BET Awards 2021: The Nominations Are In!

Written by on May 28, 2021

Written by BET Employees

Although the pandemic slowed issues down significantly final yr, it’s lastly time to have fun probably the most glorious examples of Black tradition. The nominations for the “BET Awards 2021” are in, reflecting artistic expressions throughout music, tv, movie, and sports activities. 

Discover out who made the record of nominees, when and tips on how to watch the present, and how one can be a part of the night time of celebration stay and in particular person. 

When Are The 2021 BET Awards?

The “BET AWARDS” continues to showcase one of the best, brightest, and most lovely facets of the Black expertise, whereas elevating the tradition and driving folks to be extra engaged in social justice and alter. This yr is not any totally different. After going digital final yr, the 2021 BET Awards is again with a stay present viewers on the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and can air LIVE on Sunday, June 27 on BET at Eight pm ET/PT. 

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How Can I Watch The 2021 BET Awards?

The 2021 BET Awards are airing on BET. 

Internationally, the present will simulcast on BET Africa at 2 am CAT and MTV Brazil at 9 pm BRT on June 27th, adopted by worldwide broadcasts on MTV UK on June 28th at 9 pm BST, BET France on June 29th at 8:45pm CEST. The present may even be accessible to observe on My5 and Sky On-Demand within the UK starting June 29th.

How Can I Be a part of The 2021 BET Awards?

Beginning as we speak, should you’ve been totally vaccinated, you may register here on your probability to be a part of the BET AWARDS 2021 stay present viewers. BET will work carefully with Los Angeles County to assist group vaccination efforts and guarantee adherence to COVID-19 protocols.

Who Made The High Checklist of Nominations?

Rappers Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby lead the pack with seven nominations every whereas Cardi B and Drake comply with with 5 nominations every.

Megan Thee Stallion gave one of the crucial memorable appearances on the BET Awards ever final yr together with her Mad Max impressed efficiency for “Girls in The Hood” and “Savage.” Now, in 2020, she claims one of many prime spots securing seven nominations for ‘Greatest Feminine Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Yr,’ for WAP, ‘Album of the Yr,’ for Good Information, ‘Viewer’s Alternative Award (x2),’ and ‘Greatest Collaboration,’ for her options with DaBaby (Cry Child) and Cardi B (WAP). 

Talking of DaBaby, his ‘Rockstar’ performance finally yr’s BET Awards continues to be being talked about as we speak. His hauntingly highly effective look on the present cosigns why he additionally acquired seven nominations this yr together with ‘Greatest Male Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Album of the Yr,’ for Blame it on Child, ‘Viewer’s Alternative Award,’ and 4 noms for ‘Greatest Collaboration’ for his options alongside Roddy Ricch (Rockstar), Megan Thee Stallion (Cry Child), Pop Smoke & Lil Child (For The Night time), and Jack Harlow Tory Lanez & Lil Wayne (Whats Poppin- Remix). 

Cardi B and Drake comply with with  5 nominations every. Cardi B is nominated for ‘Greatest Feminine Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Greatest Collaboration,’ ‘Video of the Yr,’ twice for WAP and UP. Drake is nominated for ‘Greatest Collaboration,’ ‘Greatest Male Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Yr,’ for Chuckle Now Cry Later that includes Lil Durk and ‘Viewer’s Alternative Award’. 

Different artists nominated for this yr’s BET Awards embody Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars, Chloe X Halle, and Chris Brown with 4 nominations every together with the a lot coveted ‘Video of the Yr’ award for which they’re all being thought-about.

“We’re again and excited to convey tradition’s largest night time, the 2021 BET Awards, safely again to Los Angeles to have fun this yr’s unimaginable roster of nominees,” stated Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Technique. “We broke floor as one of many first official award exhibits to maneuver ahead throughout the international pandemic and we’re able to take our pioneer standing to the following stage with the return of an viewers to have fun one of the best and brightest artistic minds within the leisure trade.”

How do I vote for the “Viewer’s Alternative Award”?

BET acknowledges artists, entertainers, and athletes throughout 21 classes with the 2021 BET Awards nominations (‘Viewer’s Alternative Award: Greatest New Worldwide Act’ might be launched at a later date).

Voting for the “BET AWARDS” 2021 ‘Viewer’s Alternative Award’ begins on June seventh. For the newest BET AWARDS” 2021 information and updates, together with particulars on viewers choice and eligibility, go to BET.com/Awards.

Who’s nominated for a 2021 BET AWARD?

