2021 MTV VMA Winners

And the 2021 MTV VMA Winners are...

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

PUSH PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

  • Olivia Rodrigo – “drivers license” – 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 ROCK

  • John Mayer – “Last Train Home” – Columbia Records

BEST ALTERNATIVE

  • Machine Gun Kelly ft. blackbear – “my ex’s best friend” – Bad Boy / Interscope 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 K-POP

  • BTS – “Butter” – BIGHIT MUSIC Monsta X – “Gambler” – Starship Entertainment

VIDEO FOR GOOD 

  • Billie Eilish – “Your Power” – Darkroom / Interscope Records

BEST DIRECTION

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

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: Art Haynes

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

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

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

  • Harry Styles – “Treat People With Kindness” – Columbia Records

BEST EDITING

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

2021 BET Hip Hop Awards Nominees

Nominations are out for the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards, scheduled for Tuesday, October 5, at 9:00 PM ET/PT. Video specific noms are:

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

  • Cardi B “Up”
  • Cardi B Feat. Megan Thee Stallion "WAP"
  • Chris Brown & Young Thug Go "Crazy"
  • Drake f/ Lil Durk "Laugh Now Cry Later”
  • Lil Nas X "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)"
  • Saweetie f/ Doja Cat "Best Friend"

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Cole Bennett
  • Colin Tilley
  • Dave Meyers
  • Director X
  • Hype Williams
  • Missy Elliott

Visit BET.com for the full nomination list and more...

ABBA "I Still Have Faith In You" (Shynola, dir.)

Congratulations if you were savvy enough to have "ABBA reunion" as a 2021 prediction, because the legendary Swedish pop group is back after a nearly 40 year gap since their last album. The video is partially a trip down memory lane, but culminates with a performance in which they don't seem to have aged a day — thanks to high tech avatars/ABBAtars that are slated to hit the concert stage for an ambitious live multimedia production next year.