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BET Awards 2021: See the complete winners list

LOS ANGELES — There was no shortage of electrifying performances or personal style during the 21st annual BET Awards, hosted by actress Taraji P. Henson on Sunday from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles with the theme, “Year of the Black Woman.”

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DaBaby and Megan Thee Stallion entered the evening’s festivities with the most nominations at seven each, followed closely by Cardi B and Drake, who each received five nominations.

Meanwhile, rapper and actress Queen Latifah was honored with the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award, and rap icon DMX, who died of a heart attack earlier this year, was the focus of a special tribute performed by Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Swizz Beatz, Griselda and others.

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See the complete list of nominees and winners (in bold and italics) below:

Album of the Year

  • “After Hours” - The Weeknd
  • “Blame It on Baby” - DaBaby
  • “Good News” - Megan Thee Stallion
  • “Heaux Tales” - Jazmine Sullivan - WINNER
  • “King’s Disease” - Nas
  • “Ungodly Hour” - Chloe X Halle

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

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

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

  • 6lack
  • Anderson .Paak
  • Chris Brown - WINNER
  • Giveon
  • Tank
  • The Weeknd

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

  • Cardi B
  • Coi Leray
  • Doja Cat
  • Megan Thee Stallion - WINNER
  • Latto
  • Saweetie

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

  • DaBaby
  • Drake
  • J. Cole
  • Jack Harlow
  • Lil Baby - WINNER
  • Pop Smoke

Best New Artist

  • Coi Leray
  • Flo Milli
  • Giveon - WINNER
  • Jack Harlow
  • Latto
  • Pooh Shiesty

Best Collaboration

  • Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP” - WINNER
  • 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”

Best Group

  • 21 Savage & Metro Boomin
  • Chloe X Halle
  • Chris Brown & Young Thug
  • City Girl
  • Migos
  • Silk Sonic - WINNER

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” - WINNER
  • Marvin Sapp - “Thank You for It All”
  • Tamela Mann -- “Touch From You”

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” - WINNER

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)” - WINNER
  • Silk Sonic: “Leave the Door Open”

Video of the Year

  • Cardi B - “Up”
  • Cardi B, featuring Megan Thee Stallion - “WAP” - WINNER
  • 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 - WINNER
  • Cole Bennett
  • Colin Tilley
  • Dave Meyers
  • Hype Williams

Best International Act

  • Aya Nakamura (France)
  • Burna Boy (Nigeria) - WINNER
  • Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
  • Emicida (Brazil)
  • Headie One (Uk)
  • Wizkid (Nigeria)
  • Young T & Bugsey (Uk)
  • Youssoupha (France)

Best Movie

  • “Coming 2 America”
  • “Judas and the Black Messiah” - WINNER
  • “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
  • “One Night in Miami”
  • “Soul”
  • “The United States Vs. Billie Holiday”

Best Actress

  • Andra Day - WINNER
  • Angela Bassett
  • Issa Rae
  • Jurnee Smollett
  • Viola Davis
  • Zendaya

Best Actor

  • Aldis Hodge
  • Chadwick Boseman - WINNER
  • Damson Idris
  • Daniel Kaluuya
  • Eddie Murphy
  • Lakeith Stanfield

Youngstars Award

  • Alex R. Hibbert
  • Ethan Hutchison
  • Lonnie Chavis
  • Marsai Martin - WINNER
  • Michael Epps
  • Storm Reid

Sportswoman of the Year Award

  • A’ja Wilson
  • Candace Parker
  • Claressa Shields
  • Naomi Osaka - WINNER
  • Serena Williams
  • Skylar Diggins-Smith

Sportsman of the Year Award

  • Kyrie Irving
  • Lebron James - WINNER
  • Patrick Mahomes
  • Russell Westbrook
  • Russell Wilson
  • Stephen Curry

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