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Lil Nas X, Olivia Rodrigo, BTS, and More Artists Who Won Big at the MTV VMAs

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 12: Olivia Rodrigo accepts award for Song Of The Year onstage during the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on September 12, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for MTV/ViacomCBS)

The MTV Video Music Awards took place in NYC on Sunday night, and it was a star-studded event. Artists like Lil Nas X, Kacey Musgraves, Saweetie, and more joined together at Barclays Center as they celebrated some of the biggest songs and music videos from this past year. While there were certainly some showstopping moments — including performances by Justin Bieber, Normani, and Chloe Bailey — we were excited to see which artists took home a moon person. Olivia Rodrigo kicked off the night by taking home push performance of the year on the red carpet, while BTS, Travis Scott, and host Doja Cat scored wins throughout the night. See the official list of winners ahead.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
WINNER: "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" by Lil Nas X
"WAP" by Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion
"Popstar" by DJ Khaled ft. Drake
"Kiss Me More" by Doja Cat ft. SZA
"Bad Habits" by Ed Sheeran
"Save Your Tears" by The Weeknd

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
WINNER: Justin Bieber
Ariana Grande
Doja Cat
Megan Thee Stallion
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift

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

SONG OF THE YEAR
WINNER: "Drivers License" by Olivia Rodrigo
"Mood" by 24kGoldn ft. Iann Dior
"Leave the Door Open" by Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic
"Dynamite" by BTS
"WAP" by Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion
"Levitating" by Dua Lipa

BEST NEW ARTIST
WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo
24kGoldn
Giveon
The Kid Laroi
Polo G
Saweetie

PUSH PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
WINNER: May 2021: "Drivers License" by Olivia Rodrigo
September 2020: "Are You Bored Yet?" by Wallows
October 2020: "Daisy" by Ashnikko
November 2020: "Gorgeous" by Saint Jhn
December 2020: "Coco" by 24kGoldn
January 2021: "Break My Heart" by JC Stewart
February 2021: "Sex Lies" by Latto
March 2021: "Selfish" by Madison Beer
April 2021: "Without You" by The Kid Laroi
June 2021: "Serotonin" by Girl in Red
July 2021: "My Slime" by Fousheé
August 2021: "Think About Me" by Jxdn

BEST BREAKTHROUGH SONG
WINNER: "Backyard Boy" by Claire Rosinkranz
"Astronaut in the Ocean" by Masked Wolf
"Build a B*tch" by Bella Poarch
"I Am" by Young Baby Tate ft. Flo Milli
"Let's Link" by Whoheem

BEST COLLABORATION
WINNER: "Kiss Me More" by Doja Cat ft. SZA
"Mood" by 24kGoldn ft. Iann Dior
"WAP" by Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion
"Laugh Now Cry Later" by Drake ft. Lil Durk
"Peaches" by Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon
"Prisoner" by Miley Cyrus ft. Dua Lipa

BEST POP
WINNER: "Peaches" by Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon
"Positions" by Ariana Grande
"Therefore I Am" by Billie Eilish
"Butter" by BTS
"Treat People With Kindness" by Harry Styles
"Good 4 U" by Olivia Rodrigo
"Wonder" by Shawn Mendes
"Willow" by Taylor Swift

BEST HIP-HOP
WINNER: "Franchise" by Travis Scott ft. Young Thug, M.I.A.
"WAP" by Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion
"Laugh Now Cry Later" by Drake ft. Lil Durk
"On Me (Remix)" by Lil Baby ft. Megan Thee Stallion
"Said Sum" by Moneybagg Yo
"Rapstar" by Polo G

BEST ROCK
WINNER: "Last Train Home" by John Mayer
"Use My Voice" by Evanescence
"Shame Shame" by Foo Fighters
"My Own Soul's Warning" by The Killers
"The Bandit" by Kings of Leon
"Raise Vibration" by Lenny Kravitz

BEST ALTERNATIVE
WINNER: "My Ex's Best Friend" by Machine Gun Kelly ft. Blackbear
"Stop Making This Hurt" by Bleachers
"Heat Waves" by Glass Animals
"Follow You" by Imagine Dragons
"Shy Away" by Twenty One Pilots
"Transparent Soul" by Willow ft. Travis Barker

