Ajang penghargaan MTV Video Music Awards 2021 (MTV VMAs 2021) sukses digelar pada 12 September 2021, di Barclays Center Brooklyn, New York. Dipandu oleh Doja Cat, MTV VMAs 2021 tahun ini begitu meriah dengan kehadiran banyak musisi. Sebut saja Camila Cabello, Chlöe, Jack Harlow, Justin Bieber, Kacey Musgraves, The Kid Laroi, Lil Nas X, Machine Gun Kelly, Olivia Rodrigo, Ozuna, Shawn Mendes, Tainy dan Twenty One Pilots. 

Selain penampilan spesial dari musisi yang telah disebutkan itu, tentu pengumuman para penerima penghargaan MTV VMAs 2021 juga menjadi momen yang paling ditunggu. Sebanyak 22 penghargaan akan diberikan kepada musisi dengan karya terbaiknya yang rilis sepanjang tahun ini.

Penasaran siapa saja yang berhasil membawa pulang tropi Moonman ini? Berikut daftarnya.

Best New Artist - Olivia Rodrigo (Geffen Records)

Nominasi lainnya:

  • 24kGoldn – RECORDS LLC/Columbia Records
  • Giveon – Epic Records/Not So Fast
  • The Kid LAROI – Columbia Records
  • Polo G – Columbia Records
  • Saweetie – Warner Records

Best Alternative Video - Machine Gun Kelly ft. Blackbear, “my ex’s best friend” (Bad Boy/Interscope Records)

Nominasi lainnya:

  • Bleachers – “Stop Making This Hurt” – RCA Records
  • Glass Animals – “Heat Waves” – Republic Records
  • Imagine Dragons – “Follow You” – KIDinaKORNER / 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 Collaboration - Doja Cat ft. SZA, “Kiss Me More” (Kemosabe Records/RCA Records)

Nominasi lainnya:

  • 24kGoldn ft. iann dior – “Mood” – RECORDS LLC/Columbia Records
  • Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP” – Atlantic 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 Hi Hop - Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & M.I.A., “FRANCHISE” (Cactus Jack/Epic Records)

Nominasi lainnya:

  • 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

Artist of the Year - Justin Bieber

Nominasi lainnya:

  • Ariana Grande – Republic Records
  • Doja Cat – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records
  • Megan Thee Stallion – 300 Entertainment
  • Olivia Rodrigo – Geffen Records
  • Taylor Swift – Republic Records

Video for Good - Billie Eilish, “Your Power” (Darkroom/Interscope Records)

Nominasi lainnya:

  • 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 Pop - Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon, “Peaches” (Def Jam)

Nominasi lainnya:

  • 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
  • Olivia Rodrigo – “good 4 u” – Geffen Records
  • Shawn Mendes – “Wonder” – Island Records
  • Taylor Swift – “Willow” – Republic Records

Song of the Year - Olivia Rodrigo, “Drivers License” (Geffen Records)

Nominasi lainnya:

  • 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

Group of the Year - BTS

Nominasi lainnya: 

  • BLACKPINK
  • CNCO
  • Foo Fighters
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Maroon 5
  • Silk Sonic
  • Twenty One Pilots

Best Breakthrough Song - "Backyard Boy", Claire Rosinkranz

Nominasi lainnya:

  • Masked Wolf: “Astronaut In The Ocean”
  • Bella Poarch: “Build a B*tch”
  • Young Baby Tate ft. Flo Milli: “I Am”
  • Whoheem: “Let’s Link”

Push Performance of the Year - Olivia Rodrigo, “Drivers License” (Geffen Records)

Nominasi lainnya: 

