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New York, NY (June 3, 2024) – Today, BET announces Academy Award® nominated and Golden Globe® winning actor, author, director, producer, and philanthropist Taraji P. Henson will return to host “BET Awards” 2024 LIVE from the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles. GRAMMY® award winning global entertainment icon USHER will be honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement BET Award. Previously announced performers included GloRilla, Latto, Muni Long, Sexyy Red, Shaboozey, and Victoria Monét. “BET Awards” 2024, will air LIVE on Sunday, June 30, 2023, on BET at 8 PM ET/ PT.


“I am thrilled to be returning as the host of the ‘BET Awards’ for the third time. I am also looking forward to celebrating my peers and the impact of our culture on entertainment,” said Taraji P. Henson.


“Taraji is a phenom, known for her vibrant personality and charisma, and we are excited to welcome her back to host Culture’s Biggest Night, ‘BET Awards,’ the ultimate celebration of Black creativity,” said Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET. “We are equally as thrilled to have so many incredibly talented performers join us, standing on culture’s biggest stage to deliver an unforgettable night.”


“BET Awards,” has been the #1 cable award show among all adults 18-49 for the last three consecutive years and is the #1 cable award show among Black adults 18-49 for the 22nd consecutive year (CY02-CY23). “BET Awards” is the ultimate platform to showcase the best, brightest, and most beautiful aspects of the Black experience – honoring the present and future of Black music, creativity, and sportsmanship, by celebrating the culture and being a driving force for social change. 



Drake leads “BET Awards” 2024 nominations with an outstanding seven nods. The official “BET Awards” 2024 nominees were selected by a voting academy of esteemed music industry insiders, performers, and presenters. Click HERE for the complete list of “BET Awards” 2024 nominees.


Voting for “BET Awards” 2024 Viewer’s Choice Award begins June 6, 2024, and ends June 30, 2024, at 6:30 PM PT/ 9:30 PM ET. is the official site for “BET Awards” 2024 and is the official source for the latest news and updates about this year's show. Follow us @BET and @BETAWARDS.

Connie Orlando, EVP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, will oversee and Executive Produce the annual show, with Jamal Noisette, SVP, Tentpoles & Music Community Engagement to Co-Executive Produce for BET. Jesse Collins Entertainment is the production company for the show, with Jesse Collins, Dionne Harmon, and Jeannae Rouzan-Clay also serving as Executive Producers.

BET is transforming Culture’s Biggest Night into Culture’s Biggest Week with BET Experience 2024, promising the ultimate in Black culture and entertainment. With a lineup of culture’s most influential artists including Cardi B, Davido, Gunna, Sexyy Red, The Roots, Common, Queen Latifah, Jungle Brothers, and many more electrifying artists, experts, and tastemakers.

Attendees will enjoy unforgettable live performances, comedy shows, culture-shifting conversations, immersive workshops, and much more! Anchoring this year’s Experience is fan-favorite, BETX 2024 Fan Fest, a free, all ages two-day cultural festival taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29. For more information, visit

To APPLY for media credentials to COVER “BET Awards” 2024 red carpet, press room, and BET Experience 2024 Fan Fest, concerts, and more, click here: "BET Awards" 2024 Media Application.

About Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson is an Academy Award-nominated actor, producer, author, and mental health advocate with a globally celebrated career that extends beyond the screen. Most recently, her producorial efforts on the play, JAJA’s AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING, earned her a Tony Award nomination for Best Play. Henson quickly rose to fame after her breakout performance in the critically acclaimed film HUSTLE & FLOW, which earned her and the cast a Screen Actors Guild nomination as well as the BET Award for Best Actress.

She was most recently seen in the award-winning musical adaptation of THE COLOR PURPLE, for which she won an NAACP Image Award and received a Screen Actors Guild ensemble nomination. Other film highlights include her stirring portrayal of NASA mathematician Katherine G. Johnson in the Academy Award-nominated film HIDDEN FIGURES, as well as ACRIMONY, PROUD MARY, THINK LIKE A MAN and THINK LIKE A MAN TOO, SMOKIN’ ACES, NO GOOD DEED, and THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, for which she earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. On television, she has garnered multiple Primetime Emmy Award nominations, most recently for her guest turn on ABBOTT ELEMENTARY.

