With only 10 days remaining before the 2021 BET Awards, fans are getting a tease of what’s to come. On Thursday (June 17), the acts set to perform at this year’s event were announced.
“As we return LIVE with culture’s biggest night, this year’s show marks many firsts–including the highest number of performers in 21 years of BET Awards, and viewers can expect several surprise moments,” said Connie Orlando, EVP of Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy. “Some of today’s hottest talent will join us for our return to LA for an unforgettable night celebrating Black excellence.”
Among the list of performers set to take the stage on June 27 are 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.
As REVOLT previously reported, Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby are leading the BET Award nominations with nods in seven categories, including Best Collaboration and Viewer’s Choice Award. Cardi B and Drake both have a total of five nominations; The Weeknd, Pop Smoke and Latto also have the chance to take home an award.
Though winners won’t be announced until the day of the show, there’s one honor that is definitely set in stone: Queen Latifah will be the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The BET Awards will air on Sunday, June 27 at 8 p.m. Taraji P. Henson will be the master of ceremonies.
“For more than 20 years, the BET Awards have been a celebration of Black creativity, art and excellence,” said the Hidden Figures actress. “Returning live, this year’s show will be unlike anything we have ever seen before, and I am honored to be sharing the stage with so many powerful and prolific women in music and entertainment. The BET Awards will once again be at the forefront of Black culture.”