The MTV Video Music Awards (abbreviated as The VMA's) are an annual award show that honors the best music videos of the year, and pop culture. Justin Bieber made his first appearance in 2009 when he performed and presented.
The 2009 MTV Video Music Awards were held on September 13 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Justin wasn't nominated. Justin wanted to give one lucky fan a shout-out during the VMAs pre-show. To enter the concest you had to upload a video of yourself explaining — or showing — why you were Justin’s biggest fan to Your.MTV.com. Justin picked the winner himself and said hi to Tricia Matibag.
- Miranda Cosgrove and Justin Bieber — introduced Taylor Swift.
The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards took place on September 12, 2010 at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Justin was nominated for 1 award, Best New Artist and won. He performed U Smile, Baby and Somebody to Love and played the drums.
- Kim Kardashian — introduced Justin Bieber
|2010||Baby (ft. Ludacris)||Best New Artist||Won|
The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards took place on August 28, 2011 at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Justin was nominated for 1 award, Best Male Video for U Smile and won.
|2011||U Smile||Best Male Video||Won|
The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards were held on September 6, 2012 at the Staples Arena. Justin Bieber was nominated for three awards,"Best Male Video", "Most Share Whorthy Video" and "Best Pop Video". Justin didn't win these.
|2012||Boyfriend||Best Pop Video||Nominated|
|Best Male Video||Nominated|
|Most Share-worthy Video||Nominated|
The 2013 VMA Awards were held on August 25, 2013 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Justin was nominated for Best Choreography for the music video, "#thatPOWER" by Will.i.am. Bruno Mars won with Treasure. Justin didn't go to the VMA's in 2013.
|2013||#thatPOWER (w/ Will.i.am.)||Best Choreography||Nominated|
The 2015 MTV VMA's were held on August 30, 2015. Justin performed "Where Are Ü Now" and "What Do You Mean". Justin interrupted the song for one hell of a monologue that he gave while floating off the ground. He said:
"Life is a journey. Sometimes we battle, full of the unexpected. Sometimes we focus on our destination and forget to focus on that journey. But when we fall, it allows you to get up stronger. It allows you not to focus on your own understanding. Give in to faith. Believe in something bigger than yourself, and find your purpose."
Justin ended the performance by breaking down into tears, leaving even Miley Cyrus momentarily speechless. He was crying because he didn't expect they would support him, last time at an award show he was booed. His music video, "Where Are Ü Now", was nominated for 4 awards:
|2015||Where Are U Now (w/Jack U)||Best Art Director||Nominated|
|Best Special Effects||Won|
|Song of the Summer||Nominated|
The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards were held on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at the Madison Square Garden, NY City. Justin Bieber was nominated for three awards, "Video of the year", "Best Pop Video" and "Breakthrough Long From Video". Justin didn't win these and didn't atend this year.
|2016||Sorry||Video of the Year||Nominated|
|Best Pop Video||Nominated|
|Purpose: The Movement||Best Breakthrough Long From Video||Nominated|
The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards were held on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at The Forum, Inglewood, California. I'm The One. Cold Water and Despacito Remix was nominated. Justin didn't win and didn't atend this year.
|2017||Im the One||Best Hip Hop||Nominated|
|Cold Water||Best Dance||Nominated|
|Despacito (Remix)||Song of the Summer||Nominated|
The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards were held on Monday, August 26, 2019 at the Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey. Justin was nominated for two categories for the song with Ed Sheeran , I Don't Care. Justin didn't won and didn't atend this year.
|2019||I Don't Care (w/ Ed Sheeran)||Best Collaboration||Nominated|
|Song of the Summer||Nominated|
The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards were held on August 30, 2020 in NY City. Justin was nominated for four categories. "Artist of the Year", "Best Collaboration", "Best Pop" and "Best Music Video From Home". Winning this last one for the video Stuck With U with Ariana Grande . Justin didn't atend this year.
|2020||Justin Bieber||Artist of the Year||Nominated|
|Stuck With U (w/ Ariana Grande)||Best Collaboration||Nominated|
|Best Music Video From Home||Won|
|Intentions (ft. Quavo)||Best Pop||Nominated|
The 2021 MTV Video Music Awards will be held on September 12, 2021, at the Barclays Center in New York City. Justin Bieber (9) was the most nominated artist of the night. Justin attends and performs "STAY" with The Kid LAROI and then "Ghost".
|2021||POPSTAR (starring Justin Bieber) (Dj Khaled ft. Drake)||Video of the Year||Nominated|
|POPSTAR (starring Justin Bieber) (Dj Khaled ft. Drake) / Director X||Best Direction||Nominated|
|Justin Bieber||Artist of the Year||Won|
|Peaches (ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon)||Best Collaboration||Nominated|
|Peaches (ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon)||Song of Summer||Nominated|
|STAY (W/ The Kid LAROI)||Nominated|
|Peaches (ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon) / Mark ayr & Vinnie Hobbs||Best Editiing||Nominated|
|Holy (ft. Chance the Rapper) / Elias Talbot||Best Cinematography||Nominated|