Meet all the nominees for the MTV Video Music Awards 2021

Meet all the nominees for the MTV Video Music Awards 2021

Justin Bieber and Meghan Thee Stallion lead the categories, followed by Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo. Find out when and where to see the awards!

Like every year, MTV revealed the nominations for the 2021 Video Music Awards , the awards ceremony that highlights the music videos of the season through fan vote . Starting today, audiences will be able to choose their favorites from 14 “genderless” categories including Video of the Year , Artist of the Year, and Best Collaboration .

The list of applicants is led by high-impact artists. Justin Bieber is in the top spot with seven nominations, followed by Megan Thee Stallion with six. Behind them and with five nominations each, another six interpreters will seek to take at least one statuette. It is about, nothing more and nothing less, than Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, Drake, Giveon, Lil Nas X and Olivia Rodrigo .

The candidates for best video of the year are Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion for Wap ; Dj Khaled, Drake and Justin Bieber for Popstar ; Doja Cat and SZA for Kiss Me More ; Ed Sheeran for Bad Habits ; Lil Nas X by Montero (Call Me By Your Name) and, unsurprisingly, The Weeknd by Save Your Tears . Singers nominated for Artist of the Year are Ariana Grande, Doja Cat, Justin Bieber, Megan Thee Stallion, Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift.

With a show from the city of New York , the VMAs will be one of the first ceremonies public face since the beginning of the pandemic . “The health and safety of artists, fans, staff and partners continue to be MTV’s number one priority,” they said from the company. And they remarked: “We are working closely with state and local officials to implement best practices to safely bring together music fans from around the world.”

Where and what time to see the awards?

The gala will be broadcast on September 12 globally both on MTV’s channels and digital platforms, present in more than 180 countries. In Latin America , the awards that will take place at the Barclays Center will be shared at 9:00 p.m. in Argentina and Brazil, at 8:00 p.m. in Chile and at 7:00 p.m. in Mexico and Colombia.

How to vote at the MTV VMAs 2021?

To participate in the vote, it is necessary to enter the official MTV website. There is time until September 3, 2021. For its part, the Best New Artist category  will remain open until the day of the awards. Who are the nominees for Best Group  and Song of the Summer will be revealed soon .

+ Here is the full list of 2021 nominees:

Video of the year:

– Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”

-DJ Khaled ft. Drake – “POPSTAR” (Starring Justin Bieber)

– Doja Cat ft. SZA – “Kiss Me More”

– Ed Sheeran – “Bad Habits” – Atlantic Records

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

– The Weeknd – “Save Your Tears” – XO

Artist of the Year:

– Ariana Grande

– Doja Cat – Kemosabe Records

– Justin Bieber

– 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”

Best New Artist:

– 24kGoldn

– Giveon

– The Kid LAROI

– Olivia Rodrigo

– Polo G

– Saweetie

MTV Push Performance of the Year:

– 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”

– June 2021: girl in red “Serotonin”

– July 2021: Fousheé – “my slime”

– August 2021: jxdn – “Think About Me”

Best collaboration:

– 24kGoldn ft. iann dior – “Mood”

– Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”

– Doja Cat ft. SZA – “Kiss Me More”

– Drake ft. Lil Durk – “Laugh Now Cry Later”

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

– Miley Cyrus ft. Dua Lipa – “Prisoner”

Best Pop Video:

– Ariana Grande – “positions”

– Billie Eilish – “Therefore I Am”

– BTS – “Butter”

– Harry Styles – “Treat People With Kindness”

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

– Olivia Rodrigo – “good 4 u”

– Shawn Mendes – “Wonder”

– Taylor Swift – “willow”

Best Hip-Hop Video:

– 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 & MIA – “FRANCHISE”

Best Rock Video:

– Evanescence – “Use My Voice”

– Foo Fighters – “Shame Shame”

– John Mayer – “Last Train Home”

– The Killers – “My Own Soul’s Warning”

– Kings Of Leon – “The Bandit”

– Lenny Kravitz – “Raise Vibration”

Best Alternative Video:

– Bleachers – “Stop Making This Hurt”

– Glass Animals – “Heat Waves”

– Imagine Dragons – “Follow You”

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

– twenty one pilots – “Shy Away”

– WILLOW ft. Travis Barker – “transparentsoul”

