BET Awards 2021 Nominations: Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby and The Weeknd could win big

Wanna know who received the most nominations at this year's BET Awards? Take a look at the list where The Weeknd will be up for Album of the Year


                            BET Awards 2021 Nominations: Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby and The Weeknd could win big
Megan Thee Stallion and The Weeknd (Rich Fury/Matt Winkelmeyer for Getty Images)

Who will take home the most numbers of trophies at this year’s BET Awards? The 21st edition of the BET Awards is just around the corner and nominations for the highly-anticipated event have already been announced.

Musicians such as Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby garnered numerous nominations. Meanwhile, Drake and Cardi B gave tough competition to the frontrunners by garnering multiple nominations across categories. The ceremony honors the best of talents in music, acting, sports and other fields of entertainment over the past year.

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Last year, the organization decided to have a virtual ceremony due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, this time viewers will be allowed to attend the event and see their favorite artists perform. The 21st edition of BET Awards will air live on Sunday, June 27, on the BET network at 8 pm ET/ PT and will be hosted by Academy Award-nominated actress Taraji P Henson.

Take a look at all the nominees in all the top categories.

Cardi B performs onstage at the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

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

Megan Thee Stallion speaks onstage during Beautycon Festival Los Angeles 2019 at Los Angeles Convention Center on August 11, 2019, in Los Angeles, California (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Beautycon)

Best Female R&B /Pop Artist

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

Best Male R&B /Pop Artist

6lack
Anderson Paak
Chris Brown
Giveon
Tank
The Weeknd

The Weeknd poses backstage for the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, broadcast on May 23, 2021, at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for dcp)

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Cardi B
Coi Leray
Doja Cat
Megan Thee Stallion
Latto
Saweetie

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

DaBaby
Drake
J Cole
Jack Harlow
Lil Baby
Pop Smoke

Best New Artist

Coi Leray
Flo Milli
Giveon
Jack Harlow
Latto
Pooh Shiesty

Best Collaboration

Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion – ‘WAP’
DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch – ‘Rockstar’
DJ Khaled featuring Drake – ‘Popstar’
Jack Harlow featuring DaBaby, Tory Lanez & Lil Wayne – ‘Whats Poppin (Remix)’
Megan Thee Stallion featuring DaBaby – ‘Cry Baby’
Pop Smoke featuring Lil Baby & DaBaby – ‘For the Night’

Roddy Ricch performs onstage at the 2019 BET Experience STAPLES Center Concert Sponsored By Coca-Cola at Staples Center on June 21, 2019, in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Roger Kisby/Getty Images for BET)

Best Group

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

BET HER award

Alicia Keys featuring Khalid – ‘So Done’
Brandy featuring Chance the Rapper – ‘Baby Mama’
Bri Steves – ‘Anti Queen’
Chloe X Halle – ‘Baby Girl’
Ciara featuring Ester Dean – ‘Rooted’
SZA – ‘Good Days’

In this image released on May 23, Alicia Keys poses backstage for the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, broadcast on May 23, 2021, at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for dcp)

Viewer’s Choice Award

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

Video of the Year

Cardi B – ‘Up’
Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion – ‘WAP’
Chloe X Halle – ‘Do It’
Chris Brown & Young Thug – ‘Go Crazy’
Drake featuring Lil Durk – ‘Laugh Now Cry Later’
Silk Sonic – ‘Leave the Door Open’

Video Director of the Year

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

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)

Film

Best Movie

‘Coming 2 America’
‘Judas and the Black Messiah’
‘Ma Rainey's Black Bottom’
‘One Night in Miami’
‘Soul’
‘The United States Vs. Billie Holiday’

‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ (HBO Max)

Best Actress

Andra Day
Angela Bassett
Issa Rae
Jurnee Smollett
Viola Davis
Zendaya

Jurnee Smollett-Bell attends the "Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn" World Premiere at the BFI IMAX on January 29, 2020, in London, England (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images) 

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

Sports

Sportswoman of the Year Award

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

Naomi Osaka of Japan poses with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup after winning her Women’s Singles Final match against Jennifer Brady of the United States during day 13 of the 2021 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on February 20, 2021, in Melbourne, Australia (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Sportsman of the Year Award

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

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