Justin Bieber and Megan Thee Stallion (Image source: Instagram)
Justin Bieber and Megan Thee Stallion (Image source: Instagram)

Justin Bieber, Megan Thee Stallion lead MTV VMA nominations

ANI | Updated: Aug 12, 2021 13:00 IST


Washington [US], August 12 (ANI): The nominations for the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) have been revealed, with singer Justin Bieber leading with seven nominations, followed by rapper Megan Thee Stallion with six nods.
As per People magazine, on Wednesday, MTV announced the nominees for this year's Video Music Awards and the list features some of 2020 and 2021's biggest artists.
Billie Eilish, BTS, Doja Cat, Drake, Lil Nas X, Giveon and Olivia Rodrigo all earned five nods. This is Rodrigo's first time ever being nominated.
Among the contenders for video of the year -- the top prize of the night -- are Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's 'WAP', DJ Khaled and Drake's video featuring Justin Bieber 'POPSTAR', Doja Cat and SZA's 'Kiss Me More', Ed Sheeran's 'Bad Habits', Lil Nas X's 'Montero (Call Me By Your Name)' and The Weeknd's 'Save Your Tears'.
As for the artist of the year category, Ariana Grande, Doja Cat, Taylor Swift, Rodrigo, Bieber and Stallion are up for the award.
Starting Wednesday and through September 3, fans can vote across 14 categories to select their top contenders. Nominations for best group and song of summer will be announced at a later date.
Here's the full list of nominees:
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion - 'WAP' - Atlantic Records
DJ Khaled ft. Drake - 'POPSTAR' (Starring Justin Bieber) - OVO / We The Best / Epic Records
Doja Cat ft. SZA - 'Kiss Me More' - Kemosabe Records / RCA Records
Ed Sheeran - 'Bad Habits' - Atlantic Records
Lil Nas X - 'MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)' - Columbia Records
The Weeknd - 'Save Your Tears' - XO / Republic Records
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ariana Grande - Republic Records
Doja Cat - Kemosabe Records / RCA Records
Justin Bieber - Def Jam
Megan Thee Stallion - 300 Entertainment
Olivia Rodrigo - Geffen Records
Taylor Swift - Republic Records
SONG OF THE YEAR
24kGoldn ft. iann dior - 'Mood' - RECORDS LLC / Columbia Records
Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic - 'Leave The Door Open' - Aftermath Entertainment / Atlantic Records
BTS - 'Dynamite' - BIGHIT MUSIC
Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion - 'WAP' - Atlantic Records
Dua Lipa - 'Levitating' - Warner Records
Olivia Rodrigo - 'drivers license' - Geffen Records
BEST NEW ARTIST, Presented by Facebook
24kGoldn - RECORDS LLC / Columbia Records
Giveon - Epic Records / Not So Fast
The Kid LAROI - Columbia Records
Olivia Rodrigo - Geffen Records
Polo G - Columbia Records
Saweetie - Warner Records
PUSH PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
September 2020: Wallows - 'Are You Bored Yet?' - Columbia Records
October 2020: Ashnikko - 'Daisy' - Warner Records
November 2020: SAINt JHN - 'Gorgeous' - Godd Complexx / HITCO
December 2020: 24kGoldn - 'Coco' - RECORDS LLC / Columbia Records
January 2021: JC Stewart - 'Break My Heart' - Elektra Music Group
February 2021: Latto - 'Sex Lies' - RCA Records
March 2021: Madison Beer - 'Selfish' - Epic Records / Sing It Loud
April 2021: The Kid LAROI - 'WITHOUT YOU' - Columbia Records
May 2021: Olivia Rodrigo - 'drivers license' - Geffen Records
June 2021: girl in red 'Serotonin' - world in red / AWAL
July 2021: Foushee - 'my slime' - RCA Records
August 2021: jxdn - 'Think About Me' - DTA Records / Elektra Music Group
BEST COLLABORATION
24kGoldn ft. iann dior - 'Mood' - RECORDS LLC / Columbia Records
Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion - 'WAP' - Atlantic Records
Doja Cat ft. SZA - 'Kiss Me More' - Kemosabe Records / RCA Records
Drake ft. Lil Durk - 'Laugh Now Cry Later' - OVO / Republic Records
Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon - 'Peaches' - Def Jam
Miley Cyrus ft. Dua Lipa - 'Prisoner' - RCA Records
BEST POP
Ariana Grande - 'positions' - Republic Records
Billie Eilish - 'Therefore I Am' - Darkroom / Interscope Records
BTS - 'Butter' - BIGHIT MUSIC
Harry Styles - 'Treat People With Kindness' - Columbia Records
Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon - 'Peaches' - Def Jam
Olivia Rodrigo - 'good 4 u' - Geffen Records
Shawn Mendes - 'Wonder' - Island Records
Taylor Swift - 'willow' - Republic Records
BEST HIP-HOP
Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion - 'WAP' - Atlantic Records
Drake ft. Lil Durk - 'Laugh Now Cry Later' - OVO / Republic Records
Lil Baby ft. Megan Thee Stallion - 'On Me (remix)' - Quality Control / Motown
Moneybagg Yo - 'Said Sum' - N-Less Entertainment / Interscope Records
Polo G - 'RAPSTAR' - Columbia Records
Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & M.I.A. - 'FRANCHISE' - Cactus Jack / Epic Records
BEST ROCK
Evanescence - 'Use My Voice' - BMG
Foo Fighters - 'Shame Shame' - Roswell Records / RCA Records
John Mayer - 'Last Train Home' - Columbia Records
The Killers - 'My Own Soul's Warning' - Island
Kings Of Leon - 'The Bandit' - RCA Records
Lenny Kravitz - 'Raise Vibration' - Roxie Records / BMG

