9/12/2021

Machine Gun Kelly together with Travis Barker Close Out 2021 VMAs amongst ‘Papercuts’

dawnsears.com - Machine Gun Kelly took the stage amongst collaborator Travis Barker at 2021 MTV Video Music Awards for the globe premiere performance of his song "Papercuts" from his latest album Tickets To My Downfall.

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After beingness introduced past Kourtney Kardashian as well as Megan Fox (who called the performers their "time to come infant daddies"), Machine Gun Kelly hit the phase amongst Travis Barker to shut out the entire show alongside a theatrical rendition of his emotional single "Papercuts."

MGK finished off the functioning by cracking his pink guitar earlier collapsing to the stage cathartically.

MGK's Tickets To My Downfall was late certified platinum, his first album to achieve that condition. The platinum album cert isn't the kickoff indication that Tickets to My Downfall is MGK's biggest-selling try nonetheless — his pop-punk debut was also his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 on free inward September 2020.

The multi-genre performer hasn't been shy near expressing what a huge bucket listing instant this performance was for him, sharing a Tweet from 2012 in which he said, "We will perform at the [VMAs] i mean solar day."

He fifty-fifty gave fans a sneak peak of the operation, sharing a brusque clip showing his set up.

The performer also took domicile a Moon Person for Best Alternative Video.
 
The awards, which broadcasted Sun, Sept. 12 from New York City's Barclays Center, also featured a functioning from the Foo Fighters who accepted the Global Icon Award.

See a full listing of 2021 VMAs winners hither. Check out Machine Gun Kelly's Performance of "Papercuts" at the 2021 VMAs below.

MTV Video Music Awards Rock Awards Winners past Year

1989: Guns northward' Roses, "Sweet Child O' Mine"

Though the MTV VMAs began inwards 1984, the determination to add together some “genre” awards didn’t come until 1989. For stone fans, the beginning year was granted every bit the Best Heavy Metal Video amongst the inaugural victory going to Guns northward’ Roses’ operation-based “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” The band weren’t actually playing to a crowd (except for girlfriends, pets too friends), but instead let the cameras roll during a rehearsal. They beat out out Metallica’s “One,” Aerosmith’s “Rag Doll” in addition to Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar on Me.”

1990: Aerosmith, "Janie's Got a Gun"

Reflecting the category a piffling improve, MTV renamed it Best Metal/Hard Rock Video. After missing out on their outset rock nomination, Aerosmith wouldn’t miss on their second, every bit “Janie’s Got a Gun” took dwelling house the victory. The video brought attending to domestic abuse, and Steven Tyler would fifty-fifty later fall out to start Janie’s Fund, an arrangement dedicated to helping victims of abuse in addition to fail. Faith No More’s “Epic,” Motley Crue’s “Kickstart My Heart” and Slaughter’s “Up All Night” were also nominated.

1991: Aerosmith, "The Other Side"

Primarily a performance slice, the Marty Callner video for “The Other Side” became the second Aerosmith clip to bring abode an MTV trophy. A solid twelvemonth inward difficult stone in addition to metallic gave Aerosmith the stiffest contest the category had always had with air conditioning/DC’s “Thunderstruck,” Alice inward Chains’ “Man in the Box,” The Black Crowes’ “She Talks to Angels,” Faith No More’s “Falling to Pieces,” Guns north’ Roses’ “You Could Be Mine,” Queensryche’s “Silent Lucidity” as well as Warrant’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”

1992: Metallica, "Enter Sandman"

Metallica were not a “video” band early on inwards their career. They didn’t fifty-fifty number a video until “One” on their previous album. But the Wayne Isham-directed clip, featuring quick-cutting dark imagery to reverberate the tone of “Enter Sandman,” became ane of MTV’s most popular videos in addition to helped “Enter Sandman” go the anthem that would exceed metallic to the mainstream. Van Halen’s “Right Now,” Def Leppard’s “Let’s Get Rocked” too Ugly Kid Joe’s “Everything About You” were all nominated, but “Enter Sandman” was equally shut to a lock every bit there e'er was inward the category

1993: Pearl Jam, "Jeremy"

With Pearl Jam enjoying breakout success, Epic Records gave the band the move-ahead to unloosen a video for “Jeremy” but decided to phone call in Mark Pellington rather than purpose 1 that was initially completed past Chris Cuffaro. The Pellington-directed clip provided striking visuals of a bullied immature male child, with the video alluding to the idea that he took his ain life in front of his classmates. Close upwardly shots of Eddie Vedder serve every bit narration for the clip, expressing the intense feelings every bit the vocalizer belts the song. Not alone did “Jeremy” win Best Metal/Hard Rock Video, but it was also MTV’s Best Video of the Year. Aerosmith’s “Living on the Edge,” Helmet’s “Unsung,” too Nine Inch Nails’ “Wish” were also nominated inward the category.

