DaBaby And Drake Lead 2021 BET Awards Nominations

Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars, and Chloe x Halle trail Drake and Cardi B with four nominations each.

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BET has revealed its nominations for the 2021 BET Awards. DaBaby and Megan Thee Stallion lead with seven nominations each, followed by Cardi B and Drake with five apiece.

DaBaby earned nods for Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Album of the Year for Blame It on Baby, Viewer’s Choice Award, and four nominations for Best Collaboration for “Rockstar” with Roddy Ricch, “Cry Baby” with Meg, “For the Night” with Pop Smoke and Lil Baby, and the “What’s Poppin” remix with Jack Harlow, Lil Wayne, and Tory Lanez.

Megan Thee Stallion has been nominated for Best Female Hip Hop Artist, Video of the Year for “WAP,” Album of the Year for Good News, twice for Viewer’s Choice Award, and Best Collaboration for her features with DaBaby on “Cry Baby” and with Cardi B for “WAP.” Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars, and Chloe x Halle trail Drake and Cardi with four nominations each.

It’s been an exciting time for Drake fans, who are eagerly anticipating the arrival of his new LP, Certified Lover Boy. Back in March, the Canadian superstar released the Scary Hours 2 EP, which satiated fans eager to hear new music from the hitmaker.

“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,” Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, said in a statement. “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.” After a virtual awards show in 2020, the BET Awards will return to a live event with an audience on June 27 at 8 p.m. ET.

Visit the official BET website for a full list of nominees.

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