Taraji P. Henson Announced as Host for the 2021 BET Awards While Queen Latifah Will Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Taraji P. Henson Announced as Host for the 2021 BET Awards While Queen Latifah Will Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Taraji P. Henson Announced as Host for the 2021 BET Awards While Queen Latifah Will Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Black Entertainment Television (BET) has revealed the host of this year’s 2021 BET Awards, as well as the person who will be honored with a lifetime achievement recognition.

BET has recently announced that Academy Award®-nominated and Golden Globe®-winning actor, filmmaker, and philanthropist Taraji P. Henson will be the host of the 2021 “BET AWARDS.” Along with this announcement, it was also revealed that GRAMMY® award-winning musician, critically acclaimed Golden Globe®-winning, and Academy Award®-nominated actor Dana Owens, also known as Queen Latifah, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement BET Award.

“For more than 20 years, the BET Awards have been a celebration of Black creativity, art, and excellence,” said Taraji P. Henson in a written statement. “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.”

“Black women have been essential drivers of change throughout history, from the political sphere to the cultural zeitgeist,” said Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET. “The BET AWARDS is the ultimate celebration of Black culture, and we are looking forward to spotlighting and celebrating Black women during this year’s show, recognizing them for everything they’ve accomplished and applauding them for what’s to come.”

Connie Orlando, who is the Executive Vice President Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET will oversee The “BET Awards” 2021 and will also serve as Executive Producer along with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment.

The “BET AWARDS” will be airing live later this month on BET, Sunday, June 27 at 8:00 PM, ET/PT. Voting for the 2021 BET AWARDS ‘Viewer’s Choice Award’ is currently open and anyone who wants to participate can do so by clicking this link.

Taraji P. Henson Announced as Host for the 2021 BET Awards While Queen Latifah Will Receive Lifetime Achievement Award