The highly anticipated, and much-awaited MTV Video Music Awards 2021 finally aired live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Hosted by Doja Cat, the starry event saw the who's who of the industry gathered together for a musical night. Artists like Alicia Keys, BTS, Camila Cabello, Doja Cat, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Lil Nas X, Machine Gun Kelly, Olivia Rodrigo, Shawn Mendes amongst others were spotted on the red carpet of the event. Singer Doja Cat Roped In To Host the 2021 VMAs.

Lil Nas X, Normani, Kacey Musgraves were amongst the artist who bagged titles at the award night. Justin Bieber, who returned to the VMAs after quite a long time, was up for the most awards with seven nominations. He won two awards including Artist of the Year and Best Pop. Megan Thee Stallion was nominated under six categories including four for her Cardi B collaboration WAP, but did not take home any awards. Olivia Rodrigo set the stage on fire with her performance on Good 4 U at the VMAs. The budding singer won three awards including Best New Artist, Push Performance of the Year, and Song of the Year. BTS also bagged prestigious titles at the VMAs 2021. Megan Fox Stuns in Nakedest Dress With Beau Machine Gun Kelly by the Side on VMAs Red Carpet 2021, View Gorgeous Pics.

See The Full List Of Winners Below:

Video of the Year

Cardi B: “WAP” [ft. Megan Thee Stallion]

DJ Khaled / Drake: “Popstar” (Starring Justin Bieber)

Doja Cat: “Kiss Me More” [ft. SZA]

Ed Sheeran: “Bad Habits

WINNER: Lil Nas X: “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)

The Weeknd: “Save Your Tears

Artist of the Year

Ariana Grande

Doja Cat

WINNER: Justin Bieber

Megan Thee Stallion

Olivia Rodrigo

Taylor Swift

Song of the Year

24kGoldn: “Mood” [ft. Iann Dior]

BTS: “Dynamite”

Cardi B: “WAP” [ft. Megan Thee Stallion]

Dua Lipa: “Levitating”

WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo: “Drivers License

Bruno Mars / Anderson .Paak / Silk Sonic: “Leave the Door Open”

Best New Artist, Presented by Facebook



The Kid Laroi

WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo

Polo G


Group of the Year




Foo Fighters

Jonas Brothers

Maroon 5

Bruno Mars / Anderson .Paak / Silk Sonic

Twenty One Pilots

Push Performance of the Year

September 2020: Wallows – “Are You Bored Yet?

October 2020: Ashnikko – “Daisy”

November 2020: Saint Jhn – “Gorgeous”

December 2020: 24kGoldn – “Coco”

January 2021: JC Stewart – “Break My Heart

February 2021: Latto – “Sex Lies

March 2021: Madison Beer – “Selfish”

April 2021: The Kid Laroi – “Without You”

WINNER: May 2021: Olivia Rodrigo – “Drivers License

June 2021: Girl in Red – “Serotonin”

July 2021: Fousheé – “my slime

August 2021: Jxdn – “Think About Me

Best Collaboration

24kGoldn: “Mood” [ft. Iann dior]

Cardi B: “WAP” [ft. Megan Thee Stallion]

WINNER: Doja Cat: “Kiss Me More” [ft. SZA]

Drake: “Laugh Now Cry Later” [ft. Lil Durk]

Justin Bieber: “Peaches” [ft. Daniel Caesar and Giveon]

Miley Cyrus: “Prisoner” [ft. Dua Lipa]

Best Pop

Ariana Grande: “Positions”

Billie Eilish: “Therefore I Am

BTS: “Butter”

Harry Styles: “Treat People With Kindness

WINNER: Justin Bieber: “Peaches” [ft. Daniel Caesar and Giveon]

Olivia Rodrigo: “Good 4 U

Shawn Mendes: “Wonder”

Taylor Swift: “Willow”

Best Hip-Hop

Cardi B: “WAP” [ft. Megan Thee Stallion]

Drake: “Laugh Now Cry Later” [ft. Lil Durk]

Lil Baby: “On Me (Remix)” [ft. Megan Thee Stallion]

Moneybagg Yo: “Said Sum

Polo G: “Rapstar”

WINNER: Travis Scott: “Franchise” [ft. Young Thug and M.I.A.]

