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Megan Thee Stallion and Da Baby lead BET Award Nominations

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The BET Awards are back for 2021, and let’s just say it’s stacked with heavy hitters this year. 

Da Baby and Megan Thee Stallion are leading the nominations, with them both being nominated for ‘Album of the Year.’ 

Some groups are already showing up in the listings that just dropped music this year, like Silk Sonic. 

Of course, stars like Beyonce, Cardi B, Drake, Chris Brown, and even The Weeknd are nominated, but with new players like Jack Harlow and Flo Milli; It’ll be nice to see who wins this year. 

Also, if vaccinated, there’s a chance to see the award show live. BET is working closely with Los Angeles County to support community vaccination efforts and ensure adherence to COVID-19 protocols.

When talking about bringing the show back live, Connie Orlando, EVP of Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy said, “We are back and excited to bring culture’s biggest night, the 2021 ‘BET Awards,’ safely back to Los Angeles to celebrate this year’s incredible roster of nominees.” 

She continued to say, “We broke ground as one of the first official award shows to move forward during the global pandemic and we are ready to take our pioneer status to the next level with the return of an audience to celebrate the best and brightest creative minds in the entertainment industry.” 

So before voting closes on June 7, here are the nominations 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 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 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. KHALID – 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. 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 

Make sure to watch the 2021 BET Awards, Sunday, June 27 on BET at 8 pm ET/ PT.