The 2021 BET Awards Are Tonight! How to Watch, Nominees and More

The 2021 BET Awards are happening tonight! Taraji P. Henson will host this year’s awards shows, which the producers say will be a celebration of Black culture highlighting Black women in culture especially.

“The BET Awards is the ultimate celebration of Black culture, and we are looking forward to spotlighting and celebrating Black women during this year’s show, recognizing them for everything they’ve accomplished and applauding them for what’s to come,” Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET, shared in a statement.

Read on below for how to watch this year’s BET Awards, as well as the date, BET Awards nominees and more.

When and how to watch the BET Awards: The show airs on Sunday, June 27 at 8 p.m. ET on BET. Without cable, BET is available on certain packages with several live TV streaming services, including Philo, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, Fubo TV and YouTube TV.

How to watch ET’s BET Awards coverage: ET will begin coverage before the BET Awards starting at 6 p.m. ET/ 3 p.m. PT. Watch at or on the ET Live app on your mobile or connected device, or by watching ET Live on Paramount+.

Who’s nominated? Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby are leading the pack with seven nominations each, with Cardi B and Drake following with five nods apiece. Megan appears in nearly every top category, including Best Female Hip Hop Artist, Video of the Year, Album of the Year and Best Collaboration for her features with DaBaby and Cardi B.

Find all the 2021 BET Awards nominations here.

How to vote: Voting is still underway for the fittingly titled Viewers Choice Award category with Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion among the nominees, as well as Megan again (with Beyoncé for “Savage Remix”), Drake, DaBaby, Lil Baby and more. Vote at the BET Awards website.

How to attend the event: The BET Awards announced recently that individuals who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 may register for consideration to be an audience member during the awards show. Go here for more details on how to attend the BET Awards.

Meanwhile, watch the video below for the biggest moments from last year’s BET Awards.

BET Awards 2020: Best and Biggest Moments of the Night

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