Monday, June 14, 2021

BLACK GIRL MAGIC: RISING AFRICAN SUPERSTARS TEMS (NIGERIA) AND ELAINE (SOUTH AFRICA) ARE NOMINATED FOR BET AWARDS 2021 ‘BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT VIEWER’S CHOICE’ CATEGORY

BET International announced the ‘BET AWARDS 2021 Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act’ nominees today, with Nigeria’s Tems and South Africa’s Elaine clinching two spots on the nominees list. These African vocal powerhouses join an array of talented black women who are dominating the music industry on the BET Awards 2021 nominees list. 

The BET AWARDS 2021 will air Live, Monday, June 28 on BET Africa, DStv channel 122, at 1am WAT/2am CAT. You can also catch the repeat at 7pm WAT/8pm CAT on the same day. 

“The ‘Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act’ category was created to award breakthrough talent and emerging voices in music from around the world,” said Monde Twala, SVP of BET International. “We’re thrilled to honor this year’s exceptional nominees on the global ‘BET Awards’ platform.” 

Now in its twenty-first year, the BET AWARDS continues its reign as the ultimate platform to showcase the most beautiful aspects of the global black experience – celebrating black music’s present and future, elevating the culture and being a driving force for social change. 

Voting for the ‘BET AWARDS 2021 Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act’ will run from 3pm WAT/4pm CAT June 7 to 3pm WAT/4pm CAT June 11. For the latest BET AWARDS2021 news and updates, please visit  BET.com/Awards.

 

The nominees for the ‘BET AWARDS 2021 Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act’ category are:  

TEMS (NIGERIA) 

ELAINE (SOUTH AFRICA) 

ARLO PARKS (UK) 

BRAMSITO(FRANCE) 

BREE RUNWAY (UK) 

MC DRICKA (BRAZIL) 

RONISIA (FRANCE) 

Previously announced nominees according to category for theBET AWARDS 2021 are: 

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT 

WIZKID (NIGERIA) 

BURNA BOY(NIGERIA) 

AYA NAKAMURA(FRANCE) 

DIAMOND PLATNUMZ(TANZANIA) 

EMICIDA (BRAZIL) 

HEADIE ONE(UK) 

YOUNG T & BUGSEY(UK) 

YOUSSOUPHA (FRANCE) 

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 

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 

About BET 

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African American audience. The primary BET channel is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe. 

ABOUT “BET AWARDS” 

The “BET Awards” is one of the most-watched award shows on cable television according to the Nielsen Company. The “BET Awards” franchise remains as the #1 program in cable TV history among African-Americans, and it is BET’s #1 telecast every year. It recognizes the triumphs and successes of artists, entertainers, and athletes in a variety of categories. 

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