BEST ALTERNATIVE
Bleachers - 'Stop Making This Hurt' - RCA Records
Glass Animals - 'Heat Waves' - Republic Records
Imagine Dragons - 'Follow You' - KIDinaKORNER / Interscope Records
Machine Gun Kelly ft. blackbear - 'my ex's best friend' - Bad Boy / Interscope Records
twenty one pilots - 'Shy Away' - Fueled By Ramen
WILLOW ft. Travis Barker - 't r a n s p a r e n t s o u l' - MSFTSMusic / Roc Nation
BEST LATIN
Bad Bunny x Jhay Cortez - 'Dakiti'
Billie Eilish & ROSALIA - '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 - 'Hawai'
BEST R&B
Beyonce, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, WizKid - 'BROWN SKIN GIRL' - Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records
Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic - 'Leave The Door Open' - Aftermath Entertainment / Atlantic Records
Chris Brown and Young Thug - 'Go Crazy' - Chris Brown Entertainment/RCA Records
Giveon - 'HEARTBREAK ANNIVERSARY' - Epic Records / Not So Fast
H.E.R. ft. Chris Brown - 'Come Through' - MBK Entertainment / RCA Records
SZA - 'Good Days' - Top Dawg Entertainment / RCA Records
BEST K-POP
(G)I-DLE - 'DUMDi DUMDi' - Republic Records
BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez - 'Ice Cream' - YG Entertainment / Interscope Records
BTS - 'Butter' - BIGHIT MUSIC Monsta X - 'Gambler' - Starship Entertainment
SEVENTEEN - 'Ready to love' - Pledis Entertainment
TWICE - 'Alcohol-Free' - JYP Entertainment Company
VIDEO FOR GOOD
Billie Eilish - 'Your Power' - Darkroom / Interscope Records
Demi Lovato - 'Dancing With The Devil' - Island
H.E.R. - 'Fight For You' - MBK Entertainment / RCA Records
Kane Brown - 'Worldwide Beautiful' - Sony Music Nashville / RCA Records
Lil Nas X - 'MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)' - Columbia Records
Pharrell Williams ft. JAY-Z - 'Entrepreneur' - Columbia Records
BEST DIRECTION
Billie Eilish - 'Your Power' - Darkroom / Interscope Records - Directed by: Billie Eilish
DJ Khaled ft. Drake - 'POPSTAR (Starring Justin Bieber)' - OVO / We The Best / Epic Records - Directed by: Julien Christian Lutz aka Director X
Lil Nas X - 'MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)' - Columbia Records - Directed by: Lil Nas X and Tanu Muino
Taylor Swift - 'willow' - Republic Records - Directed by: Taylor Swift
Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & M.I.A - 'Franchise' - Cactus Jack / Epic Records - Directed by: Travis Scott
Tyler, The Creator - 'LUMBERJACK' - Columbia Records - Directed by: Wolf Haley
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Beyonce, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, WizKid - 'BROWN SKIN GIRL' - Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records - Cinematography by: Benoit Soler, Malik H. Sayeed, MOHAMMAED ATTA AHMED, Santiago Gonzalez, Ryan Helfant
Billie Eilish - 'Therefore I Am' - Darkroom / Interscope Records - Cinematography by: Rob Witt
Foo Fighters - 'Shame Shame' - Roswell Records / RCA Records - Cinematography by: Santiago Gonzalez
Justin Bieber ft. Chance The Rapper - 'Holy' - RBMG/Def Jam - Cinematography by: Elias Talbot
Lady Gaga - '911' - Interscope Records - Cinematography by: Jeff Cronenweth
Lorde - 'Solar Power' - LAVA/Republic Records - Cinematography by: Andrew Stroud
BEST ART DIRECTION
