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In case you missed the 2021 BET Awards, we got every moment you missed and all the best performances of the night compiled in one place.

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Last night was the 2021 BET Awards, marking one of the first times we’ve seen some of our faves in the same building together since COVID-19 changed the world. The stars were out, the lights were bright, and the evening was one of the best awards shows in a while.

“The BET AWARDS have yet again proven to be culture’s biggest night,” said Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET. “From the amazing talent, extraordinary creativity, jaw-dropping performances, and our incredible live vaccinated audience, the energy of the night was unmatched and delivered some of the most buzzworthy moments of 2021! Throughout any circumstance, whether it be virtual, live, or whatever comes next, BET will continue to elevate the standard of awards shows.”

Kirk Franklin opened the show alongside Lil Baby performing “We Win” from LeBron James’ upcoming Space Jam: A New Legacy.

Migos stole the show performing with Cardi B, who revealed her and hubby Offset have baby #2 on the way.

DJ Khaled lit up the stage with a jam-packed performance of his new songs, ”Every Chance I Get” and “I Did It,” with an all-star line-up including Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Megan Thee Stallion, H.E.R. and DaBaby.

The legendary DMX was remembered with a mesmerizing tribute curated by Swizz Beatz featuring performances from Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Swizz Beatz, Griselda, Lil Buck, and Jon, The Lox, and a special appearance by Michael K. Williams. The powerful tribute included iconic hits such as “Slipping,” “Where the Hood At?,” “Party Up,” “Ruff Ryders Anthem,” and more.

For your big winners of the evening, jump to the next page.

Queen Latifah was honored with this year’s Lifetime Achievement BET Award, in recognition of her prolific career over the past 30 years, in which she remained one of the most versatile creatives of the time. Following an inspirational tribute from Rapsody & Monie Love, performing “Ladies First,” and Lil Kim & MC Lyte, performing “U.N.I.T.Y.,” she received a standing ovation as she accepted the well-deserved award.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Heaux Tales – Jazmine Sullivan

BEST COLLABORATION
Cardi B Feat. Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST
H.E.R.

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST
Chris Brown

BEST NEW ARTIST
Giveon

BEST GROUP
Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic

VIEWER’S CHOICE: BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT
Bree Runway (UK)

VIEWER’S CHOICE
Megan Thee Stallion Ft. Beyoncé “Savage Remix”

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)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Cardi B Feat. 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
Naomi Osaka

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
LeBron James

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