2021 BET Awards nominations: Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby lead with seven nominees each | News

Even though the pandemic slowed things down considerably last year, it’s finally time to celebrate the best examples of black culture. Nominations for the “BET Awards 2021” have arrived, reflecting the creative expressions of music, television, film and sports.

Find out who made the nominees list, when and how to watch the show, and how you can participate in the celebration night live and in person.

When are the 2021 BET Awards?

The BET AWARDS continue to showcase the best, brightest and most beautiful aspects of the black experience, while uplifting culture and inspiring people to become more engaged in social justice and change. This year is no different. After going virtual last year, the 2021 BET Awards are back with live audiences at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and will air. LIVE Sunday, June 27 on BET at 8 p.m. ET / PT.

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How can I watch the 2021 BET Awards?

The 2021 BET Awards are broadcast on BET.

Internationally, the show will air simultaneously on BET Africa at 2 a.m. CAT and MTV Brazil at 9 p.m. BRT on June 27, followed by international broadcasts on MTV United Kingdom June 28 at 9 p.m. BST, BET France June 29 at 8:45 p.m. CEST. The show will also be available on My5 and Sky On-Demand in the UK from June 29.

How can I join the 2021 BET Awards?

From today, if you have been fully immunized, you can register here for the chance to be part of the BET REWARDS 2021 live show audience. BET will work closely with Los Angeles County to support community vaccination efforts and ensure compliance with COVID-19 protocols.

Who made the list of the best nominations?

rappers Megan you stallion and DaBaby leads the field with seven nominations each while Cardi B and Duck follow with five nominations each.

Megan Thee Stallion made one of the most memorable appearances at the BET Awards last year with her Mad Max-inspired performance for “Girls in The Hood” and “Savage.” Now in 2020, she claims one of the top spots by securing seven nominations for “Best Female Hip Hop Artist”, “Video of the Year”, for WAP, “Album of the Year”, for Good News, ” Viewer’s Choice Award (x2) “and” Best Collaboration “for his feature films with DaBaby (Cry Baby) and Cardi B (WAP).

Speaking of DaBaby, her “Rockstar” performance at last year’s BET Awards is still talked about today. His powerful and haunting appearance on the series is why he also received seven nominations this year, including “Best Male Hip-Hop Artist,” “Album of the Year,” for Blame it on Baby, “Viewer’s Choice Award,” and four names for ‘Best Collaboration’ for its feature films alongside Roddy Ricch (Rockstar), Megan Thee Stallion (Cry Baby), Pop Smoke & little baby (For the night), and Jack Harlow Tory Lanez & Lil wayne (Whats Poppin – Remix).

Cardi B and Drake follow with five nominations each. Cardi B is nominated for “Best Female Hip-Hop Artist”, “Best Collaboration”, “Video of the Year”, twice for WAP and AT THE TOP. Drake is nominated for “Best Collaboration,” “Best Male Hip-Hop Artist,” “Video of the Year” for Laugh Now Cry Later with Lil durk and “Viewers’ Choice Award”.

Other artists nominated for this year’s BET Awards include Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars, Chloé X Halle, and Chris Brown with four nominations each, including the coveted “Video of the Year” award for which they are all considered.

“We’re back and excited to bring culture’s biggest night, the 2021 BET Awards, safely back to Los Angeles to celebrate this year’s incredible list of nominees,” said Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, musical programming and musical strategy. “We broke new ground as one of the first official awards to move forward during the global pandemic and we are ready to take our pioneering status to the next level with the return of an audience to celebrate the the best and brightest creative minds in the entertainment industry. . “

How can I vote for the “Viewer’s Choice Award”?

BET rewards artists, performers and athletes in 21 categories with nominations for the 2021 BET Awards (“Viewer’s Choice Award: Best New International Act” to be released at a later date).

Voting for the “BET AWARDS” 2021 “Viewer’s Choice Award” begins on June 7. For the latest news and updates from the 2021 BET AWARDS, including details on audience selection and eligibility, visit BET.com/Rewards.

Who is nominated for a 2021 BET AWARD?

BLAMER IT ON BABY – DABABY

GOOD NEWS – MEGAN THEE STALLION

TALES OF HEAUX – JAZMINE SULLIVAN

IMPODLY HOUR – CHLOE X HALLE

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 R&B / FEMALE POP ARTIST

BEST MEN’S R & B / POP ARTIST

BEST WOMEN’S HIP HOP ARTIST

DR. BEST GOSPEL / BOBBY JONES INSPIRATION AWARD

BABY WINANS – IN THE NAME OF JESUS

SHE – KEEP US TOGETHER

KIRK FRANKLIN – STRONG GOD

MARVIN SAPP – THANKS FOR EVERYTHING

TAMELA MANN – TOUCH OF YOU

ALICIA KEYS FT. KHALID – THUS DONE

BRANDY FT. LUCK THE RAPPER – BABY MAMA

CHLOE X HALLE – BABY GIRL

CIARA FT. ESTER DEAN – ROOTED

DIAMOND PLATNUMZ (TANZANIA)

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 – BIGGEST PICTURE

MEGAN THEE STALLION FT. BEYONCÉ – SAVAGE (REMIX)

SILK SONIC – LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN

CARDI B FT. MEGAN THEE STALLION – WAP

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

BRUNO MARS AND FLORENT DÉCHARD

JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH

THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE VACANCES

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD