Tuesday, 28 September, 2021
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Bieber wins artist of the year at MTV VMAs

The MTV VMAs have embraced ‘Bieber fever’. Justin Bieber won artist of the year and kicked off Sunday's ceremony with an energetic performance that featured him rappelling from the ceiling of Barclays Center and launching into ‘Stay’ with Kid LAROI and his single ‘Ghost’, report agencies.

The leading nominee heading into Sunday's show, Bieber also took home the best pop song honor with Giveon for “Peaches.”

The VMAs celebrated MTV's 40th anniversary, mixing moments between early network stars like Cyndia Lauper and show opener Madonna with high-octane performances by newer stars like Olivia Rodrigo, Camila Cabello and Chloe.

But much of the evening, so far, belonged to Bieber. Sunday was his first VMAs performance in six years, and he is also competing for other top honors like video of the year for “POPSTAR.”