Bet Awards 2021: Wizkid, Burnaboy And Diamond Platnumz Lead African Nomination

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BET announces the“BET AWARDS” 2021 nominees with African heavyweights Wizkid, Burnaboy (Nigeria), and Diamond Platinumz (Tanzania) scoring three nominations in the Best International Act category.  

Bet Awards 2021: Wizkid, Burnaboy And Diamond Platnumz Lead African Nomination-Brand Spur Nigeria
Bet Awards 2021: Wizkid, Burnaboy And Diamond Platnumz Lead African Nomination-Brand Spur Nigeria

   
Bet Awards 2021 nominees reflect an abundance of creative expression and Black excellence across music, television, film, and sports. The “BET AWARDS” 2021 will air LIVE, Monday, June 28on BET AfricaDStv channel 122, at1am WAT / 2 am CAT. You can also catch the repeat at 7pm WAT / 8pm CAT on Monday, June 28.    
   
Culture’s biggest night, the “BET AWARDS,” continues its reign in its twenty-first year as the ultimate platform to showcase the best, brightest, and most beautiful aspects of the Black experience – celebrating Black music’s present and future, while elevating the culture and being a driving force for social change. 

Bet Awards 2021: Wizkid, Burnaboy And Diamond Platnumz Lead African Nomination-Brand Spur Nigeria
Bet Awards 2021: Wizkid, Burnaboy And Diamond Platnumz Lead African Nomination-Brand Spur Nigeria

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“It’s been a thrilling year in music entertainment and we are proud to have this opportunity to showcase a diverse and cultural rich list of international nominees that includes African artists and including Brazil talent for the first time in the Best International Act Category,“ said Monde Twala, Senior Vice President & GM ViacomCBS and BET International Peer Lead.

Over the years, the BET Awards have honoured some of the most talented musicians in the International arena. It’s a powerful platform to spotlight and celebrate black excellence on the global stage. Congratulations to all the nominees.”  
   
American rappers Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby are also leading the pack with seven nominations respectively. Megan Thee Stallion, who left her mark in last year’s telecast with her Mad Max inspired performance for “Girls in The Hood” and “Savage,” claims one of the top spots securing seven nominations for ‘Best Female Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ for WAP, ‘Album of the Year,’ for Good News, ‘Viewer’s Choice Award (x2),’ and ‘Best Collaboration,’ for her features with DaBaby (Cry Baby) and Cardi B (WAP). After his searing and powerful ‘Rockstar’ performance at last year’s “BET  Awards,”.

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Megan-Thee-Stallion performing on Stage- Photo Credit: The FADA

DaBaby claims the other top spot securing seven nods, including ‘Best Male Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ for Blame it on Baby, ‘Viewer’s Choice Award,’ and four nods for ‘Best Collaboration’ for his features alongside Roddy Ricch (Rockstar), Megan Thee Stallion (Cry Baby), Pop Smoke & Lil Baby (For The Night), and Jack Harlow Tory Lanez & Lil Wayne (Whats Poppin- Remix).   
   
Cardi B and Drake garnered the second most nods with five nominations each. Cardi B’s nodsinclude‘Best Female Hip Hop Artist,’‘Best Collaboration,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ twice for WAPand UP. Drake’s nods include ‘Best Collaboration,’ ‘Best Male Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ for Laugh Now Cry Later featuring Lil Durk and ‘Viewer’s Choice Award’. Anderson.Paak, Bruno Mars, Chloe X Halle, and Chris Brown are the third-highest with four nominations each and are all up for the coveted ‘Video of the Year’ award.       

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Following last year’s groundbreaking virtual awards show, the “BET AWARDS” returns this year with a live show audience. Beginning today, vaccinated individuals can register here for consideration to be part of the “BET AWARDS” 2021 live show audience. BET will work closely with Los Angeles County to support community vaccination efforts and ensure adherence to COVID-19 protocols.   
   
Due to these safety parameters, press access to the show will be limited and “BET AWARDS” will not be issuing a credential form. Media will be invited directly to cover any in-person opportunities, including the red carpet, with additional remote/virtual press opportunities to be announced at a later date.  
   
BET recognizes artists, entertainers, and athletes across 21categories with The “BET Awards” 2021 nominations(‘Viewer’s Choice Award: Best New International Act’ will be released at a later date). The nominations are selected by BET’s Voting Academy, which is composed of fans and an esteemed group of entertainment professionals in the fields of television, film, music, social media, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, and creative arts. 

