Fat Joe will host the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta on Friday, September 30
*(New York, NY) – Now a Grammy®-nominated recording artist, actor, entrepreneur and media personality Fat Joe was named host of the pioneer “BET Hip Hop Awards 2022. Recorded from the Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta, GA, the Friday, September 30, the first broadcast will be broadcast Tuesday, October 4, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on BET.
The annual celebration will bring together the hottest names in hip hop to celebrate the best in hip hop culture of the year. The official nominations for the 2022 “BET Hip Hop Awards,” selected by a voting academy comprised of esteemed music industry insiders, performers and presenters, will be announced at a later date.
“Fat Joe is hip hop royalty. He has represented the art form and the Bronx, the birthplace of hip hop, throughout his outstanding musical career. He’s a valued friend to the network and we’ve loved watching and supporting his evolution into the superstar he is today,” said Connie Orlando, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music Programming & Musical strategy at BET. “We can’t wait to see him take the stage with his lively energy, alongside some of the hottest and most beloved stars in hip hop today.”
“This will be the BIGGEST award show in history,” said Fat Joe. “It is truly an honor to host and produce the BET Hip Hop Awards and I cannot thank Connie and the entire BET family enough for this opportunity. We will be celebrating music, culture and entertainment, honoring the stars the biggest and brightest in the world and make this evening an unforgettable evening full of laughter and surprises.Always remember that yesterday’s host is not today’s host.
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Connie OrlandoEVP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy will oversee the annual show and executive producer for BET along with Jamal Noisette, VP, Specials & Music Programming. jesse collinsCEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment, to serve as executive producer of the 2022 “BET Hip Hop Awards” with Jesse Collins Entertainment’s Jeannae Rouzan–Clay and Dionne Harmon.
For more information on the “BET Hip Hop Awards”, including the latest news and updates, visit bet.com/hiphopawards.
About Fat Joe
Fat Joe is a Grammy® nominated artist, actor, entrepreneur, philanthropist and media personality from the Bronx, New York. With an acclaimed career that spans four decades, Joe has cemented his legacy as a hip-hop heavyweight, having amassed multiple multi-platinum and gold studio albums, mixtapes, singles and collaborations, including “Lean Back”, “What’s Luv”, “Make It Rain”, and “On top”, among countless others. Joe’s musical mastery was on display again in 2021, when his hit single “The sun (the light) reached No. 1 in urban radio.
Beyond his unprecedented longevity, Joe – who is of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent – has helped play a vital role in bridging hip-hop and Latin music, releasing music with Gloria Estefan, Thalia , Ricky Martin, Anuel AA, and more. Joe has also shown an eye for discovering and developing new talent, having signed the likes of Big Pun, DJ Khaled and Remy Ma to his Terror Squad imprint.
Beyond his music-related endeavours, Joe has become a media personality, having started “The Fat Joe Show”, an Instagram live nightly talk show where he interviewed politicians, musicians, athletes, actors, entrepreneurs and personalities such as Dr. Anthony Fauci, representing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Floyd Mayweather, Dwyane Wade, Jamie Foxx, Diddy, among others. Additionally, Joe was a guest host of The Wendy Williams Show and currently hosts Triller’s Official VERZUZ Platform Recap.
Joe is also the owner and founder of three UP NYC stores in New York City, which sell exclusive sneakers from brands such as Jordan and Nike as well as activewear. He shone in limited acting roles, notably alongside Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish in “Evening School” as well as in Spike Lee “She must have it” Netflix series.
In January 2022, Joe partnered with the New York City Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City to create the Bronx Relief Fund and in 24 hours raised over $1 million for families affected by the tragic fire in the Bronx apartment at Twin Parks North-West. .