Doja Cat, Ari Lennox, Drake lead 2022 BET Awards nominations

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BET announced the nominees for the 2022 BET Awards Wednesday.

Leading the pack with six nominations is Doja Cat, who's in the running for best female R&B/pop artist, best female hip hop artist, album of the year for "Planet Her," video of the year and best collaboration for "Kiss Me More" featuring SZA. She is also nominated for a BET Her award for the song "Woman."

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Also up for best female R&B/pop artist and video of the year for "Pressure" is Ari Lennox, who nabbed four total nominations.

Drake was nominated for four awards, including best male hip hop artist and best collaboration.

Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J. Blige each stacked up three nominations. Baby Keem, Silk Sonic -- the R&B duo composed of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak -- Chlöe, Future, H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Lil Baby and Tems also earned three nominations a piece.

In the non-music categories, "King Richard," "Summer of Soul" and "Respect" were nominated for best movie, while Jennifer Hudson, Issa Rae, Quinta Brunson, Will Smith and Denzel Washington were nominated in the best actress and actor categories.

The full list, which can be found on the BET Awards website, follows the announcement that Taraji P. Henson will act as this year's host.

Henson returns for the second year in a row, after hosting the 2021 awards show, which she kicked off with a tribute to iconic Black women.

The 2022 BET Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 26, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BET.

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