Best Rock

Evanescence: “Use My Voice

Foo Fighters: “Shame Shame

WINNER: John Mayer: “Last Train Home

The Killers: “My Own Soul’s Warning

Kings of Leon: “The Bandit”

Lenny Kravitz: “Raise Vibration”

Best Alternative

Bleachers: “Stop Making This Hurt

Glass Animals: “Heat Waves

Imagine Dragons: “Follow You

WINNER: Machine Gun Kelly: “My Ex’s Best Friend” [ft. Blackbear]

Twenty One Pilots: “Shy Away

Willow: “Transparent Soul” [ft. Travis Barker]

Best Latin

Bad Bunny / Jhay Cortez: “Dákiti”

WINNER: Billie Eilish / Rosalía: “Lo Vas a Olvidar

Black Eyed Peas / Shakira: “Girl Like Me”

J Balvin / Dua Lipa / Bad Bunny / Tainy: “Un Dia (One Day)

Karol G: “Bichota”

Maluma: “Hawái”

Best R&B

Beyoncé / Blue Ivy / Saint Jhn / WizKid: “Brown Skin Girl

Chris Brown / Young Thug: “Go Crazy

Giveon: “Heartbreak Anniversary

H.E.R.: “Come Through” [ft. Chris Brown]

WINNER: Bruno Mars / Anderson .Paak / Silk Sonic: “Leave the Door Open”

SZA: “Good Days

Best K-Pop

(G)I-dle: “Dumdi Dumdi

Blbackpink / Selena Gomez: “Ice Cream

WINNER: BTS: “Butter”

Monsta X: “Gambler”

Seventeen:Ready to Love

Twice: “Alcohol-Free

Song of Summer

Billie Eilish: “Happier Than Ever

WINNER: BTS: “Butter”

Camila Cabello: “Don’t Go Yet

DJ Khaled: “Every Chance I Get” [ft. Lil Baby and Lil Durk]

Doja Cat: “Need to Know

Dua Lipa: “Levitating”

Ed Sheeran: “Bad Habits

Giveon: “Heartbreak Anniversary

Justin Bieber: “Peaches” [ft. Daniel Caesar and Giveon]

The Kid Laroi / Justin Bieber: “Stay”

Lil Nas X / Jack Harlow: “Industry Baby”

Lizzo: “Rumors” [ft. Cardi B]

Megan Thee Stallion: “Thot Shit

Normani: “Wild Side” [ft. Cardi B]

Olivia Rodrigo: “Good 4 U

Shawn Mendes / Tainy: “Summer of Love

Video for Good

WINNER: Billie Eilish: “Your Power”

Demi Lovato: “Dancing With the Devil

H.E.R.: “Fight for You

Kane Brown: “Worldwide Beautiful

Lil Nas X: “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)

Pharrell Williams: “Entrepreneur” [ft. Jay-Z]

Best Direction

Billie Eilish: “Your Power” (dir. Billie Eilish)

DJ Khaled ft. Drake: “Popstar” (dir. Director X)

WINNER: Lil Nas X: “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” (dir. Lil Nas X and Tanu Muino)

Taylor Swift: “Willow” (dir. Taylor Swift)

Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & M.I.A: “Franchise” (dir. Travis Scott)

Tyler, the Creator: “Lumberjack” (dir. Wolf Haley)

Best Cinematography

WINNER: Beyoncé / Blue Ivy / Saint Jhn / WizKid: “Brown Skin Girl” (cinematography: Benoit Soler, Malik H. Sayeed, MOHAMMAED ATTA AHMED, Santiago Gonzalez, Ryan Helfant)

Billie Eilish: “Therefore I Am” (cinematography: Rob Witt)

Foo Fighters: “Shame Shame” (cinematography: Santiago Gonzalez)

Justin Bieber ft. Chance the Rapper: “Holy” (cinematography: Elias Talbot)

Lady Gaga: “911” (cinematography: Jeff Cronenweth)

Lorde: “Solar Power” (cinematography: Andrew Stroud)

Best Art Direction

Beyoncé / Shatta Wale / Major Lazer: “Already” (art direction: Susan Linns, Gerard Santos)

Ed Sheeran: “Bad Habits” (art direction: Alison Dominitz)

Lady Gaga: “911” (art direction: Tom Foden, Peter Andrus)

Lil Nas X: “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” (art direction: John Richoux)

