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Entertainment of Monday, 28 June 2021


BET Awards 2021: Full list of winners

Nigerian musician Burna Boy Nigerian musician Burna Boy

• Burna Boy has been crowned Best International Act at the 21st BET Awards

• The event was held on June 27

• Other winners include Criss Brown and Cardi B

The 21st BET Awards that took place on June 27, 2021, saw Burna Boy set a record as the first artist to win Best International Act on three consecutive occasions.

The Nigerian won ahead of Aya Nakamura (France), Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Emicida (Brazil), Headie One (UK), Wizkid (Nigeria), Young T & Bugsey (UK), and Youssoupha (France).

During the 2020 edition, he beat competition from Innoss'B (DRC), Sho Madjozi (South Africa), Dave (U.K.), Stormzy (U.K.), Ninho (France), and S.Pri Noir (France).

This was after his first in 2019 when he won ahead of Aka (South Africa), Aya Nakamura (France), Dave (UK), Dosseh (France), Giggs (UK), and Mr. Eazi (Nigeria).

The BET Awards is a scheme that honours Black excellence in entertainment and sports.

Below is the list of nominees with winners indicated in bold.

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
H.E.R. Winner
Jazmine Sullivan
Jhené Aiko
Summer Walker

Best male R&B / pop artist
Anderson .Paak
Chris Brown Winner
The Weeknd

Best female hip hop artist
Cardi B
Coi Leray
Doja Cat
Megan Thee Stallion Winner

Best male hip hop artist
J. Cole
Jack Harlow
Lil Baby Winner
Pop Smoke

Best new artist
Coi Leray
Flo Milli
Giveon Winner
Jack Harlow
Pooh Shiesty

Best collaboration
Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion -- "WAP"
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 Girls
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"
"The United States Vs. Billie Holiday"

Best actress
Andra Day Winner
Angela Bassett
Issa Rae
Jurnee Smollett
Viola Davis

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