The BET Awards 2021 are almost upon us. So, it’s fitting that the first list of performers has been unveiled.
In a major move, this year’s ceremony – which boasts the theme ‘Year of the Black Woman’ – will mark the most ever performances on the televised broadcast.
Some of the names set to take the stage include DaBaby (who leads this year’s nominations) and Jazmine Sullivan.
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Moments ago, organizers for the June 27 extravaganza revealed that the rapper and Sullivan will be joined on the bill by Andra Day, City Girls, DJ Khaled, H.E.R., Kirk Franklin, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Migos, Moneybagg Yo!, Rapsody, Roddy Ricch, and Tyler The Creator.
Rising stars Bree Runway and Tone Stith will be rocking the BET Amplified Stage, BET Music’s stamp of approval on the next big thing in music.
Even more exciting? There will be additional names and surprises incoming for the event – which will also see Queen Latifah presented with the Lifetime Achievement honor.
Hosted by Taraji P. Henson, the BET Awards 2021 returns to the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and will feature a live audience.
Connie Orlando, EVP of Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy said in a statement:
“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. Some of today’s hottest talent will join us for our return to LA for an unforgettable night celebrating Black excellence.”
The BET Awards 2021 airs June 27 at 8 PM ET/PT on BET.
Internationally, the show will simulcast on BET Africa at 2am CAT and MTV Brazil at 9pm BRT on June 27th, followed by international broadcasts on MTV UK on June 28th at 9pm BST, BET France on June 29th at 8:45pm CEST.
The show will also be available to watch on My5 and Sky On-Demand in the UK beginning June 29th. The BET Awards will also broadcast LIVE on the BET Brazil channel, via the free streaming service, Pluto TV.