VMA’s 2021 LIVE – Olivia Rodrigo makes MTV awards show debut as Avril Lavigne returns to rocker roots with new boyfriend

OLIVIA Rodrigo made her MTV awards show debut as Avril Lavigne returned to her rocker roots with her new boyfriend.

The 2021 MTV Video Music Awards aired on Sunday, September 12, at 8pm EST and singer Olivia Rodrigo, 18, took the stage to sing after Justin Bieber.

It was then revealed Rodrigo won the Song of the Year award for Driver’s License.

She dedicated the award to "all of the other girls who write songs on their bedroom floor."

Meanwhile, Avril Lavigne appeared on the red carpet, dressed in a hot pink outfit, with her boyfriend Mod Sun.

The star-studded awards show is taking place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, for the first time since 2013.

Rapper Doja Cat will be hosting the annual awards show, which didn't take place in person in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Read our MTV VMAs 2021 live blog for the very latest news and updates…

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    AVRIL LAVIGNE ANNOUNCES VMA FOR BILLY EILISH

    Avril Lavigne took the stage to announce the VMA for Video for Good.

    Billie Eilish won the award for "Your Power."

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    RED HOT ARRIVALS

    Olivia Rodrigo, 18, looked stunning in a red strapless mermaid gown with layers of purple tulle on top.

    Paris Hilton dazzled in a shiny silver mini-dress complete with silver embellishments and a high-ponytail for her signature blonde hair.

    Avril Lavigne stuck with her rocker style and wore a pink plaid suit that exposed her chest with a diamond bra.

    While Australian rapper The Kid Laroi went shirtless under his black leather blazer but held up a large cross necklace for the photographers.

    Talented sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey – who is starring as Ariel in the upcoming The Little Mermaid live action remake – walked the carpet together in beautiful outfits.

    Popstar Doja Cat, 25, looked gorgeous in a tight black corset dress with a purple top layer. 

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    MEGAN FOX FLAUNTS BARE BUTT

    Megan Fox showed off her bare butt and thong in a sheer dress with boyfriend Machine Gun Kelly and pals Travis Barker & Kourtney Kardashian at the MTV VMAs.

    The Jennifer's Body actress left little to the imagination in the sexy ensemble as the KUWTK star locked lips with her rocker boyfriend on the 2021 awards show red carpet.

    Megan, 35, put her incredible figure on full display in the nude see-through dress while her man, Machine Gun Kelly, rocked a red suit.

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    WHAT HAPPENED WITH CONOR MCGREGOR?

    Machine Gun Kelly and Conor McGregor reportedly came to blows during MTV's Video Music Awards red carpet after the alternative rock singer supposedly 'hurled a bottle' at the MMA champ.

    An eyewitness told The Sun that the former Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight was reportedly not pleased that a water bottle had been thrown at him.

    Machine Gun Kelly, 31, nearly got into the ring with Conor, 33, at the red carpet event.

    Conor then allegedly tried to land a punch at Megan Fox's boyfriend.

    The Irish mixed martial artist allegedly missed because he was apparently not close enough. 

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    ED SHEERAN SINGS SHIVERS

    Ed Sheeran performed his new single "Shivers" during the VMA's.

    He sang on the Toyota Stage at Pier 3 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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    TWENTY ONE PILOTS

    Tyler Joseph, the lead vocalist from Twenty One Pilots, performed on Sunday and announced his wife is pregnant with their second child.

    He married his wife Jenna Black in 2015.

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    CINDY LAUPER

    The 68-year-old singer said girls "still wanna have fun" but they also still want "fundamental rights."

    Cindy Lauper announced the winner for Best Pop, which was revealed to be Justin Bieber.

    He won Best Pop for his song "Peaches."

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    OLIVIA RODRIGO

    The singer won her second VMA of the night.

    She won the Song of the Year award for Driver's License.

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    DOJA CAT INTRODUCED

    DOJA Cat — a rapper and singer who shot to fame on Soundcloud — is hosting the VMA’s.

    Her real name is Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini.

    "We have more performances than ever before and I'm very excited," the singer told the crowd on Sunday night.

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    OLIVIA RODRIGO PERFORMS

    Olivia Rodrigo, 18, is an American actress and singer.

    Rodrigo was born in Temecula, California. She is of Filipino descent from her father's side and German and Irish from her mother's side.

    She performed after Justin Bieber at the 2021 VMA's.

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    JUSTIN BIEBER PERFORMS GHOST

    "If I can't get close to you, I'll settle for the ghost of you," he sang.

    His performance was surrounded by loud cheers.

    The VMA's were happy to have him back.

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    MADONNA TAKES THE STAGE

    "And they said we wouldn't last. But we're still here Motherf***ers," Madonna said at the start of the event.

    Moments later, Justin Bieber and The Kid Laroi took the stage.

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    HOW TO WATCH OR STREAM MTA VMA’s

    After last year’s slate of remote performances, the VMAs return to Barclays Center on September 12 and will be hosted by Doja Cat.

    The broadcast and live stream of the main ceremony is set to begin at 8pm Eastern (5pm Pacific) on MTV and MTV.com.

    ViacomCBS networks such as BET, Comedy Central, MTV2, and VH1 will also simulcast the show.

