The “BET AWARDS” 2021 Show Highlights

 

Burna Boy received the award himself and proceeded to school the audience on a local phrase from their “homeland”, which goes, “Una dey there?” to which the audience responded “We dey”.

Kirk Franklin and Lil Baby opened the show with a spirited performance of their hit song, “We Win” from the Space Jam: A New Legacy Official Soundtrack.

Migos set the stage on fire with their performances of “Straightenin,” and “Type Shit” with Cardi B who gave the audience a mic-drop worthy performance and exclusive pregnancy reveal.

H.E.R. soared with an electrifying rendition of her triumphant anthem, “We Made It,” which began with her drumming while suspended in mid-air and was followed by an unforgettable guitar solo.

Moneybagg Yo took to the stage for lively performances of “Wockesha” and “Time Today.”

DaBaby took the stage with a phenomenal performance of “Ball If I Want To” featuring theatrics including dancers, acrobats, and more.

Darnella Frazier was honored with the Shine a Light award for courageously capturing video of the murder of George Floyd, sparking further awareness of systemic racial inequalities, police brutality and efforts for meaningful change. The Shine A Light Award recognizes exceptional resilience, ingenuity and creativity in the face of adversity.

 

Megan Thee Stallion delivered a show-stopping performance of her latest hit single, “Thot Sh*t.”

 

Tyler, the Creator created a literal hurricane on stage during “Lumberjack,” his first-ever BET Awards performance.

 

Congresswoman, Maxine Waters introduced Jazmine Sullivan, as she performed soulful renditions of new singles, “Tragic” and “On It,” from Heaux Tales, which won Album of the Year.

 

Roddy Ricch performed a swagged out rendition of his newest single, “Late At Night.”

 

Lil Nas X paid homage to the “Remember the Time” era with an erotic performance of “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name),” performing against an opulent gold Egyptian-themed backdrop, and unapologetically celebrating queer culture.

 

Bruno Mars and Silk Sonic seronated their way through a fully vaccinated audience with style as they sang a medley from their new album An Evening with Silk Sonic.

 

City Girls performed “Twerkulator” against a spectacular backdrop.

 

Queen Latifah was honoured with this year’s Lifetime Achievement BET Award, in recognition of her prolific career over the past 30 years, in which she remained one of the most versatile creatives of the time. Following an inspirational tribute from Rapsody & Monie Love, performing “Ladies First,” and Lil Kim & MC Lyte, performing “U.N.I.T.Y.,” she received a standing ovation as she accepted the well-deserved award.

 

DJ Khaled lit up the stage with a jam-packed performance of his new songs, ”Every Chance I Get” and “I Did It,” with an all-star line-up including Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Megan Thee Stallion, H.E.R. and DaBaby.

 

Andra Day’s performance of “Strange Fruit” and “Tigress & Tweed” was spellbinding.

 

The legendary DMX was remembered with a mesmerizing tribute curated by Swizz Beatz featuring performances from Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Swizz Beatz, Griselda, Lil Buck and Jon, The Lox and a special appearance by Michael K. Williams. The powerful tribute included iconic hits such as “Slipping,” “Where the Hood At?,” “Party Up,” “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem,” and more.

 

Tone Stith and Mereba made their debuts on the BET amplified stage.

 

Host Taraji P. Henson kept audiences entertained throughout the show debuting new alter-egos, including new artist S.H.E.

 

In addition to all of these must-see moments, the complete list of winners for The “BET AWARDS” 2021 can be found below:

 

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BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

Burna Boy (Nigeria)

 

VIEWER’S CHOICE: BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT

Bree Runway (UK)

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Heaux Tales – Jazmine Sullivan

 

BEST COLLABORATION

Cardi B Feat. Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”

 

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST

H.E.R.

 

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST

Chris Brown

 

BEST NEW ARTIST

Giveon

 

BEST GROUP

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic

 

VIEWER’S CHOICE

Megan Thee Stallion Ft. Beyoncé “Savage Remix”

 

BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST

Megan Thee Stallion

 

BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST

Lil Baby

 

DR. BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

Kirk Franklin – “Strong God”

 

BET HER AWARD

SZA – “Good Days”

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Cardi B Feat. Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”

 

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Bruno Mars and Florent Déchard

 

BEST MOVIE

Judas and the Black Messiah

 

BEST ACTRESS

Andra Day

 

BEST ACTOR

Chadwick Boseman

 

YOUNGSTARS AWARD

Marsai Martin

 

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR

Naomi Osaka

 

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

LeBron James

 

For the latest The ‘BET AWARDS’ 2021 news and updates, please visit BET.com/BETAwards. BET Digital is the ultimate destination for BET Awards content. From the red carpet live stream Powered by Bulldog DM to non-stop video moments and conversation @BETAwards.

 

Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET will oversee The “BET Awards” 2021 and serve as Executive Producer along with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment.

 

Internationally, the show simulcast on BET Africa at 2 am CAT and MTV Brazil at 9 pm BRT on June 27th, followed by international broadcasts on MTV UK on June 28th at 9 pm BST, BET France on June 29th at 8:45 pm CEST. The show will also be available to watch on My5 and Sky On-Demand in the UK beginning June 29th.

 

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