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The 2021 BET Awards heated up our Sunday night as your favourite artists came together to celebrate the "Year of the Black Woman" by honouring their immense impact on culture. Broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, this year's award show was hosted by Taraji P. Henson and featured a star-studded group of performances. From Andra Day and H.E.R. to D.J. Khaled and Tyler the Creator, music's biggest names took to the stage with unforgettable performances. And yes, even Cardi B announced she was pregnant during her time on stage. Some artists also walked away with exceptional trophies. Dominating this year's nominations were Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby, with a total of seven nominations each. Queen Latifah also received this year's Lifetime Achievement BET Award.

See their stage blazing showings inside:

See below for the full list of nominees with winners indicated in bold. Album of the year After Hours - The Weeknd Blame It on Baby - DaBaby Good News - Megan Thee Stallion Heaux Tales - Jazmine Sullivan *WINNER King's Disease - Nas Ungodly Hour - Chloe X Halle Best female R&B / pop artist Beyoncé H.E.R. *WINNER Jazmine Sullivan Jhené Aiko Summer Walker SZA Best male R&B / pop artist 6lack Anderson .Paak Chris Brown *WINNER Giveon Tank The Weeknd Best female hip hop artist Cardi B Coi Leray Doja Cat Megan Thee Stallion *WINNER Latto Saweetie Best male hip hop artist DaBaby Drake J. Cole Jack Harlow Lil Baby *WINNER Pop Smoke Best new artist Coi Leray Flo Milli Giveon *WINNER Jack Harlow Latto Pooh Shiesty Best collaboration Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion -- "WAP" *WINNER DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch -- "Rockstar" DJ Khaled featuring Drake -- "Popstar" Jack Harlow featuring DaBaby, Tory Lanez & Lil Wayne -- "Whats Poppin (Remix)" Megan Thee Stallion featuring DaBaby -- "Cry Baby" Pop Smoke featuring Lil Baby & DaBaby -- "For the Night" Best group 21 Savage & Metro Boomin Chloe X Halle Chris Brown & Young Thug City Girls Migos Silk Sonic *WINNER 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" *WINNER Marvin Sapp - "Thank You for It All" Tamela Mann -- "Touch From You" BET HER award Alicia Keys featuring Khalid -- "So Done" Brandy featuring Chance the Rapper -- "Baby Mama" Bri Steves -- "Anti Queen" Chloe X Halle -- "Baby Girl" Ciara featuring Ester Dean -- "Rooted" SZA -- "Good Days" *WINNER Viewer's choice award Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion -- "WAP" Chris Brown & Young Thug -- "Go Crazy" DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch -- "Rockstar" DJ Khaled featuring Drake -- "Popstar" Drake featuring Lil Durk -- "Laugh Now Cry Later" Lil Baby -- "The Bigger Picture" Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé -- "Savage (Remix)" *WINNER Silk Sonic -- "Leave the Door Open" Video of the year Cardi B -- "Up" Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion -- "WAP" *WINNER Chloe X Halle -- "Do It" Chris Brown & Young Thug -- "Go Crazy" Drake featuring Lil Durk -- "Laugh Now Cry Later" Silk Sonic -- "Leave the Door Open" Video director of the year Benny Boom Bruno Mars & Florent Déchard *WINNER Cole Bennett Colin Tilley Dave Meyers Hype Williams Best international act Aya Nakamura (France) Burna Boy (Nigeria) *WINNER Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) Emicida (Brazil) Headie One (Uk) Wizkid (Nigeria) Young T & Bugsey (Uk) Youssoupha (France) Best movie "Coming 2 America" "Judas and the Black Messiah" *WINNER "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" "One Night in Miami" "Soul" "The United States Vs. Billie Holiday" Best actress Andra Day *WINNER Angela Bassett Issa Rae Jurnee Smollett Viola Davis Zendaya Best actor Aldis Hodge Chadwick Boseman *WINNER Damson Idris Daniel Kaluuya Eddie Murphy Lakeith Stanfield Youngstars award Alex R. Hibbert Ethan Hutchison Lonnie Chavis Marsai Martin *WINNER Michael Epps Storm Reid Sportswoman of the year award A'ja Wilson Candace Parker Claressa Shields Naomi Osaka *WINNER Serena Williams Skylar Diggins-Smith Sportsman of the year award Kyrie Irving Lebron James *WINNER Patrick Mahomes Russell Westbrook Russell Wilson Stephen Curry

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