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Jazmine Sullivan Wins Album Of The Year At The 21st Annual BET Awards

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LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Singer, songwriter, and recording artist Jazmine Sullivan’s “Heaux Tales” was named the “Album of the Year” at the 21st annual BET Awards.

In winning the accolade, Sullivan fended off other nominees that included The Weeknd, Nas, Megan Thee Stallion, Chloe x Halle, and DaBaby.

Megan Thee Stallion, who was tied for the most nominations with fellow rapper DaBaby, had a big night, winning the awards for “Best Female Hip Hop Artist,” “Best Collaboration,” “Viewer’s Choice” and “Video of the Year.”

Actress and rapper Queen Latifah was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her numerous contributions to music and culture over the course of her storied career.

“I want to thank BET for creating an outlet for beautiful Blackness to thrive, to shine,” she said while accepting her award. “When we couldn’t get played on the radio in other places, we couldn’t get our videos played in other places, there was BET that allowed us to be in our fullness.”

As well, in a Pride moment, Queen Latifah used the moment to express her love and appreciation of her longtime partner, Eboni Nichols. While her sexuality has been an open secret for some time, this was the first time that she publicly discussed her orientation.

The late rapper DMX, who suffered a heart attack in April, was also honored during the awards gala with Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Swizz Beatz and Michael K. Williams collaborating for a special tribute.

Hosted by Taraji P. Henson, the 21st Annual BET Awards took place with a full audience at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Performances for this year’s awards ceremony included Andra Day, the City Girls, DJ Khaled, Jazmine Sullivan, Lil Nas X, Kirk Franklin and Migos, among others.


The full list of BET Winners for 2021

Album of the Year

  • “Heaux Tales” Jazmine Sullivan — Winner
  • “Ungodly Hour” — Chloe x Halle
  • “King’s Disease” — Nas
  • “Good News” — Megan Thee Stallion
  • “Blame it on Baby” — DaBaby
  • “After Hours” — The Weeknd

Best Female R&B / Pop Artist

  • H.E.R. — Winner
  • Beyoncé
  • Jazmine Sullivan
  • Jhené Aiko
  • Summer Walker
  • Sza

Best Male R&B / Pop Artist

  • Chris Brown — Winner
  • 6LACK
  • Anderson .Paak
  • Giveon
  • Tank
  • The Weeknd

Best Group

  • Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak and Silk Sonic — Winner
  • 21 Savage & Metro Boomin
  • Chloe X Halle
  • Chris Brown & Young Thug
  • City Girls
  • Migos

Best Collaboration

  • “WAP” Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion — Winner
  • “Rockstar” — DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch
  • “Popstar” — DJ Khaled ft. Drake
  • “What’s Poppin (Remix)” — Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez and Lil Wayne
  • “Cry Baby” — Megan Thee Stallion ft. DaBaby
  • “For the Night” — Pop Smoke ft. Lil Baby and DaBaby

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

  • Lil Baby — Winner
  • DaBaby
  • Drake
  • J. Cole
  • Jack Harlow
  • Pop Smoke

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

  • Megan Thee Stallion — Winner
  • Cardi B
  • Coi Leray
  • Doja Cat
  • Latto
  • Saweetie

Video of the Year


  • “WAP” Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion — Winner
  • “Up” — Cardi B
  • “Do It” — Chloe x Halle
  • “Go Crazy” — Chris Brown and Young Thug
  • “Laugh Now Cry Later” — Drake ft. Lil Durk
  • “Leave the Door Open” — Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak and Silk Sonic

Video Director of the Year

  • Bruno Mars & Florent Déchard — Winner
  • Benny Boom
  • Cole Bennett
  • Colin Tilley
  • Dave Meyers
  • Hype Williams

Best New Artist

  • Giveon — Winner
  • Coi Leray
  • Flo Milli
  • Jack Harlow
  • Latto
  • Pooh Shiesty

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel / Inspirational Award

  • “Strong God” — Kirk Franklin
  • “In Jesus Name” — Bebe Winans
  • “Never Lost” — Cece Winans
  • “Hold Us Together” — H.E.R.
  • “Thank You For It All” — Marvin Sapp
  • “Touch From You” — Tamela Mann

BET Her Award

  • “Good Days” Sza — Winner
  • “So Done” — Alicia Keys ft. Khalid
  • “Baby Mama” — Brandy ft. Chance the Rapper
  • “Anti Queen” — Bri Steves
  • “Baby Girl” — Chloe x Halle
  • “Rooted” — Ciara ft. Ester Dean

Best International Act

  • Burna Boy, Nigeria — Winner
  • Aya Nakamura — France
  • Diamond Platnumz — Tanzania
  • Emicida — Brazil
  • Headie One — United Kingdom
  • Wizkid — Nigeria
  • Young T & Bugsey — United Kingdom
  • Youssopha — France

Viewer’s Choice Award

  • “Savage (Remix)” Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé  –  Winner
  • “WAP” –  Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion
  • “Go Crazy” –  Chris Brown & Young Thug
  • “Rockstar” – DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch
  • “Popstar” –  DJ Khaled ft. Drake
  • “Laugh Now Cry Later” – Drake ft. Lil Durk
  • “The Bigger Picture” – Lil Baby
  • “Leave the Door Open”  – Silk Sonic

Best Movie

  • “Judas and the Black Messiah” — Winner
  • “Coming 2 America”
  • “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
  • “One Night in Miami”
  • “Soul”
  • “The United States Vs. Billie Holiday”

Best Actress

  • Andra Day — Winner
  • Angela Bassett
  • Issa Rae
  • Jurnee Smollett
  • Viola Davis
  • Zendaya

Best Actor


  • Chadwick Boseman — Winner
  • Aldis Hodge
  • Damson Idris
  • Daniel Kaluuya
  • Eddie Murphy
  • Lakeith Stanfield

Youngstars Award:

  • Marsai Martin — Winner
  • Alex R. Hibbert
  • Ethan Hutchison
  • Lonnie Chavis
  • Michael Epps
  • Storm Reid

Sportswoman of the Year Award:

  • Naomi Osaka — Winner
  • A’ja Wilson
  • Candace Parker
  • Claressa Shields
  • Serena Williams
  • Skylar Diggins-Smith

Sportsman of the Year Award:

  • Lebron James — Winner
  • Kyrie Irving
  • Patrick Mahomes
  • Russell Westbrook
  • Russell Wilson
  • Stephen Curry

Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act

  • Bree Runway, United Kingdom — Winner
  • Arlo Parks — United Kingdom
  • Bramsito — France
  • Elaine — South Africa
  • MC Dricka — Brazil
  • Ronisia — France
  • Tems — Nigeria

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