MTV VMA 2021 Nominations: Full List Of The Nominees

12 August 2021, 17:20

Here's the full list of nominees for the MTV VMAs 2021
Here's the full list of nominees for the MTV VMAs 2021. Picture: Alamy/Instagram
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Here’s all the info you need on the nominees for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.

The nominations for the MTV VMAs has finally been announced!

The list of nominees for the Video Music Awards 2021 is being led by Justin Bieber with a whopping seven nominations.

Megan Thee Stallion is right by him with an impressive six nominations, alongside a number of our other fave artists including Harry Styles, Olivia Rodrigo, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish and much more!

Harry Styles Has Just Been Nominated For 3 Songwriting Awards

Here’s the full list of MTV VMA nominees in 2021:

Video of the Year

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion - ‘WAP’

DJ Khaled ft. Drake - ‘Popstar’

Doja Cat ft. SZA - ‘Kiss Me More’

Ed Sheeran - ‘Bad Habits’

Lil Nas X - ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’

The Weeknd - ‘Save Your Tears’

Artist of the Year

Ariana Grande

Doja Cat

Justin Bieber

Megan Thee Stallion

Olivia Rodrigo

Taylor Swift

Song of the Year

24kGoldn ft. Iann Dior - ‘Mood’

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic - ‘Leave the Door Open’

BTS - ‘Dynamite’

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion - ‘WAP’

Dua Lipa - ‘Levitating’

Olivia Rodrigo - ‘Drivers License’

Harry Styles has been nominated for 3 MTV VMAs
Harry Styles has been nominated for 3 MTV VMAs. Picture: Alamy

Best New Artist

24kGoldn

Giveon

The Kid Laroi

Olivia Rodrigo

Polo G

Saweetie

Push Performance of the Year

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’

Olivia Rodrigo - ‘Drivers License’

Girl in Red - ‘Serotonin’

Fousheé - ‘My Slime’

Jxdn - ‘Think About Me’

Megan Thee Stallion has been nominated for six VMAs this year
Megan Thee Stallion has been nominated for six VMAs this year. Picture: Alamy

Best Collaboration

24kGoldn ft. Iann Dior - ‘Mood’

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion - ‘WAP’

Doja Cat ft. SZA - ‘Kiss Me More’

Drake ft. Lil Durk - ‘Laugh Now Cry Later’

Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon - ‘Peaches’

Miley Cyrus ft. Dua Lipa - ‘Prisoner’

Best Pop

Ariana Grande - ‘Positions’

Billie Eilish - ‘Therefore I Am’

BTS - ‘Butter’

Harry Styles - ‘Treat People With Kindness’

Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon - ‘Peaches’

Olivia Rodrigo - ‘Good 4 U’

Shawn Mendes - ‘Wonder’

Taylor Swift - ‘Willow’

Justin Bieber is leading the VMAs with seven nominations!
Justin Bieber is leading the VMAs with seven nominations! Picture: @justinbieber/Instagram

Best Hip-Hop

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'

Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & M.I.A. - 'Franchise'

Best Rock

Evanescence - ‘Use My Voice’

Foo Fighters - ‘Shame Shame’

John Mayer - ‘Last Train Home’

The Killers - ‘My Own Soul's Warning’

Kings Of Leon - ‘The Bandit’

Lenny Kravitz - ‘Raise Vibration’

Best Alternative

Bleachers - ‘Stop Making This Hurt’

Glass Animals - ‘Heat Waves’

Imagine Dragons - ‘Follow You’

Machine Gun Kelly ft. Blackbear - ‘My Ex’s Best Friend’

Twenty One Pilots - ‘Shy Away’

Willow ft. Travis Barker - ‘Transparent Soul’

Best Latin

Bad Bunny x Jhay Cortez - ‘Dákiti’

Billie Eilish & Rosalía - ‘Lo Vas A Olvidar’

Black Eyed Peas and Shakira - ‘Girl Like Me’

J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny, Tainy - ‘Un Die (One Day)’

Karol G - ‘Bichota’ Maluma - ‘Hawái’

Best R&B

Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, Saint Jhn, WizKid - ‘Brown Skin Girl’

