The MTV Video Music Awards happen every year to prove that there is only one thing better than a fantastic music video, a blow you away live musical performance. The 2021 MTV VMAs were held on 12 September 2021 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City.

The show was hosted by American singer and rapper Doja Cat. Though she is no stranger to the VMAs, it is her first time to host an award ceremony.

Who Performed At The 2021 MTV VMAs?

Doja Cat

Doja Cat did not just host the awards; she performed too. While singing “You Right” and “Been Like This,” Doja Cat showed her acrobatic skills.

Justin Beiber and The Kid LAROI

The show unfolded with a surprise appearance by Madonna, a pop icon. The Kid LAROI and Justin Beiber later delivered a joint performance of “Stay” and “Ghost.”

Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo, a first-timer in VMAs, sang her head banging single “Good 4 u.”

Twenty One Pilots

Twenty One Pilots rocked the VMA stage, during which Tyler Joseph revealed that he and his wife are expecting their second-born child!

Others that also performed include:

Kacey Musgraves

Shawn Mendes and Tainy


Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow

Camila Cabello

Normani and Teyana Taylor


Foo Fighters

Busta Rhymes

The 2021 MTV VMA winners:

According to CNN, the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards shall be presented on Sunday.

Here is a list of winners:

Lil Nas X – Video of the year

Justin Bieber – Artist of the year

Olivia Rodrigo – Song of the year

  • Push performance of the year
  • Best new artist

Doja Cat ft. SZA – Best collaboration

Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar – Best pop winners

Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & M.I.A – Best Hip-Hop

John Mayer – Best Rock

Machine Gun Kelly ft. Blackbear – Best alternative

BIIIIe EIIIsh & Rosalia – Best latin

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, SIIk Sonic – Best R&B

BTS – Best K-pop

Billie Eilish – Video for good

LII Nas X – Best Direction

Beyonce, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, WizKId – Best cinematography

Saweetle ft. Doja Cat – Best Art Direction

LII Nas X – Best Visual effects

Harry Styles – Best choreography

Bruni Mars, Anderson . Paak, SIIk SonIc – Best editing