2021 MTV EMA: See The Winners!

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The 2021 MTV EMA happened over the weekend and we’ve got your full list of winners!

Hosted by rapper Saweetie in Budapest, Hungary, the MTV Europe Music Awards featured performances by Ed Sheeran, Yungblud, Kim Petras, and more.

The celebration included a few wins for LGBTQ+ folks: while Kim Petras made history as the first transgender singer to perform at the show, five young LGBTQ+ activists also received the MTV EMA Generation Change Award, an award launched in 2018 recognizing “fearless, original young people who are tackling the world’s toughest problems through music, storytelling or digital media.” It was the first time Hungary hosted the event, and the organizers used the opportunity to take a stance against the country which just passed a new law banning the depiction of homosexuality or sex reassignment to under-18s.

As for nominations, Justin Bieber led the race, having gathered a total of eight nods, followed closely by Doja Cat and Lil Nas X with six each. However, during the show, all eyes were on the seven-piece K-Pop group BTS, who brought home four wins this year, thus becoming the most-awarded group in the show’s history with a total of 14 wins.

Find the complete list of MTV EMA winners below.

Best Artist

  • WINNER: Ed Sheeran
  • Doja Cat
  • Justin Bieber
  • Lady Gaga
  • Lil Nas X
  • The Weeknd

Best Pop

  • Doja Cat
  • Dua Lipa
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Justin Bieber
  • Olivia Rodrigo

Best Song

  • WINNER: Ed Sheeran: “Bad Habits”
  • Doja Cat ft. SZA: “Kiss Me More”
  • Justin Bieber: “Peaches” ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon
  • Lil Nas X: “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”
  • Olivia Rodrigo: “Drivers License”
  • The Kid Laroi, Justin Bieber: “STAY”

Best Video

  • WINNER: Lil Nas X: “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”
  • Doja Cat ft. SZA: “Kiss Me More”
  • Ed Sheeran: “Bad Habits”
  • Justin Bieber: “Peaches” ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon
  • Normani ft. Cardi B: “Wild Side”
  • Taylor Swift: “Willow”

Best Collaboration

  • WINNER: Doja Cat ft. SZA: “Kiss Me More”
  • Black Eyed Peas, Shakira: “Girl Like Me”
  • Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic: “Leave the Door Open”
  • Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow: “INDUSTRY BABY”
  • The Kid Laroi, Justin Bieber: “Stay”
  • The Weeknd & Ariana Grande: “Save Your Tears (Remix)”

Best New

  • WINNER: Saweetie
  • Giveon
  • Griff
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Rauw Alejandro
  • The Kid Laroi

Best Electronic

  • WINNER: David Guetta
  • Calvin Harris
  • Joel Corry
  • Marshmello
  • Skrillex
  • Swedish House Mafia

Best Rock

  • WINNER: Måneskin
  • Coldplay
  • Foo Fighters
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Kings Of Leon
  • The Killers

Best Alternative

  • WINNER: Yungblud
  • Halsey
  • Lorde
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • Willow

Best Latin

  • WINNER: Maluma
  • Bad Bunny
  • J. Balvin
  • Rauw Alejandro
  • Rosalía
  • Shakira

Best Hip Hop

  • WINNER: Nicki Minaj
  • Cardi B
  • DJ Khaled
  • Drake
  • Kanye West
  • Megan Thee Stallion

Best K-Pop

  • Lisa
  • Monsta X
  • NCT 127
  • Rosé
  • Twice

Best Group

  • Imagine Dragons
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Little Mix
  • Måneskin
  • Silk Sonic

Best Push

  • WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo
  • 24KGoldn
  • Fousheé
  • Girl in Red
  • Griff
  • JC Stewart
  • Jxdn
  • Latto
  • Madison Beer
  • Remi Wolf
  • Saint Jhn
  • The Kid Laroi

Biggest Fans

  • Ariana Grande
  • Blackpink
  • Justin Bieber
  • Lady Gaga
  • Taylor Swift

Video for Good

  • WINNER: Billie Eilish: “Your Power”
  • Demi Lovato: “Dancing With The Devil”
  • Girl in Red: “Serotonin”
  • H.E.R.: “Fight For You”
  • Harry Styles: “Treat People With Kindness”
  • Lil Nas X: “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”

Best U.K. & Ireland Act

  • WINNER: Little Mix
  • Dua Lipa
  • Dave
  • Ed Sheeran
  • KSI

Best U.S. Act

  • WINNER: Taylor Swift
  • Ariana Grande
  • Doja Cat
  • Lil Nas X
  • Olivia Rodrigo

Generation Change Award

Amir Ashour, Matthew Blaise, Sage Dolan-Sandrino, Erika Hilton, and Viktória Radványi

Watch the full show HERE!

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