Burna Boy, Wizkid get 2021 BET Award nominations

Burna Boy has won in the last two years and Wizkid won it in 2012, when the category had two divisions for Africa and the UK.

Burna Boy and Wizkid

Both superstars got nominated in the Best International Act category. French singers, Aya Nakamura and Youssoupha; Tanzanian superstar, Diamond Platnumz; Brazlian act, Emicida; British acts, the rapper Headie One and the duo Yung T and Bugsey are all nominated in the category as well.

Burna Boy has won in the last two years and Wizkid won it in 2012, when the category had two divisions for Africa and the UK. Earlier in the year, Wizkid and Burna Boy won the Best Music Video and Best Global Music Album categories respectively at the 2021 Grammy Awards. In 2020, Wizkid also won the BET HER Award for 'Brown Skin Girl.'

Wizkid and Burna Boy also featured together in Wizkid's video for 'Ginger,' which dropped earlier in the year.

According Business Wire, internationally, the show will simulcast on BET Africa at 2 am CAT and MTV Brazil at 9 pm BRT on June 27th, followed by international broadcasts on MTV UK on June 28th at 9 pm BST, BET France on June 29th at 8:45pm CEST.

The show will also be available to watch on My5 and Sky On-Demand in the UK beginning June 29th.

See full list of nominees below;

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 NEW ARTIST

COI LERAY

FLO MILLI

GIVEON

JACK HARLOW

LATTO

POOH SHIESTY

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

J. COLE

JACK HARLOW

LIL BABY

POP SMOKE

DR. BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

BEBE WINANS - IN JESUS NAME

CECE WINANS - NEVER LOST

H.E.R. - HOLD US TOGETHER

KIRK FRANKLIN - STRONG GOD

MARVIN SAPP - THANK YOU FOR IT ALL

TAMELA MANN – TOUCH FROM YOU

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

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

BENNY BOOM

BRUNO MARS AND FLORENT DÉCHARD

COLE BENNETT

COLIN TILLEY

DAVE MEYERS

HYPE WILLIAMS

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

YOUNGSTARS AWARD

ALEX R. HIBBERT

ETHAN HUTCHISON

LONNIE CHAVIS

MARSAI MARTIN

MICHAEL EPPS

STORM REID

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

A'JA WILSON

CANDACE PARKER

CLARESSA SHIELDS

NAOMI OSAKA

SERENA WILLIAMS

SKYLAR DIGGINS-SMITH

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

KYRIE IRVING

LEBRON JAMES

PATRICK MAHOMES

RUSSELL WESTBROOK

RUSSELL WILSON

STEPHEN CURRY

Connie Orlando, EVP of Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET and Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment serve as Executive Producers for the “BET Awards” 2021 broadcast special.

Voting for the “BET AWARDS” 2021 ‘Viewer’s Choice Award’ begins on June 7th. For the latest “BET AWARDS2021 news and updates, including details on audience selection and eligibility, please visit BET.com/Awards.

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