Beyoncé and Justin Bieber Lead Nominations for 2016 MTV EMAs

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The heat is on in Rotterdam this November!MTV today announced nominations for the 2016 MTV EMAs, with cultural icons Beyoncé and Justin Bieber leading the pack with five nominations each. SuperstarAdele followed closely behind with four nods, alongside Best Rock nomineesColdplayBest New Act nominee Lukas Graham and Best Male candidate Shawn MendesRihanna and Drake earned three nods each, including a Best Songnomination for their hit collaboration “Work.” Adele’s record-shattering hit “Hello,” Justin Bieber’s electronic pop track “Sorry,” Lukas Graham’s soul-pop ballad “7 Years” and the Seeb remix of Mike Posner’s dance smash “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” also earned nominations for Best Song.
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The 2016 MTV EMAs will broadcast LIVE around the globe from the Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands on MTV on Monday, 7 November at 3am (TH/WIB) and 4am (MY/PH/SG). It will repeat on the same day at 8pm (TH/WIB) and 9pm (MY/PH/SG).
To celebrate a year of international artistry in a digital era that inspires creative connection between artists and fans more than ever, MTV unveiled the Best Song nominees in a vocal cover medley by Spanish rising artist/Internet sensation Leroy Sanchez. The reveal of the video was broadcast across MTV’s digital platforms and a coalition of media partners.


2016 MTV EMAs NOMINEES
BEST SONG        
Adele - Hello
Justin Bieber - Sorry
Lukas Graham - 7 Years
Mike Posner - I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix)
Rihanna ft. Drake - Work

BEST VIDEO
Beyoncé - Formation
Coldplay - Up&Up
Kanye West - Famous
Tame Impala - The Less I Know the Better
The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk - Starboy
                                 
BEST FEMALE    
Adele
Beyoncé
Lady Gaga          
Rihanna
Sia         
                                 
BEST MALE         
Calvin Harris
Drake   
Justin Bieber     
Shawn Mendes               
The Weeknd     
                                 
BEST LIVE            
Adele
Beyoncé             
Coldplay              
Green Day         
twenty one pilots           
                                 
BEST NEW          
Bebe Rexha
DNCE    
Lukas Graham  
The Chainsmokers          
Zara Larsson      
                                 
BEST POP            
Ariana Grande
Fifth Harmony  
Justin Bieber     
Rihanna
Selena Gomez  
Shawn Mendes 
              
BEST ROCK         
Coldplay
Green Day
Metallica             
Muse   
Red Hot Chili Peppers   
                                 
BEST ALTERNATIVE         
Kings of Leon    
Radiohead         
Tame Impala     
The 1975             
twenty one pilots           
                                 
BEST HIP HOP   
Drake
Future 
G-Eazy 
Kanye West       
Wiz Khalifa         
                                 
BEST ELECTRONIC           
Afrojack              
Calvin Harris      
David Guetta    
Major Lazer       
Martin Garrix    
                                 
BEST PUSH         
Alessia Cara       
Anne-Marie      
Bebe Rexha       
Blossoms
Charlie Puth      
DNCE    
Dua Lipa
Elle King
Halsey
Jack Garratt
Jonas Blue          
Lukas Graham  
                                 
BIGGEST FANS 
Ariana Grande  
Beyoncé             
Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga          
Shawn Mendes

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)
OneRepublic - MTV Evolution, Philippines (2016)
Tinie Tempah  - MTV Crashes, Plymouth (2015)
Tomorrowland - Belgium (2016)
Wiz Khalifa - Isle of MTV, Malta (2016)

BEST SOUTHEAST ASIA ACT
Bunkface (Malaysia)
Dong Nhi (Vietnam)
Gentle Bones (Singapore)
Raisa (Indonesia)
Sarah Geronimo (Philippines)
Thaitanium (Thailand)
Yuna (Malaysia)
Raisa

Sarah Geronimo

Gentle Bones

Bunkface
Yuna

Voting is open now at mtvema.com, including the Best Southeast Asia Act local voting category, for which wildcard nominee Bunkface has been chosen by fans via social vote.

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.
Social voting categories Biggest Fans and Best Look will go live at a later date, with full details and voting procedures to be announced.
The official international sponsor of the 2016 MTV EMAs is Évos headphones. Regional sponsors include: AM:PM Watches (Poland); Amstel Light (Mexico); MTV mobile (Switzerland); Mr. Green Casino (Finland); Replay Supernova (Netherlands).
2016 MTV EMAs voting is now open until 6 November at 6.59am Singapore time* so visit mtvema.com to cast your vote!

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