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Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B Lead 2021 BET Awards Nominations

Take a look at the full list of nominees.

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Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B Lead 2021 BET Awards Nominations

Take a look at the full list of nominees.

BET has announced all the nominees for this year’s BET Awards, an annual event honoring Black talent across music, film, TV and sports. The ceremony will be held in-person with health precautions in place.

Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby lead with seven nominations each, followed by Cardi B and Drake with five nods. Chloe x Halle, Coi Leray and Saweetie are among this year’s other notable music nominees.

In film and TV, Zendaya and Viola Davis are nominated for Best Actress while Chadwick Boseman and Daniel Kaluuya are up for Best Actor. Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams and LeBron James are recognized across two athletic categories, Sportswoman of the Year and Sportsman of the Year.

The 2021 BET Awards will air live on June 27, 8 p.m. EST on BET. Keep reading for the full list of 2021 BET Awards nominations.

2021 BET Awards Nominations

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 – “What’s 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. Hhalid – “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. Bibbert
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

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