WINNER: Saweetie ft. Doja Cat: “Best Friend” (art direction: Art Haynes)

Taylor Swift: “Willow” (art direction: Ethan Tobman, Regina Fernandez)

Best Visual Effects

Bella Poarch: “Build a Bitch” (visual effects: Andrew Donoho, Denhov Visuals, Denis Strahhov, Rein Jakobson, Vahur Kuusk, Tatjana Pavlik, Yekaterina Vetrova)

Coldplay: “Higher Power” (visual effects: Mathematic)

Doja Cat / The Weeknd: “You Right” (visual effects: La Pac, Anthony Lestremau, Julien Missaire, Petr Shkolniy, Alexi Bailla, Micha Sher, Antoine Hache, Mikros MPC, Nicolas Huget, Guillaume Ho Tsong Fang, Benjamin Lenfant, Stephane Pivron, MPC Bangalore, Chanakya Chander, Raju Ganesh, David Rouxel)

Glass Animals: “Tangerine” (visual effects: Ronan Fourreau)

WINNER: Lil Nas X: “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” (visual effects: Mathematic)

P!nk: “All I Know So Far” (visual effects: Dave Meyers, Freenjoy Inc)

Best Choreography

Ariana Grande: “34+35” (choreography: Brian Nicholson & Scott Nicholson)


Ed Sheeran: “Bad Habits” (choreography: Natricia Bernard)

Foo Fighters: “Shame Shame” (choreography: Nina McNeely)

WINNER: Harry Styles: “Treat People With Kindness” (choreography: Paul Roberts)

Marshmello / Halsey: “Be Kind” (choreography: Dani Vitale)

Best Editing

BTS: “Butter” (editing: Yong Seok Choi from Lumpens)

Drake: “What’s Next” (editing: Noah Kendal)

Harry Styles: “Treat People With Kindness” (editing: Claudia Wass)

Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon: “Peaches” (editing: Mark Mayr, Vinnie Hobbs)

Miley Cyrus ft. Dua Lipa: “Prisoner” (editing: William Town at Modern Post)

WINNER: Bruno Mars / Anderson .Paak / Silk Sonic: “Leave the Door Open” (editing: Troy Charbonnet)

U.S. Global Icon Award

Foo Fighters

Best Breakthrough Song

Masked Wolf: “Astronaut in the Ocean

WINNER: Claire Rosinkranz: “Backyard Boy

Bella Poarch: “Build a B*tch

Yung Baby Tate: “I Am” [ft. Flo Milli]

Whoheem: “Let’s Link

Best Comeback Song

WINNER: Aly & AJ: “Potential Breakup Song

Destiny’s Child: “Bills, Bills, Bills

Fleetwood Mac: “Dreams”

Simple Plan: “I’m Just a Kid

Boney M.: “Rasputin”

Missy Elliott: “Work It

Best Artist x Creator Collab

WINNER: Mustard Watermelon by @Lizzo x @yayayayummy

“Blackbird” Duet by @joejonas x @itsbenhorsburgh

Fan Duet by @charlieputh x @jvke

Soup Song by @johnmayer x @itsjamiebiotch

Mom It Was Never a Phase by @alltimelow x @yungricepatty

“Unwritten” Dance by @natashabedingfield x @rony_boyy

Best Audio Mashup

WINNER: “Shaxicula” (“Toxic” x “Love Shack” x “Dragula”) by Britney Spears / The B-52’s / Rob Zombie x @djcummerbund

Baby One More Time x Levitating" by Britney Spears / Dua Lipa x @adamusic_

“Castaways x Dilemma" by The Backyardigans / Nelly ft. Kelly Rowland x @djbabyq

"Good 4 U x Misery Business" by Olivia Rodrigo / Paramore x @nikjaay

"Watermelon Sugar x Seaside" by Harry Styles / SEB x @SEBS_LOVESONGS

Best Viral Dance

WINNER: “Twerkulator” by City Girls x @layzchipz

“Adderall (Corvette Corvette)” by Popp Hunna x @yvnggprince

Gimme More” by Britney Spears x @jaedengomezz & @karaleighcannella

“Ooowwweee” by Peewee Longway & Money Man x

“Savage” by Megan Thee Stallion x @keke.janajah

“Up” by Cardi B x @theemyanicole and @cchrvs

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