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Justin Bieber and Megan Thee Stallion lead the MTV VMAs 2021 nominations. Read on to find out the full list of nominees

The nominees for the MTV Video Music Awards 2021 (VMAs) are here. This year, Justin Bieber leads with seven nominations, followed by Megan Thee Stallion who earned six nods—both of the artists are also vying for the Artist of the Year award.

Earning five nominations each are Billie Eilish, BTS, Doja Cat, Drake, Giveon, Lil Nas X and Olivia Rodrigo, a first-time nominee.

Voting in 14 categories is open at MTV.com, with the awards show expected to be "fan-filled" since New York City started reopening. It will be held on Sunday, September 12. Read on to find out the full list of nominees:

See also: Emmys 2021: Full List Of Major Nominations

 

Video of the Year

  • Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion - WAP
  • DJ Khaled feat. Drake - Popstar (Starring Justin Bieber)
  • Doja Cat feat. 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

  • Mood - 24kGoldn feat. Iann Dior
  • Leave the Door Open - Bruno Mars, Anderson Paak, Silk Sonic
  • Dynamite - BTS
  • WAP - Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion
  • Levitating - Dua Lipa
  • Divers License - Olivia Rodrigo

 

Best New Artist

  • 24kGoldn
  • Giveon
  • The Kid Laroi
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Polo G
  • Saweetie

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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 feat. Iann Dior - Mood
  • Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion - WAP
  • Doja Cat feat. SZA - Kiss Me More
  • Drake feat. Lil Durk - Laugh Now Cry Later
  • Justin Bieber feat. Daniel Caesar, Giveon - Peaches
  • Miley Cyrus feat. Dua Lipa - Prisoner

 

Best Pop

  • Ariana Grande - Positions
  • Billie Eilish - Therefore I Am
  • BTS - Butter
  • Harry Styles - Treat People With Kindness
  • Justin Bieber feat. Daniel Caesar, Giveon - Peaches
  • Olivia Rodrigo - Good 4 u
  • Shawn Mendes - Wonder
  • Taylor Swift - Willow

 

Best Hip-Hop

  • Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion - WAP
  • Drake feat. Lil Durk - Laugh Now Cry Later
  • Lil Baby feat. Megan Thee Stallion - On Me (remix)
  • Moneybagg Yo - Said Sum
  • Polo G - Rapstar
  • Travis Scott feat. Young Thug and M.I.A. - Franchise

See also: BTS Reveals New Song "Butter": Our 7 Favourite Moments From The Music Video

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 feat. Blackbear - My Ex's Best Friend
  • Twenty One Pilots - Shy Away 
  • Willow feat. Travis Barker - Transparent Soul

 

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. feat. Chris Brown - Come Through
  • SZA - Good Days

 

Best Latin

  • Bad Bunny x Jhay Cortez - Dákiti
  • Billie Eilish and Rosalía - Lo Vas A Olvidar
  • Black Eyed Peas and Shakira - Girl Like Me
  • J. Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny, Tainy - Un Dia (One Day)
  • Karol G - Bichota
  • Maluma - Hawái

 

Best K-Pop

  • (G)I-DLE - Dumbi Dumbi
  • Blackpink and Selena Gomez - Ice Cream
  • BTS - Butter
  • Monsta X - Gambler
  • Seventeen - Ready to Love
  • Twice - Alcohol-Free

See also: 5 Iconic Billie Eilish Moments We Haven't Gotten Over

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 feat. Jay-Z - Entrepreneur

 

Best Direction

  • Billie Eilish - Your Power - Directed by Billie Eilish
  • DJ Khaled feat. 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 feat. Young Thug and M.I.A - Franchise - Directed by Travis Scott
  • Tyler, The Creator - Lumberjack - Directed by Wolf Haley

 

Best Cinematography 

  • Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, Saint Jhn, WizKid - Brown Skin Girl - Cinematography by Benoit Soler, Malik H. Sayeed, Mohammaed Aatta Ahmed, Santiago Gonzalez, Ryan Helfant
  • Billie Eilish - Therefore I Am - Cinematography by Rob Witt
  • Foo Fighters - Shame Shame - Cinematography by Santiago Gonzalez
  • Justin Bieber feat. 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 feat. Doja Cat - Best Friend - Art direction by Art Haynes
  • Taylor Swift - Willow - Art direction by Ethan Tobman, Regina Fernandez

See also: 23 Iconic Music Videos That You Can Rewatch Anytime

Best Visual Effects

  • Bella Poarch - Build A Bitch - 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 and 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
  • Pink - All I Know So Far - Visual effects by Dave Meyers, Freenjoy Inc

 

Best Editing

  • Bruno Mars, Anderson Paak, Silk Sonic - Leave The Door Open - Editing by Troy Charbonnet
  • BTS - Butter - Editing by Yong Seok Choi from Lumpens
  • Drake - What's Next - Editing by Noah Kendal
  • Harry Styles - Treat People With Kindness - Editing by Claudia Wass
  • Justin Bieber feat. Daniel Caesar, Giveon - Peaches - Editing by Mark Mayr, Vinnie Hobbs
  • Miley Cyrus feat. Dua Lipa - Prisoner

 

Best Choreography

  • Ariana Grande - 34+35 - Choreography by Brian Nicholson and Scott Nicholson
  • BTS - Butter - Choreography by Son Sung Deuk 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 - Choreography by Paul Roberts
  • Marshmello and Halsey - Be Kind - Choreography by Dani Vitale

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