Photo Highlights from the VMAs 2021

Look back on all the unforgettable live performances, acceptance speeches and backstage moments from the MTV Video Music Awards 2021, featuring Doja Cat, Lil Nas X, Olivia Rodrigo, Normani, Busta Rhymes and more.

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Dave Grohl/AJ McLean | 1080x1080

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Honoree Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Presenter AJ McLean of Backstreet Boys

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Chloe x Halle | 1920x1080

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Presenters Chloe x Halle

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Host Doja | 1080x1080

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Host Doja Cat

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Alicia Keys/Swizz Beatz | 1920x1080

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Performer Alicia Keys and Producer Swizz Beatz

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Ashanti/Ja Rule | 1920x1080

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Presenters Ashanti and Ja Rule

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Avril Lavigne | 1080x1080

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Presenter Avril Lavigne

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Chloe Performance | 1920x1080

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"Have Mercy" Performer Chlöe of Chloe x Halle

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Doja Moonman | 1920x1080

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Best Collaboration Winner Doja Cat

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Billie Eilish | 1080x1080

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Video for Good Winner Billie Eilish

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Lil Nas X/Jack Harlow Performance | 1920x1080

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"Industry Baby" Performers Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Camila Cabello | 1920x1080

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"Don't Go Yet" Singer Camila Cabello

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Travis Scott | 1080x1080

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Best Hip-Hop Winner Travis Scott

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Ciara | 1920x1080

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Presenter Ciara

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Doja Performance | 1920x1080

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"Been Like This" Performer Doja Cat

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery  Ed Sheeran Performance | 1080x1080

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"Shivers" Performer Ed Sheeran

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Foo Fighters Performance | 1920x1080

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Performer Foo Fighters

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Lil Nas X voty | 1920x1080

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Video of the Year Winner Lil Nas X

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Spliff Star/Busta Rhymes | 1920x1080

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Performers Spliff Star and Busta Rhymes

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery JLo | 1920x1080

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Presenter Jennifer Lopez

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Justin Bieber/Giveon | 1920x1080

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Best Pop Winners Justin Bieber and Giveon

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Kacey Musgraves Performance | 1920x1080

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"star-crossed" Performer Kacey Musgraves

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Doja Chair | 1080x1080

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Host Doja Cat

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery The Kid LAROI Performance | 1920x1080

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"STAY" Performer The Kid LAROI

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Normani Performance | 1920x1080

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"Wild Side" Performer Normani

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Lil Nas X Performance | 1080x1080

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"Industry Baby" Performer Lil Nas X

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Winner Olivia Rodrigo | 1080x1080

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Best New Artist Winner Olivia Rodrigo

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Madison Beer | 1080x1080

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Presenter Madison Beer

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Madonna | 1080x1080

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Presenter Madonna

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery MGK Performance | 1080x1080

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"papercuts" Performer Machine Gun Kelly

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery MGK Moonman | 1920x1080

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Best Alternative Winner Machine Gun Kelly

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Normani | 1920x1080

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"Wild Side" Singer Normani

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Ozuna Performance | 1920x1080

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"La Funka" Performer Ozuna

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Olivia Rodrigo Performance | 1920x1080

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"good 4 u" Performer Olivia Rodrigo

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Shawn Mendes Performance | 1920x1080

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"Summer of Love" Performer Shawn Mendes

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Simone Biles | 1080x1080

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Presenter Simone Biles

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Swae Lee Performance | 1920x1080

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Performer Swae Lee