Megan Thee Stallion at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards
Megan Thee Stallion at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. Photo by Jay L Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock (11799890w)

The BET Awards came back to LA this weekend to celebrate black excellence, and Megan Thee Stallion was crowned as their queen. The hip-hop star was the biggest winner of this year’s ceremony and walked away with a total of four awards.

Stallion’s triumph at the BET Awards didn’t come as surprise, since she was leading the list of nominees with a total of seven nods. She eventually picked up four of them—best female hip hop artist, video of the year and best collaboration for “WAP” featuring Cardi B, and Coca-Cola viewers’ choice award with the “Savage” remix featuring Beyoncé.

One of the biggest shockers of this year’s BET Awards came in the album of the year category, where Jazmine Sullivan’s Heaux Tales managed to beat The Weeknd’s After Hours and DaBaby’s Blame It on Baby. Lil Baby, Chris Brown, and H.E.R. were also among the major winners, while Andra Day and Chadwick Boseman won big in acting categories.

The 2021 BET Awards took place on June 27th at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Taraji P. Henson hosted the ceremony, held under the theme “Year of the Black Woman”.

Full List of 2021 BET Awards Winners:

Album of the Year

“Heaux Tales” – Jazmine Sullivan

Best Collaboration

Cardi B Ft. Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”

Best Female R&B / Pop Artist


Best Male R&B / Pop Artist

Chris Brown

Best New Artist


Best Group

Silk Sonic

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Megan Thee Stallion

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Lil Baby

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel / Inspirational Award

Kirk Franklin – “Strong God”

BET Her Award

SZA – “Good Days”

Best International Act

Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Viewer’s Choice Award

Megan Thee Stallion Ft. Beyoncé – “Savage” (Remix)

Video of the Year

Cardi B Ft. Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”

Video Director of the Year

Bruno Mars and Florent Déchard

Best Movie

“Judas and the Black Messiah”

Best Actress

Andra Day

Best Actor

Chadwick Boseman

Youngstars Award

Marsai Martin

Sportswoman of the Year Award

Naomi Osaka

Sportsman of the Year Award

LeBron James