* Get ready for a Back to the “BET AWARDS” weekend! The hour-long special features some of the leading women set to grace the stage at this year’s BET Awards 2021, including Megan Thee Stallion, Taraji P. Henson, Jazmine Sullivan, ELLE, City Girls, and Andra Day.
Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET, will also make a special appearance. The documentary takes the viewer into the homes of their favorite artists and executives to explore the phenomenal year each woman has had leading up to culture’s greatest night of entertainment.
The accompaniment of the special is a BET.com four-episode companion series featuring an intimate behind-the-scenes look during photo shoots through the eyes of various black female photographers.
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- Cultures biggest night, the 2021 BET Awards will air live Sunday, June 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BET and simulcast on BET HER, LOGO, MTV, MTV2, TV Land and VH1.
- Megan thee Stallion joins previously announced performers Andra Day, DJ Khaled, SHE, Kirk Franklin, Lil Baby, Lil Nas X, and much more.
- “BET Awards” 2021 proclaims this year’s theme as “Year of the Black Woman” to celebrate and honor their immense impact on culture
- The list of featured presenters includes Ashanti, Chloe Bailey, Ciara, Eva Marcille, Issa Rae, Jill Scott, Lena Waithe, Marsai Martin, Michelle Buteau, Michelle Mitchenor, MJ Rodriguez, Naomi Campbell, Regina Hall, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Saweetie, Sevyn Streeterand more.
- DMX be honored in a special tribute with Busta Rhymes, Griselda, Method Man, Swizz Beatzand more.
- The celebration kicks off with “The Countdown to The BET Awards” live at 7 p.m. ET/PT
- “Skip DJ Cassidy’s MIC: BET Awards Edition” premiering immediately after the awards show with appearances by Ashanti, Ja Rule, Nelly, Akon, Kelis, Fat Joe, Fabulous, Sean Paul and more.
Stay tuned for the weekend revival of the “BET Awards”!
- “BET Awards: “Year of the Black Woman” Premieres Saturday, June 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BET & BET HER
- “The BET Awards Countdown” Live Coverage Begins at 7 PM ET/PT on BET and BET HER
Kicking off the BET Awards celebration, BET will begin with “The Countdown to BET Awards.” Hosted by Terrence J and Tanisha Long, the preshow will include high-energy performances from Coi Leray, Mooski, Spotemgotem, and CJ. The preshow will highlight some of the hottest nominees of the evening, including Queen Naija delivering a spectacular R&B performance. The Watch Jazzy correspondent will discover the hottest looks on the red carpet.
“BET Awards” 2021 airs live Sunday, June 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BET, BET HER, LOGO, MTV, MTV2, TV LAND and VH1
Presented by an Oscar®-nominated and Golden Globes®-winning actor, filmmaker and philanthropist Taraji P.Henson, the 2021 “BET Awards” will air LIVE at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BET on Sunday, June 27 (8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. CT) from Microsoft Theater. The 2021 “Bet Awards” will also honor award-winning musician, Golden Globe®-winning and Oscar®-nominated actor Queen Latifah with this year’s Lifetime Achievement BET Award.
Megan Thee Stallion joins the star-studded line-up of artists Andra Day, City Girls, DaBaby, DJ Khaled, HER, Jazmine Sullivan, Kirk Franklin, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Lil Nas X, Migos, Moneybagg Yo, Rapsody, Roddy Ricch, Tyler The Creator and many more. Plus, up-and-coming artists Tone Stith and Mereba will grace the BET amplified stage, BET Music’s stamp of approval on the next big musical release.
The dominating nominations this year are Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby with a total of seven nominations each. Cardi B and Drake follow closely with five nominations each. Other main nominees include Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars, Chloe x Halle and Chris Brown, each with four nominations. You can find a full list of nominations here.
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2021 “BET Awards” presenters include Ashanti, Chloe Bailey, Ciara, Crystal Renee Hayslett, DJ Cassidy, Ebony Obsidian, 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 show.
Beloved rapper DMX will be honored with a special tribute at the 2021 ‘BET AWARDS’. The tribute is hosted by producer Swizz Beatz and will feature standout performances from Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Swizz Beatz, Griselda and a special appearance by Michael K. Williams.
Internationally, the show will be simulcast on BET Africa at 2am CAT and MTV Brazil at 9pm BRT on June 27, followed by international broadcasts on MTV UK on June 28 at 9pm BST, BET France on June 29 at 8:45pm IT IS. The show will also be available on My5 and Sky On-Demand in the UK from June 29. The BET Awards will also be broadcast LIVE on the BET Brazil channel, via the free streaming service Pluto TV.
“DJ Cassidy’s Pass the Mic: BET Awards Edition” premieres at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on BET
To celebrate culture’s biggest night, Pass The Mic: DJ Cassidy’s BET Awards Edition will premiere Sunday, June 27 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT, immediately following the 2021 “BET Awards.”
In this edition of the acclaimed groundbreaking series, DJ Cassidy will take the mic to a unique lineup of legendary hip-hop and R&B artists to sing along to their most iconic records from the 2000s. Cassidy has exclusively confirmed that he will be taking the mic to Ashanti, Ja Rule, Nelly, Akon, Kelis, Fat Joe, Fabolous, Sean Paul and more than a dozen other surprise iconic guests who have had a profound impact on culture over the past two decades.
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