MTV VMAs 2021: BTS, BLACKPINK and the full list of nominees


BTS sweeps 5 nominations! Check out the full list of nominees for the MTV VMAs 2021. Once again BTS won the MTV VMAs 2021 with five nominations, becoming one of the most mentioned artists in these recognized awards that will take place in September 2021, along with The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Billie Eilish, among others.

What is BTS nominated for the 2021 MTV VMAs?

RM, Jin, Suga, Jimin, J-Hope, V, and Jungkook will compete for a trophy in the categories of Song of the Year, Best Pop, Best K-pop, Best Choreography, and Best Editing.

While BLACKPINK will compete for Best K-pop at the 2021 MTV VMAs alongside (G) I-DLE, MONSTA X, SEVENTEEN, TWICE, and BTS.

When are the MTV VMAs 2021?

The date announced by the organizers of the MTV VMAs 2021 has indicated that it will take place on September 12, 2021, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, United States.

List of nominees: Here is the full list of nominees for the MTV VMAs 2021.

Video of the year

  • Cardi B: “WAP” feat. Megan Thee Stallion
  • DJ Khaled / Drake: “POPSTAR” (Starring Justin Bieber)
  • Doja Cat: “Kiss Me More” [ft. SZA]
  • 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 – Song of the year

  • 24kGoldn: “Mood” [ft. iann dior]
  • Silk Sonic: “Leave the Door Open”
  • BTS: “Dynamite”
  • Cardi B: “WAP” [ft. Megan Thee Stallion]
  • Dua Lipa: “Levitating”
  • Olivia Rodrigo: “drivers license”

Best new artist, presented by Facebook

  • 24kGoldn
  • Giveon
  • The Kid LAROI
  • Olivia rodrigo
  • Polo G
  • Saweetie

The powerful performance of the year – Push performance of the year

  • September 2020: Wallows – “Are You Bored Yet?”
  • October 2020: Ashnikko – “Daisy”
  • November 2020: SAINt JHN – “Gorgeous”
  • December 2020: 24kGoldn – “Coco”
  • January 2021: JC Stewart – “Break My Heart”
  • February 2021: Latto – “Sex Lies”
  • March 2021: Madison Beer – “Selfish”
  • April 2021: The Kid LAROI – “WITHOUT YOU”
  • May 2021: Olivia Rodrigo – “drivers license”
  • June 2021: girl in red – “Serotonin”
  • July 2021: Fousheé – “my slime”
  • August 2021: jxdn – “Think About Me”

Best collaboration

  • 24kGoldn: “Mood” [ft. iann dior]
  • Cardi B: “WAP” [ft. Megan Thee Stallion]
  • Doja Cat: “Kiss Me More” [ft. SZA]
  • Drake: “Laugh Now Cry Later” [ft. Lil Durk]
  • Justin Bieber: “Peaches” [ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon]
  • Miley Cyrus: “Prisoner” [ft. Dua Lipa]

Best pop

  • Ariana Grande: “positions”
  • Billie Eilish: “Therefore I Am”
  • BTS: “Butter”
  • Harry Styles: “Treat People With Kindness”
  • Justin Bieber: “Peaches” [ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon]
  • Olivia Rodrigo: “good 4 u”
  • Shawn Mendes: “Wonder”
  • Taylor Swift: “willow”

Best hip-hop – Best hip-hop

  • Cardi B: “WAP” [ft. Megan Thee Stallion]
  • Drake: “Laugh Now Cry Later” [ft. Lil Durk]
  • Lil Baby: “On Me (Remix)” [ft. Megan Thee Stallion]
  • Moneybagg Me: “Said Sum”
  • Polo G: “RAPSTAR”
  • Travis Scott: “FRANCHISE” [ft. Young Thug & MIA]

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: “My ex’s best friend” [ft. blackbear]
  • Twenty-one pilots: “Shy away”
  • WILLOW: “T ransparentsoul” [ft. Travis Barker]

Best Latin

  • Bad Bunny / Jhay Cortez: “Dákiti”
  • Billie Eilish / Rosalía: “You’re going to forget it”
  • Black Eyed Peas / Shakira: “Girl like me”
  • J Balvin / Dua Lipa / Bad Bunny / Tainy: “UN DIA (ONE DAY)”
  • Karol G: “Bichota”
  • Maluma: “Hawaii”

