Megan Thee Stallion (Image source: Instagram)
Megan Thee Stallion (Image source: Instagram)

Megan Thee Stallion leads 2021 BET Awards nominations

ANI | Updated: May 28, 2021 17:48 IST

Washington [US], May 28 (ANI): Rappers Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby dominated the 2021 BET Award nominations announced on Thursday, with a total of seven nods each.
As per Variety, Cardi B and Drake follow, with five nominations each. The show, which recognises Black excellence in music, television, film, and sports, will air on June 27 on BET Networks.
"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," said Connie Orlando, executive vice president, specials, music programming and music strategy.
This year, Stallion is up for best female hip hop artist, video of the year for 'WAP', and album of the year, among other nods. DaBaby is in the running for best male hip hop artist, album of the year and is recognised in four best collaboration tracks for his features alongside Roddy Ricch, Megan Thee Stallion, Pop Smoke and Lil Baby, and Jack Harlow, Tory Lanez and Lil Wayne.
The BET Awards are expected to return with a live audience. The network is working closely with Los Angeles County to support community vaccination efforts and ensure adherence to COVID-19 protocols.
Here's the complete list of nominees:
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
Jazmine Sullivan
Jhene Aiko
Summer Walker
Best Male R&B / Pop Artist
Anderson .Paak
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Best New Artist
Coi Leray
Flo Milli
Jack Harlow
Pooh Shiesty
Best Group
21 Savage & Metro Boomin
Chloe X Halle
Chris Brown & Young Thug
City Girls
Silk Sonic
Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Cardi B
Coi Leray
Doja Cat
Megan Thee Stallion
Best Male Hip Hop Artist
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. Beyonce - 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 Dechard
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
The United States Vs. Billie Holiday
Best Actress
Andra Day
Angela Bassett
Issa Rae
Jurnee Smollett
Viola Davis
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
Variety has learnt that BET's last year's show, which took place June 28, 2020, with a mix of in-studio host Amanda Seales and pre-produced music performances, was the No. 1 cable awards show among adults 18-49 in the 2020 broadcast season.
Connie Orlando, EVP specials, music programming and music strategy at BET will oversee the 2021 BET Awards and serve as executive producer along with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment. (ANI)