BET REVEALS “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” 2022 CYPHER TALENT AND DIGITAL OFFERINGS





BET REVEALS “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” 2022 CYPHER TALENT AND DIGITAL OFFERINGS ACROSS PLATFORMS
09/29/22

ARMANI CAESAR, BABY TATE, BIG BOSS VETTE, DEETRANADA, GUAPDAD 4000, KENTHEMAN, JAYSON CASH, NANA, NAVELLE HICE, OT THE REAL, RAY VAUGHN, REUBEN VINCENT, SA-ROC, SAUCE WALKA, TOPAZ JONES,

AND YUNG POODA JOIN THIS YEAR’S EPIC LINEAR AND SOCIAL CYPHERS

BET DIGITAL BRINGS THE HEAT TO “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” 2022 WITH THE ULTIMATE DIGITAL EXPERIENCE ACROSS PLATFORMS

“BET HIP HOP AWARDS” 2022 PREMIERES TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4 AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET

NEW YORK, September 29, 2021 – Today, BET announced Baby Tate, Big Boss Vette, Deetranada, Guapdad 4000, Jayson Cash, Ray Vaughn, Reuben Vincent, Sa-Roc, Sauce Walka and Topaz Jones as this year’s on-air cypher talent for “BET Hip Hop Awards.” The show will also unleash a digital-exclusive cypher featuring rising stars Armani Caesar, Kentheman, Nana, Navelle Hice, OT The Real, Yung Pooda, and several social cypher surprises that will compliment the on-air tentpole event. Additionally, BET is expanding its digital programming to bring fans the ultimate hip hop experience leading up to, during and post “BET Hip Hop Awards” 2022, with the premiere of hit series “Rate The Bars” Season 6 and the debut of two new originals, “A Series of Firsts” and “Finish This.” For the first-ever acclaimed podcast “Million Dollaz Worth of Game,” and DJ Envy will host the Nissan Digital Twitter Pre-Show for the second year in a row, interviewing luminaries and celebrated artists on the Red Carpet.

BET Social media channels will also bring you exclusive, and behind-the-scenes content in real-time; including the first-ever #RedCarpetMoment Spotlight Challenge brought to you by BET Social and Snapchat.

Viewers can visit the official site at BET.com/HipHopAwards, to get up-to-date info on this year’s trailblazing “BET Hip Hop Awards,” take a look back on past awards and peer into the future with hot new original digital series and offerings, including:

Original Digital Programming

Season 6 of “Rate The Bars” streams new episodes every Thursday on the BET official YouTube Channel – Fivio Foreign, Millyz, Kalan FrFr, and Big Boss Vette kick off the sixth season of hit hip hop series “Rate The Bars.” Rappers read anonymous verses from their contemporaries, old school MCs and newer artists, grading them on a scale of zero to five while offering thoughts on the craft behind great lyrics. Fivio Foreign appears in the premiere episode where he rates the bars of a wide range of artists. Watch and share the premiere episode featuring Fivio Foreign here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eze8Qu_0dyE

“A Series of Firsts” launches next week on the BET official YouTube Channel – In “A Series of Firsts,” rappers will share their personal stories reminiscing about their first hip hop concert, the first album they purchased, when they first fell in love with the artform, their first fan/stan moment, or the first time they heard their music played in public. “BET Hip Hop Awards” 2022 host Fat Joe, Jim Jones, Fivio Foreign, and DDG will reveal all when the series premieres next week on the BET official YouTube Channel.

“Finish This”launches Sunday, October 2 on the BET official YouTube Channel – “Finish This” is a mash-up of BET Digital’s ‘Watch & React’ and “Don’t Forget the Lyrics” in celebration of “Pass The Mic.” The new original series asks celebrity contestants to watch popular “Pass The Mic” episodes and are tasked with correctly finishing the lyric/ bar. Correctly finishing the song earns a great score and ultimate bragging rights. “Finish This: Jim Jones” premieres Sunday, October 2 on the BET official YouTube channel.

“BET Hip Hop Awards” Red Carpet:

Rapper/actor @GillieDaKing and social media influencer/disruptor @Wallo267 of the popular podcast ‘The Million Dollaz Worth of Game’ will host the BET Digital red carpet show, bringing you exclusive interviews from the carpet. Additionally, legendary rapper and ventriloquist Twista and sidekick Lil Twista will also bring you the latest from hip hop’s hottest talent. DJ Envy also returns to bring you all the buzz from the carpet.

On BET Social:

Hip Hop Awards Water Challenge: Influencer Chaz Bruce went viral in a game to finish popular Hip Hop lyrics where their knowledge will be put to the test. If the player can’t finish the lyrics, they’ll face the consequences of being dunked in a pool.

Ladies’ Room: The ladies are dominating hip hop right now! Female MCs will come together to discuss the current state of hip hop, from politics, women’s empowerment, to what it takes to be a woman in the game today. Get ready to take some notes!

#RedCarpetMoment Spotlight: BET and Snapchat have teamed up for the first-ever #RedCarpetMoment Spotlight Challenge, hosted by BET Hip Hop Awards with Fat Joe. Starting today through October 4th, Snapchatters have the chance to win a share of $10,000 USD by going to the Spotlight Trending Page and submitting a video using the “Green Screen” feature showing off their red carpet look! The top Snap will receive $5,000; with $3,000 and $2,000 for 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Spotlight is Snapchat’s in-app entertainment platform for UGC.

Animated Montage: As we get ready for the “BET Hip Hop Awards,” prepare to go down memory lane with animated videos highlighting some of the most iconic moments in the show’s history.

Join the conversation on social media by using hashtag: #HipHopAwards across platforms.

About BET

BET, a subsidiary of Paramount Global, is the leading provider of premium entertainment, music, news, digital and public affairs content for Black audiences worldwide. BET linear is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is one of the most well-known Black consumer brands worldwide, with multi-platform business extensions including BET Studios, an unprecedented studio venture that offers equity ownership for Black content creators; BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET Digital, including BET’s wide reaching social platforms and 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, BET events and experience business; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.



THE GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS RETURN TO NBC ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 10





THE GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS RETURN TO NBC ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2023 FOR LANDMARK 80TH ANNIVERSARY

Nominations Will Be Unveiled on December 12, 2022

LOS ANGELES — September 20, 2022 — The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), dick clark productions (dcp) and NBC today announced the Golden Globe Awards will air live coast-to-coast on NBC and Peacock on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT.

The Golden Globe Awards are viewed in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. It is one of the few awards ceremonies to recognize both motion picture and television achievements. NBC has a long-standing history of broadcasting the Golden Globe Awards and will be televising this year’s show as part of a one-year agreement, which allows the HFPA and dcp to explore new opportunities for domestic and global distribution across a variety of platforms in the future.

“We recognize the HFPA’s commitment to ongoing change and look forward to welcoming back the Golden Globes to NBC for its landmark 80th Anniversary in January 2023,” said Frances Berwick, Chairman, Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.

“We are thrilled to announce the return of the Golden Globe Awards on NBC and to hosting the ‘Party of the Year’ for audiences around the world who have been waiting for its return,” said Helen Hoehne, President of the HFPA. “It’s great to be back at the Beverly Hilton for the must-see celebration recognizing the best in film and television. The HFPA remains committed to important changes and supporting programs which prioritize diversity, inclusion, and transparency. See you on January 10!”

The HFPA recently announced the introduction of 103 new voters to its ranks, marking the first time voters based outside of the U.S. have been added to the voting pool. This diverse voting body is now represented by 62 different countries. Combined with the current HFPA membership, the total Golden Globe Awards voting body is now 52% female, 51.5% racially and ethnically diverse, with 19.5% Latinx, 12% Asian, 10% Black and 10% Middle Eastern.

Proceeds from the broadcast provide funding for the HFPA’s philanthropy and charitable giving programs. This year, the HFPA awarded more than $4.5 million to 93 programs and organizations.

These donations support a diverse range of nonprofit organizations that help underserved communities and programs, as well as universities and colleges. In addition, the grants support film restoration projects both in the United States and overseas, as well as journalism programs that provide aid and assistance to journalists across the globe.

“We have seen first-hand the dedication of the HFPA as it continues to modernize and act on its important mission,” said Adam Stotsky, President of dcp. “We’re excited to produce the show that kicks off award season, supports so many here in Los Angeles, and impacts artists across the globe.”

