Winners of 2021 MTV ‘VMAs’ Announced

In Summary

The winners of the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards were announced at an in-person ceremony on September 12. 

Music’s most popular celebrities gathered in New York to celebrate music videos and spectacular musical performances at the MTV VMAs.  

Artists Justin Bieber and Megan Thee Stallion led the list of nominees, but Lil Nas X, Olivia Rodrigo and BTS emerged victorious with the most awards for the night.  

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The winners of the night include:  

Video of the Year 

  • Lil Nas X – “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” 

The video received heavy criticism when it was first released for images depicting the singer lap dancing on Satan, but despite the controversy, it won the top award of the night. In his acceptance speech, Lil Nas X used the time to promote his album, which will be released on September 17.  

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Artist of the Year  

  • Justin Bieber 

Song of the Year  

  • Olivia Rodrigo – “drivers license” 

Best New Artist  

  • Olivia Rodrigo 

Push Performance of the Year 

  • Olivia Rodrigo – “drivers license”  

Best Collaboration  

  • Doja Cat ft. SZA – “Kiss Me More”  

Best Pop 

  • Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon – “Peaches”  

Best Hip-Hop  

  • Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & M.I.A. – “FRANCHISE”  

Best Rock  

  • John Mayer – “Last Train Home”  

Best Alternative  

  • Machine Gun Kelly ft. blackbear – “my ex’s best friend”  

Best Latin  

  • Billie Eilish & ROSALÍA – “Lo Vas A Olividar”  

Best R&B  

  • Bruno Mars, Anderson.Paak, Silk Sonic – “Leave The Door Open” 

Best K-Pop  

  • BTS – “Butter”  

Video For Good  

  • Billie Eilish – “Your Power”  

Best Direction  

  • Lil Nas X – “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” 

Best Cinematography  

  • Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, WizKid – “BROWN SKIN GIRL”  

Best Art Direction  

  • Saweetie ft. Doja Cat – “Best Friend” 

Best Visual Effects 

  • Lil Nas X – “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” 

Best Choreography 

  • Harry Styles – “Treat People With Kindness” 

Best Editing 

  • Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – “Leave The Door Open” 

Group Of The Year 

  • BTS 

Song Of The Summer 

  • BTS – “Butter” 

The event was hosted by rapper Doja Cat and featured performances by Lil Nas X, Justin Bieber, The Kid Laori, Alicia Keys, Chloe Bailey and Normani.  

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