The efficiency roster for the 2021 BET Awards simply dropped forward of the June 27 broadcast, and it doesn’t disappoint.
The present, which honors Black achievement in leisure, music, tv, motion pictures, sports activities and extra, unveiled the next performers for this yr’s present: Andra Day, Metropolis Women, DaBaby, DJ Khaled, H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Kirk Franklin, Lil Child, Lil Durk, Migos, Moneybagg Yo, Rapsody, Roddy Ricch and Tyler the Creator. Others slated to carry out embody up-and-coming artists Tone Stith and Bree Runway.
The present will air stay from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. EST, and might be hosted by “Empire” star Taraji P. Henson. Particular honors are slated for Queen Latifah, who will take dwelling this yr’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Latifah will be the third-youngest solo artist to obtain the honour, following Whitney Houston, who was 37 when she obtained the honour on the inaugural BET Awards in 2001, and Mary J. Blige, who was 48 when she obtained the honour in 2019.
″[This] yr’s present marks many firsts — together with the very best variety of performers in 21 years of BET Awards — and viewers can anticipate a number of shock moments,” Connie Orlando, govt vp of specials, music programming and music technique at BET Networks, mentioned in a press launch.
Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby topped the nominations record this yr, racking up seven every. It could be unsurprising if the previous, who’s nominated for Album of the 12 months, Greatest Feminine Hip-Hop Artist and Video of the 12 months, swept the BET Awards given the accolades she’s obtained to this point this yr.
Within the wake of her success from “WAP” and “Savage (Remix)” in 2020, she took dwelling three Grammy Awards earlier this yr for Greatest Rap Efficiency, Greatest Rap Track and Greatest New Artist. She additionally collected a Billboard Music Award, an iHeartRadio Music Award and two NAACP Picture Awards.
Different high nominees embody Cardi B and Drake, who collected 5 nominations every, whereas Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars, Chloe x Halle and Chris Brown every garnered 4.
We are able to’t wait to see who comes out on high. June 27 can not come quick sufficient.
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