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Sep 13, 2021, 2:27 PM
Following last year’s pseudo-live event, the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards returned to their pre-pandemic format with a lot of sizzle and glam.
With artists like Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Alicia Keys, Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X headlining, we’ve just witnessed a night (or early morning on this side of the globe) of harmony, great scenes and fireworks.
Here is an overview.
First of all, here are the big winners of the evening
Lil Nas X won first prize, the video of the year award, for Montero (Call me by your name).
Bieber was crowned Artist of the Year.
Newcomer Olivia Rodrigo has won several victories: Song of the Year (Driving license), Best New Artist, PUSH Performance of the Year (May 2021).
Speaking of multiple awards, BTS took home Best K-pop, Band of the Year, and Song of the Summer awards.
Megan Fox turned her eyes with a sheer sheer dress
While Machine Gun Kelly put on an incredible performance and won the Best Alternative award, it was her partner / actress Megan Fox who became the talking point for the evening.
Wearing a transparent dress, the Transformers the actress owned the Jimmy Choo pumps and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.
MGK rocked a red metallic suit and momentarily appeared to be fighting with MMA fighter Conor McGregor!
Fox burns the VMAs! (why click on the photos inside the toilets but?)
‘Peaches’ singer voiced ‘Stay’, ‘Ghost’ on stage
Coming to the performances there was a lot of bling, as the live audience (dressed in face masks) were back at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, where the VMAs were being held.
Bieber, who recently broke an all-time record of monthly Spotify listeners, performed his hit song To stay with Le Kid LAROI.
Then he also sang his new single, Ghost.
Busta Rhymes, Alicia Keys were the legends performing tonight
Sheeran gave a serene rendition of his latest track Thrill from Pier 3 at Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Accompanied by a group and additional singers, the English crooner was welcomed on stage after his last VMA stint in 2017.
Busta Rhymes lit up the stage with her devastating rap medley, while Alicia Keys reached the top with her sublime piano performance of State of mind of the empire.
That’s why Lady Gaga skipped the 2021 event
Lady Gaga had won several VMA accolades last year, including the Tricon and Artist of the Year awards.
However, the Shallow the singer was markedly absent from this year’s event, raising eyebrows.
A simple reason could be that she wasn’t nominated for any of the Big Guns this time around.
his track 911 had won two nods, but for best photography and art direction.