Previously, Henson won a Golden Globe Award, received multiple Emmy nominations, and also became the first Black woman to win a Critics Choice Television Award in the Best Actress in a Drama Series category for her portrayal of “Cookie Lyon” on the smash hit series, EMPIRE. Other roles include the musical ANNIE LIVE, and she is currently in production on the highly anticipated Peacock limited series, FIGHT NIGHT.

In June 2024, she will release her new children’s book, YOU CAN BE A GOOD FRIEND (NO MATTER WHAT!), which was sparked by her desire to show children that they can appreciate other’s differences, as all children have something different about them and that’s what makes them special. Henson also released her New York Times bestselling novel AROUND THE WAY GIRL, a memoir about her family and friends, her determination to make it to Hollywood, and the importance of living your own truth.

Off-screen, Henson created the Boris L. Henson Foundation, which exists to both normalize and improve access to mental health services for Black communities in hopes of eradicating the stigma around seeking help and support. Furthering her commitment to action, she created the Can We Talk? Symposium, an annual opportunity to learn, grow, and connect in a safe and supportive space, and her work in this space has also led to a partnership with Kate Spade New York as ambassador for the brand’s Social Impact Council. This counsel is a collective of women’s empowerment and mental health leaders around the globe who believe in the power of joy and work toward providing access to resources to uplift women’s and girls’ mental health. In 2023, the partnership expanded with “She Cares Wellness Pod,” a first-of-its-kind, on-campus physical structure on historically Black colleges and university campuses for women and girls, including Henson’s alma mater, Howard University.

She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to the motion picture industry, and shortly thereafter, formed her own production company in the fall of 2020, TPH Entertainment, with the foundation of finding projects that challenge audiences to think differently and offer new perspectives. Furthering her passion for creating and uplifting her community and beyond, Henson also launched her own haircare line, TPH by Taraji, which has won numerous awards from industry titans including Allure, Essence, InStyle, Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire, SELF, and more.


The BET Media Group, a unit of Paramount (NASDAQ: PARAA; PARA), is the world’s largest media company dedicated to entertaining, engaging, and empowering the Black community and championing Black culture. Connecting Black audiences through a portfolio of brands including BET, BET+, BET Gospel, BET HER, BET International, BET Jams, BET Soul, BET Studios, and VH1, the BET Media Group is a thriving media ecosystem of leading interconnected platforms across cable TV, streaming, digital, studios, live events and international.

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“BET Awards” is one of the most-watched award shows on cable television according to the Nielsen Company. The “BET Awards” franchise remains the #1 program in cable TV history among African-Americans, and it is the #1 telecast for BET every year. It recognizes the triumphs and successes of artists, entertainers, and athletes in a variety of categories.


About Jesse Collins Entertainment

Founded in 2012, Jesse Collins Entertainment (JCE) is a full-service Emmy winning production company that has played an integral role in producing many of television's most memorable moments in music entertainment.  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 – Gabrielle Union: My Journey to 50, Oh Hell No! With Marlon Wayans, Cardi Tries, My Killer Body with K. Michelle, DJ Cassidy's Pass the Mic and Forward: The Future of Black Music, competition/game shows—Celebrity Squares, Becoming A Popstar, Rhythm + Flow, Sunday Best, Hip Hop Squares and Nashville Squares, talk shows – Yara Shahidi's Day Off and Face to Face with Becky G, and children's series—Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices (Daytime Emmy Award winner).  From the specials division: award shows—The Emmy Awards, 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 (Primetime Emmy Award winner), The Light We Carry: Michelle Obama & Oprah Winfrey (Primetime Emmy® Award nominee), A GRAMMY Salute to 50 Years of Hip Hop, Lil Rel Howery: I said it. Y'all thinking it., 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 JCE programming.  He is also an executive producer for the annual Grammy Awards and the 75th Annual Emmy Awards.  Collins also produced the 2021 Oscars and 2022 Golden Globes.



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“BET Awards” 2024 Media Contacts:

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