The 2021 BET Awards Brought Out The Best Of The Best

The 2021 BET Awards honored the best of the best in Black music with a cavalcade of outstanding awards and performances.

Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B were among this year’s biggest winners at the June 27 BET Awards that took place in Los Angeles. Megan took home four trophies – including Best Female Hip Hop Artist and the Viewer’s Choice Award for her Beyoncé collaboration “Savage”, as well as Best Duet and Best Video for her “WAP” collaboration with Cardi B.

While both female rappers performed at the Microsoft Theater, Cardi B stole the show when she announced she was expecting her second child during a surprise set with her husband, Offset from Migos.

The night’s other notable winners includes Jazmine Sullivan who won Album of the Year for Heaux Tales,” H.E.R. won Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, and Bruno Mars won two prizes for Video Director and Best Group for Silk Sonic, his stunning collaboration with Anderson.Paak.

Hosted by Taraji P. Henson, the BET awards included a record 18 standout performances from artists such as Sullivan, Lil Baby, H.E.R., DJ Khaled, and Lil Nas X, as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Queen Latifah and a tribute to the late DMX.

The following is the complete list of this year’s BET Award winners:

Album of the Year: Heaux Tales by Jazmine Sullivan

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist: H.E.R.

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: Chris Brown

Best Group: Silk Sonic

Best Collaboration: WAP by Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion

Best Male Hip Hop Artist: Lil Baby

Best Female Hip Hop Artist: Megan Thee Stallion

Video of the Year: WAP by Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion

Video Director of the Year: Bruno Mars & Florent Dechard

Best New Artist: Giveon

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award: Strong God by Kirk Franklin

BET Her Award: Good Days by SZA

Best International Act: Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Viewer’s Choice Award: Savage (Remix) – Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyonce

Best Movie: Judas and the Black Messiah

Best Actress: Andra Day

Best Actor: Chadwick Boseman

Youngstars Award: Marsai Martin

Sportswoman of the Year Award: Naomi Osaka

Sportsman of the Year Award: Lebron James

Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act: Bree Runway (United Kingdom)

Global Good Award: Djamila Ribeiro

Lifetime Achievement Award: Queen Latifah

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Author: Luke Traina

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