Filipino-Americans Bruno Mars, Olivia Rodrigo lead MTV VMAs 2021 winners, highlights

Filipino-American singing sensation Olivia Rodrigo made a strong debut at the recent MTV Video Music Awards, bagging Moonmens from her five nominations.

Her “Driver’s License” was named Song of the Year and Push Performance of the Year. It was the first song released from her debut album “Sour.” Olivia was also named Best New Artist.

She was nominated for Best Pop and Artist of the Year categories which were won by Justin Bieber. Bieber won Best Pop for “Peaches.”

Another Filipino-American, Bruno Mars, alongside Anderson .Paak and Silk Sonic, took home “Best R&B” and “Best Editing” for the hit summer, sexy track “Leave the Door Open.”

Meanwhile, Filipino-American rapper Saweetie’s “Best Friend” music video, featuring Doja Cat, won Best Art Direction by Alec Contestabile.

K-pop act BTS won Best K-pop for “Butter” and was named Group of the Year.

The Foo Fighters were given the Global Icon Award.


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