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    WHO IS DOJA CAT?

    DOJA Cat — a rapper and singer who shot to fame on Soundcloud — is hosting the VMA’s.

    Her sophomore album, Planet Her, was released on June 25, 2021.

    DOJA Cat’s real name is Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini.

    She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.

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    WHO IS APPEARING AT THE VMAs?

    The VMAs are expected to see a host of famous faces performing at the awards show.

    Justin Bieber, Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Normani are all reportedly lined up to entertain the crowds.

    The star-studded event will air later this evening and is hosted by Doja Cat.

    Doja Cat makes history as the first MTV Video Music Awards host to be also nominated for video of the year.

    Justin Bieber leads the nominations with seven nods while Megan Thee Stallion could win a maximum of six awards.

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    HOW TO WATCH OR STREAM MTA VMA’s

    After last year’s slate of remote performances, the VMAs return to Barclays Center on September 12 and will be hosted by Doja Cat.

    The broadcast and live stream of the main ceremony is set to begin at 8pm Eastern (5pm Pacific) on MTV and MTV.com.

    ViacomCBS networks such as BET, Comedy Central, MTV2, and VH1 will also simulcast the show.

    The MTV VMAs pre-show began at 6.30pm Eastern (3.30pm Pacific) and will feature 90 minutes of performances and celebrity interviews.

    The pre-show will air on MTV, and, started at 6.15pm Eastern, it’ll stream on the @MTV Twitter, as well.

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    NICK LACHEY, LANCE BASS, & AJ MCLEAN ON PRESHOW

    The three boyband stars spoke on the red carpet prior to the start of the show.

    Nick Lachey, Lance Bass, and AJ McLean stood on the red carpet together.

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    WHO IS PERFORMING AT THE MTV VMA'S?

    Here are the artists slated to perform at the pre-show:

    • Kim Petras
    • Polo G
    • Swedish House Mafia

    MTV’s Nessa Diab and Jamila Mustafa return as hosts of the pre-show, featuring Tinashe as a celebrity correspondent.

    Rapper Doja Cat will host the ceremony, and presenters include Billie Eilish, Ashanti, Cyndi Lauper, 50 Cent, Megan Fox, Travis Barker and Rita Ora.

    The list of performers at the VMA's main show includes:

    • Lil Nas X
    • Normani
    • Foo Fighters
    • Chlöe
    • Justin Bieber

    LIST OF NOMINEES FOR BEST NEW ARTIST

    • 24kGoldn
    • Giveon
    • The Kid LAROI
    • Olivia Rodrigo
    • Polo G
    • Saweetie

    You can check out the full list at Pitchfork.

    LIST OF NOMINEES FOR SONG OF THE YEAR

    Check out the full list below:

    • 24kGoldn: Mood Ft. Iann Dior
    • BTS: Dynamite
      Cardi B: WAP Ft. Megan Thee Stallion
    • Dua Lipa: Levitating
    • Olivia Rodrigo: Drivers License
    • Silk Sonic: Leave the Door Open

    LIST OF NOMINEES FOR ARTIST OF THE YEAR

    Check out the full list below:

    • Ariana Grande
    • Doja Cat
    • Justin Bieber
    • Megan Thee Stallion
    • Olivia Rodrigo
    • Taylor Swift
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      LIST OF NOMINEES FOR VIDEO OF THE YEAR

      Check out the full list below:

      • Cardi B: WAP Ft. Megan Thee Stallion
      • DJ Khaled / Drake: POPSTAR Starring Justin Bieber
      • Doja Cat: Kiss Me More Ft. SZA
      • Ed Sheeran: Bad Habits
      • Lil Nas X: MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)
      • The Weeknd: Save Your Tears

      HOW TO WATCH OR STREAM MTA VMA's

      After last year’s slate of remote performances, the VMAs return to Barclays Center on September 12 and will be hosted by Doja Cat.

      The broadcast and live stream of the main ceremony is set to begin at 8pm Eastern (5pm Pacific) on MTV and MTV.com.

      ViacomCBS networks such as BET, Comedy Central, MTV2, and VH1 will also simulcast the show.

      The MTV VMAs pre-show began at 6.30pm Eastern (3.30pm Pacific) and will feature 90 minutes of performances and celebrity interviews.

      The pre-show will air on MTV, and, started at 6.15pm Eastern, it’ll stream on the @MTV Twitter, as well.

      VMA'S PLAYLIST

      MTV Soundtrack tweeted a Spotify link to its "ultimate @vmas playlist featuring music from nominees, performers, and so much more."

      The VMA's will begin on September 12 at 8pm EDT.

      The event is taking place in Barclay's Center and DOJA Cat is the host.

       

      WHO IS APPEARING AT THE VMAs?

      The VMAs are expected to see a host of famous faces performing at the awards show.

      Justin Bieber, Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Normani are all reportedly lined up to entertain the crowds.

      The star-studded event will air later this evening and is hosted by Doja Cat.

      Doja Cat makes history as the first MTV Video Music Awards host to be also nominated for video of the year.

      Justin Bieber leads the nominations with seven nods while Megan Thee Stallion could win a maximum of six awards.

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