2021 MTV Video Music Awards: Full list of winners

The MTV Video Music Awards took place at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, on Sunday night, September 12, with Doja Cat hosting the ceremony.

The night's big winner was Lil Nas X, who took home multiple awards, including the coveted Video of the Year trophy as well as honors for Best Direction and Best Visual Effects, all for his single "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)."

The artist dedicated his Video of the Year statute to "the gay agenda".

Other winners included Olivia Rodrigo, who won Best New Artist and Song of the Year (for "Drivers License"); Justin Bieber, who won both Artist of the Year and Best Pop, for his song "Peaches," featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon; Billie Eilish, who won Video for Good for her ballad "Your Power"; BTS, who won Group of the Year; and Travis Scott, who won Best Hip-Hop for "Franchise" (featuring Young Thug & M.I.A.).

Below is the full list of nominees and winners.

GROUP OF THE YEAR

    WINNER: BTS
    Blackpink
    CNCO
    Foo Fighters
    Jonas Brothers
    Maroon 5
    Silk Sonic
    Twenty One Pilots

GLOBAL ICON AWARD

    HONOREE: Foo Fighters

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

    Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion: "WAP" – Atlantic Records
    DJ Khaled ft. Drake: "Popstar" (Starring Justin Bieber) – OVO /We The Best/Epic Records
    Doja Cat ft. SZA: "Kiss Me More" – Kemosabe Records/RCA Records
    Ed Sheeran: "Bad Habits" – Atlantic Records
    WINNER: Lil Nas X: "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" – Columbia Records
    The Weeknd: "Save Your Tears" – XO / Republic Records

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

    Ariana Grande – Republic Records
    Doja Cat – Kemosabe Records/RCA Records
    WINNER: Justin Bieber – Def Jam
    Megan Thee Stallion – 300 Entertainment
    Olivia Rodrigo – Geffen Records
    Taylor Swift – Republic Records

SONG OF THE YEAR

    24kGoldn ft. Iann Dior: "Mood" – Records LLC/Columbia Records
    Doja Cat: "Say So" – Kemosabe/RCA Records
    Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic: "Leave the Door Open" – Aftermath Entertainment/Atlantic Records
    BTS: "Dynamite" – Bighit Music
    Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion: "WAP" – Atlantic Records
    Dua Lipa: "Levitating" – Warner Records
    WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo: "Drivers License" – Geffen Records

BEST NEW ARTIST

    24kGoldn – Records LLC/Columbia Records
    Giveon – Epic Records/Not So Fast
    The Kid Laroi – Columbia Records
    WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo – Geffen Records
    Polo G – Columbia Records
    Saweetie – Warner Records

PUSH PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

    Wallows: "Are You Bored Yet?" – Atlantic Records
    Ashnikko: "Daisy" – Warner Records
    Saint Jhn: "Gorgeous" – Godd Complexx/HITCO
    24kGoldn: "Coco" – Records LLC/Columbia Records
    JC Stewart: "Break My Heart" – Elektra Music Group
    Latto: "Sex Lies" – RCA Records
    Madison Beer: "Selfish" – Epic Records/Sing It Loud
    The Kid Laroi: "Without You" – Columbia Records
    WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo: "Drivers License" – Geffen Records
    Girl in Red: "Serotonin" – World in Red/AWAL
    Fousheé: "My Slime" – RCA Records
    Jxdn: "Think About Me" – DTA Records/Elektra Music Group

BEST COLLABORATION

    24kGoldn ft. Iann Dior: "Mood" – Records LLC/Columbia Records
    Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion: "WAP" – Atlantic Records
    WINNER: Doja Cat ft. SZA: "Kiss Me More" – Kemosabe Records/RCA Records
    Drake ft. Lil Durk: "Laugh Now Cry Later" – OVO/Republic Records
    Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon: "Peaches" – Def Jam
    Miley Cyrus ft. Dua Lipa: "Prisoner" – RCA Records