See Complete List Of “BET AWARDS” Nominee 2021 

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT 
AYA NAKAMURA  (FRANCE) 
BURNA BOY (NIGERIA) 
DIAMOND PLATNUMZ  (TANZANIA) 
EMICIDE (BRAZIL) 
HEADIE ONE (UK) 
WIZKID (NIGERIA) 
YOUNG T & BUGSEY (UK) 
YOUSSOUPHA (FRANCE) 
  
ALBUM OF THE YEAR 
AFTER HOURS – THE WEEKND 
BLAME IT ON BABY – DABABY 
GOOD NEWS – MEGAN THEE STALLION 
HEAUX TALES – JAZMINE SULLIVAN 
KING’S DISEASE – NAS 
UNGODLY HOUR – CHLOE X HALLE 
  
BEST COLLABORATION 
CARDI B FT. MEGAN THEE STALLION – WAP 
DABABY FT. RODDY RICCH – ROCKSTAR 
DJ KHALED FT. DRAKE – POPSTAR 
JACK HARLOW FT. DABABY, TORY LANEZ & LIL WAYNE – WHATS POPPIN (REMIX) 
MEGAN THEE STALLION FT. DABABY – CRY BABY 
POP SMOKE FT. LIL BABY & DABABY – FOR THE NIGHT 
  
BEST FEMALE R&B / POP ARTIST 
BEYONCÉ 
H.E.R. 
JAZMINE SULLIVAN 
JHENÉ AIKO 
SUMMER WALKER 
UPS 
  
BEST MALE R&B / POP ARTIST 
6LACK 
ANDERSON.PAAK 
CHRIS BROWN 
GIVEON 
TANK 
THE WEEKND 
  
BEST NEW ARTIST 
COI LERAY 
FLO MILLI 
GIVEON 
JACK HARLOW 
MILK 
POOH SHIESTY 
  
BEST GROUP 
21 SAVAGE & METRO BOOMIN 
CHLOE X HALLE 
CHRIS BROWN & YOUNG THUG 
CITY GIRLS 
MIGOS 
SILK SONIC 
  
BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST 
CARDI B 
COI LERAY 
DOJA CAT 
MEGAN THEE STALLION 
MILK 
SAWEETIE 
  
BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST 
DABABY 
DRAKE 
J. COLE 
JACK HARLOW 
LIL BABY 
POP SMOKE 
  
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 
MARVIN SAPP – THANK YOU FOR IT ALL 
TAMELA MANN – TOUCH FROM YOU  
BET HER AWARD 
ALICIA KEYS FT. KHALID – SO DONE  
BRANDY FT. CHANCE THE RAPPER – BABY MAMA  
BRI STEVES – ANTI QUEEN 
CHLOE X HALLE – BABY GIRL 
CIARA FT. ESTER DEAN – ROOTED 
SZA – GOOD DAYS 
  
VIEWER’S CHOICE AWARD 
CARDI B FT. MEGAN THEE STALLION – WAP  
CHRIS BROWN & YOUNG THUG – GO CRAZY 
DABABY FT. RODDY RICCH – ROCKSTAR  
DJ KHALED FT. DRAKE – POPSTAR  
DRAKE FT. LIL DURK – LAUGH NOW CRY LATER 
LIL BABY – THE BIGGER PICTURE 
MEGAN THEE STALLION FT. BEYONCÉ – SAVAGE (REMIX)  
SILK SONIC – LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN 
  
VIDEO OF THE YEAR 
CARDI B – UP 
CARDI B FT. MEGAN THEE STALLION – WAP 
CHLOE X HALLE – DO IT 
CHRIS BROWN & YOUNG THUG – GO CRAZY 
DRAKE FT. LIL DURK – LAUGH NOW CRY LATER 
SILK SONIC – LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN 
  
VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR 
BENNY BOOM 
BRUNO MARS AND FLORENT DECHARD 
COLE BENNETT 
COLIN TILLEY 
DAVE MEYERS 
HYPE WILLIAMS 
  
BEST MOVIE 
COMING 2 AMERICA 
JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH 
MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM 
ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI… 
SOUL 
THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY 
  
BEST ACTRESS 
ANDRA DAY 
ANGELA BASSETT 
ISSA RAE 
JURNEE SMOLLETT 
VIOLA DAVIS 
ZENDAYA 
  
BEST ACTOR 
ALDIS HODGE 
CHADWICK BOSEMAN 
DAMSON IDRIS 
DANIEL KALUUYA 
EDDIE MURPHY 
LAKEITH STANFIELD 
  
YOUNGSTARS AWARD 
ALEX R. HIBBERT 
ETHAN HUTCHISON 
LONNIE CHAVIS 
MARSAI MARTIN 
MICHAEL EPPS 
STORM REID 
  
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD 
A’JA WILSON 
CANDACE PARKER 
CLARESSA SHIELDS 
NAOMI OSAKA 
SERENA WILLIAMS 
SKYLAR DIGGINS-SMITH 
  
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD 
KYRIE IRVING 
LEBRON JAMES 
PATRICK MAHOMES 
RUSSELL WESTBROOK 
RUSSELL WILSON 
STEPHEN CURRY 
  
Connie Orlando, EVP of Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET and Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment serve as Executive Producers for the “BET Awards” 2021 broadcast special. 
  
Voting for the “BET AWARDS” 2021 ‘Viewer’s Choice Award’begins on June 7th. For the latest “BET AWARDS” 2021 news and updates, including details on audience selection and eligibility, please visit BET.com/Awards.

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