Listed below is the timetable for the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards:

Monday, November 7, 2022: Deadline for Motion Picture and Television Submissions
Monday, December 12, 2022: Nominations Announced
Tuesday, January 10, 2023: Live Broadcast of the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards

ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) was founded in 1943 – then known as the Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association – by a group of entertainment journalists based in Los Angeles. During World War II, the non-profit organization established a cultural bridge between Tinseltown and millions around the world seeking an escape and inspiration through entertainment. The HFPA continues to do so today with a membership representing more than 55 countries. Since 1944, the group has hosted the annual Golden Globe Awards – the premier ceremony which honors achievements in both television and film. The licensing fees from the Golden Globe® Awards has enabled the organization to donate more than $50 million to more than 70 entertainment-related charities, film restoration, scholarship programs and humanitarian efforts over the last three decades. Its efforts include support for diversity programs in partnership with advocacy groups promoting greater access in Hollywood aimed at underserved communities. For more information, please visit www.GoldenGlobes.com and follow us on Twitter (@GoldenGlobes), Facebook (www.facebook.com/GoldenGlobes), Instagram (@GoldenGlobes), and in Spanish on Twitter (@globosdeoro), and Facebook (www.facebook.com/globosdeoropaginaoficial).

ABOUT DCP
dick clark productions is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” and the “Streamy Awards.” dick clark productions owns one of the world’s most extensive and unique entertainment archive libraries with more than 60 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming.

ABOUT NBC
NBC’s 2022-23 drama slate is highlighted by the trifecta of “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago Med” and “Chicago P.D.”; the Thursday trio of mothership “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: SVU” and “Law & Order: Organized Crime”; and second-year hit “La Brea.” The reimagined “Quantum Leap” starring Raymond Lee, launches this fall. The comedy lineup includes new series “Lopez vs. Lopez” and the updated “Night Court.” Returning to NBC this season will be comedy favorites “Young Rock,” “American Auto” and “Grand Crew.” Unscripted series include four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition hit “The Voice,” perennial #1 most-watched summer series “America’s Got Talent,” athletic showcase “American Ninja Warrior” and recent hit “Password.” In late night, NBC regularly delivers #1 broadcast results with “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” which recently earned its first Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Variety Talk Series, and the iconic franchise “Saturday Night Live.”



The ‘2022 American Music Awards’ Returns Sunday, Nov. 20





The ‘2022 American Music Awards’ Returns Sunday, Nov. 20, Live on ABC From the Microsoft Theater
Emmy®-Winning Producer Jesse Collins To Return as Executive Producer and Showrunner

Nominations Will Be Announced Oct. 13, 2022

dick clark productions and ABC today announced the world’s largest fan-voted award show, the “2022 American Music Awards” (AMAs), will air live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on SUNDAY, NOV. 20, at 8:00 p.m. EST/PST. Emmy®-winning producer Jesse Collins will return as showrunner and executive producer along with Jesse Collins Entertainment’s Emmy-winning executive producer Dionne Harmon, Emmy-nominated executive producer Jeannae Rouzan-Clay, and longtime American Music Awards producer Larry Klein for the showcase of global superstars and the hottest genre-spanning performances.

The AMAs celebrate the year’s top achievements in music determined by the fans, for the fans. Last year’s show stands as the most social telecast of 2021 with 46.5 million interactions, emphasizing the role fans play in the annual event. The live event spectacular promises to deliver a vibrant night of nonstop music featuring memorable pop-culture moments, a powerful lineup including first-time collaborations and exclusive world premiere performances from music’s biggest names – from pop to rap, R&B to country, Latin to K-Pop – and more. The “2022 American Music Awards” marks the 50th show for the franchise, which was conceived by Dick Clark in 1974.

Nominations will be announced Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022.

The “2022 American Music Awards” winners are voted entirely by fans. Nominees are based on key fan interactions – as reflected on the Billboard charts – including streaming, album sales, song sales and radio airplay.

The “2022 American Music Awards” are produced by dick clark productions and Jesse Collins Entertainment. For the latest AMA news, exclusive content and more, follow the AMAs on social (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat and YouTube), online at theamas.com and ABC.com, and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #AMAs.

Tickets for the “2022 American Music Awards” will go on sale to the general public on Friday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m. PDT on AXS.com.

ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS
dick clark productions is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” and the “Streamy Awards.” dick clark productions owns one of the world’s most extensive and unique entertainment archive libraries with more than 60 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming.

ABOUT ABC ENTERTAINMENT
ABC Entertainment’s compelling programming includes “Grey’s Anatomy,” the longest-running medical drama in primetime television; ratings juggernaut “The Bachelor” franchise; riveting dramas “Big Sky,” “The Good Doctor,” “A Million Little Things,” “The Rookie” and “Station 19”; trailblazing comedies “Abbott Elementary,” “The Conners,” “The Goldbergs,” “Home Economics” and “The Wonder Years”; popular game shows, including “The $100,000 Pyramid,” “Celebrity Family Feud,” “The Chase,” “Press Your Luck” and “To Tell the Truth”; star-making sensation “American Idol”; “Judge Steve Harvey,” the network’s strongest unscripted series debut in a year; reality phenomenon “Shark Tank”; family favorites “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and “Holey Moley”; “General Hospital,” which heads into its milestone 60th season on the network; and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”; as well as the critically acclaimed, Emmy®Award-winning “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” specials. The network also boasts some of television’s most prestigious awards shows, including “The Oscars®,” “The CMA Awards” and the “American Music Awards.”

ABC programming can also be viewed on Hulu.

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® winning company has a multi-year overall agreement with ViacomCBS Cable Networks. On the 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—The Super Bowl Halftime Show, CNN’s Juneteenth: A Global Celebration of Freedom, 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. Emmy® winner Jesse Collins, Founder and CEO, is the executive producer of all programming. He is also an executive producer for the Grammy Awards. He produced the 2021 Oscars.



Apple’s Global Phenomenon “Ted Lasso” Joins Ranks of the Most Celebrated Comedies





Apple’s Global Phenomenon “Ted Lasso” Joins Ranks of the Most Celebrated Comedies in History with Back-to-Back Emmy Wins for Outstanding Comedy Series at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards
“Carpool Karaoke: The Series,” “Severance,” “Schmigadoon!,” and “Home Before Dark” also took home awards.
[via press release from Apple]
Apple’s global phenomenon “Ted Lasso” joins ranks of the most celebrated comedies in history with back-to-back Emmy wins for Outstanding Comedy Series at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards

“Ted Lasso” once again becomes the most Emmy Award-winning comedy

Apple TV+ lands nine Emmys total, including four wins for “Ted Lasso,” and honors for “Carpool Karaoke: The Series,” “Severance,” “Schmigadoon!,” and “Home Before Dark”

CULVER CITY, Calif. — At the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, the beloved Apple TV+ hit series “Ted Lasso” joined the ranks of comedy legends with its win for Outstanding Comedy Series for its first and second seasons, becoming only the eighth series in the genre in 74 years of Emmy history to do so. The second season of “Ted Lasso” also became the most Emmy-winning comedy for the second year in a row with four total wins, including Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Jason Sudeikis), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Brett Goldstein), and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (MJ Delaney).

Apple’s “Ted Lasso” now joins the ranks of only seven other comedy series in history that have landed Outstanding Comedy Series wins in their first two years: “Modern Family,” “30 Rock,” “Frasier,” “The Golden Girls,” “Cheers,” “All in the Family” and “The Phil Silvers Show.”

“We’re so grateful and humbled to see ‘Ted Lasso’ honored with back-to-back wins for best comedy as audiences around the world continue to love the show and these characters as much as we do,” said Zack Van Amburg, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. “It has been such an honor for all of us at Apple to collaborate with the exceptionally gifted cast and creative team to bring this heartwarming, hilarious, and kind series to the screen. We sincerely thank the Television Academy for recognizing the show and appreciate everyone for believing.”

“It is incredibly rewarding to see ‘Ted Lasso’ join the ranks of legendary comedies with best comedy wins for its first two seasons,” said Jamie Erlicht, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. “We send our warmest congratulations to everyone on the cast and crew, and to Jason, Brett, and MJ for their individual Emmy Awards. We thank the Television Academy and also our spectacular teams who have worked tirelessly to bring this very special series to viewers across the globe.”

