2021 BET Awards Nominations: Wizkid and Burna Boy headline Best International Act category

The 2021 BET Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, the 27th of June 2021.

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2021 Award season is probably the longest there’s ever been, at least in recent times. After hosting a virtual show last year, the 2021 BET Awards will be held in front of a live audience. The 2021 BET Awards, presented by the Black Entertainment Television will celebrate African-Americans in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment in 2020. This year’s nominations were announced on Thursday, May 2021 via the network’s website and social media handles.

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Burna Boy and Wizkid, alongside Tanzanian singer, Diamond Platnumz are nominated for the Best International Act award. The Nigerian singers won the award in 2018 and 2012 respectively and will be hoping to make it two from the category when the event goes down at the famous Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. However, Wizkid has another BET Award he won in 2020 via HER category for featuring in Beyonce’s Brown Skin Girls. American rappers, Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby dominate the 2021 BET Awards with 7 nominations each.

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The 2021 BET Awards, slated to take place next month, Sunday, 27 June to be specific, will mark a huge night in the careers of many fan favourites including established and up-and-coming artists careers.

This year, the long social media rivalry between fans of Nigerian singers Wizkid and Burna Boy is set to get even hotter. However, Burna Boy fans may believe he has an edge given his recent international successes, and rightly so. Just two months after the 2021 BET Awards, the 29-year-old singer will be performing at the O2 Arena in London, his first time at the venue as confirmed by the show organisers via Twitter. He will be hoping to celebrate winning the award with his fans.

America’s hottest stars, Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby, have the highest number of chances to walk away with the iconic three-As inspired trophy, each landing seven nominations. Drake and Cardi B aren’t too far behind, earning five nominations at 2021 BET Awards.

Anderson Paak, Bruno Mars, Chloe x Halle, and Chris Brown are slightly behind with four nominations each.

See the full list of nominees here:

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 f/ Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”
DaBaby f/ Roddy Ricch – “Rockstar”
DJ Khaled f/ Drake – “Popstar”
Jack Harlow f/ DaBaby, Tory Lanez & Lil Wayne – “What’s Poppin” (Remix)
Megan Thee Stallion f/ DaBaby – “Cry Baby”
Pop Smoke f/ Lil Baby & DaBaby – “For the Night”

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Beyoncé
H.E.R.
Jazmine Sullivan
Jhené Aiko
Summer Walker
SZA

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
Latto
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
Latto
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 f/ Khalid – “So Done”
Brandy f/ Chance The Rapper – “Baby Mama”
Bri Steves – “Anti Queen”
Chloe X Halle – “Baby Girl”
Ciara f/ Ester Dean – “Rooted”
SZA – “Good Days”

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)

Viewer’s Choice Award

Cardi B f/ Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”
Chris Brown & Young Thug – “Go Crazy”
DaBaby f/ Roddy Ricch – “Rockstar”
DJ Khaled f/ Drake – “Popstar”
Drake f/ Lil Durk – “Laugh Now Cry Later”
Lil Baby – “The Bigger Picture”
Megan Thee Stallion f/ Beyoncé – “Savage” (Remix)
Silk Sonic – “Leave the Door Open”

Video of the Year

Cardi B – “Up”
Cardi B f/ Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”
Chloe X Halle – “Do It”
Chris Brown & Young Thug – “Go Crazy”
Drake f/ Lil Durk – “Laugh Now Cry Later”
Silk Sonic – “Leave the Door Open”

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom
Bruno Mars And Florent Déchard
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

Viewers’ Choice: Best New International Act

Arlo Parks (UK)
Bramsito (France)
Bree Runaway (UK)
Elaine (SA)
MC Dicka (Brazil)
Ronsia (France)
Tems (Nigeria)

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