary J. Blige, and Summer Walker.
She also scooped up a nomination in the Hip Hop category for female hip-hop artist alongside co-nominees Cardi B, Latto, Megan Thee Stallion, Nicki Minaj, and Saweetie.
In the meantime, her Grammy-winning duet with SZA, “Kiss Me More,” is up for two nominations, video of the year, and best collaboration.
Doja Cat is also among the nominees for the BET Her award for the mega-hit, “Woman.” The other nominees in this category are Alicia Keys for “Best Of Me (Originals),” Mary J. Blige for “Good Morning Gorgeous,” Chlöe for “Have Mercy,” Ari Lennox’s “Pressure,” Jazmine Sullivan’s “Roster,” and “Unloyal,” by Summer Walker
As for Lennox, her other nomination is for video of the year, while Drake’s nods include best male hip-hop artist; best collaboration and video of the year for “Way 2 Sexy,” featuring Future and Young Thug; and album of the year for Certified Lover Boy.
As for Doja, it’s been a great year for the young artist with her Grammy win earlier this year and her 14 nominations at the recently held Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs).
At the BBMAs, Doja walked away with Top R&B Female Artist, Top R&B Artist, and Top Viral Song.
In the meantime, several artists picked up three nominations in their respective categories. These include Baby Keem, Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak), Chlöe, Future, H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Baby, Tems, and Mary J. Blige, who without surprise had her nominations in the music and TV/film categories.
According to the BET, nominees are selected by a Voting Academy comprising entertainment professionals in music, television, film, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, influencers, and creative arts.
BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST
Ari LennoxChlöeDoja CatH.E.R.Jazmine SullivanMary J. BligeSummer Walker
BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST
BlxstChris BrownGiveonLucky DayeThe WeekndWizkidYung Bleu
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak)Chlöe X HalleCity GirlsLil Baby & Lil DurkMigosYoung Dolph & Key Glock
Wizkid feat. Justin Bieber & Tems – “Essence”DJ Khaled fest. Lil Baby & Lil Durk – “Every Chance I Get”Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – “Family TiesDoja Cat feat. SZA – “Kiss Me More”Drake feat. Future & Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy”Bia feat. Nicki Minaj – “Whole Lotta Money (Remix)”
BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST
Cardi BDoja CatLattoMegan Thee StallionNicki MinajSaweetie
BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST
DrakeFutureJ. ColeJack HarlowKanye WestKendrick LamarLil Baby
Lil Baby McLaren
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – “Family Ties”Chlöe – “Have Mercy”Doja Cat feat. SZA – “Kiss Me More”Ari Lennox – “Pressure”Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) – “Smokin Out The Window”Drake feat. Future & Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy”
VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Anderson .Paak a.k.a. Director .PaakBenny BoomBeyoncé & Dikayl RimmaschDirector XHype WilliamsMissy Elliott
BEST NEW ARTIST
Baby KeemBenny the ButcherLattoMuni LongTemsYung Bleu
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) – An Evening with Silk SonicH.E.R. – Back of My MindTyler, the Creator – Call Me If You Get LostDrake – Certified Lover BoyKanye West – DondaJazmine Sullivan – Heaux Tales, Mo’ Tales: The DeluxeDoja Cat – Planet Her
DR. BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD
Marvin Sapp – “All In Your Hands”Kanye West – “Come to Life”Kelly Price – “Grace”Fred Hammond – “Hallelujah”H.E.R. & Tauren Wells – “Hold Us Together (Hope Mix)”Election Worship & Maverick City Music – “Jireh”Lil Baby X Kirk Franklin – “We Win”
Alicia Keys – “Best of Me (Originals)”Mary J. Blige – “Good Morning Gorgeous”Chlöe – “Have Mercy”Ari Lennox – “Pressure”Jazmine Sullivan – “Roster”Summer Walker & Ari Lennox – “Unloyal”Doja Cat – “Woman”
BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
Dave (UK)Dinos (France)Fally Ipupa (DRC)Fireboy DML (Nigeria)Little Simz (UK)Ludmilla (Brazil)Major League DJZ (South Africa)Tayc (France)Tems (Nigeria)
CandymanKing RichardRespectSpace Jam: A New LegacySummer of SoulThe Harder They Fall
Adrian Holmes – Bel AirAnthony Anderson – Black-ishDamson Idris – SnowfallDenzel Washington – The Tragedy of MacbethForest Whitaker – Respect / Godfather of HarlemJabari Banks – Bel AirSterling K. Brown – This Is UsWill Smith – King Richard
Aunjanue Ellis – King RichardCoco Jones – Bel AirIssa Rae – InsecureJennifer Hudson – RespectMary J. Blige – Power Book II: GhostQueen Latifah – The EqualizerQuinta Brunson – Abbott ElementaryRegina King – The Harder They FallZendaya – Euphoria / Spider-Man: No Way Home
Akira AkbarDemi SingletonMiles BrownSaniyya SidneyStorm Reid
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
Brittney GrinerCandace ParkerNaomi OsakaSerena WilliamsSha’Carri RichardsonSimone Biles
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
Aaron DonaldBubba WallaceGiannis AntetokounmpoJa MorantLeBron JamesStephen Curry