Doja Cat nominated 14 times at the Billboard Music Awards, wins 4

Doja Cat wasn’t kidding at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.

The “Say So” singer earned four of her 14 nominations at the awards show: Best R&B Artist, Best R&B Female Artist, Best R&B Album (for planet she) and Top Viral Song (for “Kiss Me More” featuring SZA). You can find the full list of Doja Cat nominations HERE as well as the full list of 2022 winners.

Famous, and rather comical, Doja Cat nearly missed her acceptance speech at the 2022 Grammys while in the bathroom. The singer made sure it wouldn’t happen again, telling the hurry on the red carpet before the show that she was “very, very excited not to use the bathroom tonight”. And the “Need to Know” singer kept his promise.

“It’s an honor,” Doja Cat said in her acceptance speech for Top R&B Album. “I’ve always loved R&B. Growing up is what raised me. I think there are a lot of very talented R&B artists out there right now. You have Summer Walker. You have SZA. You have The Weeknd…I think everyone deserves this award. I really do.”

Watch his speech below.

Doja Cat was the second most nominated artist at the show, just behind The Weeknd’s impressive 17 nominations. Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Olivia Rodrigo then followed Doja Cat with 13 nominations each.

But how are these candidates chosen?

According to Billboard himself, nominees and eventual winners are chosen “based on key interactions with music fans, as well as digital album and song sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Gros Son.Rewards are based on a 12-month reporting period.

Doja Cat’s triumphant night comes shortly after her rant about shutting down the music on Twitter and her subsequent apology. Safe to say that the majority of us are happy that Doja Cat hasn’t left the music industry. Hoping for many more award shows and musical releases from the singer.

Photo by: Rich Polk/NBC