MTV VMAs 2021: All the winners as Lil Nas X and Justin Bieber scoop top prizes
Justin Bieber and Lil Nas X scooped the top prizes at this year's MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn.
The awards ceremony at the Barclays Centre was jam-packed with surprise appearances, live performances and, unlike last year, fans.
Justin, 27, made his VMA stage return for the first time in six years and was awarded the Moon Person statuettes for artist of the year and best pop song for his single Peaches.
During his acceptance speech, the star referred to the pandemic and said: "Music is such an amazing outlet to be able to reach people and to be able to bring us all together."
Lil Nas X, 22, had a breakout hit with Old Town Road two years ago and took home the award for video of the year for his gay rights anthem Montero (Call Me By Your Name).
Accepting the award, he said: "Let's go gay agenda!" The star has been frequently criticised for performances unashamedly celebrating his sexuality.
Elsewhere during the ceremony hosted by Doja Cat, there were wins for the likes of BTS, Olivia Rodriguez and Foo Fighters, while surprise appearances came from stars including Jennifer Lopez and Cyndi Lauper.
During their performance, Foo Fighters performed a medley of hits with "Charlie R.I.P" scrawled on their drum kit in tribute to the late Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts.
A Moon Person was up for grabs for the winners at this year's awards and here is who bagged the coveted prizes in New York.
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Lil Nas X - Montero (Call Me By Your Name)
SONG OF THE YEAR
Olivia Rodrigo - Drivers License
Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon - Peaches
VIDEO FOR GOOD
Billie Eilish - Your Power
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
BEST HIP HOP
Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & M.I.A - Franchise
Doja Cat ft. SZA - Kiss Me More
BTS - Butter
Machine Gun Kelly ft. blackbear - My Ex's Best Friend
BEST NEW ARTIST
Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic - Leave the Door Open
John Mayer - Last Train Home
Billie Eilish & Rosalia - Lo Vas A Olvidar
Beyonce, Blue Ivy Carter, Saint Jhn and Wizkid - Brown Skin Girl
GROUP OF THE YEAR
Harry Styles - Treat People with Kindness
Lil Nas X - Montero (Call Me by Your Name)
PUSH PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
May 2021: Olivia Rodrigo - Drivers License
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