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2021 BET Awards: Burna Boy, Cardi B, Others Win Awards

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Grammy Award-winning superstar, Burna Boy has won the Best International Act at the 2021 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, making it his third consecutive win in the same category. The “Bank On It” singer beat fellow Nigerian singer, Wizkid and Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz. Other nominees in the category include Aya Nakamura (France), Emicida (Brazil), Headie One (United Kingdom), Young T & Bugsey (United Kingdom), and Youssopha (France).


The Awards was celebrated by artists and entertainers with a remarkable pregnancy announcement by rapper Cardi B during her performance with The Migos rap group.


Also, rappers like Busta Rhymes paid tribute to late rapper DMX and Queen Latifa received The Lifetime Achievement Award for her impact in the entertainment industry.


Winners of the 2021 BET Awards are as follows:


ALBUM OF THE YEAR
“Heaux Tales” Jazmine Sullivan — Winner
“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. — Winner
Beyoncé
Jazmine Sullivan
Jhené Aiko
Summer Walker
Sza

 

BEST MALE R&B / POP ARTISTChris Brown — Winner
6LACK
Anderson .Paak
Giveon
Tank
The Weeknd

 

BEST GROUP
Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak and Silk Sonic — Winner
21 Savage & Metro Boomin
Chloe X Halle
Chris Brown & Young Thug
City Girls
Migos

 

BEST COLLABORATION
“WAP” Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion — Winner
“Rockstar” — DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch
“Popstar” — DJ Khaled ft. Drake
“What’s Poppin (Remix)” — Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez and Lil Wayne
“Cry Baby” — Megan Thee Stallion ft. DaBaby
“For the Night” — Pop Smoke ft. Lil Baby and DaBaby

 

BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST
Lil Baby — Winner
DaBaby
Drake
J. Cole
Jack Harlow
Pop Smoke

 

BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST
Megan Thee Stallion — Winner
Cardi B
Coi Leray
Doja Cat
Latto
Saweetie

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“WAP” Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion — Winner
“Up” — Cardi B
“Do It” — Chloe x Halle
“Go Crazy” — Chris Brown and Young Thug
“Laugh Now Cry Later” — Drake ft. Lil Durk
“Leave the Door Open” — Bruno Mars, Anderson.Paak and Silk Sonic

 

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Bruno Mars & Florent Déchard — Winner
Benny Boom
Cole Bennett
Colin Tilley
Dave Meyers
Hype Williams

 

BEST NEW ARTIST
Giveon — Winner
Coi Leray
Flo Milli
Jack Harlow
Latto
Pooh Shiesty

 

DR. BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL / INSPIRATIONAL AWARD
“Strong God” — Kirk Franklin
“In Jesus Name” — Bebe Winans
“Never Lost” — Cece Winans
“Hold Us Together” — H.E.R.
“Thank You For It All” — Marvin Sapp
“Touch From You” — Tamela Mann

 

BET HER AWARD
“Good Days” Sza — Winner
“So Done” — Alicia Keys ft. Khalid
“Baby Mama” — Brandy ft. Chance the Rapper
“Anti Queen” — Bri Steves
“Baby Girl” — Chloe x Halle
“Rooted” — Ciara ft. Ester Dean

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
Burna Boy (Nigeria) — Winner
Aya Nakamura (France)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Emicida (Brazil)
Headie One (United Kingdom)
Wizkid (Nigeria)
Young T & Bugsey (United Kingdom)
Youssopha (France)

 

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

 

BEST MOVIE
“Judas and the Black Messiah” — Winner
“Coming 2 America”
“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
Chadwick Boseman — Winner
Aldis Hodge
Damson Idris
Daniel Kaluuya
Eddie Murphy
Lakeith Stanfield

 

YOUNGSTARS AWARD
Marsai Martin — Winner
Alex R. Hibbert
Ethan Hutchison
Lonnie Chavis
Michael Epps
Storm Reid

 

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
Naomi Osaka — Winner
A’ja Wilson
Candace Parker
Claressa Shields
Serena Williams
Skylar Diggins-Smith

 

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
Lebron James — Winner
Kyrie Irving
Patrick Mahomes
Russell Westbrook
Russell Wilson
Stephen Curry

 

VIEWER’S CHOICE: BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT
Bree Runway (United Kingdom) — Winner
Arlo Parks (United Kingdom)
Bramsito (France)
Elaine (South Africa)
MC Dricka (Brazil)
Ronisia (France)
Tems (Nigeria)

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