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Academy Award Nominee Taraji P. Henson to Host, "The Culture's Biggest Night", the 2024 BET Awards!

Taraji P. Henson photographed by Todd Wawrychuk / A.M.P.A.S.

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.


(Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for BET)

“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. For a complete list of performers and nominees, click here.


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