Beyonce, Shatta Wale, Major Lazer - 'ALREADY' - Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records - Art Direction by: Susan Linns, Gerard Santos
Ed Sheeran - 'Bad Habits' - Atlantic Records - Art Direction by: Alison Dominitz
Lady Gaga - '911' - Interscope Records - Art Direction by: Tom Foden, Peter Andrus
Lil Nas X - 'MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)' - Columbia Records - Art Direction by: John Richoux
Saweetie ft. Doja Cat - 'Best Friend' - Warner Records - Art Direction by: Art Haynes
Taylor Swift - 'willow' - Republic Records - Art Direction by: Ethan Tobman, Regina Fernandez
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Bella Poarch - 'Build A Bitch' - Warner Records - Visual Effects by: Andrew Donoho, Denhov Visuals, Denis Strahhov, Rein Jakobson, Vahur Kuusk, Tatjana Pavlik, Yekaterina Vetrova
Coldplay - 'Higher Power' - Atlantic Records - Visual Effects by: Mathematic
Doja Cat & The Weeknd - 'You Right' - Kemosabe Records / RCA Records - 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' - Republic Records - Visual Effects by: Ronan Fourreau
Lil Nas X - 'MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)' - Columbia Records - Visual Effects by: Mathematic
P!NK - 'All I Know So Far' - RCA Records - Visual Effects by: Dave Meyers, Freenjoy Inc
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Ariana Grande - '34+35' - Republic Records - Choreography by: Brian Nicholson & Scott Nicholson
BTS - 'Butter' - BIGHIT MUSIC - Choreography by: SON SUNG DEUK With BHM PERFORMANCE DIRECTING TEAM
Ed Sheeran - 'Bad Habits' - Atlantic Records - Choreography by: Natricia Bernard
Foo Fighters - 'Shame Shame' - Roswell Records / RCA Records - Choreography by: Nina McNeely
Harry Styles - 'Treat People With Kindness' - Columbia Records - Choreography by: Paul Roberts
Marshmello & Halsey - 'Be Kind' - Astralwerks / Capitol Records - Choreography by: Dani Vitale
BEST EDITING
Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic - 'Leave The Door Open' - Aftermath Entertainment/Atlantic Records - Editing by: Troy Charbonnet
BTS - 'Butter' - BIGHIT MUSIC - Editing by: Yong Seok Choi from Lumpens
Drake - 'What's Next' - OVO/Republic Records - Editing by: Noah Kendal
Harry Styles - 'Treat People With Kindness' - Columbia Records - Editing by: Claudia Wass
Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon - 'Peaches' - Def Jam - Editing by: Mark Mayr, Vinnie Hobbs
Miley Cyrus ft. Dua Lipa - 'Prisoner' - RCA Records
As previously announced, MTV is collaborating with 9/11 Day, the nonprofit that began and leads the federally recognised September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, for a series of service-oriented activities during the week leading up to the VMAs, promoting awareness and positive action in observance of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, reported Variety.
The 2021 VMAs return to New York City this year, airing live from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on September 12 at 8 pm ET/PT, airing across MTV's linear and digital platforms in 180 countries and territories.
The show will simulcast across CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Pop, TV Land, VH1 and The CW Network, making the show available to an expanded broadcast audience for the second consecutive year. (ANI)

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