BTS & Ed Sheeran Are Top Winners at 2021 MTV EMAs: Full Winners List

2021-11-15T11:10:37+00:00November 15th, 2021|News|

BTS and Ed Sheeran each won multiple awards at the 2021 MTV EMAs, which were broadcast live from the Papp László Budapest Sportaréna in Budapest, Hungary on Sunday (Nov. 14).

BTS won best pop, best K-Pop, best group and biggest fans. Sheeran took best artist and best song for his smash “Bad Habits.” Sheeran opened the show with his latest single, “Overpass Graffiti.” Later in the show, the British superstar performed his hit “Shivers.”

Lil Nas X won best video for “Montero (Call Me By Your Name).” The pop star accepted his video via a funny and imaginative film clip in which he played an order-filler at a fast-food restaurant, wearing a “Montero” name tag. A customer in the drive-through handed him the award through his car window.

Justin Bieber, who led the field with eight nominations, didn’t win in any categories. Nor did The Kid LAROI, who had five nominations.

Saweetie, who hosted the show, won best new (beating Olivia Rodrigo, who at least managed to win best push). This is the sixth consecutive year that a female solo artist has won best new. Saweetie follows Zara Larsson, Dua Lipa, Cardi B, Eilish and Doja Cat. Saweetie also performed a medley of her hits “Best Friend,” “Tap In” and “OUT OUT.”

Three other artists both won awards and performed on the show. Colombian heartthrob Maluma won best Latin and also performed his new single “Mama Tetema,” joined by Tanzanian singer Rayvanny. The Italian rock band Måneskin, whose “Beggin’” is in the top 15 on the Billboard Hot 100, won best rock and also performed “Mammamia.” YUNGBLUD won best alternative and closed the show with a pyrotechnics-filled performance of his latest single “fleabag.”

Awards were also presented to artists representing various countries. Taylor Swift won as best American act. She accepted in a video clip she filmed in New York on Friday.

Kim Petras made EMAs history as the first trans artist to perform at the show. Petras sang a medley of two new unreleased songs, “Coconuts” and “Hit It From the Back.”

Imagine Dragons performed their new single “Enemy,” alongside Grammy-nominated rapper and artist J.I.D. British rising star Griff made her EMA debut performing “One Night.” Norwegian indie pop musician girl in red made her EMA debut performing her hit single “Serotonin.” WorldStage headliners OneRepublic performed “Run” at Heroes Square in Budapest complete with a fireworks finale.

The show also featured appearances by Rita Ora, model Winnie Harlow, Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, WWE star Drew McIntyre, Olly Alexander (Years & Years), DJ and producer Joel Corry, and Brazilian singer Manu Gavassi.

For the first time, the MTV EMA Generation Change Award winners were recognized during the EMAs main show. This year’s honorees are five young people who are fighting anti-LGBTQ+ policies. Actress and talk show host Drew Barrymore honored the recipients in a taped piece where she spoke about equality. The MTV EMA Generation Change Award is a part of an expanded partnership between MTV Entertainment (MTVE), a division of ViacomCBS, and All Out, a leading global LGBTQ+ advocacy group, and part of ViacomCBS’ Content for Change initiative.

The event aired on MTV in 180 countries.

Here’s the full list of 2021 MTV EMA winners:

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

Best Pop
Doja Cat
Dua Lipa
Ed Sheeran
Justin Bieber
Olivia Rodrigo

Best Song
Doja Cat featuring SZA – “Kiss Me More”
WINNER: Ed Sheeran – “Bad Habits”
Justin Bieber – “Peaches” featuring Daniel Caesar, Giveon
Lil Nas X – “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)”
Olivia Rodrigo – “drivers license”
The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – “Stay”

Best Video
Doja Cat featuring SZA – “Kiss Me More”
Ed Sheeran – “Bad Habits”
Justin Bieber – “Peaches” featuring Daniel Caesar, Giveon
WINNER: Lil Nas X – “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)”
Normani featuring Cardi B – “Wild Side”
Taylor Swift – “willow”

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

Best New
Olivia Rodrigo
Rauw Alejandro
WINNER: Saweetie

Best Electronic
Calvin Harris
WINNER: David Guetta
Joel Corry
Swedish House Mafia

Best Rock
Foo Fighters
Imagine Dragons
Kings Of Leon
WINNER: Måneskin
The Killers

Best Alternative
Machine Gun Kelly
Twenty One Pilots

Best Latin
Bad Bunny
J. Balvin
WINNER: Maluma
Rauw Alejandro

Best Hip Hop
Cardi B
DJ Khaled
Kanye West
Megan Thee Stallion
WINNER: Nicki Minaj

Best K-Pop

Monsta X
NCT 127

Best Group

Imagine Dragons
Jonas Brothers
Little Mix
Silk Sonic

Best Push
girl in red
JC Stewart
Madison Beer
WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo
Remi Wolf

Biggest Fans
Ariana Grande
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)”

MTV EMA Generation Change Award
(All are award recipients)
Amir Ashour (Iraq)
Matthew Blaise (Nigeria)
Sage Dolan-Sandrino (U.S.)
Erika Hilton (Brazil)
Viktória Radványi (Hungary)

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