BET Awards 2021 Winners: The Complete List

Taraji P. Henson hosted the 2021 BET Awards from Los Angeles on June 27, and stars Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Nas X and Queen Latifah were responsible for some key moments.

By Ryan Gajewski Jun 28, 2021 3:48 AMTags

Taraji P. Henson led the festivities at the 2021 BET Awards.

The annual ceremony took place on Sunday, June 27, as Megan Thee Stallion was among the big winners, with viewers watching her win three awards. In addition, Queen Latifah delivered a heartfelt speech while receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award during the telecast held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

Megan and DaBaby entered the evening leading all contenders with seven nominees apiece. Other top contenders heading into the ceremony included Cardi B and Drake, who picked up five nominations apiece, while Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars, Chloe x Halle and Chris Brown all landed four nods. 

One of the night's highlights was Cardi B revealing during her performance that she's expecting her second child with husband Offset

Another key moment included Lil Nas X concluding his rendition of "Montero" with a steamy kiss. Also performing were Megan Thee Stallion; H.E.R.; DJ Khaled; Roddy Ricch; Tyler, the Creator; City Girls; and Andra Day

BET Awards 2021 Red Carpet Fashion

Also, Busta Rhymes, Method Man and actor Michael K. Williams were among those taking part in an emotional tribute to late rapper DMX

Scroll on to see who prevailed, and click here for our full coverage of the event.

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Album of the Year
After Hours — The Weeknd
Blame It On Baby — DaBaby
Good News — Megan Thee Stallion
WINNER: Heaux Tales — Jazmine Sullivan
King's Disease — Nas
Ungodly Hour — Chloe X Halle

Best Collaboration
WINNER: 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
Jhené Aiko
Summer Walker

Best Male R&B / Pop Artist
Anderson .Paak
WINNER: Chris Brown
The Weeknd

Best New Artist
Coi Leray
Flo Milli
WINNER: Giveon
Jack Harlow
Pooh Shiesty

Best Group
21 Savage & Metro Boomin
Chloe X Halle
Chris Brown & Young Thug
City Girls
WINNER: Silk Sonic

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Cardi B
Coi Leray
Doja Cat
WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
J. Cole
Jack Harlow
WINNER: 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"
WINNER: 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"
WINNER: SZA — "Good Days"

Best International Act
Aya Nakamura (France)
WINNER: 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"
WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion Ft. Beyoncé — "Savage (Remix)"
Silk Sonic — "Leave The Door Open"

Video of the Year
Cardi B — "Up"
WINNER: 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
WINNER: Bruno Mars And Florent Déchard
Cole Bennett
Colin Tilley
Dave Meyers
Hype Williams

Best Movie
Coming 2 America
WINNER: Judas And The Black Messiah
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
One Night In Miami
The United States Vs. Billie Holiday

Best Actress
WINNER: Andra Day
Angela Bassett
Issa Rae
Jurnee Smollett
Viola Davis

Best Actor
Aldis Hodge
WINNER: Chadwick Boseman
Damson Idris
Daniel Kaluuya
Eddie Murphy
Lakeith Stanfield

Youngstars Award
Alex R. Hibbert
Ethan Hutchison
Lonnie Chavis
WINNER: Marsai Martin
Michael Epps
Storm Reid

Sportswoman of the Year Award
A'ja Wilson
Candace Parker
Claressa Shields
WINNER: Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams
Skylar Diggins-Smith

Sportsman of the Year Award
Kyrie Irving
WINNER: LeBron James
Patrick Mahomes
Russell Westbrook
Russell Wilson
Stephen Curry

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