BET Awards 2021

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2021 BET Awards
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DateJune 27, 2021
LocationMicrosoft Theater, Los Angeles, California
Presented byBlack Entertainment Television
Hosted byTaraji P. Henson
Most awardsMegan Thee Stallion (4)
Most nominationsDaBaby and Megan Thee Stallion (7 each)
Websitewww.bet.com/shows/bet-awards.html
Television/radio coverage
Network

The 21st BET Awards took place on June 27, 2021. The ceremony celebrated achievements in entertainment and honors music, sports, television, and movies. The ceremony's theme was "Year of the Black Woman" and was held in-person with a vaccinated audience following the previous year's virtual ceremony.[1]

The nominees were announced on May 27, 2021. DaBaby and Megan Thee Stallion received the most nominations with 7 each, ahead of Cardi B and Drake, who tied with five nominations each.[2][3][4]

On June 14, it was announced that actress Taraji P. Henson would host the ceremony for the first time, and that musician and actress Queen Latifah would be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.[5][6][7]

Performers

The list of performers was announced on June 17, and was said to be the largest in the ceremony's history.[8]

Artist(s) Song(s)
Main show
Lil Baby
Kirk Franklin
"We Win"[9]
Migos
Cardi B
"Straightenin"
"Type Shit"[10]
H.E.R. "We Made It"[11]
Moneybagg Yo "Wockesha"
"Time Today"[12]
DaBaby "Ball If I Want To"[13]
Megan Thee Stallion "Thot Shit"[14]
Tyler, the Creator "Lumberjack"[15]
Jazmine Sullivan
Maxine Waters
Ari Lennox
"Tragic"
"On It"[16]
Roddy Ricch "Late at Night"[17]
Lil Nas X "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)"[18]
Silk Sonic "Leave the Door Open"[19]
City Girls "Twerkulator"[20]
Rapsody
Monie Love
Lil' Kim
MC Lyte
Tribute to Queen Latifah:
"Ladies First"
"U.N.I.T.Y."[21]
DJ Khaled
Lil Durk
Lil Baby
Megan Thee Stallion
H.E.R.
DaBaby
"Hats Off"
"Every Chance I Get"
"I Did It"[22]
Andra Day "Strange Fruit"
"Tigress & Tweed"[23]
Method Man
Westside Gunn
Benny the Butcher
Conway the Machine
Michael K. Williams
Swizz Beatz
The Lox
Busta Rhymes
Tribute to DMX:
"Get at Me Dog"
"Hood Blues"
"Where the Hood At?"
"X Gon' Give It to Ya"
"Slippin'"
"Let Me Fly"
"Ruff Ryders' Anthem (Remix)"
"Party Up (Up in Here)"
"The Prayer IV"[24][25][26]
BET Amplified Stage
Tone Stith "FWM"[27]
Mereba "Rider"[27]

Winners and nominees

Album of the Year Video of the Year
Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award Best Collaboration
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Best Female Hip Hop Artist Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Best Group Best New Artist
Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award BET Her Award
Video Director of the Year Best Movie
Best Actress Best Actor
YoungStars Award Sportswoman of the Year
Sportsman of the Year Best International Act
Best New International Act Lifetime Achievement Award