In total, Apple TV+ landed nine Emmy Awards this year, including five Creative Arts Emmy Awards with “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” earning the top honor for Outstanding Short Form Comedy, its fifth win in a row; celebrated Best Drama Series nominee “Severance” making its Emmy debut with two wins including Outstanding Music Composition for a Series and Outstanding Main Title Design; Apple’s critically acclaimed “Schmigadoon!” winning Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics; and dramatic mystery series “Home Before Dark” landing the previously announced juried award for Outstanding Motion Design.

In addition to this year’s honors for the sophomore season of “Ted Lasso,” the first season of the series also made history at last year’s 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards as the most-nominated freshman comedy series in history, nabbing seven awards in total, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Jason Sudeikis), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Brett Goldstein), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Hannah Waddingham), Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour), Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series.

Apple Original series, films, and documentaries have now been honored with 275 wins and 1,152 award nominations and counting, including this year’s historic win at the Oscars as “CODA” took home Best Picture and made Apple the first streamer to win the category.

In 2022, Apple scored nine Primetime Emmy Awards in the following categories:

“Ted Lasso”

Outstanding Comedy Series

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jason Sudeikis

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Brett Goldstein

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: MJ Delaney

“Severance”

Outstanding Comedy Series Outstanding Main Title Design

Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)

“Carpool Karaoke: The Series”

Outstanding Short Form Comedy, Drama or Variety Series

“Schmigadoon!”

Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics

“Home Before Dark”

Outstanding Motion Design

“Carpool Karaoke: The Series”

Each episode of “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” features celebrities sharing a car, singing along to their personal playlists, and embarking on adventures. Season five kicks off with Simu Liu and Jessica Henwick; “The White Lotus” costars Murray Bartlett, Alexandra Daddario and Sydney Sweeney; Anitta and Saweetie; Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott, who first met on “Carpool Karaoke”; the stars of All Elite Wrestling; and the D’Amelio family.

“Carpool Karaoke: The Series,” which has won an Emmy for each of its previous four seasons, along with multiple Producers Guild Awards and a Critics Choice Award, is produced for Apple by CBS Studios and Fulwell 73 Productions, with executive producers James Corden, Eric Pankowski, and Ben Winston.

“Home Before Dark”

“Home Before Dark” is a dramatic mystery series inspired by the reporting of a young investigative journalist, Hilde Lysiak. Directed and executive produced by Jon M. Chu, the series follows a young girl named Hilde (played by Brooklynn Prince) who moves from the city of Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father left behind. While there, her dogged pursuit of the truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, tried hard to bury.

The series is executive produced by showrunner Dana Fox, Jon M. Chu, Joy Gorman Wettels, Howard Deutch, Dara Resnik, Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner, and Sharlene Martin. It was co-created by Dana Fox and Dara Resnik. The cast includes: Brooklynn Prince, Jim Sturgess, Abby Miller, Kylie Rogers, Aziza Scott, Michael Weston, Joelle Carter, Jibrail Nantambu, Deric McCabe and Rio Mangini.

“Schmigadoon!”

A parody of iconic musicals, “Schmigadoon!” is a new musical comedy series starring Emmy Award nominee Cecily Strong and Emmy Award winner Keegan-Michael Key as a couple on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship when they discover a magical town in which everyone is living in a studio musical from the 1940s. They then discover that they can’t leave until they find “true love.”

The series hails from Broadway Video and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, “Schmigadoon!” is co-created by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Paul serves as showrunner and wrote all of the original songs for the series. Robert Luketic directs and co-executive produces. Lorne Michaels and Andrew Singer serve as executive producers, Micah Frank serves as co-executive producer, and star Cecily Strong and Caroline Maroney serve as producers.

“Severance”

In “Severance,” Mark Scout (Adam Scott) leads a team at Lumon Industries, whose employees have undergone a severance procedure, which surgically divides their memories between their work and personal lives. This daring experiment in “work-life balance” is called into question as Mark finds himself at the center of an unraveling mystery that will force him to confront the true nature of his work… and of himself.

“Severance” is written and created by Dan Erickson. Mark Friedman, Chris Black, John Cameron, and Andrew Colville are executive producers alongside Erickson. Ben Stiller, Nicky Weinstock, and Jackie Cohn executive produce through Red Hour Productions, and both Patricia Arquette and Adam Scott serve as producers. Endeavor Content serves as the studio.

“Ted Lasso”

Jason Sudeikis is Ted Lasso, an American football coach hired to manage a British soccer team – despite having no experience. But what he lacks in knowledge, he makes up for with optimism, underdog determination – and biscuits. The widely acclaimed series also stars Hannah Waddingham, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift, Juno Temple, Brett Goldstein, Phil Dunster, and Nick Mohammed.

In addition to starring, Sudeikis serves as executive producer, alongside Bill Lawrence via his Doozer Productions, in association with Warner Bros. and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. Doozer’s Jeff Ingold also serves as an executive producer, with Liza Katzer as co-executive producer. The series was developed by Sudeikis, Lawrence, Brendan Hunt, and Joe Kelly, and is based on the preexisting format and characters from NBC Sports.

About Apple TV+

Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app in over 100 countries and regions, on over 1 billion screens, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, popular smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony, VIZIO, TCL and others, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices, Chromecast with Google TV, PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles, and at tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.



Warner Bros. Television’s “Ted Lasso” Wins Four Emmy Awards





Warner Bros. Television’s “Ted Lasso” Wins Four Emmy Awards, Including Outstanding Comedy Series for the Second Year in a Row
Plus: “Abbott Elementary” made the grade with three Emmys total, including Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for creator/star Quinta Brunson and Outstanding Supporting Actress for Sheryl Lee Ralph this evening.
[via press release from Warner Bros. Discovery]
WARNER BROS. TELEVISION’S “TED LASSO” WINS FOUR EMMY(R) AWARDS, INCLUDING OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

“ABBOTT ELEMENTARY” WINS THREE EMMYS, INCLUDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES FOR QUINTA BRUNSON AND SUPPORTING ACTRESS FOR SHERYL LEE RALPH

BURBANK, Calif. (September 12, 2022) – Goooaaalll! Warner Bros. Television’s Ted Lasso once again took top honors at the 74th Emmy Awards, with the global hit comedy winning four Emmys tonight, including Outstanding Comedy Series for the second year in a row. And WBTV’s Abbott Elementary made the grade with three Emmys total, including Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for creator/star Quinta Brunson and Outstanding Supporting Actress for Sheryl Lee Ralph this evening.

Topline highlights include:

· Ted Lasso means (repeat) business. For the second year in a row, Ted Lasso scored the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, Jason Sudeikis won once again for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, and Brett Goldstein again took home the trophy for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. And MJ Delaney won her first Emmy for Directing.

· With her win for Writing for a Comedy Series, Abbott Elementary’s Quinta Brunson becomes only the second Black woman in television history to be honored in this category, after Lena Waithe in 2017 for Master of None.

· And with her win for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Abbott Elementary’s Sheryl Lee Ralph received her first Emmy in her distinguished 45-year career. Sheryl becomes only the second Black woman in television history to be honored in this category and the first in 35 years, since Jackée Harry in 1987 for 227.

Warner Bros. Television Group Chairman Channing Dungey said: “We are thrilled for the Ted Lasso team on their richly deserved Emmy wins, including Outstanding Comedy Series. Through their brilliant storytelling, they continue to entertain and inspire viewers all over the world. Ted Lasso is a special show, and we are so incredibly fortunate to be a part of making the world ‘Believe.'”

Dungey continued: “And we are also incredibly excited for Quinta Brunson, winner for comedy writing tonight. With Abbott Elementary, Quinta shines a spotlight on a group of everyday heroes working at a public school, while never missing a single comedic beat. And last but certainly not least, what can you say about the incomparable Sheryl Lee Ralph?! I am overjoyed that the Television Academy has recognized Sheryl with her first Emmy Award tonight. Her portrayal of Barbara Howard in Abbott Elementary was an instant classic in a career full of indelible performances. We are so thankful that she is part of the incredible Abbott Elementary ensemble, and we look forward to going back to school with them next week.”