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

AFTER HOURS – THE WEEKND

BLAME IT ON BABY – DABABY

GOOD NEWS – MEGAN THEE STALLION

HEAUX TALES – JAZMINE SULLIVAN

KING’S DISEASE – NAS

UNGODLY HOUR – CHLOE X HALLE

BEST COLLABORATION

CARDI B FT. MEGAN THEE STALLION – WAP

DABABY FT. RODDY RICCH – ROCKSTAR

DJ KHALED FT. DRAKE – POPSTAR

JACK HARLOW FT. DABABY, TORY LANEZ & LIL WAYNE – WHATS POPPIN (REMIX)

MEGAN THEE STALLION FT. DABABY – CRY BABY

POP SMOKE FT. LIL BABY & DABABY – FOR THE NIGHT

BEST FEMALE R&B / POP ARTIST

BEYONCÉ

H.E.R.

JAZMINE SULLIVAN

JHENÉ AIKO

SUMMER WALKER

SZA

BEST MALE R&B / POP ARTIST

6LACK

ANDERSON .PAAK

CHRIS BROWN

GIVEON

TANK

THE WEEKND

BEST NEW ARTIST

COI LERAY

FLO MILLI

GIVEON

JACK HARLOW

LATTO

POOH SHIESTY

BEST GROUP

21 SAVAGE & METRO BOOMIN

CHLOE X HALLE

CHRIS BROWN & YOUNG THUG

CITY GIRLS

MIGOS

SILK SONIC

BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST

CARDI B

COI LERAY

DOJA CAT

MEGAN THEE STALLION

LATTO

SAWEETIE

BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST

DABABY

DRAKE

J. COLE

JACK HARLOW

LIL BABY

POP SMOKE

DR. BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

BEBE WINANS – IN JESUS NAME

CECE WINANS – NEVER LOST

H.E.R. – HOLD US TOGETHER

KIRK FRANKLIN – STRONG GOD

MARVIN SAPP – THANK YOU FOR IT ALL

TAMELA MANN – TOUCH FROM YOU

BET HER AWARD

ALICIA KEYS FT. KHALID – SO DONE 

BRANDY FT. CHANCE THE RAPPER – BABY MAMA

BRI STEVES – ANTI QUEEN

CHLOE X HALLE – BABY GIRL

CIARA FT. ESTER DEAN – ROOTED

SZA – GOOD DAYS

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

AYA NAKAMURA (FRANCE)

BURNA BOY (NIGERIA)

DIAMOND PLATNUMZ (TANZANIA)

EMICIDA (BRAZIL)

HEADIE ONE (UK)

WIZKID (NIGERIA)

YOUNG T & BUGSEY (UK)

YOUSSOUPHA (FRANCE)

VIEWER’S CHOICE AWARD

CARDI B FT. MEGAN THEE STALLION – WAP 

CHRIS BROWN & YOUNG THUG – GO CRAZY

DABABY FT. RODDY RICCH – ROCKSTAR 

DJ KHALED FT. DRAKE – POPSTAR 

DRAKE FT. LIL DURK – LAUGH NOW CRY LATER

LIL BABY – THE BIGGER PICTURE

MEGAN THEE STALLION FT. BEYONCÉ – SAVAGE (REMIX)

SILK SONIC – LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN      

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

CARDI B – UP

CARDI B FT. MEGAN THEE STALLION – WAP

CHLOE X HALLE – DO IT

CHRIS BROWN & YOUNG THUG – GO CRAZY

DRAKE FT. LIL DURK – LAUGH NOW CRY LATER

SILK SONIC – LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

BENNY BOOM

BRUNO MARS AND FLORENT DÉCHARD

COLE BENNETT

COLIN TILLEY

DAVE MEYERS

HYPE WILLIAMS

BEST MOVIE

COMING 2 AMERICA

JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH

MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM

ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI

SOUL

THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY

BEST ACTRESS

ANDRA DAY

ANGELA BASSETT

ISSA RAE

JURNEE SMOLLETT

VIOLA DAVIS

ZENDAYA

BEST ACTOR

ALDIS HODGE

CHADWICK BOSEMAN

DAMSON IDRIS

DANIEL KALUUYA

EDDIE MURPHY

LAKEITH STANFIELD

YOUNGSTARS AWARD

ALEX R. HIBBERT

ETHAN HUTCHISON

LONNIE CHAVIS

MARSAI MARTIN

MICHAEL EPPS

STORM REID

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

A’JA WILSON

CANDACE PARKER

CLARESSA SHIELDS

NAOMI OSAKA

SERENA WILLIAMS

SKYLAR DIGGINS-SMITH

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

KYRIE IRVING

LEBRON JAMES

PATRICK MAHOMES

RUSSELL WESTBROOK

RUSSELL WILSON

STEPHEN CURRY

(Da Child’s photograph courtesy of Austin Hargrave)


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