References

  1. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (June 27, 2021). "BET Awards: Megan Thee Stallion, Andra Day, Queen Latifah Among Winners as Show Celebrates 'Year of the Black Woman'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 28, 2021.
  2. ^ "BET Awards Unveil 2021 Nominees List, Led By Megan Thee Stallion And DaBaby". Deadline. 2021-05-27. Retrieved 2021-05-27.
  3. ^ "Megan Thee Stallion & DaBaby Lead 2021 BET Awards Nominations: Full List". www.billboard.com. 2021-05-27. Retrieved 2021-06-06.
  4. ^ "Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby lead BET Awards nominations". EW.com. Retrieved 2021-06-06.
  5. ^ "Taraji P. Henson to Host 2021 BET Awards | Entertainment Tonight". www.etonline.com. Retrieved 2021-06-14.
  6. ^ Pedersen, Erik (2021-06-15). "BET Awards: Taraji P. Henson Set As Host; Queen Latifah To Receive Career Honor". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  7. ^ "Queen Latifah Will Receive Lifetime Achievement Award At 2021 BET Awards, Taraji P. Henson Will Host". Alexus Renée Celebrity Myxer. 2021-06-14. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  8. ^ "DaBaby, H.E.R. & More Set to Perform At 2021 BET Awards". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-06-17.
  9. ^ Chan, Anna (June 27, 2021). "Lil Baby and Kirk Franklin Blast Off BET Awards 2021 With 'We Win'". Billboard. Retrieved June 28, 2021.
  10. ^ Unterberger, Andrew (June 27, 2021). "Migos Bring 'Culture III' to the BET Awards, Assisted By a Pregnant Cardi B". Billboard. Retrieved June 28, 2021.
  11. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (June 27, 2021). "H.E.R. Declares 'We Made It' During High-Flying 2021 BET Awards Performance". Billboard. Retrieved June 28, 2021.
  12. ^ Lynch, Joe (June 27, 2021). "Moneybagg Yo Finds 'Time Today' for the 2021 BET Awards". Billboard. Retrieved June 28, 2021.
  13. ^ Daw, Stephen (June 27, 2021). "DaBaby Raises the Roof (And Himself) for 'Ball If I Want To' at BET Awards 2021". Billboard. Retrieved June 28, 2021.
  14. ^ Chan, Anna (June 27, 2021). "Megan Thee Stallion Shows Off Her 'Thot S---' at the 2021 BET Awards". Billboard. Retrieved June 28, 2021.
  15. ^ Unterberger, Andrew (June 27, 2021). "Tyler, the Creator Gets Caught in a Windstorm Performing 'Lumberjack' at the 2021 BET Awards". Billboard. Retrieved June 28, 2021.
  16. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (June 27, 2021). "Jazmine Sullivan Welcomes Rep. Maxine Waters, Ari Lennox Onstage for Show-Stopping 2021 BET Awards Performance". Billboard. Retrieved June 28, 2021.
  17. ^ Lynch, Joe (June 27, 2021). "Roddy Ricch Brings Moody 'Late at Night' to 2021 BET Awards". Billboard. Retrieved June 28, 2021.
  18. ^ Daw, Stephen (June 27, 2021). "Lil Nas X Walks Like An Egyptian, Makes Out With Backup Dancer at 2021 BET Awards". Billboard. Retrieved June 28, 2021.
  19. ^ Chan, Anna (June 27, 2021). "Silk Sonic 'Leave the Door Open' For Newly Vaccinated Fans at the 2021 BET Awards". Billboard. Retrieved June 28, 2021.
  20. ^ Unterberger, Andrew (June 27, 2021). "It's Time For the Award Show Debut of City Girls' 'Twerkulator' at the 2021 BET Awards". Billboard. Retrieved June 28, 2021.
  21. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (June 27, 2021). "Queen Latifah Honored By Lil Kim, MC Lyte & More With Performance at 2021 BET Awards". Billboard. Retrieved June 28, 2021.
  22. ^ Daw, Stephen (June 27, 2021). "DJ Khaled Brings Out Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby & More Stars for 2021 BET Awards Performance". Billboard. Retrieved June 28, 2021.
  23. ^ Chan, Anna (June 27, 2021). "Andra Day Delivers a Medley of 'Strange Fruit' and 'Tigress & Tweed' at the 2021 BET Awards". Billboard. Retrieved June 28, 2021.
  24. ^ Unterberger, Andrew (June 27, 2021). "Method Man, The LOX and Griselda Lead Powerful DMX Tribute at the 2021 BET Awards". Billboard. Retrieved June 28, 2021.
  25. ^ Pierre, Mekishana (June 27, 2021). "Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Swizz Beatz, Griselda and More Pay Tribute to DMX at 2021 BET Awards". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved June 28, 2021.
  26. ^ Berry, Peter A. (June 28, 2021). "Swizz Beatz, Busta Rhymes and more deliver incredible DMX tribute at BET Awards 2021". Revolt. Retrieved June 28, 2021.
  27. ^ a b Mamo, Heran (June 28, 2021). "All the 2021 BET Awards Performances Ranked". Billboard. Retrieved June 28, 2021.

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