Following is a complete list of Warner Bros. Television Group winners at the 2022 Emmy Awards:

TED LASSO (WBTV for Apple TV+): 4 Wins

· Outstanding Comedy Series

· Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jason Sudeikis

· Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Brett Goldstein

· Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: MJ Delaney

ABBOTT ELEMENTARY (WBTV and 20th Television for ABC): 3 Wins

· Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Quinta Brunson

· Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Sheryl Lee Ralph

· Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series

THE VOICE (Warner Bros. Unscripted Television for NBC): 1 Win

· Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Series

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The Walt Disney Company Earns 26 Primetime Emmy® Awards Across 16 Titles





The Walt Disney Company Earns 26 Primetime Emmy® Awards Across 16 Titles, Including 22 Creative Arts Wins
Hulu Originals Scores 10 Wins, Tying Its Previous Record, Including Lead Actress and Lead Actor Nods

Disney+ Garners Nine Wins Across Five Titles

Disney+’s ‘Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers’ Becomes First Animated Film to Win Outstanding Television Movie and ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Sweeps All Its Categories

The Walt Disney Company has won 26 Primetime Emmy® Awards across its content brands and studios, including ABC Entertainment, Disney+, Disney Television Studios’ 20th Television and ABC Signature, FX, FX Productions, Hulu Originals, Lucasfilm Ltd., Marvel Studios, National Geographic Content, Searchlight Television and Walt Disney Studios. Combined with last weekend’s Creative Arts Emmy wins and tonight’s broadcast, Disney’s streaming platforms earned a total of 19 wins, with Hulu and Disney+ receiving 10 and nine awards, respectively; and Disney Television Studios earned a total of 12 wins.

Disney+ and Walt Disney Studios’ “The Beatles: Get Back” swept all its nominated categories, including Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series; and the Disney+ Original “Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers” was named Outstanding Television Movie – the first best program win for the streamer and the first-time ever that an animated film has won in the category.

Hulu Originals tied its previous record and landed 10 wins again this year, with special firsts for Amanda Seyfried, who secured the Lead Actress win in Hulu, 20th Television and Searchlight Television’s “The Dropout”; Michael Keaton, who won for Lead Actor in Hulu and 20th Television’s “Dopesick”; and Nathan Lane, who celebrated his Guest Actor nod in Hulu and 20th Television’s “Only Murders in the Building,” the most-watched comedy series in the streamer’s history to date.

ABC and 20th Television’s freshman hit series “Abbott Elementary” garnered wins including executive producer, creator and star Quinta Brunson for Writing for a Comedy Series and Sheryl Lee Ralph for Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series.

A complete list of all The Walt Disney Company wins follows below.

2022 PRIMETIME EMMY AWARD WINS

The Beatles: Get Back (Disney+)
5 Wins

Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series
Outstanding Directing For A Documentary/Nonfiction Program — “Part 3: Days 17-22”
Outstanding Picture Editing For A Nonfiction Program — “Part 3: Days 17-22”
Outstanding Sound Editing For A Nonfiction Or Reality Program (Single Or Multi-Camera) — “Part 3: Days 17-22”
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Nonfiction Or Reality Program (Single or Multi-Camera) — “Part 3: Days 17-22”
Abbott Elementary (ABC / 20th Television)
3 Wins

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series — Sheryl Lee Ralph
Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series — Quinta Brunson
Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series
Only Murders in the Building (Hulu / 20th Television)
3 Wins

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series — Nathan Lane
Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half-Hour) — “True Crime”
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation — “The Boy From 6B”
Dopesick (Hulu / 20th Television)
2 Wins

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie — Michael Keaton
Outstanding Cinematography For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie — “Breakthrough Pain”
How I Met Your Father (Hulu / 20th Television)
2 Wins

Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series – “Pilot”
Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series — “Timing is Everything”
Atlanta (FX / FX Productions)
1 Win

Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour) — “Three Slaps”
The Book of Boba Fett (Disney+ / Lucasfilm Ltd.)
1 Win

Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Season Or A Movie
Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers (Disney+ / Walt Disney Studios)
1 Win

Outstanding Television Movie
The Dropout (Hulu / 20th Television / Searchlight Television)
1 Win

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie — Amanda Seyfried
The Great (Hulu)
1 Win

Outstanding Period Costumes — “Five Days”
Impeachment: American Crime Story (FX / 20th Television / FX Productions)
1 Win

Outstanding Contemporary Hairstyling — “The Assassination Of Monica Lewinsky”
Life Below Zero (National Geographic)
1 Win

Outstanding Cinematography For A Reality Program — “Fire In The Sky”
Moon Knight (Disney+ / Marvel Studios)
1 Win

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Limited Or Anthology Series, Movie Or Special — “Gods and Monsters”
Pam & Tommy (Hulu)
1 Win

Outstanding Period And/Or Character Makeup (Non-Prosthetic) — “Jane Fonda”
What If…? (Disney+ / Marvel Studios)
1 Win

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance — Chadwick Boseman
What We Do in the Shadows (FX / FX Productions)
1 Win

Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes — “The Wellness Center”



DRAKE LEADS “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” 2022 WITH 14 NOMINATIONS





DRAKE LEADS “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” 2022 WITH 14 NOMINATIONS, FOLLOWED CLOSELY BY KANYE WEST WITH 10 NOMINATIONS, AND KENDRICK LAMAR WITH NINE NODS
09/12/22

OTHER TOP NOMINEES INCLUDE FUTURE WITH EIGHT NOMINATIONS, FOLLOWED BY BABY KEEM, CARDI B, AND J. COLE WITH SIX NODS EACH

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New York, NY – September 12, 2022 – Today, BET announced the nominees for the 17th annual “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” 2022 honoring the past year in hip hop music across 17 categories, selected by a voting academy of esteemed music industry insiders. Hosted by Grammy®-nominated recording artist, actor, entrepreneur, and media personality Fat Joe the “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” 2022, will tape from the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA, on Friday, September 30 and will premiere Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at 9 PM ET/PT on BET.

Certified Lover Boy Drake leads this year’s nominations with an impressive 14 nods including ‘Best Live Performer,’ ‘Lyricist of the Year,’ ‘Hip Hop Album of the Year,’ ‘Hip Hop Artist of the Year,’ ‘Hustler of the Year,’ twice for ‘Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse,’ three for ‘Best Collaboration,’ twice for ‘Best Hip Hop Video,’ and twice for ‘Song of the Year.’ Kanye West follows with 10 nods including ‘Best Live Performer,’ ‘Hip Hop Album of the Year,’ ‘Hip Hop Artist of the Year,’ ‘Producer of the Year,’ ‘Hustler of the Year,’ ‘Best Hip Hop Video,’ ‘Best Collaboration,’ Song of the Year,’ ‘Impact Track,’ and ‘Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse’. Kendrick Lamar’s nine nods include ‘Best Live Performer,’ ‘Lyricist of the Year.’ ‘Hip Hop Album of the Year,’ ‘Hip Hop Artist of the Year,’ twice for ‘Impact Track.’ ‘Video Director of the Year,’ ‘Best Hip Hop Video,’ and ‘Best Collaboration.’ Future rounds out the top four with an impressive eight nods. Baby Keem, Cardi B, and J. Cole are tied, with each earning six nods.

Other notable nominations include Doja Cat, Latto, Lil Durk, Tems, and Young Thug, each of whom received three nominations. Benny The Butcher, City Girls, Fivio Foreign, Glorilla, Jay-Z, Megan Thee Stallion, Nas, and Usher received two nominations each.

