VMA’s: Justin Bieber, Lil Nas X and Olivia Rodrigo scooped multiple awards

VMA’s celebrated it’s 40th anniversary with musiccal super-stars. Here is the list of winners of the event.

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VMA’s celebrated a night with melodious harmony, Justin Bieber won Artist of the year and performed on the VMA stage after six years. Bieber kicked off Sunday’s ceremony with an energetic performance that featured him rappelling from the ceiling of Barclays Center” and launching into “Stay” with Kid LAROI and his single “Ghost.”

The VMA’s celebrated 40th Anniversary with top stars, Lil Nas X bagged the marquee Video of the Year award for his “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and while accepting his award the artist said, “I do not take this for granted.”

Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY saw ‘Driver’s Licence’ Singer Olivia Rodrigo charm three awards for her debut album ‘Sour’, the singer won awards for Song of the Year, Best New Artist and Push Performance of the Year. Justin Bieber too celebrated multiple wins, scoring Artist of the Year and Best Pop Video for “Peaches” along with Daniel Caesar and Giveon. Lil Nas X’s “Montero” also won for Best Director and Visual Effects.

Justin Bieber and Megan Thee Stallion dominated the nomination field with 7 and 6 noms each, while Justin bagged multiple awards Megan left empty handed.

The performers list included host Doja Cat, as well as Alicia Keys and Swae Lee, Camila Cabello, Chlöe, Ed Sheeran, The Kid Leroi (with Bieber) Kacey Musgraves, Jack Harlow (with Lil Nas X), Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker, Shawn Mendes and Tainy, Twenty One Pilots, Normani and Ozuna along with big winners Justin Bieber, Lil Nas X and Olivia Rodrigo.

Billie Eilish presented VMA Global Icon Award, scored by Foo Fighters. Billie also won Video for Good trophy for “Your Power.”

Here’s the full list of tonight’s winners:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

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

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Justin Bieber
Def Jam

SONG OF THE YEAR

Olivia Rodrigo – “drivers license”
Geffen Records

BEST NEW ARTIST

Olivia Rodrigo
Geffen Records

BEST COLLABORATION

Doja Cat ft. SZA – “Kiss Me More”
Kemosabe Records / RCA Records

BEST POP

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

BEST HIP-HOP

Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & M.I.A. – “Franchise”
Cactus Jack / Epic Records

BEST ALTERNATIVE

Machine Gun Kelly ft. blackbear – “my ex’s best friend”
Bad Boy / Interscope Records

BEST K-POP

BTS – “Butter”
BIGHIT MUSIC

VIDEO FOR GOOD

Billie Eilish – “Your Power”
Darkroom / Interscope Records

PUSH PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

Olivia Rodrigo
May 2021: “drivers license”

BEST ROCK

John Mayer – “Last Train Home”
Columbia Records

BEST LATIN

Billie Eilish & ROSALÍA – “Lo Vas A Olvidar”
Darkroom / Interscope Records

BEST R&B

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – “Leave The Door Open”
Aftermath Entertainment / Atlantic Records

BEST DIRECTION

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

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

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

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

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

BEST ART DIRECTION

Saweetie ft. Doja Cat – “Best Friend”
Warner Records – Art Direction by: Alec Contestabile

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

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

BEST EDITING

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – “Leave The Door Open”
Aftermath Entertainment/Atlantic Records – Editing by: Troy Charbonnet

GROUP OF THE YEAR: BTS

SONG OF THE SUMMER: BTS – “Butter” – BIGHIT MUSIC
Monsta X – “Gambler” – Starship Entertainment