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic - ‘Leave the Door Open’

Chris Brown and Young Thug - ‘Go Crazy’

Giveon - ‘Heartbreak Anniversary’

H.E.R. ft. Chris Brown - ‘Come Through’

SZA - ‘Good Days’

Best K-pop

(G)I-DLE - ‘Dumdi Dumdi’

Blackpink and Selena Gomez - ‘Ice Cream’

BTS – ‘Butter’

Monsta X - ‘Gambler’

Seventeen - ‘Ready to love’

Twice - ‘Alcohol-Free’

Video For Good

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 ft. Jay-Z - ‘Entrepreneur’

Best Direction

Billie Eilish - ‘Your Power’ – Directed by: Billie Eilish

DJ Khaled ft. Drake - ‘Popstar (Starring Justin Bieber)’ – Directed by: Julien Christian Lutz aka Director X

Lil Nas X - ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ – Directed by: Lil Nas X and Tanu Muino

Taylor Swift - ‘Willow’ – Directed by: Taylor Swift

Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & M.I.A - ‘Franchise’ – Directed by: Travis Scott

Tyler, The Creator - ‘Lumberjack’ – Directed by: Wolf Haley

Olivia Rodrigo is amongst the list of MTV VMA 2021 nominees
Olivia Rodrigo is amongst the list of MTV VMA 2021 nominees. Picture: @oliviarodrigo/Instagram

Best Cinematography

Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, WizKid - ‘Brown Skin Girl’ – Cinematography by: Benoit Soler, Malik H. Sayeed, Mohammaed Atta Ahmed, Santiago Gonzalez, Ryan Helfant

Billie Eilish - ‘Therefore I Am’ – Cinematography by: Rob Witt

Foo Fighters - ‘Shame Shame’ – Cinematography by: Santiago Gonzalez

Justin Bieber ft. Chance The Rapper - ‘Holy’ – Cinematography by: Elias Talbot

Lady Gaga - ‘911’ – Cinematography by: Jeff Cronenweth

Lorde - ‘Solar Power’ – Cinematography by: Andrew Stroud

Best Art Direction

Beyoncé, Shatta Wale, Major Lazer - ‘Already' – Art Direction by: Susan Linns, Gerard Santos

Ed Sheeran - ‘Bad Habits’ – Art Direction by: Alison Dominitz

Lady Gaga - ‘911’ – Art Direction by: Tom Foden, Peter Andrus

Lil Nas X - ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ – Art Direction by: John Richoux

Saweetie ft. Doja Cat - ‘Best Friend’ – Art Direction by: Alec Contestabile

Taylor Swift – ‘Willow’ – Art Direction by: Ethan Tobman, Regina Fernandez

Best Visual Effects

Bella Poarch - ‘Build a B**ch’ - Visual Effects by: Andrew Donoho, Denhov Visuals, Denis Strahhov, Rein Jakobson, Vahur Kuusk, Tatjana Pavlik, Yekaterina Vetrova

Coldplay - ‘Higher Power’ – Visual Effects by: Mathematic

Doja Cat & The Weeknd – ‘You Right’ – 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’ – Visual Effects by: Ronan Fourreau

Lil Nas X - ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ – Visual Effects by: Mathematic

P!nk - ‘All I Know So Far’ – Visual Effects by: BUF, VFX Supervisors: Dominique Vidal & Geoffrey Niquet, VFX Producers: Annabelle Zoellin & Camille Gibrat

Best Choreography

Ariana Grande – ‘34+35’ – Choreography by: Brian Nicholson & Scott Nicholson

BTS – ‘Butter’ – Choreography by: Son Sung with BHM Performance Directing Team

Ed Sheeran – ‘Bad Habits’ – Choreography by: Natricia Bernard

Foo Fighters – ‘Shame Shame’ – Choreography by: Nina McNeely

Harry Styles – ‘Treat People With Kindness’

Marshmello & Halsey – ‘Be Kind’ – Choreography by: Dani Vitale

Best Editing

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic - ‘Leave the Door Open’

BTS - ‘Butter’

Drake - ‘What's Next’

Harry Styles - ‘Treat People With Kindness’

Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon - ‘Peaches’

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