See below for the complete list of “BET Hip Hop Awards” 2022 Official Nominees:

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

D.M.B. A$AP ROCKY

FAMILY TIES BABY KEEM & KENDRICK LAMAR

GOOD LOVE CITY GIRLS FEAT. USHER

HOT SHIT CARDI B, KANYE WEST & LIL DURK

LONDON BIA & J. COLE

WAIT FOR U FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE & TEMS

WAY 2 SEXY DRAKE FEAT. FUTURE & YOUNG THUG

BEST COLLABORATION

FAMILY TIES BABY KEEM & KENDRICK LAMAR

GOOD LOVE CITY GIRLS FEAT. USHER

HOT SHIT CARDI B, KANYE WEST & LIL DURK

JIMMY COOKS DRAKE FEAT. 21 SAVAGE

JOHNNY P’S CADDY BENNY THE BUTCHER & J. COLE

WAIT FOR U FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE & TEMS

WAY 2 SEXY DRAKE FEAT. FUTURE & YOUNG THUG

BEST DUO OR GROUP

42 DUGG & EST GEE

BIG SEAN & HIT-BOY

BIRDMAN & YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN

BLXST & BINO RIDEAUX

DABABY & YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN

EARTHGANG

STYLES P & HAVOC

BEST LIVE PERFORMER

CARDI B

DOJA CAT

DRAKE

J. COLE

KANYE WEST

KENDRICK LAMAR

TYLER, THE CREATOR

LYRICIST OF THE YEAR

BABY KEEM

BENNY THE BUTCHER

DRAKE

J. COLE

JACK HARLOW

JAY-Z

KENDRICK LAMAR

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

BENNY BOOM

BURNA BOY

COLE BENNETT

COLIN TILLEY

DIRECTOR X

KENDRICK LAMAR & DAVE FREE

TEYANA TAYLOR

SONG OF THE YEAR

BIG ENERGY LATTO

F.N.F. (LET’S GO) HITKIDD & GLORILLA

FIRST CLASS JACK HARLOW

HOT SHIT CARDI B, KANYE WEST & LIL DURK

SUPER GREMLIN KODAK BLACK

WAIT FOR U FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE & TEMS

WAY 2 SEXY DRAKE FEAT. FUTURE & YOUNG THUG

HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

777 LATTO

CERTIFIED LOVER BOY DRAKE

DONDA KANYE WEST

I NEVER LIKED YOU FUTURE

IT’S ALMOST DRY PUSHA T

KING’S DISEASE II NAS

MR. MORALE & THE BIG STEPPERS KENDRICK LAMAR

HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

CARDI B

DOJA CAT

DRAKE

FUTURE

KANYE WEST

KENDRICK LAMAR

MEGAN THEE STALLION

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

ATL JACOB

BABY KEEM

HIT-BOY

HITMAKA

KANYE WEST

METRO BOOMIN

PHARRELL WILLIAMS

BEST BREAKTHROUGH HIP HOP ARTIST

BABY KEEM

BLXST

DOECHII

FIVIO FOREIGN

GLORILLA

NARDO WICK

SAUCY SANTANA

DJ OF THE YEAR

D-NICE

DJ CASSIDY

DJ DRAMA

DJ KAY SLAY

DJ PREMIER

KAYTRANADA

MUSTARD

NYLA SYMONE

LA LEAKERS: DJ SOURMILK AND JUSTIN INCREDIBLE

BEST HIP HOP PLATFORM

BIG BOY’S NEIGHBORHOOD

BREAKFAST CLUB

CARESHA PLEASE

COMPLEX

DRINK CHAMPS

HIPHOP DX

MILLION DOLLAZ WORTH OF GAME

NPR TINY DESK

VERZUZ

HUSTLER OF THE YEAR

50 CENT

CARDI B

DJ KHALED

DRAKE

JAY-Z

KANYE WEST

MEGAN THEE STALLION

SWEET 16: BEST FEATURED VERSE

DRAKE CHURCHILL DOWNS (JACK HARLOW FEAT. DRAKE)

J. COLE POKE IT OUT (WALE FEAT. J. COLE)

J. COLE LONDON (BIA & J. COLE)

LIL BABY GIRLS WANT GIRLS (DRAKE FEAT. LIL BABY)

KANYE WEST CITY OF GODS (FIVIO FOREIGN, KANYE WEST & ALICIA KEYS)

DRAKE WAIT FOR U (FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE & TEMS)

JADAKISS BLACK ILLUMANTI (FREDDIE GIBBS FEAT. JADAKISS)

IMPACT TRACK

ABOUT DAMN TIME LIZZO

CITY OF GODS FIVIO FOREIGN, KANYE WEST & ALICIA KEYS

FAMILY TIES BABY KEEM & KENDRICK LAMAR

NOBODY NAS FEAT. MS. LAURYN HILL

PXSSY LATTO

THE HEART PART 5 KENDRICK LAMAR

WOMAN DOJA CAT

BEST INTERNATIONAL FLOW

BENJAMIN EPPS (FRANCE)

BLACK SHERIF (GHANA)

BLXCKIE (SOUTH AFRICA)

CENTRAL CEE (UK)

HAVIAH MIGHTY (CANADA)

KNUCKS (UK)

LE JUIICE (FRANCE)

NADIA NAKAI (ZIMBABWE)

TASHA & TRACIE (BRAZIL)

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Connie Orlando, EVP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy will oversee the annual show and 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 “BET Hip Hop Awards” 2022 along with Jesse Collins Entertainment’s Jeannae Rouzan–Clay and Dionne Harmon.

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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.



The Country Music Association Announces Nominees for ‘The 56th Annual CMA Awards’





The Country Music Association Announces Nominees for ‘The 56th Annual CMA Awards’
Lainey Wilson Tops the List With Six Nominations

Other Top Nominees Include Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce, Chris Stapleton and Songwriter/Producer Shane McAnally With Five Nominations Each; Cody Johnson and Songwriter/Producer Josh Osborne With Four Nominations Each; and Luke Combs, HARDY, Miranda Lambert, Midland and Carrie Underwood With Three Nominations Each

Lambert Continues Reign as Most Nominated Female of All Time With 61 Nominations and Becomes Third in Overall Nominations Ever Finalists for CMA Broadcast Awards Announced

Country Music’s Biggest Night™ Airs LIVE Wednesday, Nov. 9, on ABC

The Country Music Association has announced nominees for “The 56th Annual CMA Awards,” with first-time nominee Lainey Wilson topping the list at six nominations. Other top nominees include Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce and Chris Stapleton, along with songwriter and producer Shane McAnally, each with five nominations. Cody Johnson and songwriter/producer Josh Osborne collect four nominations each. Luke Combs, HARDY, Miranda Lambert, Midland and Carrie Underwood secure three nominations apiece. Vying for the night’s highest honor, reigning Entertainer of the Year Combs is nominated again in the category alongside Lambert, Stapleton, Underwood and Morgan Wallen. Don’t miss “The 56th Annual CMA Awards,” hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning, LIVE from Nashville WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.

First-time CMA Awards nominees include BRELAND, Alexa Campbell, Jack Clarke, Dan Grech-Marguerat, Jacob Davis, Dustin Haney, Walker Hayes, Josh Jenkins, Matt Jenkins, Jason Lehning, Blake Lively, Chip Matthews, Parker McCollum, Michael Monaco, Jason Nix, Mikey Reaves, Harper Smith, Trent Willmon and Wilson.

“It’s thrilling to celebrate these deserving nominees while our industry is returning to live music,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA chief executive officer. “This year’s slate is impressive, with some nominees logging historic milestones while others are just getting started. No matter what stage in their career, they each bring a unique voice and unforgettable story to life, showing that country music is stronger than ever! We look forward to honoring them this November.”

LAINEY WILSON – SIX NOMINATIONS
Album of the Year (“Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’”), Female Vocalist of the Year, Music Video of the Year (“Never Say Never”), Musical Event of the Year (“Never Say Never”), New Artist of the Year,
Song of the Year (“Things A Man Oughta Know”)

Wilson scores a historic debut on the CMA Awards final ballot with six nominations as a first-time nominee. She is the fourth artist in CMA Awards history to achieve this milestone (Glen Campbell, 1968; Brad Paisley, 2000; and Kacey Musgraves, 2013). Her six nods include Album, Female Vocalist, Music Video, Musical Event, New Artist and Song of the Year. “Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’” was produced by Jay Joyce and mixed by F. Reid Shippen. Wilson joins Cole Swindell on “Never Say Never,” produced by Zach Crowell. The video was directed by Monaco. Wilson’s co-writers on “Things A Man Oughta Know” are Jason Nix and Jonathan Singleton.

SHANE McANALLY – FIVE NOMINATIONS
Album of the Year (“Time, Tequila & Therapy”), Musical Event of the Year (“Longneck Way To Go”), Musical Event of the Year (“Never Wanted To Be That Girl”), Single of the Year (“Never Wanted To Be That Girl”), Song of the Year (“Never Wanted To Be That Girl”)

McAnally’s five nominations bring his career total to 21. He is a first-time nominee in Musical Event of the Year, collecting two nods in the category for producing “Longneck Way To Go” performed by Midland featuring Jon Pardi, and “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” performed by Pearce and McBryde, which also earns his fourth career nomination in Single of the Year and 10th nomination for Song of the Year. He is now tied for all-time nominations for Song of the Year with Country Music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson. He won the category in 2014 for co-writing “Follow Your Arrow.” Producing Old Dominion’s “Time, Tequila & Therapy” garners McAnally his fifth nomination for Album of the Year.

