MTV VMA Awards Full Winners List: Justin Bieber bags 'Artist Of The Year' Award, Lil Nas X takes 'Video Of The Year' trophy home


Marking its 40th anniversary, MTV kicked off its marquee event – the VMAs – with none other than the Queen of Pop herself. Madonna, who performed Like A Virgin at the first VMAs in 1984, made a surprise appearance on the Barclays Center stage in New York. While she didn’t perform, seeing her in person feeding off a live crowd was the electric opening we earned after last year’s VMAs were forced to play out in front of a green screen.

The slate of performances kept the energy high throughout the night, with Lil Nas X, Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and Olivia Rodrigo taking the biggest awards home. Justin, Doja, Bruna Mars and Olivia bagged multiple trophies and well, we are not complaining. 

Here's the full list of winners from the big award night:

Video of the year:

Winner: Lil Nas X – “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”

Artist of the year:

Winner: Justin Bieber

Song of the year:

Winner: Olivia Rodrigo – “drivers license”

Best new artist:

Winner: Olivia Rodrigo

Push performance of the year:

Winner: May 2021: Olivia Rodrigo – "drivers license"

Best collaboration:

Winner: Doja Cat ft. SZA – “Kiss Me More”

Best pop:

Winner: Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon – “Peaches”

Best hip-hop:

Winner: Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & M.I.A. – “FRANCHISE”

Best rock:

Winner: John Mayer – “Last Train Home”

Best alternative:

Winner: Machine Gun Kelly ft. blackbear – “my ex’s best friend”

Best Latin:

Winner: Billie Eilish & ROSALÍA – “Lo Vas A Olvidar”

Best R&B:

Winner: Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – “Leave The Door Open”

Best K-pop:

Winner: BTS – “Butter”

Video for good:

Winner: Billie Eilish – “Your Power”

Best group:

Winner: BTS

Best direction:

Winner: Lil Nas X – “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” Directed by: Lil Nas X and Tanu Muino

Best cinematography:

Winner: Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, WizKid – “BROWN SKIN GIRL” Cinematography by: Benoit Soler, Malik H. Sayeed, MOHAMMAED ATTA AHMED, Santiago Gonzalez, Ryan Helfant

Best art direction:

Winner: Saweetie ft. Doja Cat – “Best Friend” Art Direction by: Alec Contestabile

Best visual effects:

Winner: Lil Nas X – “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” Visual Effects by: Mathematic

Best choreography:

Winner: Harry Styles – “Treat People With Kindness” Choreography by: Paul Roberts

Best editing:

Winner: Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – “Leave The Door Open” Editing by: Troy CharbonnetL