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Fil-Am singer Olivia Rodrigo, K-Pop group BTS among big winners at MTV VMAs 

Olivia Rodrigo won three out of the five nominations she received at this year's MTV VMAs. 

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09/13/2021 06:39 PM
Fil-Am singer Olivia Rodrigo, K-Pop group BTS among big winners at MTV VMAs 
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Breakout Filipino-American artist Olivia Rodrigo won big at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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On Monday, September 13 (Philippine Time), the winners of the 2021 MTV VMAs were named at a star-studded event in Brooklyn, New York.  

The winners of the top prizes included Fil-Am singer Olivia Rodrigo who won three out of five nominations namely New Artist and Song of the Year for “drivers license,” among others.  

South Korean boy group BTS bagged the Group of the Year and Best K-Pop award for “Butter.”  

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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See the full list of winners below: 

Video of the Year 

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

  • Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”  

  • DJ Khaled ft. Drake – “POPSTAR” (Starring Justin Bieber) 

  • Doja Cat feat. SZA – “Kiss Me More”  

  • Ed Sheeran – “Bad Habits”  

  • The Weeknd – “Save Your Tears”  

Artist of the Year 

  • WINNER: Justin Bieber  

  • Ariana Grande 

  • Doja Cat  

  • Megan Thee Stallion  

  • Olivia Rodrigo  

  • Taylor Swift  

Song of the Year 

  • WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo – “drivers license”  

  • 24kGoldn feat. iann dior – “Mood”  

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

  • BTS – “Dynamite”  

  • Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”  

  • Dua Lipa – “Levitating”  

Best New Artist 

  • WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo  

  • 24kGoldn  

  • Giveon  

  • The Kid LAROI  

  • Polo G  

  • Saweetie  

Group of the Year 

  • WINNER: BTS 

  • BLACKPINK 

  • CNCO 

  • Foo Fighters 

  • Jonas Brothers 

  • Maroon 5 

  • Silk Sonic 

  • Twenty One Pilots 

Push Performance of the Year 

  • WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo – "drivers license"  

  • Wallows – "Are You Bored Yet?"  

  • Ashnikko – "Daisy"  

  • SAINt JHN – "Gorgeous"  

  • 24kGoldn – "Coco"  

  • JC Stewart – "Break My Heart"  

  • Latto – "Sex Lies"  

  • Madison Beer – "Selfish"  

  • The Kid LAROI – "WITHOUT YOU"  

  • girl in red  –  "Serotonin"  

  • Fousheé – "my slime"  

  • jxdn – “Think About Me”  

Best Collaboration 

  • WINNER: Doja Cat ft. SZA – “Kiss Me More”  

  • 24kGoldn ft. iann dior – “Mood”  

  • Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP” 

  • Drake ft. Lil Durk – “Laugh Now Cry Later”  

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

  • Miley Cyrus ft. Dua Lipa – “Prisoner” 

Best Pop 

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

  • Ariana Grande – “positions”  

  • Billie Eilish – “Therefore I Am”  

  • BTS – “Butter”  

  • Harry Styles – “Treat People With Kindness”  

  • Olivia Rodrigo – “good 4 u”  

  • Shawn Mendes – “Wonder” 

  • Taylor Swift – “willow” 

Best Hip-hop 

  • WINNER: Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & M.I.A. – “FRANCHISE” 

  • Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP” 

  • Drake ft. Lil Durk – “Laugh Now Cry Later”  

  • Lil Baby ft. Megan Thee Stallion – “On Me (remix)”  

  • Moneybagg Yo – “Said Sum”  

  • Polo G – “RAPSTAR”  

Best R&B 

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

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

  • Chris Brown and Young Thug – “Go Crazy”  

  • Giveon – “HEARTBREAK ANNIVERSARY”  

  • H.E.R. ft. Chris Brown – “Come Through”  

  • SZA – “Good Days” 

Best K-pop 

  • WINNER: BTS – “Butter”  

  • (G)I-DLE – “DUMDi DUMDi”  

  • BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez – “Ice Cream”  

  • Monsta X – “Gambler”  

  • SEVENTEEN – “Ready to love”  

  • TWICE – “Alcohol-Free”  

Best Latin 

  • WINNER: Billie Eilish & ROSALÍA – “Lo Vas A Olvidar”  

  • Bad Bunny x Jhay Cortez – “Dákiti”  

  • Black Eyed Peas and Shakira – “GIRL LIKE ME”  

  • J. Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny, Tainy – “UN DIA (ONE DAY)”  

  • Karol G – “Bichota”  

  • Maluma – “Hawái”  

Best Rock 

  • WINNER: John Mayer – “Last Train Home” 

  • Evanescence – “Use My Voice”  

  • Foo Fighters – “Shame Shame”  

  • The Killers – “My Own Soul's Warning”  

  • Kings Of Leon – “The Bandit”  

  • Lenny Kravitz – “Raise Vibration” 

Best Alternative 

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

  • Bleachers – “Stop Making This Hurt”   

  • Glass Animals – “Heat Waves” 

  • Imagine Dragons – “Follow You”  

  • twenty one pilots – “Shy Away”  

  • WILLOW feat. Travis Barker – “t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l”  

Best Breakthrough Song 

  • WINNER: Claire Rosinkranz – "Backyard Boy" 

  • Masked Wolf – "Astronaut In The Ocean" 

  • Bella Poarch – “Build A B----itch” 

  • Young Baby Tate ft. Flo Mili – "I Am" 

  • Whoheem – "Let's Link" 

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 feat. JAY-Z – “Entrepreneur” 

Best Direction 

  • WINNER: Lil Nas X – “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” – Columbia Records – Directed by: Lil Nas X and Tanu Muino  

  • 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 aka Director X  

  • 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” – LAVA/Republic Records –Cinematography by: Andrew Stroud 

Best Art Direction 

  • WINNER: Saweetie feat. Doja Cat – “Best Friend” – Warner Records – Art Direction by: Art Haynes  

  • 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 

  • Taylor Swift – “willow” – Republic Records – Art Direction by: Ethan Tobman, Regina Fernandez  

Best Visual Effects 

  • WINNER: Lil Nas X – “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” – Columbia Records – Visual Effects by: Mathematic  

  • Bella Poarch – “Build A B----itch” – 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 

  • P!NK – “All I Know So Far” – RCA Records – Visual Effects by: Dave Meyers, Freenjoy Inc 

Best Choreography 

  • WINNER: Harry Styles – “Treat People With Kindness” – Columbia Records – Choreography by: Paul Roberts 

  • Ariana Grande – “34+35” – Republic Records – Choreography by: Brian Nicholson & Scott Nicholson  

  • BTS – “Butter” – BIGHIT MUSIC – Choreography by: Son Sung-deuk 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  

  • 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  –  Editing by: Claudia Wass 

  • Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon “Peaches”– Def Jam  – Editing by: Mark Mayr, Vinnie Hobbs 

  • Miley Cyrus ft. Dua Lipa “Prisoner” – RCA Records 

This year’s MTV VMAs saw a performance from Madonna to mark the 40th anniversary of the music and pop culture brand. 

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Jennifer Lopez and Cyndi Lauper also made surprise appearances on the show. “Say So” hitmaker Doja Cat hosted the three-hour show. 

Meanwhile, some of the biggest international artists performed on the MTV VMAs stage including Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys, Olivia Rodrigo, Camilla Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Lil Nas X, and Twenty One Pilots.