ASHLEY McBRYDE – FIVE NOMINATIONS
Female Vocalist of the Year, Music Video of the Year (“Never Wanted To Be That Girl”), Musical Event of the Year (“Never Wanted To Be That Girl”), Single of the Year (“Never Wanted To Be That Girl”),
Song of the Year (“Never Wanted To Be That Girl”)

With seven prior nominations, McBryde’s career nominations now total 12. She earns her third consecutive nomination for Female Vocalist. “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” collects McBryde her first nomination in Music Video of the Year and her second nominations across three categories – Musical Event, Single and Song of the Year. The video was directed by Alexa Campbell. The single was produced by McAnally and Osborne and mixed by Ryan Gore. McBryde co-wrote the song with McAnally and Pearce.

CARLY PEARCE – FIVE NOMINATIONS
Female Vocalist of the Year, Music Video of the Year (“Never Wanted To Be That Girl”), Musical Event of the Year (“Never Wanted To Be That Girl”), Single of the Year (“Never Wanted To Be That Girl”),
Song of the Year (“Never Wanted To Be That Girl”)

Pearce adds five nominations to her prior seven. She is the reigning Female Vocalist of the Year, returning to vie for her second win in the category. “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” earns Pearce her first nomination in Single of the Year and her second nominations in Music Video, Musical Event, and Song of the Year categories.

CHRIS STAPLETON – FIVE NOMINATIONS
Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Music Video of the Year (“I Bet You Think About Me [Taylor’s Version] [From The Vault]”), Single of the Year (“You Should Probably Leave”), Song of the Year (“You Should Probably Leave”)

With this year’s five nods, Stapleton has amassed 39 career nominations. He is a six-time nominee for Entertainer of the Year and an eight-time nominee for Male Vocalist, a category he has won five times. “I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)” collects Stapleton his third nomination for Music Video, a category he won in 2016. The video is directed by Lively and is performed with 27-time nominee Taylor Swift. “You Should Probably Leave” marks Stapleton’s fifth nomination for Single of the Year and third nomination for Song. He is a two-time winner in both categories, claiming both trophies in 2018 and 2021. Stapleton co-produced the single with Dave Cobb and it was mixed by Vance Powell. He co-wrote the song with Chris DuBois and Ashley Gorley.

CODY JOHNSON – FOUR NOMINATIONS
Male Vocalist of the Year, Music Video of the Year (“‘Til You Can’t”), New Artist of the Year, Single of the Year (“‘Til You Can’t”)

Johnson tallies four nominations this year, bringing his overall nods to five. He debuted in the New Artist of the Year category in 2019 and returns for his second nomination this year. He is a first-time nominee across three other categories – Male Vocalist, Music Video and Single of the Year. “‘Til You Can’t” was directed by Haney, produced by Willmon and mixed by Clarke.

JOSH OSBORNE – FOUR NOMINATIONS
Musical Event of the Year (“Longneck Way To Go”), Musical Event of the Year (“Never Wanted To Be That Girl”), Single of the Year (“Never Wanted To Be That Girl”), Song of the Year (“Sand In My Boots”)

Osborne earns four nominations, collecting 10 career nods in total. He is a first-time nominee in Musical Event of the Year, collecting two nods in the category for producing “Longneck Way To Go,” performed by Midland featuring Pardi, and “Never Wanted To Be That Girl,” performed by Pearce and McBryde. The latter earns his second nomination for Single of the Year. “Sand In My Boots,” co-written with Gorley and Michael Hardy (also known as HARDY), marks Osborne’s fifth nomination for Song of the Year.

LUKE COMBS – THREE NOMINATIONS
Album of the Year (“Growin’ Up”), Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year

Reigning Entertainer of the Year Combs returns with his third consecutive nomination for the night’s highest honor. This year marks his fifth nomination for Male Vocalist, a trophy he’s claimed twice. “Growin’ Up” earns Combs his second nomination for Album of the Year, which he co-produced with Matthews and Singleton. The album was mixed by Jim Cooley and Matthews. Combs won Album of the Year in 2020. With this year’s nods, he has received 18 total nominations since 2017.

HARDY – THREE NOMINATIONS
Musical Event of the Year (“Beers On Me”), New Artist of the Year, Song of the Year (“Sand In My Boots”)

HARDY, also known as Michael Hardy for songwriting purposes, collects three nominations this year. He is a first-time nominee for Musical Event of the Year with “Beers On Me,” a collaboration with Dierks Bentley and BRELAND, produced by Bentley and Ross Copperman. He receives his second nomination in both New Artist and Song of the Year for “Sand In My Boots,” which he co-wrote with Gorley and Osborne. He now has five career nominations.

MIRANDA LAMBERT – THREE NOMINATIONS
Album of the Year (“Palomino”), Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year

With this year’s nominations, Lambert has secured 61 career nominations – remaining the most nominated female artist in CMA Awards history. She now becomes the third most-nominated artist, following George Strait (83) and Alan Jackson (81). Lambert has the longest consecutive streak of nominations for Female Vocalist, collecting her 16th nomination since 2007. She is a seven-time winner in the Female Vocalist category. She earns her sixth nomination for Album of the Year, a category she’s won twice – 2010 and 2014. Lambert co-produced “Palomino” with Luke Dick, Jon Randall and Reaves. The album was mixed by Lehning. Lambert garners her sixth nomination for the evening’s top prize, Entertainer of the Year.

MIDLAND – THREE NOMINATIONS
Music Video of the Year (“Longneck Way To Go”), Musical Event of the Year (“Longneck Way To Go”), Vocal Group of the Year

Midland’s three nods earn the group 10 total career nominations. “Longneck Way To Go” collects first-time nominations for them in two categories – Music Video and Musical Event of the Year. The video was directed by Smith and the collaboration was produced by Dann Huff, McAnally and Osborne. This is their fifth consecutive nomination for Vocal Group of the Year.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD – THREE NOMINATIONS
Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Musical Event of the Year (“If I Didn’t Love You”)

With this year’s nominations, Underwood has garnered 40 career nods since 2006. This year marks her 16th nomination for Female Vocalist, a trophy she’s claimed five times. She is a four-time nominee for Musical Event, earning a nod this year for “If I Didn’t Love You,” a duet with Jason Aldean produced by Michael Knox. She collects her fifth nomination for the night’s most coveted trophy, Entertainer of the Year.

Media assets for all CMA Awards categories and nominees are available now at CMApress.com. The CMA Awards media credential application is also now available on CMApress.com. The application deadline is Friday, Oct. 7.

Winners of “The 56th Annual CMA Awards” will be determined in a final round of voting by eligible voting CMA members. The third and final ballot will be emailed to CMA members Monday, Oct. 3. Voting for the CMA Awards Final Ballot ends Friday, Oct. 28 (6:00 p.m. CDT). CMA Broadcast Awards winners will be determined by a final round of judging this month. Entries are judged by a panel of distinguished broadcast professionals, representing all market sizes and regions. The winners will be revealed in October and recipients will be honored at the CMA Awards. All balloting is tabulated by the professional services organization Deloitte.

“The 56th Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the executive producer; Alan Carter is the director, and Jon Macks is the head writer.

