The MTV Video Music Awards will air on Sept. 12, celebrating both new and established artists who have made an impact in 2021. Best new artist nominees include breakouts like Olivia Rodrigo, while longtime favorites like Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift are nominated in the best pop category.
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As we gear up for a show that’s sure to be full of memorable performances and surprises, see if you can guess how much some of this year’s nominees are worth.
Last updated: Sept. 8, 2021
Justin Bieber is nominated across multiple categories, including song of summer for “Peaches,” artist of the year, best collaboration — also for “Peaches” — and best pop. With seven nominations in total, he’s the most nominated artist of the year.
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Drake will have five chances to take home a moon man this year. He’s nominated for video of the year for “POPSTAR,” best collaboration for “Laugh Now Cry Later,” best hip-hop for “Laugh Now Cry Later,” best direction and best editing.
Like Drake, Billie Eilish has been nominated for five MTV VMAs. Eilish will be competing in the best pop, best Latin, video for good, best direction and best cinematography categories.
First-time VMA nominee Olivia Rodrigo seems to have made a big impression on the MTV audience — she’s nominated for five awards. Rodrigo is in the running to win in the categories for artist of the year, song of the year, best new artist, push performance of the year and best pop.
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Taylor Swift has been a VMA staple for over a decade — the Kanye West/Swift VMA debacle happened back in 2009. This year, Swift will be back again with four nominations: artist of the year, best pop, best direction and best art direction.
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The Weeknd nabbed a video of the year nomination for “Save Your Tears.” In addition, his video for “You Right” is nominated for best visual effects.