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  Every year, the BET Awards help kick off summer in style—and with a little bit of culture. And with an A-list emcee this year in Taraji P. Henson, a killer lineup of performers and presenters, a live-and-in-person ceremony that took place at L.A.’s Microsoft Theater—plus a special “Year of the Black Woman” theme highlighting all of Black women’s amazing accomplishments in showbiz, sports and beyond—you’d better believe that the 2021 BETs were one of the best yet.

  “Celebrating Black women isn’t a fad or a trend; it’s a forever mood!” Henson declared at the top of the ceremony. “There is more than enough room for all of us to thrive, because can’t nobody be like me and can’t nobody be you like you.”

  Ready to soak it all in? Here’s everything you need to know about the 2021 BET Awards.

  Related: 30 Powerful Black Lives Matter Murals From All Over the World

  This year’s most-nominated honorees were rapper Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby, who earned seven nominations each. They were closely followed by Cardi B and Drake, who racked up five nodes apiece.

  Related: Netflix Launches a New Category That Highlights TV Shows and Movies That Tell the Stories of ‘Racial Injustice and Blackness in America’

  The full list of BET Awards 2021 winners are…

  After Hours – The Weeknd

  Blame it on Baby – DaBaby

  Good News – Megan Thee Stallion

  Heaux Tales – Jazmine Sullivan (winner)

  King’s Disease – Nas

  Ungodly Hour – Chloe x Halle

  “WAP” – Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion (winner)

  “Rockstar” – DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch

  “Popstar” – DJ Khaled feat. Drake

  “Whats Poppin (Remix)” – Jack Harlow feat. DaBaby, Tory Lanez & Lil Wayne

  “Cry Baby” – Megan Thee Stallion feat. DaBaby

  “For the Night” – Pop Smoke feat. Lil Baby & DaBaby

  Beyoncé

  H.E.R. (winner)

  Jazmine Sullivan

  Jhené Aiko

  Summer Walker

  SZA

  6LACK

  Anderson .Paak

  Chris Brown (winner)

  Giveon

  Tank

  The Weeknd

  Coi Leray

  Flo Milli

  Giveon (winner)

  Jack Harlow

  Latto

  Pooh Shiesty

  21 Savage & Metro Boomin

  Chloe x Halle

  Chris Brown & Young Thug

  City Girls

  Migos

  Silk Sonic (winner)

  Cardi B

  Coi Leray

  Doja Cat

  Megan Thee Stallion (winner)

  Latto

  Saweetie

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  DaBaby

  Drake

  J. Cole

  Jack Harlow

  Lil Baby (winner)

  Pop Smoke

  “In Jesus Name” – Bebe Winans

  “Never Lost” – Cece Winans

  “Hold Us Together” – H.E.R.

  “Strong God” – Kirk Franklin (winner)

  “Thank You for It All” – Marvin Sapp

  “Touch From You” – Tamela Mann

  “So Done” – Alicia Keys Ft. Khalid

  “Baby Mama” – Brandy feat. Chance the Rapper

  “Anti Queen” – Bri Steves

  “Baby Girl” – Chloe x Halle

  “Rooted” – Ciara feat. Ester Dean

  “Good Days” – SZA (winner)

  Aya Nakamura (France)

  Burna Boy (Nigeria) (winner)

  Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

  Emicida (Brazil)

  Headie One (UK)

  Wizkid (Nigeria)

  Young T & Bugsey (UK)

  Youssoupha (France)

  “WAP” – Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion

  “Go Crazy” – Chris Brown & Young Thug

  “Rockstar” – DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch

  “Popstar” – DJ Khaled feat. Drake

  “Laugh Now Cry Later” – Drake feat. Lil Durk

  “The Bigger Picture” – Lil Baby

  “Savage (Remix)” – Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé (winner)

  “Leave the Door Open” – Silk Sonic

  “Up” – Cardi B

  “WAP” – Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion (winner)

  “Do It” – Chloe x Halle

  “Go Crazy” – Chris Brown & Young Thug

  “Laugh Now Cry Later” – Drake feat. Lil Durk

  “Leave the Door Open” – Silk Sonic

  Benny Boom

  Bruno Mars and Florent Déchard (winner)

  Cole Bennett

  Colin Tilley

  Dave Meyers

  Hype Williams

  Coming 2 America

  Judas and the Black Messiah (winner)

  Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

  One Night in Miami…

  Soul

  The United States vs. Billie Holiday

  Andra Day (winner)

