Olivia Rodrigo was the great winner of the MTV Video Music Awards. The American artist won three awards at the gala that was held in New York as part of the celebrations for the 40 years of the music chain and in which artists such as Billie Eilish, Justin Bieber or the Koreans BTS were also recognized, with two prizes each.
Rodrigo, who performed at the gala with The Kid Laroi, won the awards for best new artist, best song of the year and best ‘push’ performance of the year, both for her song ‘Drivers License’. And although the star of the Disney series ‘High School Musical: the musical’ and ‘Bizaardvark’ was the most awarded, the most important award of the night went to Lil Nas X who won the award for the best video clip of the year for ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’. The artist also won the best direction with Tanu Muino and her video was also awarded for the best visual effects.
At the ceremony held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Justin Bieber was recognized as the best artist of the year and also won the award for the best pop video of the year for the song ‘Peaches’. In addition, Koreans BTS were awarded as best group and best K-Pop video for ‘Butter’ at the ceremony hosted by Doja Cat, who took the award for best collaboration for her song with SZA.
The MTV VMAS 2021 also recognized Foo Fighters, who were awarded the Global Icon award, John Mayer, who won the award for best rock video for ‘Last Train Home’ or Silk Sonic, best R&B video for ‘Leave the Door Open’ . In the Latin category, Rosalía and Billie Eilish prevailed with the video of ‘Lo vas a silencio’, a song that was part of the soundtrack of the Euphoria series. In addition, Eilish won a second prize for the best video for charitable causes for ‘Your Power’, an anti-bullying song whose clip was directed by the artist herself.