“THE 56th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” – FINAL NOMINEES (by ballot category order):

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Luke Combs
Miranda Lambert
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood
Morgan Wallen
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Award goes to artist(s), producer(s) and mix engineer

“Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan
Producer: Paul DiGiovanni
Mix Engineer: Jim Cooley
“half of my hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini (feat. Kenny Chesney)
Producers: Kelsea Ballerini, Ross Copperman, Jimmy Robbins
Mix Engineer: Dan Grech-Marguerat
“Never Wanted To Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde
Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
Mix Engineer: Ryan Gore
“‘Til You Can’t” – Cody Johnson
Producer: Trent Willmon
Mix Engineer: Jack Clarke
“You Should Probably Leave” – Chris Stapleton
Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton
Mix Engineer: Vance Powell
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Award goes to artist(s), producer(s) and mix engineer(s)

“Growin’ Up” – Luke Combs
Producers: Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton
Mix Engineers: Jim Cooley, Chip Matthews
“Humble Quest” – Maren Morris
Producer: Greg Kurstin
Mix Engineer: Serban Ghenea
“Palomino” – Miranda Lambert
Producers: Luke Dick, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall, Mikey Reaves
Mix Engineer: Jason Lehning
“Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’” – Lainey Wilson
Producer: Jay Joyce
Mix Engineer: F. Reid Shippen
“Time, Tequila & Therapy” – Old Dominion
Producers: Shane McAnally, Old Dominion
Mix Engineer: Justin Niebank
SONG OF THE YEAR
Award goes to songwriters

“Buy Dirt”
Songwriters: Jacob Davis, Jordan Davis, Josh Jenkins, Matt Jenkins
“Never Wanted To Be That Girl”
Songwriters: Shane McAnally, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce
“Sand In My Boots”
Songwriters: Ashley Gorley, Michael Hardy, Josh Osborne
“Things A Man Oughta Know”
Songwriters: Jason Nix, Jonathan Singleton, Lainey Wilson
“You Should Probably Leave”
Songwriters: Chris DuBois, Ashley Gorley, Chris Stapleton
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Carly Pearce
Carrie Underwood
Lainey Wilson
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Eric Church
Luke Combs
Cody Johnson
Chris Stapleton
Morgan Wallen
VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

Lady A
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band
VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
LOCASH
Maddie & Tae
MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
Award goes to artist(s) and producer(s)

“Beers On Me” – Dierks Bentley with BRELAND & HARDY
Producers: Dierks Bentley, Ross Copperman
“If I Didn’t Love You” – Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood
Producer: Michael Knox
“Longneck Way To Go” – Midland (feat. Jon Pardi)
Producers: Dann Huff, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
“Never Say Never” – Cole Swindell (with Lainey Wilson)
Producer: Zach Crowell
“Never Wanted To Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde
Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Jenee Fleenor, Fiddle
Paul Franklin, Steel guitar
Brent Mason, Guitar
Ilya Toshinskiy, Banjo
Derek Wells, Guitar
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Award goes to Artist(s) and Directors

“I Bet You Think About Me” (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault) – Taylor Swift (feat. Chris Stapleton)
Director: Blake Lively
“Longneck Way To Go” – Midland (feat. Jon Pardi)
Director: Harper Smith
“Never Say Never” – Cole Swindell (with Lainey Wilson)
Director: Michael Monaco
“Never Wanted To Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde
Director: Alexa Campbell
“’Til You Can’t” – Cody Johnson
Director: Dustin Haney
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

HARDY
Walker Hayes
Cody Johnson
Parker McCollum
Lainey Wilson
2022 CMA BROADCAST AWARDS – FINALISTS FOR BROADCAST PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (by market size):

Weekly National

“American Country Countdown” (Kix Brooks) – Westwood One
“The Country Top 40 with Fitz” (Cory Fitzner) – Hubbard Radio
“The Crook & Chase Countdown” (Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase) – iHeartMedia
“Today’s Country with Kelleigh Bannen” (Kelleigh Bannen) – Apple Music Radio
“With Elaina” (Elaina Smith) – Westwood One
Daily National

“Angie Ward” – iHeartMedia
“The Big D and Bubba Show” (Derek “Big D” Haskins, Sean “Bubba” Powell, Patrick Thomas, and Carsen Humphreville) – Compass Media Networks
“The Bobby Bones Show” (Bobby Bones, Amy Brown, “Lunchbox” Dan Chappell, Eddie Garcia, “Morgan #2” Huelsman, “Raymundo” Ray Slater, “Scuba Steve” Stephen Spradlin, “Mike D” Rodriguez, and “Phone Screener Abby” Anderson) – Premiere Networks
“Nights with Elaina” (Elaina Smith) – Westwood One
“The Sam Alex Show” (Sam Alex) – Sam Alex Productions, LLC
Major Market

“The Andie Summers Show” (Andie Summers) – WXTU, Philadelphia, Pa.
“Chris Carr & Company” (Chris Carr, Kia Becht, and McKaila Poppen) – KEEY, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
“Danny Dwyer” – KUPL, Portland, Ore.
“Josh, Rachael & Grunwald” (Josh Holleman, Rachel Hunter, and Steve Grunwald) – WYCD, Detroit, Mich.
“The Morning Wolfpack with Matt McAllister” (Matt McAllister, Emily Raines, and Joe Wallace) – KKWF, Seattle, Wash.
Large Market

“Jim, Deb & Kevin” (Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt and Kevin Freeman) – WFMS, Indianapolis, Ind.
“The Wayne D Show” (“Wayne D” Danielson and Tay Hamilton) – WSIX, Nashville, Tenn.
“The Dale Carter Morning Show” (Dale Carter) – KFKF, Kansas City, Mo.
“The Big Dave Show” (“Big Dave” Chandler, Chelsie Shinkle, Jason “Stattman” Statt, and Ashley Hempfling) – WUBE, Cincinnati, Ohio
“The Wake Up Call with David and Kelli” (David Bugenske and Kelli Green) – KFRG, Riverside-San Bernardino, Calif.
“The New Q-Morning Crew with Mike and Amanda” (Mike Wheless and Amanda Daughtry) – WQDR, Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
Medium Market

“Buzz Jackson” – KIIM, Tucson, Ariz.
“Cliff & Tanya in the Morning” (Cliff Dumas and Tanya Brakebill) – KUZZ, Bakersfield, Calif.
“Julie and DJ in the Morning” (“Julie K” Kansy, “D.J. Thee Trucker” Dale Sellers, and Jon Dennis) – WPCV, Lakeland-Winter Haven, Fla.
“New Country Mornings with Nancy and Woody” (Nancy Wilson and Aaron “Woody” Woods) – WHKO, Dayton, Ohio
“Steve & Gina In The Morning” (Steve Lundy and Gina Melton) – KXKT, Omaha-Council Bluffs, Neb.-Iowa
Small Market

“The Cat Pak Morning Show with Brent and Mel” (Brent Lane and Mel McCrae) – WYCT, Pensacola, Fla.
“Dr. Shane and Tess in the Morning” (“Dr. Shane” Collins and Tess Connell) – WPAP, Panama City, Fla.
“The Eddie Foxx Show” (Eddie Foxx and Amanda Foxx) – WKSF, Asheville, N.C.
“Liz & Scotty in the Morning” (Liz Del Grosso and Scotty Cox) – KCLR, Columbia, Mo.
“Officer Don & DeAnn” (“Officer Don” Evans and DeAnn Stephens) – WBUL, Lexington-Fayette, Ky.
2022 CMA BROADCAST AWARDS – FINALISTS FOR RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (by market size):

Major Market

KILT – Houston, Texas
KNIX – Phoenix, Ariz.
KSCS – Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
WXTU – Philadelphia, Pa.
WYCD – Detroit, Mich.
Large Market

KFKF – Kansas City, Mo.
WIRK – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, Fla.
WMIL – Milwaukee-Racine, Wis.
WQDR – Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
WSIX – Nashville, Tenn.
Medium Market

KXKT – Omaha-Council Bluffs, Neb.-Iowa
WHKO – Dayton, Ohio
WIVK – Knoxville, Tenn.
WQMX – Akron, Ohio
WUSY – Chattanooga, Tenn.
Small Market

WCOW – La Crosse, Wis.
WKML – Fayetteville, N.C.
WKXC – Augusta, Ga.
WXBQ – Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, Tenn.-Va.
WXFL – Florence-Muscle Shoals, Ala.
About the CMA Awards
The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast for the first time – making it the longest-running, annual music awards program on network television. The CMA Awards have aired on ABC since 2006. ABC is the network home of the CMA Awards and CMA’s other two television properties, “CMA Fest” and “CMA Country Christmas.”

All balloting is tabulated by the professional services organization, Deloitte.

As used in this document, “Deloitte” means Deloitte & Touche LLP, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of Deloitte’s legal structure. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.



FAT JOE TO HOST “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” 2022





GRAMMY® NOMINATED ARTIST, ENTREPRENEUR AND PHILANTHROPIST FAT JOE TO HOST “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” 2022 PREMIERING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4 AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET
09/06/22

#HIPHOPAWARDS

New York, NY September 6, 2022 – Today, Grammy®-nominated recording artist, actor, entrepreneur, and media personality Fat Joe was named host of the trailblazing “BET Hip Hop Awards” 2022. Taped from Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta, GA, on Friday, September 30, the broadcast premiere will air 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 year’s best in hip hop culture. 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.

