2021 BET Awards: The Complete Winners List


LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 27: (L-R) Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak of Silk Sonic accept the Best Group award onstage at the BET Awards 2021 at Microsoft Theater on June 27, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images For BET

The 2021 BET Awards has proved to be a complete success. With performances from the likes of H.E.R and Kirk Franklin and the comedic stylings of the talented Taraji P. Henson, the BET Awards are back on track after being forced to take a break last year due to the pandemic. With all of that said, the night's centerpiece are the awards. Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby led the way with seven nominations each. Cardi B and Drake followed closely behind with five awards each. Find out who took home the night's biggest awards with the complete list of winners below.

The Lifetime Achievement Award

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 27: Queen Latifah attends the BET Awards 2021 at Microsoft Theater on June 27, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Rich Fury/Getty Images

Over the years, the state of New Jersey has produced a number of internationally renowned stars including Michael B. Jordan, SZA, Lauryn Hill and Wyclef Jean. However, few have maintained the level of success that Queen Latifah has had for this long. In the late 1980s, the New Jersey native got her start by beatboxing for the Hip-Hop group, Ladies Fresh. From there, she helped form her own rap group, Flavor Unit, that caught the attention of DJ Gemini and later, Fab 5 Freddy of Yo! MTV Raps. It also earned her a deal to record a single called "Wrath of Madness" with Tommy Boy Music. After that, Queen Latifah was widely recognized as one of the best rappers in music. LL Cool J and Lil' Kim would go on to sample her early work.

Queen Latifah is nothing short of a legend in rap. Having released seven albums and worked on four compilation projects, she built up a fan base that has allowed her to tour the world several times over. Not to mention, she's branched out into the world of film and television. Throughout the 1990s, Queen Latifah has appeared in classic films and shows like Juice, House Party II, Set It Off and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. More recently, she's starred in Chicago, Ice Age, Barbershop, Ice Age and Girls Trip.

The New Jersey native has been a staple in pop culture for more than 30 years. As a result, it comes as no surprise that she would earn the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2021 BET Awards.

The Complete Winners List

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 27: Megan Thee Stallion accepts the Best Female Hip Hop Artist award at the BET Awards 2021 at Microsoft Theater on June 27, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images For BET

Album Of The Year

After Hours by The Weeknd

Blame It On Baby by DaBaby

Good News by Megan Thee Stallion

Heaux Tales by Jazmine Sullivan (WINNER)

King's Disease by Nas

Ungodly Hour by Chloe x Halle

Best Collaboration

"W.A.P" by Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion (WINNER)

"Rockstar" by DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch

"Popstar" by DJ Khaled featuring Drake

"What's Poppin' (Remix)" by Jack Harlow featuring DaBaby, Tory Lanez & Lil' Wayne

"Cry Baby" by Megan Thee Stallion featuring DaBaby

"For The Night" by Pop Smoke featuring Lil' Baby & DaBaby

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 New Artist

Coi Leray

Flo Milli

Giveon (WINNER)

Jack Harlow

Latto

Pooh Shiesty

Best Group

21 Savage & Metro Boomin'

Chloe x Halle

Chris Brown & Young Thug

City Girls

Migos

Silk Sonic (WINNER)

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

Cardi B

Coi Leray

Doja Cat

Megan Thee Stallion (WINNER)

Latto

Saweetie

Best Male Hip-Hop Award

DaBaby

Drake

J. Cole

Jack Harlow

Lil' Baby (WINNER)

Pop Smoke

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

"In Jesus Name" by Bebe Winans

"Never Lost" by Cece Winans

"Hold Us Together" by H.E.R

"Strong God" by Kirk Franklin (WINNER)

"Thank You For It All" by Marvin Sapp

"Touch From You" by Tamela Mann

BET HER Award

"So Gone" by Alicia Keys featuring Khalid

"Baby Mama" by Brandy featuring Chance The Rapper

"Ant Queen" by Bri Steves

"Baby Girl" by Chloe x Halle

"Rooted" by Ciara featuring Ester Dean

"Good Days" by SZA (WINNER)

Best International Act

Aya Nakamura (France)

Burna Boy (Nigeria) (WINNER)

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Emicida (Brazil)

Headie One (United Kingdom)

Wizkid (Nigeria)

Young T & Bugsey (United Kingdom)

Youssopha (France)

Viewer's Choice Award

"W.A.P" by Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion (WINNER)

"Go Crazy" by Chris Brown & Young Thug

"Laugh Now Cry Later" by Drake featuring Lil' Durk

"Savage (Remix)" by Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé

"Leave The Door Open" by Silk Sonic

"Rockstar" by DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch

"Popstar" by DJ Khaled featuring Drake

Video of the Year

"Up" by Cardi B

"W.A.P" by Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion (WINNER)

"Do It" by Chloe x Halle

"Go Crazy" by Chris Brown & Young Thug

"Laugh Now Cry Later" by Drake featuring Lil' Durk

"Leave The Door Open" by Silk Sonic

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom

Bruno Mars and Florent Déchard (WINNER)

Cole Bennett

Colin Tilley

Dave Meyers

Hype Williams

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

Young Stars Award

Alex R. Hibbert

Ethan Hutchinson

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

*Winners are bolded


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