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WATCH: Our favourite VMA 2021 perfomances

Picture: Chlöe Bailey, Instagram/@vmas
Picture: Chlöe Bailey, Instagram/@vmas

The MTV Video Music Awards took place on Sunday night at the Brooklyn Barclays Centre in New York and every moment of the annual event popped off, from the performances of the night to the red carpet style.

The 2021 VMA’s were hosted by Doja Cat, and Lil Nas X as well as Olivia Rodrigo are the artists who walked off with the most awards for the night followed by Justin Bieber who won Artist of the Year and Best Pop Award for his Peaches collab.

Below we have included the complete list of winners as well as our favourite performances of the night featuring Doja Cat, Chlöe Bailey’s debut solo performance and Justin Bieber’s first VMA performance since 2015.

Chlöe Bailey performs Have Mercy

Doja Cat Performs Been Like This and You Right

Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow perform Industry Baby and Montero

Alicia Keys & Swae Lee Perform LaLa and Empire State of Mind

Justin Bieber & The Kid LAROI Perform Stay and Ghost


Normani Performs Wild Side


Olivia Rodrigo Performs good 4 u

Busta Rhymes and Spliff Star Perform a Medley of Hits


The MTV Video Music Award Winners

Best Editing - Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic: "Leave the Door Open" – Aftermath Entertainment/Atlantic Records – Editing by: Troy Charbonnet

Best Choreography - Harry Styles – "Treat People With Kindness" – Columbia Records

Best Visual Effects - Lil Nas X: "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" – Columbia Records – Visual Effects by: Mathematic

Best Art Direction - Saweetie ft. Doja Cat: "Best Friend" – Warner Records – Art Direction by: Alec Contestabile

Best Cinematography - Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, WizKid: "Brown Skin Girl" – Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records – Cinematography by: Benoit Soler, Malik H. Sayeed, Mohammaed Atta Ahmed, Santiago Gonzalez, Ryan Helfant

Best Direction - Lil Nas X: "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" – Columbia Records – Directed by: Lil Nas X and Tanu Muino

Video for Good - Billie Eilish: "Your Power" – Darkroom/Interscope Records

Best K-Pop - BTS – "Butter" – Bighit Music

Best R&B - Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic: "Leave the Door Open" – Aftermath Entertainment/Atlantic Records

Best Latin - Billie Eilish & Rosalía: "Lo Vas A Olvidar" – Darkroom/Interscope Records

Best Alternative - Machine Gun Kelly ft. Blackbear: "My Ex's Best Friend" – Bad Boy/Interscope Records

Best Rock - John Mayer: "Last Train Home" – Columbia Records

Best Hip-Hop - Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & M.I.A.: "Franchise" – Cactus Jack/Epic Records

Best Pop - Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon: "Peaches" – Def Jam

Best Collaboration - Doja Cat ft. SZA: "Kiss Me More" – Kemosabe Records/RCA Records

Push Performance of the Year - Olivia Rodrigo: "Drivers License" – Geffen Records

Best New Artist - Olivia Rodrigo – Geffen Records

Song of the Year- Olivia Rodrigo: "Drivers License" – Geffen Records

Artist of the Year - Justin Bieber – Def Jam

Video of the Year - Lil Nas X: "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" – Columbia Records

Global Icon Award - Foo Fighters

Group of the Year - BTS

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