BET announced Academy Award®-nominated and Golden Globe®-winning actor, writer, director, producer, and philanthropist Taraji P. Henson will return to host the “BET AWARDS” LIVE from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

“BET AWARDS” 2022 airs LIVE on BET on Sunday, June 26 at 8 PM ET/PT.

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I am honored to return as the host of the BET Awards and share the stage with so many powerful and prolific artists; you can even say it is the ‘empire’ of Black Excellence,” said Taraji P. Henson.

Henson’s TPH Entertainment struck a deal with BET Studios.

The unprecedented studio venture launched in September 2021 is backed by the infrastructure and financing of BET and Paramount.

The goal of this venture is to produce original content for internal buyers, including Paramount+, SHOWTIME, CBS, Nickelodeon, BET+, and BET to name a few.

Also, BET Studios conducts placements programming on third-party platforms seeking content from rising Black creatives.

Last year the BET AWARDS was rated the top cable award show among all adults ranging from age 18-49.


Jesse Collins Entertainment is the production company.

Jesse Collins, Dionne Harmon and Jeannae Rouzan-Clay serving as Executive Producers.

Connie Orlando, EVP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy will oversee the annual show.

Jamal Noisette, VP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy to Co-Executive Produce for BET.

Kalum Vaughns

Freelance journalist, podcaster, entrepreneur, author and philanthropist.

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