The 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards is going to be a star-studded event. We take a look at when the show will air and where you can watch it.
This year’s award show will see performances from the likes of Young Thug, Gunna, Lil Jon, Baby Keem, Bia, Isaiah Rashad and more.
The nominations for the 16th instalment of the BET Hip Hop Awards were announced on September 9, and artists such as Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, and Lil Durk lead the nominees’ list with nine nominations each.
When will the BET Hip Hop Awards 2021 air?
The BET Hip Hop award will air on Tuesday, October 5.
The event will host prominent African-American artists such as DJ Khaled, J. Cole, Pooh Shiesty, Bia, Doja Cat, Jay Z, Lil Nas X, Chris Brown, Roddy Ricch, Migos, Nicki Minaj, Saweetie and many more.
The award show, hosted at the Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta, will premiere at 9 pm EST/PT on Tuesday, October 5.
BET has announced that Big Daddy Kane will pay a special tribute to late Biz Markie during the show.
Where to watch the show
Fans can watch the show on BET’s official channel and it will also air on VH1 and MTV2. You can also head to BET’s online accounts to watch the event.
BET has also revealed that during the show, rapper and philanthropist, Nelly, will receive 2021’s I Am Hip Hop Award.
The singer previously said, “I am honoured to receive this award and humbled to be in such great company of past artists who have received this award.
2021 Nominees list explored
BET Hip Hop Awards has an impressive list of nominees for 2021. Here’s the list.
Song of the year
Back in Blood, Produced by YC (Pooh Shiesty feat. Lil Durk)
Late At Night, Produced by Mustard (Roddy Ricch)
Laugh Now Cry Later, Produced by G. Ry, Cardogotwings, Roget Chahayed & Yung Exclusive (Drake feat. Lil Durk)
Up, Produced by Yung DZA, Sean Island, DJ Swanqo (Cardi B)
WAP, Produced by Ayo & Keyz (Cardi B Feat. Megan Thee Stallion)
Whole Lotta Money (Remix), Produced By London Jae, Beatgodz, Tee Romano (Bia feat. Nicki Minaj)
Hip hop album of the year
A Gangsta’s Pain, Moneybagg Yo
Call Me If You Get Lost, Tyler, The Creator
Culture III, Migos
Good News, Megan Thee Stallion
Khaled Khaled, DJ Khaled
Savage Mode II, 21 Savage & Metro Boomin
The Off-Season, J. Cole
Best hip hop video
Cardi B, Up
Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion, WAP
Chris Brown & Young Thug, Go Crazy
Drake feat. Lil Durk, Laugh Now Cry Later
Lil Nas X, Montero (Call Me By Your Name)
Saweetie feat. Doja Cat, Best Friend
Hip hop artist of the year
Megan Thee Stallion
Tyler, the Creator
You can view the nominees’ list on bet.com.