Beyonce Leads 2016 MTV Video Music Awards Nominations
Beyonce can treat herself to a big glass of Lemonade after receiving 11 MTV Video Music Awards for her latest record-breaking album. The 34-year-old leads the pack, while British powerhouse Adele follows with eight nods thanks mainly to her comeback hit single “Hello,” from her album 25.
Seven of her nominations, including Video of the Year, are for the track, which she released last year after a three-year hiatus, while her eighth nomination is in the Best Visual Effects category. The 28-year-old faces stiff competition in the top category, which also features Beyonce’s “Formation,” Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” and Kanye West’s controversial “Famous” video. Meanwhile, Beyonce’s “Formation” also picked up nods for Best Pop Video, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Best Choreography, with the superstar gaining a second entry in that category for her “Sorry” video. Her track “Hold Up” also landed nods for Best Female Video and Best Art Direction, while her song “Freedom,” which features rapper Kendrick Lamar, scored a nomination in the Best Collaboration category. Unsurprisingly, Lemonade, which the R&B superstar debuted in a TV special in April, also received a nod in the Breakthrough Long Form Video category. Other stars to receive multiple nominations include Drake, with six, Ariana Grande, with five, and Rihanna, with four. The contenders were unveiled via Facebook Live broadcast from New York on Tuesday, and the ceremony is set to take place on August 28 at Madison Square Garden. Fans can vote for Video of the Year, Best Male Video, Best Female Video, and the new Best Long Form Video category at vma.mtv.com, while voting for Best New Artist will stay open through the VMAs pre-show, which will air live on August 28. The full list of nominees is:
Video of the Year:Adele – Hello Beyonce – Formation Drake – Hotline Bling Justin Bieber – Sorry Kanye West – Famous
Best Female Video:Adele – Hello Beyonce – Hold Up Sia – Cheap Thrills Ariana Grande – Into You Rihanna featuring Drake – Work (short version)
Best Male Video:Drake – Hotline Bling Bryson Tiller – Don’t Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna – This Is What You Came For Kanye West – Famous The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
Best Collaboration:Beyonce featuring Kendrick Lamar – Freedom Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign – Work From Home Ariana Grande featuring Lil Wayne – Let Me Love You Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna – This Is What You Came For Rihanna featuring Drake – Work (short version)
Best Hip Hop Video:Drake – Hotline Bling Desiigner – Panda Bryson Tiller – Don’t Chance The Rapper – Angels 2 Chainz – Watch Out
Best Pop Video:Adele – Hello Beyonce – Formation Justin Bieber – Sorry Alessia Cara – Wild Things Ariana Grande – Into You
Best Rock Video:All Time Low – Missing You Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime Fall Out Boy featuring Demi Lovato – Irresistible twenty one pilots – Heathens Panic! At The Disco – Victorious
Best Electronic Video:Calvin Harris & Disciples – How Deep Is Your Love 99 Souls featuring Destiny’s Child & Brandy – The Girl Is Mine Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza Afrojack – SummerThing! The Chainsmokers featuring Daya – Don’t Let Me Down
Breakthrough Long Form Video:Florence + The Machine – The Odyssey Beyonce – Lemonade Justin Bieber – PURPOSE: The Movement Chris Brown – Royalty Troye Sivan – Blue Neighborhood Trilogy
Best New Artist:Bryson Tiller Desiigner Zara Larsson Lukas Graham DNCE
Best Art Direction:Beyonce – Hold Up Fergie – M.I.L.F. $ Drake – Hotline Bling David Bowie – Blackstar Adele – Hello
Best Choreography:Beyonce – Formation Missy Elliott featuring Pharrell – WTF (Where They From) Beyonce – Sorry FKA Twigs – M3LL155X Florence + The Machine – Delilah
Best Direction:Beyonce – Formation Coldplay – Up&Up Adele – Hello David Bowie – Lazarus Tame Impala – The Less I Know The Better
Best Cinematography:Beyonce – Formation Adele – Hello David Bowie – Lazarus Alesso – I Wanna Know Ariana Grande – Into You
Best Editing:Beyonce – Formation Adele – Hello Fergie – M.I.L.F. $ David Bowie – Lazarus Ariana Grande – Into You
Best Visual Effects:Coldplay – Up&Up FKA Twigs – M3LL155X Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face Zayn – PILLOWTALK
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