Megan Thee Stallion leads the 2021 BET Awards nominations with a whopping seven nods to her name.

Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion

The ‘WAP’ hitmaker is among the most recognised artists for this year’s BET Awards, as she is in with a chance of taking home a total of seven trophies when the ceremony takes place on June 27.

Megan is nominated for Best Female Hip Hop Artist, Video of the Year for ‘WAP’, Album of the Year for ‘Good News’, two Viewer’s Choice Awards and two Best Collaboration accolades for her features with DaBaby on ‘Cry Baby’ and Cardi B on ‘WAP’.

The 26-year-old rapper shares the top nominations spot with her collaborator DaBaby, who also has seven nods to his name.

The ‘BOP’ hitmaker, 29, has four nominations in the Best Collaboration category, as ‘Cry Baby’ is shortlisted alongside ‘Rockstar’ featuring Roddy Ricch, ‘For The Night’ with Pop Smoke and Lil Baby, and ‘Whats Poppin- Remix’ which features Jack Harlow, Tory Lanez, and Lil Wayne.

DaBaby is also nominated for Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Album of the Year for ‘Blame it on Baby’, and a Viewer’s Choice Award.

Cardi B and Drake had the second-most nominations with five each.

The BET Awards honour Black excellence across music, television, film, and sports in 21 categories, and will take place in person this year after being held virtually in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, said in a statement: “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. 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.”

Voting for the 2021 BET Awards Viewer’s Choice Award begins on June 7.

An abridged list of nominations for the ceremony are as follows:

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 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.

Jazmine Sullivan

Jhené Aiko

Summer Walker

Sza

BEST MALE R&B / POP ARTIST

6lack

Anderson .Paak

Chris Brown

Giveon

Tank

The Weeknd

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

Cole

Jack Harlow

Lil Baby

Pop Smoke

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)

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 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’

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


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