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Houston Artists Top the List for 2021 VMA Nominations

Beyoncé, Megan thee Stallion and more nominated in multiple categories.

By Shelby Stewart August 16, 2021


Houston's Megan Thee Stallion receives six nominations at MTV's Video Music Awards. 

The nominees for MTV’s 2021 Video Music Awards are out and it looks like H-Town may be bringing home some trophies .

Megan Thee Stallion leads the pack with a total of six nominations, following closely behind Justin Bieber, who unsurprisingly racked up seven total. The “Hot Girl Coach” is being considered in multiple categories, including Video of the Year and Song of the Year, for her performance alongside Cardi B's “WAP.” The video makes history as one of the first female collaboration tracks nominated for Video of the Year, according to Billboard. 

Megan was also selected in the Artist of the Year category and received a double nomination in the Best Hip-Hop Song category for her collaboration with Lil Baby on their “On Me Remix.”

Beyonce’s “Brown Skin Girl,” received nominations for Best R&B Song and Best Cinematography. Nominated alongside Bey are collaborators Saint Jhn, WizKid, and her daughter Blue Ivy Carter. The 'Ivy Park' curator also received a nomination for Best Art Direction in  “Already,” next to Shatta Wale and Major Lazer.

In addition to Houstonian's taking over, Travis Scott received a nomination in the Best Hip-Hop Song category for his song “Franchise,” which features both Young Thug and M.I.A.

This year's show makes its return to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the first time since 2013. The award itself 一 MTV’s Moon Person 一 will feature a new design by visual artist Kehinde Wiley.

This year's special edition VMA trophy, designed by Kehinde Wiley.

Image: MTV 

The MTV Video Music Awards will air on Sunday, September 12 at 8 p.m on MTV. The show will be simulcasted on CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Pop, TV Land, VH1, and The CW Network.

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