VMA’s 2021: List Of Winners and Highlights


September 12, 2021

By: Sarah DiLuzio

The 2021 MTV Video Music Awards took place on Sunday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Doja Cat hosted this year's VMAs and performers included Justin Bieber, Lil Nas X, Shawn Mendes, Olivia Rodrigo, Polo G, Kacey Musgraves, and more. 

Here’s the complete list of winners:

Video Of The Year: Lil Nas X -- “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”

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 Olvidar”

Best R&B: Bruno Mars, Anderson. Paak, Silk Sonic -- “Leave The Door Open”

Best KPOP: BTS -- “Butter”

Video For Good: Billie Power -- “Your Power”

Best Direction: Lil Nas X -- “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” -- Directed by: Lis Nas X and Tanu Muino

Best Cinematography: Beyonce, 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: Saweetie ft. Doja Cat -- “Best Friend” -- Art Direction by: Art Haynes

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

Best Choreography: Harry Styles -- “Treat People With Kindness” -- Choreography by: Paul Roberts

Best Editing: Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic -- “Leave The Door Open” -- Editing By: Troy Charbonnet 

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