1994: Soundgarden, "Black Hole Sun"
Soundgarden’s super surreal and creepy “Black Hole Sun” was the selection for Best Metal/ Hard Rock Video inwards 1994. The Howard Greenhalgh-directed video institute the band playing in a field overlooking a bizarre neighborhood filled with denizens sporting exaggerated expressions. The victory could be considered a scrap of an upset every bit it trounce out Aerosmith’s “Crazy,” which actually won Video of the Year. Other nominees were Anthrax’s “Black Lodge” in addition to Rollins Band’s “Liar.”
 

1995: White Zombie, "More Human Than Human"

Rob Zombie took the reins in addition to directed White Zombie’s “More Human Than Human” video, which featured a mix of band performance in a minor room amongst dwelling house pic footage from Rob’s youth. The clip bested Green Day’s “Basket Case,” Meat Puppets’ “We Don’t Exist” too Stone Temple Pilots’ “Interstate Love Song” for the MTV trophy.
 

1996: Metallica, "Until It Sleeps"

Metallica mightiness have got been tardily to the game on videos inward the ‘80s, but they more than than made upwardly for it through the ‘90s. The Samuel Bayer-directed video, featuring the band members recreating themes from Hieronymous Bosch paintings, gave the band their second “rock” video victory, now inward the newly renamed Best Hard Rock Video category. Marilyn Manson’s “Sweet Dreams,” Rage Against the Machine’s “Bulls on Parade” as well as Alice in Chains’ “Again” were also nominated inward the category.

1997: Aerosmith, "Falling inwards Love (Is Hard on the Knees)"

If in that location was whatever incertitude that MTV loved Aerosmith, their tertiary “rock” category victory ensured it. The Michael Bay-directed video for “Falling in Love” included some S&yard themes inside the frequently surreal wait of the clip. Foo Fighters’ “Monkey Wrench,” Marilyn Manson’s “The Beautiful People,” Dave Matthews Band’s “Crash Into Me” too Rage Against the Machine’s “People of the Sun” were also upwards for the respect.

1998: Aerosmith, "Pink"

Aerosmith’s stone video potency continued with their quaternary victory inward 1998 for the Doug Nichol-directed clip for “Pink.” The video featured a mix of stylized versions of the band members alongside some of the band also beingness morphed into specific costumes. Steven Tyler truly freaks us out every bit a kid inwards an Easter Bunny costume. The video crush out Foo Fighters’ “Everlong,” Dave Matthews Band’s “Don’t Drink the Water” in addition to Metallica’s “The Unforgiven II” for the win.

1999: Korn, "Freak on a Leash"

Korn called upon Spawn creator to oversee their “Freak on a Leash” video, which included a mix of animation too live action footage, generally centered on a destructive bullet taking out most in its path. The sheer forcefulness of Korn was no agree for the speeding bullet. Kid Rock’s “Bawitdaba,” Lenny Kravitz’s “Fly Away,” Limp Bizkit’s “Nookie” too The Offspring’s “Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)” were also nominated.

2000: Limp Bizkit, "Break Stuff"

With Limp Bizkit at their pinnacle, everyone wanted a piece of the activity. Fred Durst together with crew were joined non entirely past fans, but also some of their celebrity friends including Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Jonathan Davis, Dr. doctor, Aaron Lewis, Flea, Pauly Shore, Derek Jeter, Seth Green, Bam Margera in addition to more. Limp Bizkit’s victory caused ane of the ceremony’s more memorable moments when Rage Against the Machine’s Timmy C climbed the award demo scaffolding as a show of discontent after “Sleep Now inwards the Fire” lost. Creed (“Higher”), Kid Rock (“Cowboy”) and Metallica (“I Disappear”) didn’t take the loss quite therefore hard.

2001: Limp Bizkit, "Rollin'"

Make it dorsum-to-back wins for Limp Bizkit. “Rollin’” sort of played off of some of the hip-hop videos of the solar day amongst Fred Durst backed by a number of dancers. The video also features cameos from Ben Stiller as well as Stephen Dorff, who mistakenly identify Durst every bit a valet, handing him the keys to their slick ride. Aerosmith’s “Jaded,” Linkin Park’s “Crawling,” Staind’s “It’s Been Awhile” together with Weezer’s “Hash Pipe” were also nominated.