  Angela Bassett

  Issa Rae

  Jurnee Smollett

  Viola Davis

  Zendaya

  Aldis Hodge

  Chadwick Boseman (winner)

  Damson Idris

  Daniel Kaluuya

  Eddie Murphy

  Lakeith Stanfield

  Alex R. Hibbert

  Ethan Hutchison

  Lonnie Chavis

  Marsai Martin (winner)

  Michael Epps

  Storm Reid

  A’ja Wilson

  Candace Parker

  Claressa Shields

  Naomi Osaka (winner)

  Serena Williams

  Skylar Diggins-Smith

  Kyrie Irving

  LeBron James (winner)

  Patrick Mahomes

  Russell Westbrook

  Russell Wilson

  Stephen Curry

  The list was so long that a better question may be, who didn’t? The 2021 BET Awards featured performances from Andra Day, City Girls, Da Baby, DJ Khaled, H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Kirk Franklin, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Migos, Moneybagg Yo!, Rapsody, Roddy Ricch and Tone Stith.

  Among the standout sets on this year’s BETs stage: Tyler, the Creator turned up in a Rolls Royce before performing his new single “LumberJack” amid an all-too-real wind storm!

  Meanwhile, Lil Nas X celebrated Pride Month in a big and bold way by sharing a passionate, onstage kiss with one of his male backup dancers while performing his hit “Montero (Call Me by Your Name).”

  The performance brought down the house—and brought Lil Nas some appreciation from none other than rap mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs, who tweeted afterwards, “Lil Nas X did that!! Be fearless!!” Clearly, Lil Nas himself was amazed by the praise:

  WHATTTT https://t.co/kEgJSTSNAK

  — nope (@LilNasX) June 28, 2021

  As many viewers noticed, Lil Nas’ performance also paid tribute to Michael Jackson‘s legendary music video for his 1990s classic, “Remember the Time.”

  Actress, rapper and overall icon Queen Latifah was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Awards at this year’s BETs. The Queen got emotional during her tribute, which kicked off with a performance of her hits by the likes of Lil’ Kim, MC Lyte, Rapsody and Monie Love.

  Latifah ultimately accepted the award standing onstage alongside her father while holding a photo of her late mother, who passed away in 2018. Through tears, Latifah told the crowd, “I am so extremely moved, I don’t even know what to say.”

  Late rapper DMX was also honored with his own, special tribute during the ceremony after he passed away earlier this year at the age of 50. Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Swizz Beatz, The Lox, Griselda and Michael K. Williams all appeared as part of the DMX tribute.

  Besides everything already mentioned above? Well, here’s a bombshell: Cardi B revealed she’s pregnant again! The rapper came onstage to join husband Offset alongside his group Migos while clad in a belly-hugging bodysuit that made it perfectly clear their almost-3-year-old daughter, Kulture Kiari Cephus, is about to become a big sis!

  The list of 2021 BET Awards presenters was just as star-studded as the lists of nominees and performers: Ashanti, Chloe Bailey, Ciara, Crystal Renee Hayslett, DJ Cassidy, Ebony Obsidian, Eva Marcille, Issa Rae, Jill Scott, KJ Smith, Lena Waithe, Marsai Martin, Michelle Buteau, Michelle Mitchenor, Mignon, Mj Rodriguez, Naomi Campbell, Novi Brown, Regina Hall, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Saweetie, and Sevyn Streeter.

  Ladies and gentlemen, Taraji P. Henson!

  Henson’s excitement to be the night’s MC was apparent throughout—and even before the show, when she said in a statement, “This year’s show will be unlike anything we have ever seen before, and I am honored to be sharing the stage with so many powerful and prolific women in music and entertainment. The BET Awards will once again be at the forefront of Black culture.”

  Related: Taraji P. Henson Knows She Can’t Please Everyone: ‘As Long As I’m Happy…I’m Good’

  The 2021 BET Awards aired live on Sunday, June 27, at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT, with a pre-show that kicked off at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. CT. Fans could catch it all on the BET cable network, as well as on BET Her, LOGO, MTV, MTV2, VH1 and TV Land, plus TV streaming services like Hulu Live, Sling TV, Fubo TV, YouTube TV and Philo.

  Want to catch up on social media? Look for the hashtags “#BETAwards” and “#CulturesBiggestNight,” or check out @BET on your favorite platform.

  Next, check out all of last year’s winners, performers and amazing moments from the 2020 BET Awards.

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