Burna Boy, Wizkid get 2021 BET Award nominations

Burna Boy, Wizkid get 2021 BET Award nominations

Burna Boy has won in the last two years and Wizkid won it in 2012, when the category had two divisions for Africa and the UK.


Burna Boy and Wizkid 

Both superstars got nominated in the Best International Act category. French singers, Aya Nakamura and Youssoupha; Tanzanian superstar, Diamond Platnumz; Brazlian act, Emicida; British acts, the rapper Headie One and the duo Yung T and Bugsey are all nominated in the category as well.


Burna Boy has won in the last two years and Wizkid won it in 2012, when the category had two divisions for Africa and the UK. Earlier in the year, Wizkid and Burna Boy won the Best Music Video and Best Global Music Album categories respectively at the 2021 Grammy Awards. In 2020, Wizkid also won the BET HER Award for 'Brown Skin Girl.'


Wizkid and Burna Boy also featured together in Wizkid's video for 'Ginger,' which dropped earlier in the year.


 

According Business Wire, internationally, the show will simulcast on BET Africa at 2 am CAT and MTV Brazil at 9 pm BRT on June 27th, followed by international broadcasts on MTV UK on June 28th at 9 pm BST, BET France on June 29th at 8:45pm CEST.


The show will also be available to watch on My5 and Sky On-Demand in the UK beginning June 29th.


See full list of nominees below;


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


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.


JHENÉ AIKO


SUMMER WALKER


SZA


BEST MALE R&B / POP ARTIST


ANDERSON .PAAK


CHRIS BROWN


GIVEON


TANK


BEST NEW ARTIST


COI LERAY


FLO MILLI


GIVEON


LATTO


POOH SHIESTY


BEST GROUP


21 SAVAGE & METRO BOOMIN


CHRIS BROWN & YOUNG THUG


CITY GIRLS


MIGOS


SILK SONIC


BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST


CARDI B


COI LERAY


DOJA CAT


MEGAN THEE STALLION


SAWEETIE


BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST


DABABY


DRAKE


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


BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT


AYA NAKAMURA (FRANCE)


DIAMOND PLATNUMZ (TANZANIA)


EMICIDA (BRAZIL)


HEADIE ONE (UK)


WIZKID (NIGERIA)


YOUSSOUPHA (FRANCE)


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 DÉCHARD


COLE BENNETT


COLIN TILLEY


DAVE MEYERS


HYPE WILLIAMS


COMING 2 AMERICA


JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH


MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM


ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI…


THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY


BEST ACTRESS


ANDRA DAY


ANGELA BASSETT


JURNEE SMOLLETT


VIOLA DAVIS


ZENDAYA


BEST ACTOR


CHADWICK BOSEMAN


DAMSON IDRIS


DANIEL KALUUYA


EDDIE MURPHY


YOUNGSTARS AWARD


ALEX R. HIBBERT


ETHAN HUTCHISON


LONNIE CHAVIS


MICHAEL EPPS


STORM REID


SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD


A'JA WILSON


CLARESSA SHIELDS


NAOMI OSAKA


SERENA WILLIAMS


SKYLAR DIGGINS-SMITH


SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD


KYRIE IRVING


LEBRON JAMES


PATRICK MAHOMES


RUSSELL WESTBROOK


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.