BEST POP

    Ariana Grande: "Positions" – Republic Records
    Billie Eilish: "Therefore I Am" – Darkroom/Interscope Records
    BTS: "Butter" – Bighit Music
    Harry Styles: "Treat People With Kindness" – Columbia Records
    WINNER: Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon: "Peaches" – Def Jam
    Olivia Rodrigo: "Good 4 U" – Geffen Records
    Shawn Mendes: "Wonder" – Island Records
    Taylor Swift: "Willow" – Republic Records


BEST HIP-HOP

    Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion: "WAP" – Atlantic Records
    Drake ft. Lil Durk: "Laugh Now Cry Later" – OVO/Republic Records
    Lil Baby ft. Megan Thee Stallion: "On Me (remix)" – Quality Control/Motown
    Moneybagg Yo – "Said Sum" – N-Less Entertainment/Interscope Records
    Polo G: "Rapstar" – Columbia Records
    WINNER: Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & M.I.A.: "Franchise" – Cactus Jack/Epic Records

BEST ROCK

    Evanescence: "Use My Voice" – BMG
    Foo Fighters: "Shame Shame" – Roswell Records/RCA Records
    WINNER: John Mayer: "Last Train Home" – Columbia Records
    The Killers: "My Own Soul's Warning" – Island
    Kings Of Leon: "The Bandit" – RCA Records
    Lenny Kravitz: "Raise Vibration" – Roxie Records/BMG


BEST ALTERNATIVE

    Bleachers: "Stop Making This Hurt" – RCA Records
    Glass Animals: "Heat Waves" – Republic Records
    Imagine Dragons: "Follow You" – Kidinakorner/Interscope Records
    WINNER: Machine Gun Kelly ft. Blackbear: "My Ex's Best Friend" – Bad Boy/Interscope Records
    Twenty One Pilots: "Shy Away" – Fueled By Ramen


BEST LATIN

    Bad Bunny x Jhay Cortez: "Dákiti" – The Orchard
    WINNER: Billie Eilish & Rosalía: "Lo Vas A Olvidar" – Darkroom/Interscope Records
    Black Eyed Peas and Shakira: "Girl Like Me" – Epic Records
    Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny, Tainy: "Un Die (One Day)" – Universal Music Latino/Neon16
    Karol G: "Bichota" – Universal Music Latino
    Maluma: "Hawái" – Sony Music US Latin


BEST R&B

    Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, Saint Jhn, WizKid: "Brown Skin Girl" – Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records
    WINNER: Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic: "Leave the Door Open" – Aftermath Entertainment/Atlantic Records
    Chris Brown and Young Thug: "Go Crazy" – Chris Brown Entertainment/RCA Records
    Giveon: "Heartbreak Anniversary" – Epic Records/Not So Fast
    H.E.R. ft. Chris Brown: "Come Through" - MBK Entertainment/RCA Records
    SZA: "Good Days" – Top Dawg Entertainment/RCA Records


BEST K-POP

    (G)I-DLE: "Dumdi Dumdi" – Republic Records
    Blackpink and Selena Gomez: "Ice Cream" – YG Entertainment/Interscope Records
    WINNER: BTS – "Butter" – Bighit Music
    Monsta X: "Gambler" – Starship Entertainment
    Seventeen: "Ready to love" – Pledis Entertainment
    Twice: "Alcohol-Free" – JYP Entertainment Company


VIDEO FOR GOOD

    WINNER: Billie Eilish: "Your Power" – Darkroom/Interscope Records
    Demi Lovato: "Dancing With the Devil" – Island
    H.E.R.: "Fight For You" – MBK Entertainment/RCA Records
    Kane Brown: "Worldwide Beautiful" – Sony Music Nashville/RCA Records
    Lil Nas X: "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" – Columbia Records
    Pharrell Williams ft. Jay-Z: "Entrepreneur" – Columbia Records
 

