The List of Nominees with Winner BET Awards 2021

The 21st BET Awards took place on June 27, 2021. The ceremony celebrated achievements in entertainment and honors music, sports, television, and movies. The ceremony’s theme was “Year of the Black Woman” and was held in-person with a vaccinated audience following the virtual ceremony the previous year.

See below for the full list of nominees with BET Winner 2021s indicated in bold.

Album of the year

Heaux Tales – Jazmine Sulliva
  • Heaux Tales – Jazmine Sullivan *BET WINNER 2021
  • Ungodly Hour – Chloe X Halle
  • King’s Disease – Nas
  • Good News – Megan Thee Stallion
  • Blame It on Baby – DaBaby
  • After Hours – The Weeknd

Best female R&B / pop artist

H.E.R.
  • H.E.R. *BET WINNER 2021
  • SZA
  • Summer Walker
  • Jhené Aiko
  • Jazmine Sullivan
  • Beyoncé

Best male R&B / pop artist

Chris Brown
  • The Weeknd
  • Tank
  • Giveon
  • Chris Brown *BET WINNER 2021
  • Anderson .Paak
  • 6lack

Best female hip hop artist

Megan Thee Stallion
  • Saweetie
  • Megan Thee Stallion *BET WINNER 2021
  • Latto
  • Doja Cat
  • Coi Leray
  • Cardi B

Best male hip hop artist

  • Pop Smoke
  • Lil Baby *BET WINNER 2021
  • Jack Harlow
  • J. Cole
  • Drake
  • DaBaby

Best new artist

  • Pooh Shiesty
  • Latto
  • Jack Harlow
  • Giveon *BET WINNER 2021
  • Flo Milli
  • Coi Leray

Best collaboration

  • Pop Smoke featuring Lil Baby & DaBaby — “For the Night”
  • Megan Thee Stallion featuring DaBaby — “Cry Baby”
  • Jack Harlow featuring DaBaby, Tory Lanez & Lil Wayne — “Whats Poppin (Remix)”
  • DJ Khaled featuring Drake — “Popstar”
  • DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch — “Rockstar”
  • Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion — “WAP” *BET WINNER 2021

Best group

  • Silk Sonic *BET WINNER 2021
  • Migos
  • City Girls
  • Chris Brown & Young Thug
  • Chloe X Halle
  • 21 Savage & Metro Boomin

Dr. Bobby Jones best gospel/inspirational award

  • Tamela Mann — “Touch From You”
  • Marvin Sapp – “Thank You for It All”
  • Kirk Franklin – “Strong God” *BET WINNER 2021
  • H.E.R. – “Hold Us Together”
  • CeCe Winans – “Never Lost”
  • Bebe Winans – “In Jesus Name”

BET HER award

  • SZA — “Good Days” *BET WINNER 2021
  • Ciara featuring Ester Dean — “Rooted”
  • Chloe X Halle — “Baby Girl”
  • Bri Steves — “Anti Queen”
  • Brandy featuring Chance the Rapper — “Baby Mama”
  • Alicia Keys featuring Khalid — “So Done”

Viewer’s choice award

  • Silk Sonic — “Leave the Door Open”
  • Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé — “Savage (Remix)” *BET WINNER 2021
  • Lil Baby — “The Bigger Picture”
  • Drake featuring Lil Durk — “Laugh Now Cry Later”
  • DJ Khaled featuring Drake — “Popstar”
  • DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch — “Rockstar”
  • Chris Brown & Young Thug — “Go Crazy”
  • Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion — “WAP”

Video of the year

  • Silk Sonic — “Leave the Door Open”
  • Drake featuring Lil Durk — “Laugh Now Cry Later”
  • Chris Brown & Young Thug — “Go Crazy”
  • Chloe X Halle — “Do It”
  • Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion — “WAP” *BET WINNER 2021
  • Cardi B — “Up”

Video director of the year

  • Hype Williams
  • Dave Meyers
  • Colin Tilley
  • Cole Bennett
  • Bruno Mars & Florent Déchard *BET WINNER 2021
  • Benny Boom

Best international act

  • Youssoupha (France)
  • Young T & Bugsey (Uk)
  • Wizkid (Nigeria)
  • Headie One (Uk)
  • Emicida (Brazil)
  • Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
  • Burna Boy (Nigeria) *BET WINNER 2021
  • Aya Nakamura (France)

Best movie

  • “The United States Vs. Billie Holiday”
  • “Soul”
  • “One Night in Miami”
  • “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
  • “Judas and the Black Messiah” *BET WINNER 2021
  • “Coming 2 America”

Best actress

  • Zendaya
  • Viola Davis
  • Jurnee Smollett
  • Issa Rae
  • Angela Bassett
  • Andra Day *BET WINNER 2021

Best actor

  • Lakeith Stanfield
  • Eddie Murphy
  • Daniel Kaluuya
  • Damson Idris
  • Chadwick Boseman *BET WINNER 2021
  • Aldis Hodge

Youngstars award

  • Storm Reid
  • Michael Epps
  • Marsai Martin *BET WINNER 2021
  • Lonnie Chavis
  • Ethan Hutchison
  • Alex R. Hibbert

Sportswoman of the year award

  • Skylar Diggins-Smith
  • Serena Williams
  • Naomi Osaka *BET WINNER 2021
  • Claressa Shields
  • Candace Parker
  • A’ja Wilson

Sportsman of the year award

  • Stephen Curry
  • Russell Wilson
  • Russell Westbrook
  • Patrick Mahomes
  • Lebron James *BET WINNER 2021
  • Kyrie Irving

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