Best R&B

  • Beyoncé / Blue Ivy / SAINt JHN / WizKid: “Brown skin girl”
  • Silk Sonic: “Leave the door open”
  • Chris Brown / Young Thug: “Go crazy”
  • Giveon: “Heartbreak anniversary”
  • HER: “Come through” [ft. Chris Brown]
  • SZA: “Good days”

Best K-pop

  • (G) I-DLE: “Dumdi Dumdi”
  • BLACKPINK / Selena Gomez: “Ice Cream”
  • BTS: “Butter”
  • Monsta X: “Gambler”
  • SEVENTEEN: “Ready to love”
  • TWICE: “Alcohol-Free”

Best Video – Video for good

  • Billie Eilish: “Your power”
  • Demi Lovato: “Dancing with the devil”
  • HER: “Fight for you”
  • Kane Brown: “Worldwide beautiful”
  • Lil Nas X: “MONTERO (Call me by your name)”
  • Pharrell Williams: “Entrepreneur” [ft. JAY Z]

Best direction

  • Billie Eilish: “Your Power” (dir. Billie Eilish)
  • DJ Khaled ft. Drake: “POPSTAR” (directed by Director X)
  • Lil Nas X: “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” (dir. Lil Nas X and Tanu Muino)
  • Taylor Swift: “willow” (dir. Taylor Swift)
  • Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & MIA: “Franchise” (dir. Travis Scott)
  • Tyler, the Creator – “LUMBERJACK” (dir. Wolf Haley)

Best Cinematography

  • Beyoncé / Blue Ivy / SAINt JHN / WizKid: “BROWN SKIN GIRL” (cinematography: Benoit Soler, Malik H. Sayeed, MOHAMMAED ATTA AHMED, Santiago Gonzalez, Ryan Helfant)
  • Billie Eilish: “Therefore I Am” (cinematography: Rob Witt)
  • Foo Fighters: “Shame Shame” (cinematography: Santiago Gonzalez)
  • Justin Bieber ft. Chance The Rapper: “Holy” (cinematography: Elias Talbot)
  • Lady Gaga: “911” (cinematography: Jeff Cronenweth)
  • Lorde: “Solar Power” (cinematography: Andrew Stroud)

Best art direction

  • Beyoncé / Shatta Wale / Major Lazer: “ALREADY” (art direction: Susan Linns, Gerard Santos)
  • Ed Sheeran: “Bad Habits” (art direction: Alison Dominitz)
  • Lady Gaga: “911” (art direction: Tom Foden, Peter Andrus)
  • Lil Nas X: “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” (art direction: John Richoux)
  • Saweetie ft. Doja Cat: “Best Friend” (art direction: Art Haynes)
  • Taylor Swift: “willow” (art direction: Ethan Tobman, Regina Fernandez)

Best visual effects

  • Bella Poarch: “Build A Bitch” (visual effects: Andrew Donoho, Denhov Visuals, Denis Strahhov, Rein Jakobson, Vahur Kuusk, Tatjana Pavlik, Yekaterina Vetrova)
  • Coldplay: “Higher Power” (visual effects: Mathematic)
  • Doja Cat & The Weeknd: “You Right” (visual effects: 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: Ronan Fourreau)
  • Lil Nas X: “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” (visual effects: Mathematic)
  • P! NK: “All I Know So Far” (visual effects: Dave Meyers, Freenjoy Inc)

Best Choreography

  • Ariana Grande: “34 + 35” (choreography: Brian Nicholson & Scott Nicholson)
  • Ed Sheeran: “Bad Habits” (choreography: Natricia Bernard)
  • Foo Fighters: “Shame Shame” (choreography: Nina McNeely)
  • Harry Styles: “Treat People With Kindness” (choreography: Paul Roberts)
  • Marshmello & Halsey: “Be Kind” (choreography: Dani Vitale)

Best Editing

  • Silk Sonic: “Leave the Door Open” (editing: Troy Charbonnet)
  • BTS: “Butter” (editing: Yong Seok Choi from Lumpens)
  • Drake: “What’s Next” (editing: Noah Kendal)
  • Harry Styles: “Treat People With Kindness” (editing: Claudia Wass)
  • Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon: “Peaches” (editing: Mark Mayr, Vinnie Hobbs)
  • Miley Cyrus ft. Dua Lipa: “Prisoner” (editing: William Town at Modern Post)


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