BEST DIRECTION

    Billie Eilish: "Your Power" – Darkroom / Interscope Records; Directed by: Billie Eilish
    DJ Khaled ft. Drake: "Popstar (Starring Justin Bieber)" – OVO/We The Best/Epic Records – Directed by: Julien Christian Lutz a.k.a. Director X
    WINNER: Lil Nas X: "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" – Columbia Records – Directed by: Lil Nas X and Tanu Muino
    Taylor Swift: "Willow" – Republic Records – Directed by: Taylor Swift
    Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & M.I.A: "Franchise" – Cactus Jack/Epic Records – Directed by: Travis Scott
    Tyler, The Creator: "Lumberjack" – Columbia Records; Directed by: Wolf Haley


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

    WINNER: 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
    Billie Eilish: "Therefore I Am" – Darkroom/Interscope Records – Cinematography by: Rob Witt
    Foo Fighters: "Shame Shame" – Roswell Records/RCA Records – Cinematography by: Santiago Gonzalez
    Justin Bieber ft. Chance The Rapper: "Holy" – RBMG/Def Jam – Cinematography by: Elias Talbot
    Lady Gaga: "911" – Interscope Records – Cinematography by: Jeff Cronenweth
    Lorde: "Solar Power" – Republic Records – Cinematography by: Andrew Stroud


BEST ART DIRECTION

    Beyoncé, Shatta Wale, Major Lazer: "Already" – Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records – Art Direction by: Susan Linns, Gerard Santos
    Ed Sheeran: "Bad Habits" – Atlantic Records – Art Direction by: Alison Dominitz
    Lady Gaga: "911" – Interscope Records – Art Direction by: Tom Foden, Peter Andrus
    Lil Nas X: "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" – Columbia Records – Art Direction by: John Richoux
    WINNER: Saweetie ft. Doja Cat: "Best Friend" – Warner Records – Art Direction by: Alec Contestabile
    Taylor Swift – "Willow" – Republic Records – Art Direction by: Ethan Tobman, Regina Fernandez


BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

    Bella Poarch: "Build a Bitch" – Warner Records – Visual Effects by: Andrew Donoho, Denhov Visuals, Denis Strahhov, Rein Jakobson, Vahur Kuusk, Tatjana Pavlik, Yekaterina Vetrova
    Coldplay: "Higher Power" – Atlantic Records – Visual Effects by: Mathematic
    Doja Cat & The Weeknd – "You Right" – Kemosabe Records/RCA Records – 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" – Republic Records – Visual Effects by: Ronan Fourreau
    WINNER: Lil Nas X: "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" – Columbia Records – Visual Effects by: Mathematic
    P!nk: "All I Know So Far" – RCA Records – Visual Effects by: BUF, VFX Supervisors: Dominique Vidal & Geoffrey Niquet, VFX Producers: Annabelle Zoellin & Camille Gibrat


BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

    Ariana Grande – "34+35" – Republic Records – Choreography by: Brian Nicholson & Scott Nicholson
    BTS – "Butter" – Bighit Music – Choreography by: Son Sung with BHM Performance Directing Team
    Ed Sheeran – "Bad Habits" – Atlantic Records – Choreography by: Natricia Bernard
    Foo Fighters – "Shame Shame" – Roswell Records/RCA Records – Choreography by: Nina McNeely
    WINNER: Harry Styles – "Treat People With Kindness" – Columbia Records
    Marshmello & Halsey – "Be Kind" – Astralwerks/Capitol Records – Choreography by: Dani Vitale


BEST EDITING

    WINNER: Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic: "Leave the Door Open" – Aftermath Entertainment/Atlantic Records – Editing by: Troy Charbonnet
    BTS: "Butter" – Bighit Music – Editing by: Yong Seok Choi from Lumpens
    Drake: "What's Next" – OVO/Republic Records – Editing by: Noah Kendal
    Harry Styles: "Treat People With Kindness" – Columbia Records
    Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon: "Peaches" – Def Jam
    Miley Cyrus ft. Dua Lipa: "Prisoner" – RCA Records


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