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Justin Bieber, Megan thee Stallion lead in MTV VMA nominations

The MTV video music awards are back and the full list of nominees was announced this week.

Canadian singer songwriter, Justin Bieber leads with seven nominations, including Artist of the Year, Video of the Year for “POPSTAR” and Best Pop Song for “Peaches”. Not far behind is Megan the Stallion with six nods, including Artist of the Year and Video of the Year for “WAP.” Doja Cat, Lil Nas XBillie Eilish, Drake, BTS, Olivia Rodrigo and Giveon each received five nominations.

Australian Indigenous artist, The Kid LAROI is up for two awards, including Best New Artist and Push Performance of the Year.

The MTV VMAs take place Sunday, September 12th at 8PM and will broadcast live from th Barclays Centre in New York. Head here to cast your votes before Friday, September 3rd.

Check out the full list of nominees for the 2021 MTV VMAs:

Video of the Year

  • Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”
  • DJ Khaled ft. Drake – “POPSTAR” (Starring Justin Bieber)
  • Doja Cat ft. 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

  • 24kGoldn ft. iann dior – “Mood”
  • Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – “Leave The Door Open”
  • BTS – “Dynamite”
  • Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”
  • Dua Lipa – “Levitating”
  • Olivia Rodrigo – “drivers license”

Best New Artist

  • 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: Fousheé – “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 – “Dákiti” – The Orchard
  • Billie Eilish & ROSALÍA – “Lo Vas A Olvidar” – Darkroom / Interscope Records
  • Black Eyed Peas and Shakira – “GIRL LIKE ME” – Epic Records
  • Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny, Tainy – “UN DIA (ONE DAY)” – Universal Music Latino / NEON16
  • Karol G – “Bichota” – Universal Music Latino
  • Maluma – “Hawái” – Sony Music US Latin

Best R&B

  • Beyoncé, 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • Beyoncé, 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

  • Beyoncé, 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

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