Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak won a slew of accolades since forming Silk Sonic last year, and they just added a few more to their impressive collection. They were crowned as the big winners at this year’s BET Awards with three trophies, followed by Kendrick Lamar with two.
Silk Sonic managed to beat tough competition to win the album of the year award with An Evening with Silk Sonic. The list of contenders in this category also included Call Me If You Get Lost by Tyler, the Creator, Certified Lover Boy by Drake, Donda by Kanye West, Planet Her by Doja Cat, Heaux Tales, Mo’ Tales: The Deluxe by Jazmine Sullivan, and Back of My Mind by H.E.R.
Silk Sonic’s song “Smokin’ out the Window” tied for the video of the year with “Family Ties” by Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar. Anderson .Paak won an individual award for directing this video, and also won the trophy for the best group with Silk Sonic.
Lamar was named the best male hip hop artist, while Megan Thee Stallion won the award for the best female hip hop artist Jazmine Sullivan and The Weeknd picked up trophies for the best female and male R&B/pop artist, respectively.
The 2022 BET Awards returned to the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 26, with Taraji P. Henson hosting the festivities.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS AT 2022 BET AWARDS:
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON .PAAK, SILK SONIC
ESSENCE – WIZKID FEAT. JUSTIN BIEBER & TEMS
Best Female Hip Hop Artist
MEGAN THEE STALLION
Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Video of the Year
SMOKIN OUT THE WINDOW – BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON .PAAK, SILK SONIC
Video Director of the Year
ANDERSON .PAAK A.K.A. DIRECTOR .PAAK
Best New Artist
Album of the Year
AN EVENING WITH SILK SONIC, BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON.PAAK, SILK SONIC
Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
WE WIN, LIL BABY X, KIRK FRANKLIN
GOOD MORNING GORGEOUS, MARY J. BLIGE
Best International Act
WILL SMITH, KING RICHARD
ZENDAYA, EUPHORIA | SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME
Sportswoman of the Year Award
Sportsman of the Year Award