MTV VMAs 2021: How to watch, what to expect

Doja Cat is set to host the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. File Photo by Chris Chew/UPI
Doja Cat is set to host the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. File Photo by Chris Chew/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 10 (UPI) -- The 2021 MTV Video Music Awards will air live Sunday from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Doja Cat is hosting the event for the first time and will also be taking the stage to perform.


Justin Bieber leads the pack with seven nominations. Megan Thee Stallion comes in second with six nominations, followed by Billie Eilish, BTS, Lil Nas X, Doja Cat, Drake and Olivia Rodrigo with five.

Foo Fighters will be presented with the Global Icon Award and performing.

How to Watch

Time: The show begins at 8 p.m. EDT

Network: MTV, MTV2, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Pop TV, Vh1 and The CW.

Online: The ceremony will be streaming on Paramount+. MTV is also available through Sling TV and fuboTV.

Presenters: Simone Biles, Travis Barker, Conor McGregor, 50 Cent, AJ McLean, Fat Joe, Ashanti, Avril Lavigne, Ja Rule, Eilish, Billy Porter, Cyndi Lauper, Hailey Baldwin, Halle Bailey, Lance Bass, Megan Fox, Nick Lachey, Rita Ora and Simone Biles.


Performers: Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Chlöe, Bieber, Doja Cat, Kacey Musgraves, Lil Nas X, Machine Gun Kelly, Foo Fighters, Jack Harlow, Tainy, Ozuna, The Kid Laroi, Twenty One Pilots, Ed Sheeran, Barker, Swae Lee, Alicia Keys, Normani and Rodrigo.


Video of the Year

Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion, "Wap"

DJ Khaled featuring Drake and starring Justin Bieber, "Popstar"

Doja Cat featuring SZA, "Kiss Me More"

Ed Sheeran, "Bad Habits"

Lil Nas X, "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)"

The Weeknd, "Save Your Tears"

Artist of the Year

Ariana Grande

Doja Cat

Justin Bieber

Megan Thee Stallion

Olivia Rodrigo

Taylor Swift

Song of the Year

24kGoldn featuring Iann Dior, "Mood"

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, "Leave the Door Open"

BTS, "Dynamite"

Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion, "WAP"

Dua Lipa, "Levitating"

Olivia Rodrigo, "Drivers License"

Best New Artist



The Kid Laroi

Olivia Rodrigo

Polo G


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