Beyoncé and Justin Bieber lead the pack at 2016 MTV European Music Awards
Beyoncé and Justin Bieber led the nominations as the 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards were announced earlier today.
The international superstars both bagged an impressive five nominations each, while British stars Adele and Coldplay trailed closely behind with four nods. Lukas Graham and Shawn Mendes also received four nominations. Behind that lot are Rihanna and Drake, with three nods apiece.
The eagerly-awaited Best Song category includes nominations for Rihanna and Drake’s “Work”, Adele’s “Hello”, Justin Bieber’s “Sorry”, Lukas Graham’s “7 Years” and Mike Posner’s “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” [Seeb remix].
Meanwhile, Best Female will likely be a close fought race between superstars Adele, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Sia.
Up for Best Male are Calvin Harris, Drake, Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes and The Weeknd.
Check out the full list of nominations here:
Adele – “Hello”
Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
Lukas Graham – “7 Years”
Mike Posner – “I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix)”
Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work”
Beyoncé – “Formation”
Coldplay – “Up&Up”
Kanye West – “Famous”
Tame Impala – “The Less I Know the Better”
The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk – “Starboy”
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Red Hot Chili Peppers
Kings of Leon
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BEST HIP HOP
BEST WORLD STAGE
Duran Duran – Piazza Del Duomo, Milan (2015)
Ellie Goulding – Piazza Del Duomo, Milan (2015)
Jess Glynne – Isle of MTV, Malta (2016)
Martin Garrix – Isle of MTV, Malta (2015)
One Republic – MTV Evolution, Philippines (2016)
Tinie Tempah – MTV Crashes, Plymouth (2015)
Tomorrowland – Belgium (2016)
Wiz Khalifa – Isle of MTV, Malta (2016)
BEST LOCAL ACT
Beyoncé (US), Adele (UK & Ireland), Coldplay (UK & Ireland), Justin Bieber (Canada), Shawn Mendes (Canada) and Lukas Graham (Denmark) are among those nominated for their respective home regions.
BEST UK AND IRELAND ACT
Years & Years
The MTV Emas will take place in Rotterdam, Netherlands on Sunday, November 6. Voting is now open.