Best Latin Video:

– Bad Bunny x Jhay Cortez – “Dákiti”

– Billie Eilish & ROSALÍA – “You Will Forget It”

– Black Eyed Peas and Shakira – “GIRL LIKE ME”

– J. Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny, Tainy – “UN DIA (ONE DAY)”

– Karol G – “Bichota”

– Maluma – “Hawaii”

Best R&B Video:

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

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

– Chris Brown and Young Thug – “Go Crazy”


– HER ft. Chris Brown – “Come Through”

– SZA – “Good Days”

Best K-Pop Video:

– (G) I-DLE – “DUMDi DUMDi”

– BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez – “Ice Cream”

– BTS – “Butter”

– SEVENTEEN – “Ready to love”

– TWICE – “Alcohol-Free”

Best Video with Positive Message:

– Billie Eilish – “Your Power”

– Demi Lovato – “Dancing With The Devil”

– HER – “Fight For You”

– Kane Brown – “Worldwide Beautiful”

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

– Pharrell Williams ft. JAY-Z – “Entrepreneur”

Best Direction:

– Billie Eilish – “Your Power”. Directed by: Billie Eilish

– DJ Khaled ft. Drake – “POPSTAR (Starring Justin Bieber)”. Directed by: Julien Christian Lutz aka Director X

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

– Taylor Swift – “willow”. Directed by: Taylor Swift

– Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & MIA – “Franchise”. Directed by: Travis Scott

– Tyler, The Creator – “LUMBERJACK”. Directed by: Wolf Haley

Best Cinematography:

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

– Billie Eilish – “Therefore I Am”. Cinematography by: Rob Witt

– Foo Fighters – “Shame Shame”. Cinematography by: Santiago Gonzalez

– Justin Bieber ft. Chance The Rapper – “Holy”. Cinematography by: Elias Talbot

– Lady Gaga – “911”. Cinematography by: Jeff Cronenweth

– Lorde – “Solar Power”. Cinematography by: Andrew Stroud

Best Art Direction:

– Beyoncé, Shatta Wale, Major Lazer – “ALREADY”. Direction by: Susan Linns, Gerard Santos

– Ed Sheeran – “Bad Habits”. Direction by: Alison Dominitz

– Lady Gaga – “911”. Direction by: Tom Foden, Peter Andrus

– Lil Nas X – “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”. Direction by: John Richoux

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

– Taylor Swift – “willow”. Direction by: Ethan Tobman, Regina Fernandez

Best Visual Effects:

– Bella Poarch – “Build A Bitch”. Visual Effects by: Andrew Donoho, Denhov Visuals, Denis Strahhov, Rein Jakobson, Vahur Kuusk, Tatjana Pavlik, Yekaterina Vetrova

Coldplay – “Higher Power”. Visual Effects by: Mathematic

– Doja Cat & The Weeknd – “You Right”. Visual Effects by: La Pac, Anthony Lestremau, Julien Missaire, Petr Shkolniy, Alexi Bailla, Micha Sher, Antoine Hache, Mikros MPC, Nicolas Huget, Guillaume Ho Tsong Fang, Benjamin Lenfant, Stephane Pivron, MPC Bangalore, Chanakya Chander, Raju Ganesh , David Rouxel

– Glass Animals – “Tangerine”. Visual Effects by: Ronan Fourreau

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

– P! NK – “All I Know So Far”. Visual Effects by: Dave Meyers, Freenjoy Inc

Best Choreography:

– Ariana Grande – “34 + 35”. Choreography by: Brian Nicholson & Scott Nicholson


– Ed Sheeran – “Bad Habits”. Choreography by: Natricia Bernard

– Foo Fighters – “Shame Shame”. Choreography by: Nina McNeely

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

– Marshmello & Halsey – “Be Kind”. Choreography by: Dani Vitale

Best Editing:

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

– BTS – “Butter”. Editing by: Yong Seok Choi from Lumpens

– Drake – “What’s Next”. Editing by: Noah Kendal

– Harry Styles – “Treat People With Kindness”. Editing by: Claudia Wass

– Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon – “Peaches.” Editing by: Mark Mayr, Vinnie Hobbs

– Miley Cyrus ft. Dua Lipa – “Prisoner”

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