2021 MTV VMAs: Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X & BTS Score Big Wins

Olivia Rodrigo at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Olivia Rodrigo at the MTV Video Music Awards. Photo by Matt Baron/Shutterstock (12439061fi)

Another MTV Video Music Award ceremony is behind us, and it was certainly a night remember. Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X, and BTS enjoyed it more than anyone since they walked away with three trophies each at the end of the night.

Lil Nas X had tough competition in Cardi B, The Weeknd, and Ed Sheeran in the most important category of the night – video of the year. He managed to come out victorious with his smash hit “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)”, and also picked up awards for best direction and best visual effects.

It was also a big night for Olivia Rodrigo, who was crowned as the best new artist, in addition to winning awards for song of the year and push performance of the year with her breakout hit “Drivers License”. BTS walked away with three awards—group of the year, best K-pop, and song of the summer with “Butter”.

Doja Cat was in charge of hosting the ceremony, which took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on September 12th. She also served as one of the performers, along with Rodrigo, Lil Nas X, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, and Camila Cabello, among others.

FULL LIST OF 2021 MTV VMAS WINNERS:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

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

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Justin Bieber

SONG OF THE YEAR

Olivia Rodrigo – “drivers license”

BEST NEW ARTIST

Olivia Rodrigo

BEST COLLABORATION

Doja Cat ft. SZA – “Kiss Me More”

BEST POP

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

BEST HIP-HOP

Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & M.I.A. – “Franchise”

BEST ALTERNATIVE

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

BEST K-POP

BTS – “Butter”

VIDEO FOR GOOD

Billie Eilish – “Your Power”

PUSH PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

Olivia Rodrigo – “drivers license”

BEST ROCK

John Mayer – “Last Train Home”

BEST LATIN

Billie Eilish & ROSALÍA – “Lo Vas A Olvidar”

BEST R&B

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

BEST DIRECTION

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

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Harry Styles – “Treat People With Kindness”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

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

BEST ART DIRECTION

Saweetie ft. Doja Cat – “Best Friend”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

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

BEST EDITING

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

GROUP OF THE YEAR: 

BTS

SONG OF THE SUMMER: 

BTS – “Butter”