2002: Linkin Park, "In the End"

Linkin Park’s DJ Joseph Hahn caught his big directing break teaming up alongside managing director Nathan Cox on the surreal video for “In the End.” Utilizing a number of CGI effects and the California desert for some background, the grouping delivered a visually stunning clip. “In the End” beat out Creed’s “My Sacrifice,” Jimmy Eat World’s “The Middle,” Korn’s “Here to Stay,” P.O.D.’s “Youth of the Nation” and System of a Down’s “Chop Suey.”

2003: Linkin Park, "Somewhere I Belong"

Linkin Park earned their 2d direct Best Rock Video victory for “Somewhere I Belong,” this fourth dimension with Joseph Hahn handling the directing duties solo. Metallica’s “St. Anger,” The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army,” Evanescence’s “Bring Me to Life” and Good Charlotte’s “Lifestyles of the Rich as well as Famous” were also upward for the respect.

2004: Jet, "Are You Gonna Be My Girl?"

Aussie rockers Jet hit it large alongside “Are You Gonna Be My Girl?” too the video sure as shooting helped that. The creative, optic-catching clip institute the band performing in a white void that begins to bring on graphic symbol when ink is spilled that starts forming more of a backdrop. Linkin Park were nominated over again for “Breaking the Habit,” as were Evanescence for the 2d yr inwards a row for “My Immortal.” Other nominees were The Darkness’ over-the-top “I Believe inwards a Thing Called Love” and Hoobastank’s heist-themed clip for “The Reason.

2005: Green Day, "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"

Green Day’s stone opera American Idiot had its videos that also helped necktie the musical storey together. The Samuel Bayer-directed video featured the trio breaking downwardly inward their machine to start the video, hitting the route on foot alongside hangdog looks equally they wander along increasingly desolate backdrops. This was Green Day’s twelvemonth, with the video also claiming Video of the Year honors, thus there wasn’t much of a shot for Foo Fighters’ “Best of You,” The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside,” My Chemical Romance’s “Helena” in addition to Weezer’s “Beverly Hills.”

2006: AFI, "Miss Murder"

Beware Davey Havok, “Miss Murder” is coming! AFI’s stylish clip finds the singer receiving a Federal Reserve note, rallying the crowd below from his balcony, but presently beingness surrounded past black rabbits in addition to the deathly bank note-author coming to claim her latest conquest. The video beat out Panic! At the Disco’s “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” (which was the Video of the Year), Green Day’s “Wake Me Up Before September Ends,” Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Dani California” and Thirty Seconds to Mars’ “The Kill.”

2008: Linkin Park, "Shadow of the Day"

The MTV VMAs ran a shortened ceremony alongside no genre categories inwards 2007, so in that location was no stone award given over again until 2008. Linkin Park’s Joe Hahn was back behind the photographic camera for their MTV VMA winning stone video for “Shadow of the Day,” which centered on Chester Bennington waking in his apartment, getting dressed as well as being greeted past a chaotic, state of war torn globe exterior. The video crush out Slipknot’s “Psychosocial,” Foo Fighters’ “The Pretender,” Fall Out Boy’s “Beat It” and Paramore’s “Crushcrushcrush” for the honour.
 

2009: Green Day, "21 Guns"

Marc Webb helmed Green Day’s “21 Guns” video, which turned a couplet’s cold state of war into a battleground with shots fired. Other nominees included Kings of Leon’s “Use Somebody,” Fall Out Boy’s “I Don’t Care,” Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” too Paramore’s “Decode.”

2010: Thirty Seconds to Mars, "Kings and Queens"

Director Bartholomew Cubbins (aka Jared Leto) delivered a cinematic brusk cinema consummate alongside credits for the band’s hit vocal “Kings together with Queens.” The celluloid followed a grouping of bicycle riders reclaiming the Los Angeles streets inwards the late dark hours together with showing some of the beauty of the urban center inward the process. Muse’s “Uprising,” Florence + the Machine’s “Dog Days Are Over,” MGMT’s “Flash Delirium” too Paramore’s “Ignorance” were also upward for the accolade.

2011: Foo Fighters, "Walk"

The Sam Jones-directed video for “Walk” serves equally an homage for the Michael Douglas-starring celluloid Falling Down, amongst Dave Grohl in conclusion hitting his breaking point inwards L.A. traffic. In a trivial chip of foreshadowing, Grohl spots a Coldplay bumper sticker, rolling his eyes in addition to eventually fleeing his auto (Coldplay would win the VMA adjacent yr). Other nominees included Cage the Elephant’s “Shake Me Down,” The Black Keys’ “Howlin’ for You,” Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” together with Mumford & Sons’ “The Cave.