  • Wallows – “Are You Bored Yet?” – Columbia Records
  • Ashnikko – “Daisy” – Warner Records
  • SAINt JHN – “Gorgeous” – Godd Complexx/HITCO
  • 24kGoldn – “Coco” – RECORDS LLC/Columbia Records
  • JC Stewart – “Break My Heart” – Elektra Music Group
  • Latto – “Sex Lies” – RCA Records
  • Madison Beer – “Selfish” – Epic Records/Sing It Loud
  • The Kid LAROI – “WITHOUT YOU” – Columbia Records
  • Girl in Red – “Serotonin” – World in Red/AWAL
  • Fousheé – “My Slime” – RCA Records
  • Jxdn – “Think About Me” – DTA Records/Elektra Music Group

Best K-Pop - BTS, “Butter” (BIGHIT MUSIC)

Nominasi lainnya:

  • Monsta X – “Gambler” – Starship Entertainment
  • (G)I-DLE – “DUMDi DUMDi” – Republic Records
  • BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez – “Ice Cream” – YG Entertainment/Interscope Records
  • SEVENTEEN – “Ready to Love” – Pledis Entertainment
  • TWICE – “Alcohol-Free” – JYP Entertainment Company

Video of the Year - Lil Nas X, “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” (Columbia Records)

Nominasi lainnya:

  • 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
  • The Weeknd – “Save Your Tears” – XO/Republic Records

Best Rock - John Mayer, “Last Train Home” (Columbia Records)

Nominasi lainnya:

  • Evanescence – “Use My Voice” – BMG
  • Foo Fighters – “Shame Shame” – Roswell Records/RCA Records
  • The Killers – “My Own Soul’s Warning” – Island
  • Kings Of Leon – “The Bandit” – RCA Records
  • Lenny Kravitz – “Raise Vibration” – Roxie Records/BMG

Best Latin - Billie Eilish & ROSALÍA, “Lo Vas A Olvidar” (Darkroom/Interscope Records)

Nominasi lainnya:

  • Bad Bunny x Jhay Cortez – “Dákiti” – The Orchard
  • 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 - Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic, “Leave The Door Open” (Aftermath Entertainment/ Atlantic Records)

Nominasi lainnya:

  • Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, WizKid – “BROWN SKIN GIRL” – Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records
  • Chris Brown & 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 Direction - Lil Nas X, “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” (Columbia Records) – Directed by: Lil Nas X and Tanu Muino

Nominasi lainnya:

  • 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
  • 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”, Cinematography by: Benoit Soler, Malik H. Sayeed, Mohammaed Atta Ahmed, Santiago Gonzalez, Ryan Helfant

Nominasi lainnya:

  • 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 - Saweetie ft. Doja Cat, “Best Friend”, Art Direction by: Art Haynes

Nominasi lainnya:

  • 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
  • Taylor Swift – “Willow” – Republic Records – Art Direction by: Ethan Tobman, Regina Fernandez

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

Nominasi lainnya:

  • Bella Poarch – “Build A B*tch” – 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
  • P!NK – “All I Know So Far” – RCA Records – Visual Effects by: Dave Meyers, Freenjoy Inc

Best Choreography - Harry Styles – “Treat People With Kindness”, Choreography by: Paul Roberts

Nominasi lainnya:

  • 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
  • Marshmello & Halsey – “Be Kind” – Astralwerks/Capitol Records – Choreography by: Dani Vitale

Best Editing - Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic, “Leave The Door Open”, Editing by: Troy Charbonnet

Nominasi lainnya: 

  • 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

Selain 23 nominasi yang telah disebutkan, Foo Fighters mendapatkan penghargaan sebagai Global Icon Awards dan dianugerahi tropi MoonMan berwarna emas. FYI Bela, Foo Fighters merupakan band rock asal Seattle, Amerika Serikat yang mulai dibentuk sejak tahun 1994. Sudah lebih dari 27 tahun berkarya, nggak heran jika penghargaan tersebut memang cocok diberikan kepada mereka.

Itulah tadi daftar lengkap pemenang MTV VMAs 2021. Ada lagu atau musisi favoritmu yang mendapat penghargaan, Bela? Tulis di kolom komentar, ya!

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