BET Awards 2021: Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby Lead With Most Nominations
By Mekishana Pierre
The 2021 BET Awards are ready to honor Black excellence across music, television, film and sports, and the nominations are stacked!
On Thursday, the network announced the nominees ahead of the show airing on Sunday, June 27. Unlike last year's groundbreaking virtual awards show, this year's ceremony will feature a live audience from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
"We are back and excited to bring culture's biggest night, the 2021 BET Awards, safely back to Los Angeles to celebrate this year's incredible roster of nominees," Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy said in a statement. "We broke ground as one of the first official award shows to move forward during the global pandemic and we are ready to take our pioneer status to the next level with the return of an audience to celebrate the best and brightest creative minds in the entertainment industry."
Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby are leading the pack with seven nominations each, with Cardi Band Drakefollowing with five nods apiece. Megan has earned nods in almost all the top categories, including Best Female Hip Hop Artist, Video of the Year, Album of the Year and Best Collaboration for her features with DaBaby and Cardi B. DaBaby nabbed nominations for Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Viewer’s Choice Award and four nods for Best Collaboration for his features.