Jazmine Sullivan took home Album of the Year for “Heaux Tales” at Sunday night’s 2021 BET Awards, which were hosted by actress Taraji P. Henson.
Standout names in Black entertainment were in attendance at the awards, which took place Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles — including nominees Issa Rae, Andra Day and Viola Davis. Day took home the Best Actress award for her portrayal of Lady Day in Lee Daniels’ “The United States vs. Billie Holiday.”
Queen Latifah was honored with the Lifetime Achievement BET Award, adding her name to a list of star-studded honorees including Whitney Houston and Mary J. Blige.
Hip-hop artists Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby led the night with seven nominations each. Megan took home this year’s award for Best Female Hip Hop Artist, while Lil Baby won the award for Best Male Hip Hop Artist.
“Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman was posthumously nominated and won for Best Actor for playing Levee in the film adaptation of August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”
The night was also jam-packed with performances, the largest number the BET Awards has ever had, including appearances from Andra Day, City Girls, DaBaby, DJ Khaled, H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Kirk Franklin, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Migos, Moneybagg Yo, Rapsody, Roddy Ricch and Tyler the Creator.
(Excerpt) Read more with a list of winners in: The Wrap