BET Awards 2021: How To Watch, Nominees, Artists & More | News

The 2021 BET Awards will air tonight (Sunday, June 27) from 8 / 7C. The awards celebrate the year in black music, television, film, sport and social impact, honoring culture-changing hitmakers.

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Since 2001, the BET Awards have celebrated the achievements of the year in black culture by honoring the best artists, songs, videos, films, actors and sportsmen. This year’s 21st BET Awards will return with a live studio audience following last year’s groundbreaking virtual event. In 2020, the BET Awards were the first awards show to move forward during the pandemic and set the tone for virtual and hybrid awards shows for the remainder of the season. This year, we’re celebrating “the year of the black woman” with the live show, which returns to the Microsoft Theater stage in LA with more viral performances and tributes.

How to watch the 2021 BET Awards

Date: Sunday June 27, 2021

Pre-show start time: 7 p.m. ET, 4 p.m. PT

Show start time: 8 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. PT

“Pass the mic” time: 11:30 p.m. ET, 8:30 p.m. PT

Location: Microsoft Theater at LA Live – Los Angeles, California

Watch on TV: BET, BET Her, LOGO, MTV, MTV2, VH1 and TV Land. Check your local TV shows.

Follow: @BET, #BETAwards, #CulturesBigestNight

For international viewers, the show will air simultaneously on BET Africa at 2:00 a.m. CAT and MTV Brazil at 9:00 p.m. BRT on June 27. There will also be international broadcasts on MTV UK on June 28 at 9 p.m. BST and BET France on June 29 at 8:45 p.m. CEST. The show will also be available in the UK on My5 and Sky On-Demand from June 29.

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BET Awards ’21: list of winners and laureates

The 2021 BET Awards will have the highest number of artists in the history of the show. The star performance range will include Megan you stallion as good as Andra Day, City Girls, DaBaby, DJ Khaled, ELLE, Jazmine Sullivan, Kirk Franklin, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Migos, Moneybagg Yo !, Rapsody and Roddy Rich. Artist in the making Your Stith will perform on the BET Amplified Stage, receiving the BET Music Seal of Approval as the next big act to watch.

The show will include a special tribute to the legend of DMX rap, who passed away in February at the age of 50. The tribute will include performances from X’s biggest hits by Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Swizz Beatz, Griselda, and more, with a special appearance of Michael K. Williams.

Host and Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

The show will especially honor the ladies this year. Under the theme “The Year of the Black Woman”, the 2021 BET Awards will honor and celebrate the immense cultural impact of black women. Golden Globe winner actor, filmmaker and philanthropist Taraji P. Henson will host the show, and GRAMMY-winning musician, Oscar-nominated actor and versatile icon Queen latifah will receive the BET award for all of his achievements.

Henson is best known for her Golden Globe and BET award-winning performance as Cookie Lyon in the television series Empire, airing from 2015 to 2020. The actress has been in the game for years, receiving an Oscar nomination for her role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in 2009. The philanthropist and mental health advocate also founded the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation in honor of her late father, which provides mental health services to youth in urban schools.

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Latifah excelled at everything under the sun. The rapper, singer and actress became the first hip hop artist to be crowned with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006. She received an Oscar nomination for playing Matron “Mama” Morton in Chicago, and she is also critically acclaimed. for his roles in movies Bessie, Life support and Girls’ trip. She currently performs and is an executive producer for Equalizer, TV is not. 1 scripted series this year.

This year’s presenters include Ashanti, Chloe bailey, Ciara, Crystal Renee Hayslett, Ebony Obsidian DJ Cassidy Eva Marcille, Issa Rae, Jill Scott, KJ Smith, Lena Waithe, Marsai Martin, Michelle Buteau, Michelle Mitchenor, Mignon, Mj Rodriguez, Naomi Campbell, Novi Brown, Regina Hall, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Saweetie and Sevyn Streeter.

Jennifer hudson will also make a special appearance at the awards ceremony.

A special tribute will be given in honor of the late great rapper DMX with a tribute organized by the producer Swizz beatz, and will include performances of Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Swizz Beatz, Griselda, and a special appearance by Michael K. Williams.

The party will continue after the awards ceremony with Pass the microphone of DJ Cassidy: edition of the BET Awards. In his viral Pass the microphone series, Cassidy DJs a set from her living room as iconic artists virtually appear to sing their hit songs. This edition after show of Pass the microphone will highlight the Hip Hop & R&B of the 2000s, with Ashanti, Ja rule, nelly, Fabulous, Sean paul, Kelis, Akon, and Fat Joe to appear with other surprise guests. Pass the microphone: edition of the BET Awards airs at 11:30 p.m. ET on BET, directly after the awards show.

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rappers Megan you stallion and DaBaby topped this year’s nominations with seven each. Both are nominated for “Best Collaboration”, “Spectator’s Award” and “Album of the Year” for their hit albums. Good news and Baby’s fault. Cardi B and Duck are tied for the second highest number of nominations at 5 each, with Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars, Chloé X Halle, and Chris Brown next with four nominations each.

BLAMER IT ON BABY – DABABY

GOOD NEWS – MEGAN THEE STALLION

TALES OF HEAUX – JAZMINE SULLIVAN

IMPODLY HOUR – CHLOE X HALLE

BEST R&B / FEMALE POP ARTIST

BEST MEN’S R & B / POP ARTIST

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 WOMEN’S HIP HOP ARTIST

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

JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH

THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE VACANCES

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD