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Here’s The Complete List of Winners at the 2021 VMAs

This year's MTV Video Music Awards returned live and in person on lively, action-packed night

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Airing live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards honored some of the music industry's finest in a night we won't soon forget | MTV, Getty Images

The 2021 MTV Video Music Awards came back this year live and in person with performances that took our breath away. This year marked the 40th anniversary edition of the awards show and featured a new Moon Person designed by Kehinde Wiley. 



So, who were the night's biggest winners? The top prize, Video of the Year, went to Lil Nas X's "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)", while Olivia Rodrigo and Justin Bieber also took several Moon Persons home, particularly Song of The Year for "driver's license" and Artist of the Year, respectively.



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Moreover, BTS won Best Group and Best K-pop while Billie Eilish took home the Video for Good Award and shared Best Latin with Rosalía for “Lo Vas A Olvidar". 


Below, all the 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”

WINNER: Lil Nas X: “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)”

The Weeknd: “Save Your Tears”


Artist of the Year

Ariana Grande

Doja Cat

WINNER: Justin Bieber

Megan Thee Stallion

Olivia Rodrigo

Taylor Swift


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Justin Bieber wins Artist Of The Year | Getty Images


Song of the Year

24kGoldn: “Mood” [ft. Iann Dior]

BTS: “Dynamite”

Cardi B: “WAP” [ft. Megan Thee Stallion]

Dua Lipa: “Levitating”

WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo: “Drivers License”

Bruno Mars / Anderson .Paak / Silk Sonic: “Leave the Door Open”


Best New Artist, Presented by Facebook

24kGoldn

Giveon

The Kid Laroi

WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo

Polo G

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Group of the Year

Blackpink

WINNER: BTS

CNCO

Foo Fighters

Jonas Brothers

Maroon 5

Bruno Mars / Anderson .Paak / Silk Sonic

Twenty One Pilots


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BTS wins Best Group, Best K-Pop, Song of Summer for "Butter" | 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”

WINNER: 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: “Mood” [ft. Iann dior]

Cardi B: “WAP” [ft. Megan Thee Stallion]

WINNER: Doja Cat: “Kiss Me More” [ft. SZA]

Drake: “Laugh Now Cry Later” [ft. Lil Durk]

Justin Bieber: “Peaches” [ft. Daniel Caesar and Giveon]

Miley Cyrus: “Prisoner” [ft. Dua Lipa]


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Doja Cat, host of the 2021 MTV VMAs, performing "Been Like" | Getty Images


Best Pop

Ariana Grande: “Positions”

Billie Eilish: “Therefore I Am”

BTS: “Butter”

Harry Styles: “Treat People With Kindness”

WINNER: Justin Bieber: “Peaches” [ft. Daniel Caesar and Giveon]

Olivia Rodrigo: “Good 4 U” 

Shawn Mendes: “Wonder”

Taylor Swift: “Willow”


Best Hip-Hop

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 Yo: “Said Sum”

Polo G: “Rapstar”

WINNER: Travis Scott: “Franchise” [ft. Young Thug and M.I.A.]


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Travis Scott wins Best Hip-Hop | Getty Images


Best Alternative

Bleachers: “Stop Making This Hurt”

Glass Animals: “Heat Waves”

Imagine Dragons: “Follow You”

WINNER: Machine Gun Kelly: “My Ex’s Best Friend” [ft. Blackbear]

Twenty One Pilots: “Shy Away” 

Willow: “Transparent Soul” [ft. Travis Barker]


Best Latin

Bad Bunny / Jhay Cortez: “Dákiti”

WINNER: Billie Eilish / Rosalía: “Lo Vas a Olvidar”

Black Eyed Peas / Shakira: “Girl Like Me”

J Balvin / Dua Lipa / Bad Bunny / Tainy: “Un Dia (One Day)”

Karol G: “Bichota”Maluma: “Hawái”


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Billie Eilish wins Video for Good award, plus shares Best Latin with Rosalía for "Lo Vas a Olvidar" | Getty Images


Best R&B

Beyoncé / Blue Ivy / Saint Jhn / WizKid: “Brown Skin Girl”

Chris Brown / Young Thug: “Go Crazy”

Giveon: “Heartbreak Anniversary”

H.E.R.: “Come Through” [ft. Chris Brown]

WINNER: Bruno Mars / Anderson .Paak / Silk Sonic: “Leave the Door Open”

SZA: “Good Days”


Best K-Pop

(G)I-dle: “Dumdi Dumdi”

Blbackpink / Selena Gomez: “Ice Cream”

WINNER: BTS: “Butter”

Monsta X: “Gambler”

Seventeen: “Ready to Love”

Twice: “Alcohol-Free”


Song of Summer

Billie Eilish: “Happier Than Ever”

WINNER: BTS: “Butter”

Camila Cabello: “Don’t Go Yet”

DJ Khaled: “Every Chance I Get” [ft. Lil Baby and Lil Durk]

Doja Cat: “Need to Know”

Dua Lipa: “Levitating”

Ed Sheeran: “Bad Habits”

Giveon: “Heartbreak Anniversary”

Justin Bieber: “Peaches” [ft. Daniel Caesar and Giveon]

The Kid Laroi / Justin Bieber: “Stay”

Lil Nas X / Jack Harlow: “Industry Baby”

Lizzo: “Rumors” [ft. Cardi B]

Megan Thee Stallion: “Thot Shit”

Normani: “Wild Side” [ft. Cardi B]

Olivia Rodrigo: “Good 4 U”

Shawn Mendes / Tainy: “Summer of Love”


Video for Good

WINNER: Billie Eilish: “Your Power”

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: “Entrepreneur” [ft. Jay-Z]


Best Direction

Billie Eilish: “Your Power” (dir. Billie Eilish)

DJ Khaled ft. Drake: “Popstar” (dir. Director X)

WINNER: Lil Nas X: “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” (dir. Lil Nas X and Tanu Muino)

Taylor Swift: “Willow” (dir. Taylor Swift)

Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & M.I.A: “Franchise” (dir. Travis Scott)

Tyler, the Creator: “Lumberjack” (dir. Wolf Haley)


Best Cinematography

WINNER: Beyoncé / Blue Ivy / Saint Jhn / WizKid: “Brown Skin Girl” (cinematography: Benoit Soler, Malik H. Sayeed, MOHAMMAED ATTA AHMED, Santiago Gonzalez, Ryan Helfant)

Billie Eilish: “Therefore I Am” (cinematography: Rob Witt)

Foo Fighters: “Shame Shame” (cinematography: Santiago Gonzalez)

Justin Bieber ft. Chance the Rapper: “Holy” (cinematography: Elias Talbot)

Lady Gaga: “911” (cinematography: Jeff Cronenweth)

Lorde: “Solar Power” (cinematography: Andrew Stroud)


Best Art Direction

Beyoncé / Shatta Wale / Major Lazer: “Already” (art direction: Susan Linns, Gerard Santos)

Ed Sheeran: “Bad Habits” (art direction: Alison Dominitz)

Lady Gaga: “911” (art direction: Tom Foden, Peter Andrus)

Lil Nas X: “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” (art direction: John Richoux)

WINNER: Saweetie ft. Doja Cat: “Best Friend” (art direction: Art Haynes)

Taylor Swift: “Willow” (art direction: Ethan Tobman, Regina Fernandez)


Best Visual Effects

Bella Poarch: “Build a Bitch” (visual effects: 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)

WINNER: Lil Nas X: “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” (visual effects: Mathematic)

P!nk: “All I Know So Far” (visual effects: Dave Meyers, Freenjoy Inc)


Best Choreography

Ariana Grande: “34+35” (choreography: Brian Nicholson & Scott Nicholson)

BTS: “Butter” (choreography: SON SUNG DEUK With BHM PERFORMANCE DIRECTING TEAM)

Ed Sheeran: “Bad Habits” (choreography: Natricia Bernard)

Foo Fighters: “Shame Shame” (choreography: Nina McNeely)

WINNER: Harry Styles: “Treat People With Kindness” (choreography: Paul Roberts)

Marshmello / Halsey: “Be Kind” (choreography: Dani Vitale)


Best Editing

BTS: “Butter” (editing: Yong Seok Choi from Lumpens)

Drake: “What’s Next” (editing: Noah Kendal)

Harry Styles: “Treat People With Kindness” (editing: Claudia Wass)

Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon: “Peaches” (editing: Mark Mayr, Vinnie Hobbs)

Miley Cyrus ft. Dua Lipa: “Prisoner” (editing: William Town at Modern Post)

WINNER: Bruno Mars / Anderson .Paak / Silk Sonic: “Leave the Door Open” (editing: Troy Charbonnet)


U.S. Global Icon Award: Foo Fighters


Best Breakthrough Song

Masked Wolf: “Astronaut in the Ocean”

WINNER: Claire Rosinkranz: “Backyard Boy”

Bella Poarch: “Build a B*tch”

Yung Baby Tate: “I Am” [ft. Flo Milli]

Whoheem: “Let’s Link”


Best Comeback Song

WINNER: Aly & AJ: “Potential Breakup Song”

Destiny’s Child: “Bills, Bills, Bills”

Fleetwood Mac: “Dreams”

Simple Plan: “I’m Just a Kid”

Boney M.: “Rasputin”

Missy Elliott: “Work It”


Best Artist x Creator Collab

WINNER: Mustard Watermelon by @Lizzo x @yayayayummy“

Blackbird” Duet by @joejonas x @itsbenhorsburgh

Fan Duet by @charlieputh x @jvkeSoup Song by @johnmayer x @itsjamiebiotch

Mom It Was Never a Phase by @alltimelow x @yungricepatty

“Unwritten” Dance by @natashabedingfield x @rony_boyy


Best Audio Mashup

WINNER: “Shaxicula” (“Toxic” x “Love Shack” x “Dragula”) by Britney Spears / The B-52’s / Rob Zombie x @djcummerbund

“Baby One More Time x Levitating" by Britney Spears / Dua Lipa x @adamusic_

“Castaways x Dilemma" by The Backyardigans / Nelly ft. Kelly Rowland x @djbabyq

"Good 4 U x Misery Business" by Olivia Rodrigo / Paramore x @nikjaay

"Watermelon Sugar x Seaside" by Harry Styles / SEB x @SEBS_LOVESONGS


Best Viral Dance

WINNER: “Twerkulator” by City Girls x @layzchipz

“Adderall (Corvette Corvette)” by Popp Hunna x @yvnggprince

“Gimme More” by Britney Spears x @jaedengomezz & @karaleighcannella

“Ooowwweee” by Peewee Longway & Money Man x @thats.so.bre

“Savage” by Megan Thee Stallion x @keke.janajah

“Up” by Cardi B x @theemyanicole and @cchrvs