2012: Coldplay, "Paradise"

2012 started to regard a shift away from traditional harder stone bands inward the rock category, amongst Coldplay’s elephant vacation-themed journeying inward the “Paradise” video taking domicile the Best Rock Video trophy. The Black Keys’ “Lonely Boy,” Imagine Dragons’ “It’s Time,” Linkin Park’s “Burn It Down” and Jack White’s “Sixteen Saltines” were also upwardly for the honor.

2013: Thirty Seconds to Mars, "Up inward the Air"

The cinematic vision of Bartholomew Cubbins (Leto) was indulged in one case once again with a surreal video for “Up inward the Air.” The video included invitee turns from Dita Von Teese, creative person Damien Hirst as well as Olympic gymnasts McKayla Maroney together with Jordyn Wieber blended inward amongst diverse street performers too animals for a clip that feels more similar a bizarre dream. Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive,” Fall Out Boy’s “My Songs Know What You Did inward the Dark,” Mumford & Sons’ “I Will Wait” as well as Vampire Weekend’s “Diane Young” filled out the category.

2014: Lorde, "Royals"

The video for the singer’s breakout song finds the beauty inward the mundane. Most of the video centers on teens amidst a drab suburban habitation life, playing a little to the theme of the song. The Arctic Monkeys’ “Do I Wanna Know?” The Black Keys’ “Fever,” Imagine Dragons’ “Demons” and Linkin Park’s “Until It’s Gone” were also upwardly for the respect.

2015: Fall Out Boy, "Uma Thurman"

Think yous’d like to live Fall Out Boy’s assistant? The video for “Uma Thurman” finds a immature adult female tasked amongst playing to the egos of the band members as well as making sure they’re content, whether it live walking a zebra, playing paintball or duetting at a bar. Such is life, together with such was an MTV VMA win, likewise. Arctic Monkeys’ “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High,” Florence + the Machine’s “Ship to Wreck,” Hozier’s “Take Me to Church” in addition to Walk the moon’s “Shut Up + Dance” filled out the category.

2016: Twenty One Pilots, "Heathens"

Tied to the cinema Suicide Squad, the video had singer Tyler Joseph heading to jail, eventually reuniting amongst drummer Josh Dun to perform for the inmates. Fall Out Boy’s “Irresistible,” Coldplay’s “Adventures of a Lifetime,” All Time Low’s “Missing You” and “Panic! at the Disco’s “Victorious” rounded out the category.

2017: Twenty One Pilots, "HeavyDirtySoul"

The Andrew Donoho-directed video is a trivial unsafe, amongst singer Tyler Joseph’s auto losing a tire, sparking a fire on the route that catches Josh Dun’s drum kit ablaze. The incendiary clip took domicile the newly renamed Best Rock championship, emerging victorious of Coldplay’s “A Headful of Dreams,” Foo Fighters’ “Run,” Green Day’s “Bang Bang” together with Fall Out Boy’s “Young too Menace.”

2018: Imagine Dragons, "Whatever It Takes"

After several nominations, Imagine Dragons in conclusion got the win amongst their destructive video for “Whatever It Takes.” The clip won over Fall Out Boy’s ‘Champion,” Foo Fighters’ “The Sky Is a Neighborhood,” Linkin Park’s “One More Light,” Panic! At the Disco’s “Say Amen (Sat Night)” and Thirty Seconds to Mars’ “Walk on Water.”

2019: Panic! at the Disco, "High Hopes"

That’s some amazing feat (or is it feet) for Panic! At the Disco’s Brendon Urie, who walks upwardly the side of a drinking glass-paned skyscraper inwards club to meet up alongside his band. The clip was chosen over videos from Fall Out Boy (“Bishops Knife Trick”), Lenny Kravitz (“Low”), Twenty One Pilots (“My Blood”), Imagine Dragons (“Natural”) too The 1975 (“Love It If We Made It”).

2020: Coldplay, "Orphans"

Coldplay gave viewers a await at the origin of a vocal, from Chris Martin's early on phonation member making notes to its evolution. The video crush out Blink-182's "Happy Days," Evanescence's "Wasted on You," Fall Out Boy's "Dear Future Self (Hands Up)" amongst Wyclef Jean, Green Day's "Oh Yeah" together with The Killers' "Caution."