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VMAs 2021: Complete List of Winners

The 2021 MTV Video Music Awards were a wrap. Who was the night’s biggest winner?

Although Lil Nas X won video of the year for the top prize — video of all time — he wasn’t the only winner of the evening.


VMAS 2021: Below Complete list of winners

Video of the year

  • Cardi B: WAP [ft. Megan Thee Stallion] DJ Khaled
  • Drake: Popstar (Starring Justin Bieber)
  • Doja Cat: Kiss Me More [ft. SZA]
  • 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: “Mood” [ft. iann dior]
  • Silk Sonic: “Leave the Door Open”
  • BTS: “Dynamite”
  • Cardi B: “WAP” [ft. Megan Thee Stallion]
  • Dua Lipa: “Levitating”
  • Olivia Rodrigo: “drivers license” (Winner)

Best New Artist, presented by Facebook

  • 24kGoldn
  • Giveon
  • The Kid LAROI
  • Olivia Rodrigo (Winner)
  • Polo G
  • Saweetie

PUSH Show 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 (Winner)
  • June 2021: girl in red – Serotonin
  • July 2021: Fousheé – My slime
  • August 2021: jxdn – Think About Me

Better collaboration

  • 24kGoldn: Mood [ft. iann dior]
  • Cardi B: WAP [ft. Megan Thee Stallion]
  • Doja Cat: Kiss Me More [ft. SZA] (Winner)
  • Drake Laugh Now Cry Later [ft. Lil Durk]
  • Justin Bieber – Peaches [ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon]
  • Miley Cyrus – Prisoner [ft. Dua Lipa]

Best Pop Video

  • Ariana Grande – positions
  • Billie Eilish – Therefore I Am
  • BTS – Butter
  • Harry Styles – Treat People With Kindness
  • Justin Bieber – Peaches [ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon] (Winner)
  • Olivia Rodrigo – good 4 u
  • Shawn Mendes – Wonder
  • Taylor Swift – willow

Best Hip-Hop Video

  • Cardi B: “WAP” [ft. Megan Thee Stallion]
  • Drake: “Laugh Now Cry Later” [ft. Lil Durk]
  • Lil Baby: “On Me (Remix)” [ft. Megan Thee Stallion]
  • Moneybagg Me: “Said Sum”
  • Polo G: “RAPSTAR”
  • Travis Scott: “FRANCHISE” [ft. Young Thug & MIA] (Winner)

Best Rock Video

  • Evanescence: “Use My Voice”
  • Foo Fighters: “Shame Shame”
  • John Mayer: “Last Train Home” (Winner)
  • 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: “my ex’s best friend” [ft. blackbear] (Winner)
  • twenty one pilots: “Shy Away”
  • WILLOW: “transparentsoul” [ft. Travis Barker]

Best Latin Video

  • Bad Bunny / Jhay Cortez: “Dákiti”
  • Billie Eilish / Rosalía: “You Will Forget It” (Winner)
  • Black Eyed Peas / 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”
  • Silk Sonic: “Leave the Door Open” (Winner)
  • Chris Brown / Young Thug: “Go Crazy”
  • Giveon: “HEARTBREAK ANNIVERSARY”
  • HER: “Come Through” [ft. Chris Brown]
  • SZA: “Good Days”

Best K-Pop Video

  • (G) I-DLE: “DUMDi DUMDi”
  • BLACKPINK / Selena Gomez: “Ice Cream”
  • BTS: “Butter” (Winner)
  • Monsta X: “Gambler”
  • SEVENTEEN: “Ready to love”
  • TWICE: “Alcohol-Free”

Video for a good cause

  • Billie Eilish: “Your Power” (Winner)
  • 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: “Entrepreneur” [ft. JAY Z]

Best direction

  • Billie Eilish: “Your Power” (dir. Billie Eilish)
  • DJ Khaled ft. Drake: “POPSTAR” (directed by Director X)
  • Lil Nas X: “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” (dir. Lil Nas X and Tanu Muino) (Winner)
  • Taylor Swift: “willow” (dir. Taylor Swift)
  • Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & MIA: “Franchise” (dir. Travis Scott)
  • Tyler, the Creator – “LUMBERJACK” (dir. Wolf Haley)

Best cinematography

  • Beyoncé / Blue Ivy / SAINt JHN / WizKid: “BROWN SKIN GIRL” (Benoit Soler, Malik H. Sayeed, MOHAMMAED ATTA AHMED, Santiago Gonzalez, Ryan Helfant) (Winner)
  • Billie Eilish: “Therefore I Am” (Rob Witt)
  • Foo Fighters: “Shame Shame” (Santiago Gonzalez)
  • Justin Bieber ft. Chance The Rapper: “Holy” (Elias Talbot)
  • Lady Gaga: “911” (Jeff Cronenweth)
  • Lorde: “Solar Power” (Andrew Stroud)

Best Art Direction

  • Beyoncé / Shatta Wale / Major Lazer: “ALREADY” (Susan Linns, Gerard Santos)
  • Ed Sheeran: “Bad Habits” (Alison Dominitz)
  • Lady Gaga: “911” (Tom Foden, Peter Andrus)
  • Lil Nas X: “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” (John Richoux)
  • Saweetie ft. Doja Cat: “Best Friend” (Art Haynes) (Winner)
  • Taylor Swift: “willow” (Ethan Tobman, Regina Fernandez)

Better visual effects

  • Bella Poarch: “Build A Bitch” (Andrew Donoho, Denhov Visuals, Denis Strahhov, Rein Jakobson, Vahur Kuusk, Tatjana Pavlik, Yekaterina Vetrova)
  • Coldplay: “Higher Power” (visual effects: Mathematic)
  • Doja Cat & The Weeknd: “You Right” (visual effects: 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: Ronan Fourreau)
  • Lil Nas X: “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” (visual effects: Mathematic) (Winner)
  • P! NK: “All I Know So Far” (visual effects: Dave Meyers, Freenjoy Inc)

Best choreography

  • Ariana Grande: “34 + 35”
  • BTS: “Butter”
  • Ed Sheeran: “Bad Habits”
  • Foo Fighters: “Shame Shame”
  • Harry Styles: “Treat People With Kindness” (Winner)
  • Marshmello & Halsey: “Be Kind”

Best Editing

  • Silk Sonic: “Leave the Door Open”
  • BTS: “Butter” (Winner)
  • Drake: “What’s Next”
  • Harry Styles: “Treat People With Kindness”
  • Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon: “Peaches”
  • Miley Cyrus ft. Dua Lipa: “Prisoner”

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