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2021 Video Music Awards Wow The Crowd: Watch + Listen

Hosted by #DojaCat, the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards returned live to The Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York in jaw dropping form!

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, last night’s #MTVVMAs was off the chain with #LilNasX walking the red carpet in a pink dress, #Madonna opening the show in black leather, and big MoonMan wins and/or performances by #JustinBieber and #TheKidLaroi, #Normani,#OliviaRodrigo, #FooFighters, #BillieEilish, #SilkSonic‘s #BrunoMars and #AndersonPaak, #TravisScott, #BTS, #CamilaCabello, #ShawnMendes, #MachineGunKelly, #Beyonce, #DojaCat, #HarryStyles and more.

Justin Bieber took home awards for Artist of the Year and Best Pop while Olivia Rodrigo earned the Song of the Year award and Lil Nas X received the coveted Video of the Year award and here is the complete list of 2021 Video Music Award wins:

Video of the Year

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

Best Rock

WINNER: John Mayer – “Last Train Home”

Best R&B

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

Best Choreography

WINNER: Harry Styles – “Treat People With Kindness” – Choreography by: Paul Roberts

Best New Artist

WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo – Geffen Records

Best Direction

WINNER: Lil Nas X – “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” – Directed by: Lil Nas X and Tanu Muino

Best Cinematography

WINNER: Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, WizKid – “BROWN SKIN GIRL” – Cinematography by: Benoit Soler, Malik H. Sayeed, MOHAMMAED ATTA AHMED, Santiago Gonzalez, Ryan Helfant

Best Art Direction

WINNER: Saweetie ft. Doja Cat – “Best Friend” – Art Direction by: Art Haynes

Best Alternative

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

Best K-Pop

WINNER: BTS – “Butter” – BIGHIT MUSIC Monsta X – “Gambler”

Best Collaboration

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

Best Hip-Hop

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

Artist of the Year

WINNER: Justin Bieber

Video for Good

WINNER: Billie Eilish – “Your Power”

Best Pop

WINNER: Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon – “Peaches”

Song of the Year

WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo – “drivers license”

Group of the Year


Push Performance of the Year

WINNER: May 2021: Olivia Rodrigo – “drivers license”

Best Latin

WINNER: Billie Eilish & ROSALÍA – “Lo Vas A Olvidar”

Best Visual Effects

WINNER: Lil Nas X – “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” – Visual Effects by: Mathematic

Best Editing

WINNER: Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – “Leave The Door Open” – Editing by: Troy Charbonnet

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Author: Brad LeBeau

Photo: David Jones