Tanzania: BET 2021 Awards - Full List of Winners and Nominees

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Dar es Salaam — Andra Day, H.E.R., Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion and Silk Sonic were among the winners at the 2021 BET Awards, which were handed out Sunday night at a live, in-person show that felt like a return to pre-pandemic norms.

Taraji P. Henson hosted the ceremony, which this year featured the theme "Year of the Black Woman." Last year, the BET Awards was one of the first major awards shows to take place after the start of the pandemic, though it took place virtually and remotely. This year, the BET Awards returned to the live show format and welcomed back an in-person, vaccinated audience along with a red carpet. Organizers said they would work closely with Los Angeles County to support community vaccination efforts and ensure adherence to COVID-19 protocols.

During the show, Queen Latifah was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Before she took the stage to give her acceptance speech, Monie Love, Rapsody, MC Lyte and Lil' Kim performed a tribute to Latifah, including her own hit "U.N.I.T.Y," as the rapper-actress got emotional while watching from the audience.

Congratulations @iamcardib and @theestallion on winning Video of the Year! #BETAwards #CulturesBiggestNight pic.twitter.com/1ciAt0W9eq

- #BETAwards (@BETAwards) June 28, 2021

Rapper Megan Thee Stallion was tied with DaBaby for having the most nominations of the night and took home awards for "Best Female Hip Hop Artist," "Best Collaboration," "Viewer's Choice" and "Video of the Year."

Rap legend DMX, who died from a heart attack earlier this year, was honored at the ceremony with a special tribute performance from Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Swizz Beatz and Michael K. Williams.

Andra Day, the City Girls, DJ Khaled, Jazmine Sullivan, Lil Nas X, Kirk Franklin and Migos were among stars who performed at the annual award ceremony.

Thank you ❤️❤️❤️ #BETAwards pic.twitter.com/t0IltaYXQw

- Queen Latifah (@IAMQUEENLATIFAH) June 28, 2021

Check out the full list of nominees and winners:

Album of the Year

"Heaux Tales" Jazmine Sullivan -- Winner

"Ungodly Hour" -- Chloe x Halle

"King's Disease" -- Nas

"Good News" -- Megan Thee Stallion

"Blame it on Baby" -- DaBaby

"After Hours" -- The Weeknd

Congratulations @HERMusicX on winning Best Female R&B/Pop Artist! Red heart #BETAwards #CulturesBiggestNight pic.twitter.com/C8PUIihrkt

- #BETAwards (@BETAwards) June 28, 2021

Best Female R&B / Pop Artist

H.E.R. -- Winner


Jazmine Sullivan

Jhené Aiko

Summer Walker


Best Male R&B / Pop Artist

Chris Brown -- Winner


Anderson .Paak



The Weeknd

Best Group

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak and Silk Sonic -- Winner

21 Savage & Metro Boomin

Chloe X Halle

Chris Brown & Young Thug

City Girls


Best Collaboration

"WAP" Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion -- Winner

"Rockstar" -- DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch

"Popstar" -- DJ Khaled ft. Drake

"What's Poppin (Remix)" -- Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez and Lil Wayne

"Cry Baby" -- Megan Thee Stallion ft. DaBaby

"For the Night" -- Pop Smoke ft. Lil Baby and DaBaby

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Lil Baby -- Winner



J. Cole

Jack Harlow

Pop Smoke

Congratulations @iamcardib and @theestallion on winning Video of the Year! #BETAwards #CulturesBiggestNight pic.twitter.com/1ciAt0W9eq

- #BETAwards (@BETAwards) June 28, 2021

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Megan Thee Stallion -- Winner

Cardi B

Coi Leray

Doja Cat



Video of the Year

"WAP" Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion -- Winner

"Up" -- Cardi B

"Do It" -- Chloe x Halle

"Go Crazy" -- Chris Brown and Young Thug

"Laugh Now Cry Later" -- Drake ft. Lil Durk

"Leave the Door Open" -- Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak and Silk Sonic

Video Director of the Year

Bruno Mars & Florent Déchard -- Winner

Benny Boom

Cole Bennett

Colin Tilley

Dave Meyers

Hype Williams

Best New Artist

Giveon -- Winner

Coi Leray

Flo Milli

Jack Harlow


Pooh Shiesty

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel / Inspirational Award

"Strong God" -- Kirk Franklin

"In Jesus Name" -- Bebe Winans

"Never Lost" -- Cece Winans

"Hold Us Together" -- H.E.R.

"Thank You For It All" -- Marvin Sapp

"Touch From You" -- Tamela Mann

BET Her Award

"Good Days" Sza -- Winner

"So Done" -- Alicia Keys ft. Khalid

"Baby Mama" -- Brandy ft. Chance the Rapper

"Anti Queen" -- Bri Steves

"Baby Girl" -- Chloe x Halle

"Rooted" -- Ciara ft. Ester Dean

#BETAwards https://t.co/swvrfrCAr3

- Burna Boy (@burnaboy) June 28, 2021

Best International Act

Burna Boy, Nigeria -- Winner

Aya Nakamura -- France

Diamond Platnumz -- Tanzania

Emicida -- Brazil

Headie One -- United Kingdom

Wizkid -- Nigeria

Young T & Bugsey -- United Kingdom

Youssopha -- France

Viewer's Choice Award

"Savage (Remix)" Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé - Winner

"WAP" - Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion

"Go Crazy" - Chris Brown & Young Thug

"Rockstar" - DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch

"Popstar" - DJ Khaled ft. Drake

"Laugh Now Cry Later" - Drake ft. Lil Durk

"The Bigger Picture" - Lil Baby

"Leave the Door Open" - Silk Sonic

Best Movie

"Judas and the Black Messiah" -- Winner

"Coming 2 America"

"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"

"One Night in Miami"


"The United States Vs. Billie Holiday"

Best Actress

Andra Day -- Winner

Angela Bassett

Issa Rae

Jurnee Smollett

Viola Davis


Best Actor

Chadwick Boseman -- Winner

Aldis Hodge

Damson Idris

Daniel Kaluuya

Eddie Murphy

Lakeith Stanfield

Youngstars Award:

Marsai Martin -- Winner

Alex R. Hibbert

Ethan Hutchison

Lonnie Chavis

Michael Epps

Storm Reid

Sportswoman of the Year Award:

Naomi Osaka -- Winner

A'ja Wilson

Candace Parker

Claressa Shields

Serena Williams

Skylar Diggins-Smith

Sportsman of the Year Award:

Lebron James -- Winner

Kyrie Irving

Patrick Mahomes

Russell Westbrook

Russell Wilson

Stephen Curry

Viewer's Choice: Best New International Act

Bree Runway, United Kingdom -- Winner

Arlo Parks -- United Kingdom

Bramsito -- France

Elaine -- South Africa

MC Dricka -- Brazil

Ronisia -- France

Tems -- Nigeria

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