“Fat Joe is hip hop royalty. He has represented the artform and the Bronx, the birthplace of hip hop, throughout his outstanding musical career. He is a treasured friend of the network and we’ve loved seeing and supporting his evolution to becoming the superstar he is today,” said Connie Orlando, EVP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET. “We can’t wait to watch him take the stage with his vivacious energy, standing together with today’s hottest and beloved hip hop stars.”

“This will be the BIGGEST award show in history,” said Fat Joe. “It’s truly an honor to host and produce the BET Hip Hop Awards and I can’t thank Connie and the entire BET family enough for this opportunity. We’re going to celebrate music, culture and entertainment, honor the biggest and brightest stars in the world and make this an unforgettable night full of laughs and surprises. Always remember that yesterday’s host is not today’s host.”

Connie Orlando, EVP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy will oversee the annual show and 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 “BET Hip Hop Awards” 2022 along with Jesse Collins Entertainment’s Jeannae Rouzan–Clay and Dionne Harmon.

For more information about “BET Hip Hop Awards” including the latest news and updates, visit bet.com/hiphopawards.

About Fat Joe

Fat Joe is a Grammy®-nominated recording artist, actor, entrepreneur, philanthropist and media personality hails from the Bronx, New York. With an acclaimed career that has spanned four decades, Joe has cemented his legacy as a hip-hop heavyweight, having amassed several multiplatinum and gold studio albums, mixtapes, singles and collaborations, including “Lean Back,” “What’s Luv,” “Make It Rain,” and “All The Way Up,” among countless others. Joe’s musical mastery was on display yet again in 2021, when his hit single “Sunshine (The Light) reached No. 1 on urban radio.

Beyond his unprecedented longevity, Joe – who is of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent – helped play an integral role in bridging the intersection of hip-hop and Latin music, releasing music with Gloria Estefan, Thalia, Ricky Martin, Anuel AA, and more. Joe has also displayed an eye for discovering and developing new talent, having signed the likes of Big Pun, DJ Khaled and Remy Ma to his Terror Squad imprint.

Beyond his music-related endeavors, Joe has developed into a media personality, having launched “The Fat Joe Show,” a nightly Instagram Live talk-show where he has interviewed politicians, musicians, athletes, actors, entrepreneurs and personalities such as Dr. Anthony Fauci, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Floyd Mayweather, Dwyane Wade, Jamie Foxx, Diddy, among others. Additionally, Joe has served as a guest host for The Wendy Williams Show and currently hosts the official recap for Triller’s VERZUZ platform.

Joe is also the owner and founder of three UP NYC stores in New York City, which sells exclusive sneakers from brands such as Jordan and Nike as well as sports apparel. He has shined in limited acting roles, most notably starring alongside Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish in “Night School” as well as in Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It” Netflix series.

In January 2022, Joe teamed up with the New York City Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City to create the Bronx Relief Fund, and in 24 hours, raised over $1 million for families impacted by the tragic Bronx apartment fire at Twin Parks North-West.

For more information on Fat Joe, follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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On Facebook by liking the fan page at facebook.com/HipHopAwards

About BET:

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® winning company has a multi-year overall agreement with ViacomCBS Cable Networks. On the 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— CNN’s Juneteenth: A Global Celebration of Freedom, 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. Emmy® winner Jesse Collins, Founder and CEO, is the executive producer of all programming. He is also an executive producer for the Grammy Awards and The Super Bowl Halftime Show. He produced the 2021 Oscars.



2022 “VMAs” Land Out of This World Premiere Performance with Rap Royalty





2022 “VMAs” Land Out of This World Premiere Performance with Rap Royalty Eminem and Snoop Dogg
Eminem and Snoop Dogg are up for “Best Hip Hop” with “From The D 2 The LBC,” the first collaboration between the hip hop megastars in over 20 years.
[via press release from MTV]
2022 “VMAs” land out of this world premiere performance with rap royalty Eminem and Snoop Dogg

· Global rap icons Eminem and Snoop Dogg will transform the “VMAs” stage for a first of its kind performance of “From the D 2 The LBC” inspired by the world of the Otherside metaverse. We partnered with Yuga Labs to bring this creative to life. The 2022 “VMAs” air LIVE from Prudential Center on Sunday, August 28 at 8PM ET/PT!
· Eminem and Snoop Dogg are up for “Best Hip Hop” with “From The D 2 The LBC,” the first collaboration between the hip hop megastars in over 20 years.
· Eminem will perform for the first time in 12 years, last performing “Not Afraid” and “Love the Way You Lie” in 2010. The 60x nominated superstar is the second most nominated artist in “VMAs” history, trailing only Madonna with 69. He has won 13x, making him one of the top 5 artists with the most wins. He recently released his second greatest hits album, “Curtain Call 2”.
· Snoop Dogg will perform for the first time on the “VMAs” stage in 17 years, last performing with Diddy and the Notorious B.I.G. in 2005. The 13x nominee has won 3x including his first year nominated for “Best Rap Video” (1994) with “Doggy Dogg World.”

Previously announced “VMAs” news:

· HOSTS, PERFORMERS, VANGUARD & GLOBAL ICON:
· LL COOL J, Nicki Minaj and Jack Harlow are set to anchor the 2022 “VMAs,” introducing the night’s biggest moments and star-studded lineup of performers, presenters and winners (more info).
· Red Hot Chili Peppers will receive the prestigious Global Icon Award and perform live at the 2022 “VMAs” (more info).
· Global superstar Nicki Minaj will receive MTV’s coveted Video Vanguard Award and perform live (more info).
· Anitta, BLACKPINK, J Balvin, Jack Harlow, Kane Brown, Lizzo, Måneskin, Marshmello x Khalid and Panic! At The Disco are among the can’t-miss performers set to take the iconic MTV stage – plus Bad Bunny will perform live from Yankee Stadium as part of his world tour stop.

· LIVE “VMAs” PRE-SHOW:
· Dove Cameron, MTV PUSH artist Saucy Santana and Yung Gravy are set to perform during the 2022 “VMAs” Pre-Show airing LIVE at 6:30PM ET/PT. Hosted by Nessa and Kevan Kenney, the 90-minute event will feature coverage from multi-platinum selling artist Tate McRae, who joins as a special celebrity correspondent. DJ Murda Beatz will be the Kraft Singles House DJ (more info).

· NOMINATIONS: Doja Cat, Jack Harlow and Harry Styles lead with the most nominations (8), followed by Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Lil Nas X (7), Billie Eilish (6); BTS, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Future, Lizzo, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd (5) closely follow. Full list here.

· THE VMAs EXPERIENCE ON ROBLOX: As a companion to the first-ever “Best Metaverse Performance” category, fans can now launch into a custom Moon Person immersive experience, complete with a meet and greet with Måneskin on Saturday, virtual red carpet, music and dance themed activities, exclusive in-game experience rewards, promotional billboards and more (more info).

· SPONSORS: Official sponsors of the 2022 “VMAs” include Burger King(R), Clearblue(R), DESCOVY(R), Doritos(R), EXTRA(R) Gum, Instacart, Kraft Singles, Pepsi(R), Swiffer and Toyota Motor North America.

· CREDITS: Bruce Gillmer and Den of Thieves co-founder Jesse Ignjatovic are Executive Producers; Barb Bialkowski is Co-Executive Producer. Alicia Portugal and Jackie Barba serve as Executives in Charge of Production. Wendy Plaut is Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Lisa Lauricella is Music Talent Executive.

About Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios:

Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios is one of the preeminent media entities in the world that connects with global audiences through its nine iconic brands – MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, The Smithsonian Channel, Paramount Network and TV Land – as well as MTV Entertainment Studios which produces acclaimed series and movies and the award-winning, Oscar-nominated MTV Documentary Films.

About Prudential Center:

Prudential Center is the world-class sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Newark, New Jersey. Opened in October 2007, the state-of-the-art arena is the home of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) three-time Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils, Seton Hall University’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball program, and more than 175 concerts, family shows and special events each year. Ranked in the Top 8 nationally by Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today, Prudential Center is recognized as one of the premier venues in the United States, and hosts over 2 million guests annually. For more information about Prudential Center, visit PruCenter.com and follow the arena on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @PruCenter. Prudential Center is a Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment property.