BEST LATIN
WINNER: "Lo Vas a Olvidar" by Billie Eilish, Rosalía
"Dákiti" by Bad Bunny, Jhay Cortez
"Girl Like Me" by Black Eyed Peas, Shakira
"Un Dia (One Day)" by J. Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny, Tainy
"Bichota" by Karol G
"Hawái" by Maluma

BEST R&B
WINNER: "Leave the Door Open" by Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic
"Brown Skin Girl" by Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, Saint Jhn, WizKid
"Go Crazy" by Chris Brown, Young Thug
"Heartbreak Anniversary" by Giveon
"Come Through" by H.E.R. ft. Chris Brown
"Good Days" by SZA

BEST K-POP
WINNER: "Butter" by BTS
"Dumdi Dumdi" by (G)I-dle
"Ice Cream" by Blackpink, Selena Gomez
"Ready to Love" by Seventeen
"Alcohol-Free" by Twice

VIDEO FOR GOOD
WINNER: "Your Power" by Billie Eilish
"Dancing With the Devil" by Demi Lovato
"Fight For You" by H.E.R.
"Worldwide Beautiful" by Kane Brown
"Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" by Lil Nas X
"Entrepreneur" by Pharrell Williams ft. JAY-Z

BEST DIRECTION
WINNER: "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" by Lil Nas X, directed by Lil Nas X, Tanu Muino
"Your Power" by Billie Eilish, directed by Billie Eilish
"Popstar" by DJ Khaled ft. Drake, directed by Julien Christian Lutz aka Director X
"Willow" by Taylor Swift, directed by Taylor Swift
"Franchise" by Travis Scott ft. Young Thug, M.I.A, directed by Travis Scott
"Lumberjack" by Tyler, the Creator, directed by Wolf Haley

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
WINNER: "Brown Skin Girl" by Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, Saint Jhn, WizKid, cinematography by Benoit Soler, Malik H. Sayeed, Mohammaed Atta Ahmed, Santiago Gonzalez, Ryan Helfant
"Therefore I Am" by Billie Eilish, cinematography by Rob Witt
"Shame Shame" by Foo Fighters, cinematography by Santiago Gonzalez
"Holy" by Justin Bieber ft. Chance The Rapper, cinematography by Elias Talbot
"911" by Lady Gaga, cinematography by Jeff Cronenweth
"Solar Power" by Lorde, cinematography by Andrew Stroud

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
WINNER: "Treat People With Kindness" by Harry Styles, choreography by Paul Roberts
"34+35" by Ariana Grande, choreography by Brian Nicholson, Scott Nicholson
"Butter" by BTS, choreography by Son Sung Deuk with BHM Performance Directing Team
"Bad Habits" by Ed Sheeran, choreography by Natricia Bernard
"Shame Shame" by Foo Fighters, choreography by Nina McNeely
"Be Kind" by Marshmello, Halsey, choreography by Dani Vitale

BEST ART DIRECTION
WINNER: "Best Friend" by Saweetie ft. Doja Cat, art direction by Art Haynes
"Already" by Beyoncé, Shatta Wale, Major Lazer, art direction by Susan Linns, Gerard Santos
"Bad Habits" by Ed Sheeran, art direction by Alison Dominitz
"911" by Lady Gaga, art direction by Tom Foden, Peter Andrus
"Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" by Lil Nas X, art direction by John Richoux
"Willow" by Taylor Swift, art direction by Ethan Tobman, Regina Fernandez

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
WINNER: "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" by Lil Nas X, visual effects by Mathematic
"Build a B*tch" by Bella Poarch, visual effects by Andrew Donoho, Denhov Visuals, Denis Strahhov, Rein Jakobson, Vahur Kuusk, Tatjana Pavlik, Yekaterina Vetrova
"Higher Power" by Coldplay, visual effects by Mathematic
"You Right" by Doja Cat, The Weeknd, 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
"Tangerine" by Glass Animals, visual effects by Ronan Fourreau
"All I Know So Far" by Pink, visual effects by Dave Meyers, Freenjoy Inc

BEST EDITING
WINNER: "Leave the Door Open" by Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic, editing by Troy Charbonnet
"Butter" by BTS, editing by Yong Seok Choi from Lumpens
"What's Next" by Drake, editing by Noah Kendal
"Treat People With Kindness" by Harry Styles, editing by Claudia Wass
"Peaches" by Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon, editing by Mark Mayr, Vinnie Hobbs
"Prisoner" by Miley Cyrus ft. Dua Lipa

Image Source: Getty / Theo Wargo
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