The first acts for the BET Awards in 2022 have been announced.
According to Billboard, Jack Harlow, Roddy Ricch, Chlöe Bailey, and Lizzo will perform at the 22nd annual event later this month. They’ll be joined by Latto, Ella Mai, Givon, Babyface, Chance the Rapper, Doechii, Fireboy DML, Joey Bada$$, Kirk Franklin, Maverick City Music, and Muni Long for “Culture’s Biggest Night.”
Chlöe will be making her first solo appearance at the BET Awards. She and her sister Halle performed as Chloe x Halle in 2020. For “Have Mercy,” Chlöe is up for four categories, including Best Female R&B/Pop Artist and Video of the Year.
When Harlow makes his BET Awards debut, he is expected to deliver a “First Class” performance. Harlow is nominated for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist. Lil Nas X, his “Industry Baby” collaborator, was left out of the nominees and expressed his displeasure on social media.
Sean “Diddy” Combs, who has had a three-decade career in the entertainment industry, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, as previously announced. Doja Cat is the front-runner with six nominations, including Album of the Year and Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, while Drake and Ari Lennox each have four.
The 2022 BET Awards, hosted by Taraji P. Henson, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.