NEW YORK (AP) – Justin Bieber tops this year’s nominees list for the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards, closely followed by Megan Thee Stallion, Billie Eilish, BTS, Doja Cat, Drake, Giveon, Lil Nas X and the first nominee Olivia Rodrigue.
Bieber has seven nods, including Video of the Year and Best Director for “POPSTAR”, Artist of the Year, Best Cinematography for “Holy” and Best Pop Song, Best Editing and Best Collaboration for. “Peaches”.
Megan Thee Stallion is right behind with six nominations, mostly from her hit song “WAP”, triggering nods for Video of the Year, Artist of the Year, Best Collaboration and Best Hip Song. hop. She was also nominated for the second time in the category of best hip-hop song for her work on “On Me (The Remix)” by Lil Baby.
Eilish, BTS, Doja Cat, Drake, Giveon, Lil Nas X, and Rodrigo each have five nominations. Bieber and Megan Thee Stallion will compete with Ariana Grande, Doja Cat, Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift for Artist of the Year.
The Video of the Year category is filled with “WAP” by Cardi B with Megan Thee Stallion; “POPSTAR” by DJ Khaled with Drake and Bieber; “Kiss Me More” by Doja Cat with SZA; “Bad Habits” by Ed Sheeran; Lil “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” by Nas X and “Save Your Tears” by The Weeknd.
“WAP” is also up for song of the year, alongside 24kGoldn’s “Mood” with Iann Dior; “Leave The Door Open” by Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak and Silk Sonic; “Dynamite” by BTS; “Levitation” by Dua Lipa and “driving license” by Rodrigo.
The 2021 VMAs will return to New York, airing from Barclays Center in Brooklyn on September 12. The show will air simultaneously on CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Pop, TV Land, VH1 and The CW Network.
The best new nominated artists are: 24kGoldn, Giveon, The Kid LAROI, Olivia Rodrigo, Polo G and Saweetie. The nominees for best rock songs are “Use My Voice” by Evanescence, “Shame Shame” by Foo Fighters, “Last Train Home” by John Mayer, “My Own Soul’s Warning” by The Killers, “The Bandit” by Kings Of Leon and “Raise” by Lenny Kravitz Vibration. “
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