BET Media Group, a unit of Paramount, today announced that the 2023 “BET Her Awards,” honoring the brilliance and beauty of black women who move the community forward, will take place on Sunday, March 5 in Atlanta.
Sponsored by Walmart, the “BET Her Awards” spotlight the impact of black women through the pillars of Black Love, Black Joy, Black Pride and Black Power.
Hosted by author, actor, media personality and queen of pop culture Bevy Smith, the “BET Her Awards” will bring together the most celebrated and transformative women from across industries.
This year’s winners will be recognized for their contributions to encouraging women to dream, inspire, create and overcome, including Kandi Burruss, Kym Whitley, Marsai Martin, MC Lyte, Sam Jay, And Thasunda brown duck. Adding to the list of star-studded winners, Gospel superstar Tamela Mann and winner MC Lyte are set to ignite the stage with unforgettable performances.
“Black women are the backbone of their communities,” said Tavia Pitts, senior vice president of advertising sales at BET Media Group. “For centuries, black women have done it all, showing strength and grace that flows naturally into every act. It is an honor that the “BET Her Awards” return to celebrate the incredible black women who contribute to society and show unprecedented resilience and courage to propel our communities forward.
Winners of the 2023 “BET Her Awards” include:
● LOVE Award – Kandi Burruss, an accomplished singer-songwriter, record producer, actress and businesswoman, will receive the LOVE Award, honoring women whose work advances Black love and relationships.
● JOY Award presented by My Black is Beautiful – Kym Whitley, comedian and actress, will receive the JOY Award, honoring women who advance the feeling of black joy.
● RISING STAR Award Presented by American Express – Marsai Martin, actress and youngest black executive producer in history, will receive the RISING STAR Award, which honors a “young, talented, black” rising star who is making a difference in her community.