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BET Awards 2023 Performers: GloRilla, Soulja Boy, & More Hip-Hop Legends Set To Hit The Stage

The 2023 BET Awards will be broadcast live from Los Angeles on June 25, 2023. Learn about the show and its performers here.

The 2023 BET Awards is gearing up to be an epic show with a strong lineup of hip-hop and rap icons as well as some new voices making their debut. The show is set to air live on Sunday, June 25 from Los Angeles and will celebrate a huge milestone: the 50th anniversary of hip hop. “For five decades, Hip Hop has not only influenced American culture but has become a global phenomenon and one of the most influential musical genres of our lifetime,” Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET said in a statement.

“From music to fashion, art, and entertainment, we are honored to have always provided a platform for Hip Hop to thrive,” Connie continued. “We look forward to paying tribute to the pioneers and innovators as we amplify the new generation of Hip Hop artists like only BET can.” BET is certainly paying tribute to the genre with such a solid lineup of artists at this year’s show. Learn about the 2023 BET Awards performers below.

Who Is Hosting?

The host of the 2023 Awards has not yet been announced as of June 21, 2023. Last year’s show was led by Golden Globe-winning actress Taraji P. Henson. She also hosted the 2021 BET Awards.

Confirmed Performers

Lil Uzi Vert has been dropping tunes since the early 2010s, but made it big after being featured in Migos‘ 2016 chart-topper, “Bad & Boujee.” Lil Uzi Vert showed they were no one-hit-wonder after their 2017 and 2020 albums, Luv Is Rage 2 and Eternal Atake, reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. Uzi’s third studio album, The Pink Tape, is set to arrive in the near future. Meanwhile, fans can enjoy their 2022 EP, Red & White.

GloRilla

GloRilla is one of the fastest rising hip-hop and rap stars between 2022 and 2023

GloRilla is the rising star everyone is talking about. She burst onto the rap/hip-hop scene with her 2022 single “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)” and gained more mainstream fame with her Cardi B collaboration, “Tomorrow 2,” in Nov. 2022. That same month, she was named Billboard‘s R&B/Hip-Hop Rookie of the Month and made it into the 2023 XXL Freshman Class. “I’m excited actually to be a part of it because it’s a new wave. I’m glad to be actually one of the ones leading the new wave,” she told Refinery29 in Aug. 2022 of her success.

She also proudly stated that she is just in the beginning stages of a long and successful music career. “You know, I never felt like I was a one hit wonder, but I know a lot of people was saying that. But everything I’ve been dropping, people be messing with,” GloRilla noted. “They’re like, ‘Oh, okay,’ so I feel like I have done it, but I still feel like I got way more. I want like 100 plaques, 100 No. 1s.”

GloRilla leads the pack at the 2023 BET Awards along with Drake, who each have six nods. GloRilla won the Best Breakthrough Hip Hop Artist of the Year at the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards.

Doechii

Doechii has been making music since she was in sixth grade, and her dedication to the craft is finally paying off. She gained some traction in 2018 with her single “Girls”, and in 2020, she dropped her debut EP, Oh the Places You’ll Go. Doechii made her BET Awards debut in 2022, and in October of that year, she confirmed she was working on her debut album. “There’s a certain type of cocky rap that I got out of my system in [ the EP she/ her/ black b****]. I’m really over that,” she told Complex about the direction of her future music.

Coco Jones

Coco Jones is up for three awards at the 2023 BET Awards

A unique backstory, singer and actress Coco Jones originally broke into the entertainment industry via the Disney Channel, on which she landed a recurring role in the musical sketch comedy, So Random!, and then starred in the 2012 film, Let It Shine. Coco is currently starring as the new Hilary Banks in the Fresh Prince reboot, Bel-Air. In terms of music, Coco dropped a seven-song project called What I Didn’t Tell You in 2022, and has plans to release a full album in 2023.

At the 2023 BET Awards, she is up for the Best Female R&B/Pop Artist award as well as Best New Artist and Best New Actress.

The 50th Anniversary Celebration of Hip-Hop

But the big moment of the night will be the explosive, massive, collaborative performance honoring five decades of creating hip-hop music. The performance will not just feature one or two artists, but rather a nearly full roster of singers, rappers, and producers from every era. Fat Joe, Ja Rule, Kid ‘N Play, MC Lyte, Master P, Remy Ma, Soulja Boy, The Sugarhill Gang, Trick Daddy, Trina, Tyga, Uncle Luke, Warren G, Ying Yang Twins, and Yo-Yo are taking to the stage, along with these other great performers.

 

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