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2021 BET Awards Nominees Revealed; DaBaby and Megan Thee Stallion Lead With Most Nominations

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2021 BET Awards Nominees Revealed; DaBaby and Megan Thee Stallion Lead With Most Nominations

The 2021 BET Awards are back on June 27 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Last year sadly had a virtual show due to the COVID-19 pandemic but now, a live audience is back as this audience will only have vaccinated people in attendance. Now, the full list of nominations are here.

Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby are tied for the most BET Awards nominations here with seven each. They are also both in many of the same categories such as Album of the Year and Best Collaboration. Each of them also had a number one song in 2020 such as DaBaby’s “Rockstar” feat. Roddy Ricch and Megan’s “Savage” remix feat. Beyoncé.

Additional Album of the Year nominees are Nas’ “King’s Disease,” Chole x Halle’s “Ungodly Hour,” The Weeknd’s “After Hours,” and “Heux Tales” by Jazmine Sullivan. The hottest breakout stars are nominated as well in the Best New Artist category with Jack Harlow, Pooh Shiesty, Coi Leray, Flo Milli, Giveon, and Latto.

The film and sports categories are back at the BET Awards as well. Best Movie nominees include Coming 2 America, Judas And The Black Messiah, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, One Night In Miami, Soul, andThe United States Vs. Billie Holiday. Best actress nominees are Andra Day, Angela Bassett, Issa Rae, Jurnee Smollett, Viola Davis, and Zendaya. Best Actor category includes Aldis Hodge, Chadwick Boseman, Damson Idris, Daniel Kaluuya, Eddie Murphy, and Lakeith Stanfield.

In the sports nominees, we see A’ja Wilson, Candace Parker, Claressa Shields, Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams, and Skylar Diggins-Smith in the Sprtswoman of the Year category. For the Sportsman of the Year candidates, they include Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Patrick Mahomes, Russell Westbrook, Russell Wilson, and Stephen Curry.

Check out the full list of nominees for the 2021 BET Awards below.

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 f/ Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”
DaBaby f/ Roddy Ricch – “Rockstar”
DJ Khaled f/ Drake – “Popstar”
Jack Harlow f/ DaBaby, Tory Lanez & Lil Wayne – “What’s Poppin” (Remix)
Megan Thee Stallion f/ DaBaby – “Cry Baby”
Pop Smoke f/ Lil Baby & DaBaby – “For the Night”

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Jazmine Sullivan
Jhené Aiko
Summer Walker

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Anderson .Paak
Chris Brown
The Weeknd

Best New Artist

Coi Leray
Flo Milli
Jack Harlow
Pooh Shiesty

Best Group

21 Savage & Metro Boomin
Chloe X Halle
Chris Brown & Young Thug
City Girls
Silk Sonic

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Cardi B
Coi Leray
Doja Cat
Megan Thee Stallion

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

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 f/ Khalid – “So Done”
Brandy f/ Chance The Rapper – “Baby Mama”
Bri Steves – “Anti Queen”
Chloe X Halle – “Baby Girl”
Ciara f/ 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 f/ Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”
Chris Brown & Young Thug – “Go Crazy”
DaBaby f/ Roddy Ricch – “Rockstar”
DJ Khaled f/ Drake – “Popstar”
Drake f/ Lil Durk – “Laugh Now Cry Later”
Lil Baby – “The Bigger Picture”
Megan Thee Stallion f/ Beyoncé – “Savage” (Remix)
Silk Sonic – “Leave the Door Open”

Video of the Year

Cardi B – “Up”
Cardi B f/ Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”
Chloe X Halle – “Do It”
Chris Brown & Young Thug – “Go Crazy”
Drake f/ 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
The United States Vs. Billie Holiday

Best Actress

Andra Day
Angela Bassett
Issa Rae
Jurnee Smollett
Viola Davis

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

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