Here are the winners of the BET Awards 2021 — Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B, Silk Sonic, and more

Here are the winners of the BET Awards 2021 — Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B, Silk Sonic, and more

The 2021 BET Awards have announed their full list of winners!

Hosted by actress Taraji P. Henson, the 21st BET Awards aired live from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on 28 June. This year's theme was 'Year of the Black Woman', and it's the biggest ceremony in the award's history with 16 performers, according to Billboard.  

Leading the tables with 7 nominations each, DaBaby and Megan Thee Stallion tied for the most-nominated artist for this season. Both Drake and Cardi B trailed behind with 5 nominations each. 

Megan Thee Stallion was the biggest winner of the night, bagging Best Female Hip Hop Artist and Viewer's Choice Award for 'Savage Remix feat. Beyoncé'. This is the second year in a row that the 'Thot Shit' rapper has won these two awards.

Other notable winners included Jazmine Sullivan, who took home Album of the Year for her acclaimed record Heaux Tales that was released in January. It's the first R&B album to win in this category since Beyoncé’s Lemonade four years ago. 

Additionally, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion were awarded Best Collaboration and Video of the Year for their 2020 smash hit, 'WAP'.

Standout performances include Lil Nas X, who performed 'Montero (Call Me By Your Name)' on an Egyptian-themed set, complete with an on-stage kiss at the end. 

Hip hop maverick Tyler, The Creator also made his BET Awards debut with 'Lumberjack', a song from his latest album Call Me If You Get Lost that just dropped last Friday (25/6).

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak's superduo project Silk Sonic—who also won Best Group—teased new music after a rendition of 'Leave the Door Open', while Cardi B revealed her pregnancy during a Migos performance of 'Type Shit'. The ceremony also included a tribute to late rapper DMX, who died in April this year. 


Check out the full list of winners below.

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Queen Latifah

Album of the Year

  • Heaux Tales – Jazmine Sullivan
  • After Hours – The Weeknd
  • Blame It on Baby – DaBaby
  • Good News – Megan Thee Stallion
  • King's Disease – Nas
  • Ungodly Hour – Chloe x Halle

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

  • H.E.R.
  • Beyoncé
  • SZA
  • Jhené Aiko
  • Summer Walker
  • Jazmine Sullivan

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

  • Chris Brown
  • 6LACK
  • Anderson .Paak
  • Giveon
  • Tank
  • The Weeknd

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Doja Cat
  • Cardi B
  • Coi Leray
  • Latto
  • Saweetie

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

  • Lil Baby
  • Drake
  • J. Cole
  • Jack Harlow
  • DaBaby
  • Pop Smoke

Best New Artist

  • Giveon
  • Coi Leray
  • Flo Milli
  • Jack Harlow
  • Latto
  • Pooh Shiesty

Best Group

  • Silk Sonic
  • Chloe x Halle
  • Chris Brown & Young Thug
  • 21 Savage & Metro Boomin
  • City Girls
  • Migos

Best Collaboration

  • Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion – 'WAP'
  • DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch – 'Rockstar'
  • DJ Khaled feat. Drake – 'Popstar'
  • Jack Harlow feat. DaBaby, Tory Lanez & Lil Wayne – 'What's Poppin' (Remix)'
  • Megan Thee Stallion feat. DaBaby – 'Cry Baby'
  • Pop Smoke feat. Lil Baby & DaBaby – 'For The Night'

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel / Inspirational Award

  • Kirk Franklin – 'Strong God'
  • Bebe Winans – 'In Jesus Name'
  • Cece Winans – 'Never Lost'
  • H.E.R. – 'Hold Us Together'
  • Marvin Sapp – 'Thank You For It All'
  • Tamela Mann – 'Touch From You'

BET Her Award

  • SZA – 'Good Day'
  • Alicia Keys feat. Khalid – 'So Done'
  • Brandy feat. Chance The Rapper – 'Baby Mama'
  • Bri Steves – 'Anti Queen'
  • Chloe x Halle – 'Baby Girl'
  • Ciara feat. Ester Dean – 'Rooted'

Best International Act

  • Burna Boy (Nigeria)
  • Aya Nakamura (France)
  • Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
  • Emicida (Brazil)
  • Headie One (UK)
  • Wizkid (Nigeria)
  • Young T & Bugsey (UK)
  • Youssoupha (France)

Best New International Act

  • Bree Runway (UK)
  • Arlo Parks (UK)
  • Bramsito (France)
  • Elaine (South Africa)
  • MC Dricka (Brazil)
  • Ronisia (France)
  • Tems (Nigeria)

Viewer's Choice Award

  • Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé – 'Savage (Remix)'
  • Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion – 'WAP'
  • Chris Brown & Young Thug – 'Go Crazy'
  • DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch – 'Rockstar'
  • DJ Khaled feat. Drake – 'Popstar'
  • Drake feat. Lil Durk – 'Laugh Now Cry Later'
  • Lil Baby – 'The Bigger Picture'
  • Silk Sonic – 'Leave The Door Open'

Video of the Year

  • Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion – 'WAP'
  • Cardi B – 'Up'
  • Chloe x Halle – 'Do It'
  • Chris Brown & Young Thug – 'Go Crazy'
  • Drake feat. Lil Durk – 'Laugh Now Cry Later'
  • Silk Sonic – 'Leave The Door Open'

Video Director of the Year

  • Bruno Mars and Florent Déchard
  • Benny Boom
  • Cole Bennett
  • Colin Tilley
  • Dave Meyers
  • Hype Williams

Best Movie

  • Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Coming 2 America
  • 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

  • Chadwick Boseman
  • Aldis Hodge
  • Damson Idris
  • Daniel Kaluuya
  • Eddie Murphy
  • Lakeith Stanfield

Youngstars Award

  • Marsai Martin
  • Alex R. Hibbert
  • Ethan Hutchison
  • Lonnie Chavis
  • Michael Epps
  • Storm Reid

Sportswoman of the Year Award

  • Naomi Osaka
  • A'ja Wilson
  • Candace Parker
  • Claressa Shields
  • Serena Williams
  • Skylar Diggins-Smith

Sportsman of the Year Award

  • Lebron James
  • Kyrie Irving
  • Patrick Mahomes
  • Russell Westbrook
  • Russell Wilson
  • Stephen Curry

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