BET Awards ’21: List of Winners and Honorees

The 2021 BET Awards is over and as always, Ghana’s Hub For Pop Culture & Urban Entertainment News – brings you an updated list of winners.

The event returned Sunday, June 27 with a theme that focused on the “Year of the Black Woman.” Award-winning actress and producer Taraji P. Henson hosted the ceremony from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, where a live audience attended the nearly four-hour show.

Critically acclaimed rapper, actress, producer Queen Latifah received this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her “amazing success” throughout her decades-long career. Her “sisters in rap” including Lil Kim, Rapsody, MC Lyte and Monie Love all took to the main stage to honour the entertainer with a performance of her classic hits, “Ladies First” and “U.N.I.T.Y..” Latifah’s, who got emotional during her speech, thanked her parents, siblings and business partner.

The evening was full of other winners including Megan Thee Stallion who was recognized as “Best Female Hip Hop Artist,” “Best Collaboration,” “Viewer’s Choice” and “Video of the Year.”

Best Actress Winner:

Andra Day

The leading role of a lifetime came to R&B star Andra Day in 2021 with The United States vs. Billie Holliday, which earned her an Academy Award nomination and a win at the Golden Globes.

Sportswoman of the Year Award Winner:

Naomi Osaka

The singularly spectacular Japanese-Haitian American tennis champion is speaking out and emerging as a leading voice for young women coping with immeasurable success and mental health wellness.

Among her many achievements, Naomi Osaka is also the highest-paid female athlete of all time, according to Forbes.

Sportsman of the Year Award Winner:

LeBron James

The beloved Los Angeles Lakers forward, also known as King James, helped power his team through a pandemic.

And, with his LeBron James Family Foundation in Akron, Ohio and countless philanthropic efforts, he never stops giving.

Lifetime Achievement Award – Queen Latifah

Best Group

21 Savage & Metro Boomin
Chloe X Halle
Chris Brown & Young Thug
City Girls
WINNER: Silk Sonic

Best New Artist

Coi Leray
Flo Milli
WINNER: Giveon
Jack Harlow
Pooh Shiesty


Arlo Parks (UK)

Bree Runway (UK): WINNER

Bramsito (France)

Tems (Nigeria)

Elaine (South Africa)

MC Dricka (Brazil)

Ronisia (France)

Best Female R&B / Pop Artist

Jazmine Sullivan
Jhené Aiko
Summer Walker

Video of the Year

Cardi B – Up
Cardi B Ft. Megan Thee Stallion – Wap: WINNER
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

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Cardi B
Coi Leray
Doja Cat
Megan Thee Stallion: WINNER

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: WINNER

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

J. Cole
Jack Harlow
Lil Baby: WINNER
Pop Smoke

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): WINNER
Silk Sonic – Leave The Door Open

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