The 23rd BET Awards took place on June 25, 2023, to celebrate achievements in entertainment and honors music, sports, television, and movies.[1] It was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

2023 BET Awards
DateJune 25, 2023
LocationPeacock Theater, Los Angeles, California
Presented byBlack Entertainment Television
Most awardsBeyoncé and SZA (3 each)
Most nominationsDrake (7)
Television/radio coverage
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The nominations were announced on June 8.[2] Canadian rapper Drake received the most nominations with seven, followed by GloRilla with six, 21 Savage and Lizzo with five each, and Beyoncé, Burna Boy, Chris Brown, Ice Spice, and SZA, all with four.[3][4] The Viewer's Choice Award category also returned after not being presented the year prior. The first wave of performers was announced on June 15.[5] On June 23, it was announced that rapper Busta Rhymes would be the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award,[6] and Patti LaBelle will perform a tribute to the late Tina Turner.[7] The award show received mixed reviews; with some praising the performances but criticizing the choice of winners.

Performers edit

The list of performers was announced on June 15, 2023.[8]

Artist(s) Song(s)
Main show
Lil Uzi Vert "Spin Again"
"Just Wanna Rock"
The Sugarhill Gang
MC Lyte
Big Daddy Kane
"Rapper's Delight"
"Cha Cha Cha"
"Call Me D-Nice"
Latto "Put It on da Floor"
Warren G
"You Can't Play With My Yo-Yo"
"Rack City"
"Tell Me When To Go"
Coco Jones "ICU"
Davido "Feel"
"Hotel Lobby (Unc & Phew)"
"Bad and Boujee"
Trick Daddy
Uncle Luke
"Nann Nigga"
"I Wanna Rock (Doo Doo Brown)"
Chief Keef
Ying Yang Twins
"Wait (The Whisper Song)"
"Booty Drop"
"What It Is (Block Boy)"
"Some Cut"
Master P
"Dey Know"
"Make 'Em Say Uhh!"
Erick Sermon
Keith Murray
"The Most Beautifullest Thing in This World"
Doug E. Fresh
Mad Lion
"Take It Easy"
GloRilla "Lick or Sum"
Mad Skillz Hip Hop 50 Spoken Word Tribute
Patti LaBelle Tribute to Tina Turner
"The Best"
Fat Joe
Remy Ma
Styles P
Ja Rule
"All the Way Up"
"Good Times"
"Put It On Me"
Ice Spice "Munch (Feelin' U)"
"Princess Diana"
"In Ha Mood"
Busta Rhymes
Remy Ma
Coi Leray
Cutty Ranks
Dexta Daps
Rah Digga
Super Cat
Swizz Beatz
"Ante Up"
"Break Ya Neck"
"This is New York"
"Touch It"
"Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See"
"Beach Ball"
"Pass the Courvoisier, Part II"
"So Mi Like It"
69 Boyz
DJ Unk
Fast Life Yungstaz
Kid 'n Play
Soulja Boy
"Tootsee Roll"
"Crank That (Soulja Boy)"
"Swag Surfin"
BET Amplified Stage
Lola Brooke "Don't Play with It"
Kali "Area Codes"

Winners and nominees edit

Album of the Year Video of the Year
Viewer's Choice Award Best Collaboration
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Best Female Hip Hop Artist Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Best New Artist Best Group
BET Her Award Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Video Director of the Year Best Movie
Best Actor Best Actress
Sportswoman of the Year Sportsman of the Year
Best International Act Best New International Act
  • Libianca (Cameroon)
    • Asake (Nigeria)
    • Camidoh (Ghana)
    • FLO (UK)
    • Maureen (France)
    • MC Ryan SP (Brazil)
    • Pabi Cooper (South Africa)
    • Raye (UK)
    • Werenoi (France)
Lifetime Achievement Award YoungStars Award

References edit

  1. ^ France, Lisa (June 8, 2023). "BET Awards 2023 nominations announced". CNN. Retrieved June 8, 2023.
  2. ^ Rouhani, Neena (June 8, 2023). "GloRilla & Drake Lead 2023 BET Awards Nominations". Billboard. Retrieved June 8, 2023.
  3. ^ Garcia, Thania (June 8, 2023). "2023 BET Awards: Drizzy Drake and Gorilla Lead Nominations, Followed by 21 Savage and Lizzy". Variety. Retrieved June 8, 2023.
  4. ^ Fekadu, Mesfin (June 8, 2023). "2023 BET Awards: Drake, GloRilla, Lizzo, 21 Savage Lead Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 8, 2023.
  5. ^ "'BET Awards 2023' Unleashes Its First Wave of Performers". BET. Retrieved June 15, 2023.
  6. ^ "BET Awards 2023 To Honor Busta Rhymes With Lifetime Achievement Award". BET. Retrieved June 26, 2023.
  7. ^ Mier, Tomás (June 23, 2023). "Patti LaBelle Will Perform Tina Turner Tribute at BET Awards 2023". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 26, 2023.
  8. ^ "GloRilla, Lil Uzi Vert & More Set to Perform at 2023 BET Awards". Billboard. June 15, 2023. Retrieved June 22, 2023.