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TRAILBLAZING HIP HOP AWARD SHOW, “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” 2022 RETURNS TO ATLANTA, GA FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
New York, NY August 18, 2021 – Today, BET announces the return of “BET Hip Hop Awards” to Atlanta, GA, on Friday, September 30, with the broadcast premiere airing Tuesday, October 4, at 9 PM ET/PT on BET. The annual celebration will bring together the hottest names in hip hop to pay homage to the best in hip hop culture. The BET “Hip Hop Awards” reigns as one of the top three cable award shows for Black viewers of 2021 (BET Awards (#1), Soul Train Awards (#2), and BET Hip Hop Awards (#3)* and ranks in the Top 10 for most social cable awards in the last 12 months.** The official “BET Hip Hop Awards” 2022 nominations, selected by a voting academy of esteemed music industry insiders, performers, and presenters are to be announced at a later date. BET will work closely with Fulton County to support community vaccination efforts and ensure adherence to COVID-19 protocols.
“From reflecting the diversity of self-expression to empowering and connecting communities to effect positive change at a global scale, hip hop continues to be an art form that dominates all aspects of culture,” said Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET. “We can’t wait to be back in Atlanta to bring hip hop’s luminaries together as we celebrate us authentically and apologetically. We have so many surprises in store!”
Connie Orlando, EVP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy will oversee the annual show and Co-Executive Produce for BET with Jamal Noisette, VP, Specials & Music Programming. Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment, to serve as Executive Producer of the 2022 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” along with Jesse Collins Entertainment’s Jeannae Rouzan–Clay and Dionne Harmon.
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About the “BET Hip Hop Awards” 2021
The 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” brought together some of the hottest names in music to celebrate Hip Hop’s biggest night. Hosted by comedy trifecta 85 South (Karlous Miller, DC Young Fly, and Chico Bean), the annual show delivered an unforgettable night of performances, cyphers, and tributes honoring hip-hop powerhouses.
Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion ruled the night by jointly snagging three wins each, including ‘Song of the Year,’ ‘Best Hip Hop Video’ and ‘Best Collaboration,’ for their smash hit “WAP.”
Tyler, The Creator, took home two wins for ‘Hip Hop Album of the Year’ and ‘Best Live Performer’ in addition to his “Rock the Bells Cultural Influence Award” presented by LL Cool J. Jay Z scored double wins in the “Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse” and “Impact Track” for his Nipsey Hussle collaboration “What It Feels Like.” Newcomer Bleu was crowned ‘Best New Hip Hop Artist’ while rap sensation Saweetie took home ‘Hustler of the Year.” Music icon Missy Elliott was voted ‘Video Director of the Year’ and ‘Lyricist of the Year’ went to J. Cole. UK rapper Little Simz took home the ‘Best International Flow’ award. Young Thug, Gunna, Bia, Lil Jon, Baby Keem, Latto, Tobe Nwigwe, Fat, Nell, Isaiah Rashad, Doechii, and Kal Banx blazed the stage with electrifying performances. “I Am Hip Hop Award” recipient Nelly closed out the show with a performance of his greatest hits, including “Country Grammar,” “Hot In Herre,” “Air Force Ones,” “Dilemma,” and “Grillz” with an appearance by Paul Wall and more.
The highly anticipated cyphers were hosted by DJ Hed and featured a bevy of emcees dropping hot sixteens including Grip, D Smoke, Smino, Tierra Whack, Rico Nasty, Sleepy Hallow, Erica Banks, Fivio Foreign, Toosii, Lakeyah, Kidd Kenn, and Symba. Presenters for the evening included a trio of Hip Hop powerhouses Trina, Remy Ma, and Rapsody.
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*Source: Nielsen (Live+SD) | 2021 Cable tentpole premieres | Ranked on Blk P18-49 average imps, home network only
**Source: Talkwalker Social Content Ratings, 9/1/21-8/16/22, Ranked by total social interactions across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, Linear social measurement.
BET, a unit of Paramount (NASDAQ: PARAA; PARA; PARAP), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African American audience. The primary BET channel is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, a growing BET festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.
ABOUT “BET HIP HOP AWARDS”
“BET Hip Hop Awards” is an annual celebration that pays homage to a culture that changed the world while highlighting the best in hip hop music. Year after year, BET delivers the best in hip hop for an unforgettable night of performances, cyphers and tributes honoring hip-hop legends that have and continue to make hip hop culture a global force.
ABOUT JESSE COLLINS ENTERTAINMENT
Founded in 2012, Jesse Collins Entertainment (JCE) is a full-service television and film production company that has played an integral role in producing many of television’s most memorable moments in music entertainment. The Emmy® nominated company has a multi-year overall agreement with ViacomCBS Cable Networks. On the theatrical film side, the company also has a first look on JCE’s film development projects which could include Viacom’s film entities such as Paramount Players. JCE’s award-winning and critically acclaimed television includes programming from its three divisions. From the scripted division: scripted series—Real Husbands of Hollywood, American Soul and miniseries—The New Edition Story and The Bobby Brown Story. From the unscripted division: unscripted series – Cardi Tries, My Killer Body with K. Michelle, DJ Cassidy’s Pass the Mic and Forward: The Future of Black Music, competition/game shows—Becoming A Popstar, Rhythm + Flow, Sunday Best, Hip Hop Squares and Nashville Squares, talk show – Face to Face with Becky G and children’s series—Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices (Emmy® Award winner). From the specials division: award shows—The American Music Awards, BET Awards, Soul Train Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, Black Girls Rock!, BET Honors, UNCF’s An Evening of Stars and ABFF Honors, specials—upcoming Martin: The Reunion, John Lewis: Celebrating A Hero, Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration, Change Together: From The March On Washington To Today, A GRAMMY Salute to the Sounds of Change, Stand Up for Heroes, Dear Mama, Amanda Seales: I Be Knowin’, Def Comedy Jam 25, Leslie Jones: Time Machine, The All-Star Nickmas Spectacular and Rip the Runway. Jesse Collins, Founder and CEO of JCE, is the executive producer of all programming. He is also an executive producer for the Grammy Awards, The American Music Awards and The Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. He also produced the 2021 Oscars.
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