2021 VMAs’ Big Winners, Performances, and Hot Looks

Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Megan Fox, Madonna, Busta Rhymes, and more celebrate in NYC

From the LifeMinute.TV Team

September 13, 2021

Doja Cat hosted the 2021 MTV VMAs last night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Madonna surprised everyone when she opened the show introducing Justin Bieber and The Kid Laroi's performance and wishing MTV a happy 40th birthday.

Other performances included Busta Rhymes, Normani, Camila Cabello, Ed Sheeran, Doja Cat, Foo Fighters, Alicia Keys + Swae Lee, Kacey Musgraves, Twenty One Pilots, Chlöe, Ozuna, Lil Nas X + Jack Harlow, Machine Gun Kelly + Travis Barker, Shawn Mendes + Tainy, and Olivia Rodrigo.

Lil Nas X won Video of the Year for his controversial music video for “Montero (Call Me By Your Name).” Justin Bieber snagged Artist of the Year and Best Pop for “Peaches,” and newcomer Olivia Rodrigo won Best New Artist and Song of the Year for her summer smash “Drivers License.”

See the full list of winners below:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Lil Nas X – “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” – Columbia Records

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Justin Bieber – Def Jam

 

SONG OF THE YEAR: Olivia Rodrigo – “Drivers License” – Geffen Records

 

BEST NEW ARTIST, Presented by Facebook: Olivia Rodrigo – Geffen Records

 

PUSH PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR: May 2021: Olivia Rodrigo – “Drivers License” – Geffen Records

 

BEST COLLABORATION: Doja Cat ft. SZA – “Kiss Me More” – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records

 

BEST POP: Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon – “Peaches” – Def Jam

 

BEST HIP-HOP: Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & M.I.A. – “Franchise” – Cactus Jack / Epic Records

 

BEST ROCK: John Mayer – “Last Train Home” – Columbia Records

 

BEST ALTERNATIVE: Machine Gun Kelly ft. Blackbear – “My Ex’s Best Friend” – Bad Boy / Interscope Records

 

BEST LATIN: Billie Eilish & Rosalía – “Lo Vas A Olvidar” – Darkroom / Interscope Records

 

BEST R&B: Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – “Leave the Door Open” – Aftermath Entertainment / Atlantic Records

 

BEST K-POP: BTS – “Butter” – Bighit Music Monsta X – “Gambler” – Starship Entertainment

 

VIDEO FOR GOOD: Billie Eilish – “Your Power” – Darkroom / Interscope Records

 

BEST DIRECTION: Lil Nas X – “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” – Columbia Records – Directed by: Lil Nas X and Tanu Muino

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, WizKid – “Brown Skin Girl” – Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records – Cinematography by: Benoit Soler, Malik H. Sayeed, Mohammaed Atta Ahmed, Santiago Gonzalez, Ryan Helfant

 

BEST ART DIRECTION: Saweetie ft. Doja Cat – “Best Friend” – Warner Records – Art Direction by: Alec Contestabile

 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Lil Nas X – “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” – Columbia Records – Visual Effects by: Mathematic

 

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY: Harry Styles – “Treat People With Kindness” – Columbia Records – Choreography by: Paul Roberts

 

BEST EDITING: Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – “Leave the Door Open” – Aftermath Entertainment/Atlantic Records – Editing by: Troy Charbonnet

 

GROUP OF THE YEAR: BTS

 

SONG OF THE SUMMER: BTS – “Butter” – Bighit Music Monsta X – “Gambler” – Starship Entertainment

 

 

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