BET Awards 2021: Burna Boy, Diamond Platnumz & Wizkid Nominated, Ghana Snubbed [Video]

2021 BET Awards

BET has finally released the list of nominees for this year’s award ceremony and two of Africa’s A-list musicians Burna Boy and Wizkid were nominated for the Best International Act category.

No musician from Ghana made it to the list after many were hopeful because music stars from the West-African country produced many dope songs over the calendar.

Music stars, who made it to the ‘Best International Act’ category, were; Aya Nakamura (France), Burna Boy (Nigeria), Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Emicida (Brazil), Headie One (Uk), Wizkid (Nigeria), Young T & Bugsey (Uk), Youssoupha (France).

Additionally, Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby are the top nominees for the 2021 BET Awards, with seven nods each.

The show will air live on Sunday, June 27 from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles.

Cardi B and Drake are next in line with five nominations each. Anderson .PaakBruno MarsChloe X Halle, and Chris Brown follow with four nods each.

Following last year’s virtual show, the BET Awards returns this year with a live audience with Covid-19 protocols adhered to.

Here’s the complete list of nominees for the 2021 BET awards:

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 female R&B / pop artist:

Beyoncé
H.E.R.
Jazmine Sullivan

Jhené Aiko
Summer Walker
SZA

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Best male R&B / pop artist:

6lack
Anderson .Paak
Chris Brown
Giveon
Tank
The Weeknd

Best female hip hop artist:

Cardi B
Coi Leray
Doja Cat
Megan Thee Stallion
Latto
Saweetie

Best male hip hop artist:

DaBaby
Drake
J. Cole
Jack Harlow
Lil Baby
Pop Smoke

Best new artist:

Coi Leray
Flo Milli
Giveon
Jack Harlow
Latto
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
Migos
Silk Sonic

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 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”

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)”
Silk Sonic – “Leave the Door Open”

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Video of the year:

Cardi B – “Up”
Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”
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
Cole Bennett
Colin Tilley
Dave Meyers
Hype Williams

Best international act:

Aya Nakamura (France)
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
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
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