Rappers Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby lead the nominees for the week 2021 BET Awards, receiving seven nominations each.
Megan Thee Stallion received nominations for Best Female Hip Hop Artist; Video of the Year for “WAP”; Album of the Year for Good News; Viewer’s Choice Award (x2); and Best Collaboration, for her features with DaBaby (“Cry Baby”) and Cardi B (“WAP”).
DaBaby’s seven nominations are for Best Male Hip Hop Artist; Album of the Year for Blame it on Baby; Viewer’s Choice Award, and four noms for Best Collaboration for his features alongside Roddy Ricch (“Rockstar”), Megan Thee Stallion (“Cry Baby”), Pop Smoke & Lil Baby (“For The Night”), and Jack Harlow, Tory Lanez & Lil Wayne (“Whats Poppin- Remix”).
Cardi B and Drake follow with five nominations each. Cardi B is nominated for Best Female Hip Hop Artist, Best Collaboration, Video of the Year twice for “WAP” and “UP.” Drake is nominated for Best Collaboration, Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Video of the Year for “Laugh Now Cry Later” featuring Lil Durk and Viewer’s Choice Award.
Other artists nominated for this year’s BET Awards include Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars, Chloe X Halle, and Chris Brown with four nominations each, including the much coveted Video of the Year award for which they are all being considered.
After going virtual last year, the 2021 BET Awards will be back with a live show audience at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 27. The event will air live on BET at 8 pm ET/PT.
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