Here are all the highlights from the MTV VMAs - Including the red carpet!

Publish Date
Monday, 13 September 2021, 3:45PM

It's that time of year again, where all the who's-who's of the music world come together to celebrate each other.. but mostly themselves. 

So we've got all the details of what went down at the Barclay's Centre in Brooklyn, New York.

Starting with these bombshells rocking the red carpet! 

 

Justin Bieber and Aussie The Kid Laroi opened the show with an electrifying performance of "Stay" while Bieber continued on, performing his single "Ghost" from his latest album, Justice. 

But let this not distract you from the fact that the night was all about our girl Olivia Rodrigo who not only put on a stellar performance but also took home two awards at her first VMAs.

The Good 4 u singer smashed the stage (and the camera) and nabbed three of the top awards, including the highly sought after Song of the Year with "Drivers License", and Best New Artist. 

Here is a list of those who took home the biggest categories at the 2021 MTV VMAs. 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR 

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion

DJ Khaled ft. Drake – "POPSTAR" (Starring Justin Bieber)

Doja Cat ft. SZA – "Kiss Me More" 

Ed Sheeran – "Bad Habits"

Lil Nas X – "MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)" *WINNER*

The Weeknd – "Save Your Tears"

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR 

Ariana Grande

Doja Cat

Justin Bieber – *WINNER*

Megan Thee Stallion

Olivia Rodrigo 

Taylor Swift 


SONG OF THE YEAR 

24kGoldn ft. iann dior – "Mood"

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – "Leave The Door Open" 

BTS – "Dynamite"

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion – "WAP"  

Dua Lipa – "Levitating" 

Olivia Rodrigo – "drivers license" *WINNER*


BEST NEW ARTIST, Presented by Facebook 

24kGoldn

Giveon 

The Kid LAROI

Olivia Rodrigo – Geffen Records *WINNER*

Polo G 

Saweetie 


PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR, Presented by Push

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" 

May 2021: Olivia Rodrigo – "drivers license" *WINNER*

June 2021: girl in red - "Serotonin"

July 2021: Fousheé – "my slime" 

August 2021: jxdn – "Think About Me" 


GROUP OF THE YEAR

BTS *WINNER*

Blackpink

CNCO

Foo Fighters

Jonas Brothers

Maroon 5

Silk Sonic

Twenty One Pilots


BEST COLLABORATION

24kGoldn ft. iann dior – "Mood" 

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion – "WAP" 

Doja Cat ft. SZA – "Kiss Me More" *WINNER*

Drake ft. Lil Durk – "Laugh Now Cry Later" 

Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon – "Peaches" 

Miley Cyrus ft. Dua Lipa – "Prisoner" 

 

BEST POP SONG

Ariana Grande – "positions" 

Billie Eilish – "Therefore I Am" 

BTS – "Butter"

Harry Styles – "Treat People With Kindness" 

Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon – "Peaches" – Def Jam *WINNER*

Olivia Rodrigo – "good 4 u" 

Shawn Mendes – "Wonder" 

Taylor Swift – "willow" 


BEST HIP-HOP SONG

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion – "WAP" 

Drake ft. Lil Durk – "Laugh Now Cry Later" 

Lil Baby ft. Megan Thee Stallion – "On Me (remix)" 

Moneybagg Yo – "Said Sum" 

Polo G – "RAPSTAR" 

Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & M.I.A. – "FRANCHISE" *WINNER*

 

VIDEO FOR GOOD 

Billie Eilish – “Your Power” *WINNER*

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 ft. JAY-Z – “Entrepreneur” 

 

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