Women in Music 2016

Beyonce, Adele Lead Nominees for 2016 MTV Video Music Awards

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MTV Video Music Awards “Video of the Year” nominees Adele, Beyoncé, Drake, Justin Bieber and Kanye West revealed in a panoramic street mural in New York City's East Village on July 25, 2016.

Beyoncé and Adele are the leading nominees for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, with Bey leading all contenders with a career high 11 noms for her visual album Lemonade. The British singer is just behind her with 8 nods for her global smash 25. Also snagging multiple noms for the show -- that will air live from New York's Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 9 p.m. ET -- are Drake, with 6 for his "Hotline Bling" clip, Ariana Grande (5) and Rihanna (4).

Adele stacked up 7 nominations alone for her YouTube crushing "Hello" video, which will go up against  Beyonce's “Formation,” Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” Justin Bieber's “Sorry” and Kanye West’s “Famous” for the Video of the Year prize. The nominees were unveiled via a Facebook Live broadcast from New York on Tuesday (July 26), during which the Video of the Year nominees were revealed with a huge street mural.

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Beginning Tuesday, 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. Voting for Best New Artist will stay open through the VMAs pre-show, which will air at 8 p.m. ET; fans can also cast their votes for the category on Facebook Messenger starting Aug. 15. Nominees for the socially voted category, Best Song of Summer, will be announced at a later date.

The full list of nominees: 

Video of the Year:

Adele – “Hello”

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Justin Bieber – “Sorry”

Kanye West – “Famous”                                      

Best Female Video:

Adele – “Hello”

Beyoncé – “Hold Up”

Sia – “Cheap Thrills”

Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version)

Best Male Video:

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”

Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”

Kanye West – “Famous”

The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”

Best Collaboration: 

Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”

Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Work From Home”

Ariana Grande ft. Lil Wayne – “Let Me Love You”

Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”

Rihanna ft. 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”

Beyoncé – “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 ft. 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 ft. Destiny’s Child & Brandy – “The Girl Is Mine”

Mike Posner – “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”

Afrojack – “SummerThing!”

The Chainsmokers ft. Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”

Breakthrough Long Form Video:

Florence + The Machine – The Odyssey

Beyoncé – Lemonade

Justin Bieber – PURPOSE: The Movement

Chris Brown – Royalty

Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy

Best New Artist: 

Bryson Tiller

Desiigner

Zara Larsson

Lukas Graham

DNCE

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Best Art Direction: 

Beyoncé – “Hold Up”

Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

David Bowie – “Blackstar”

Adele – “Hello”

Best Choreography: 

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell – “WTF (Where They From)”

Beyoncé – “Sorry”

FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”

Florence + The Machine – “Delilah”

Best Direction: 

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Coldplay – “Up&Up”

Adele – “Hello”

David Bowie – “Lazarus”

Tame Impala – “The Less I Know The Better”

Best Cinematography:

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Adele – “Hello”

David Bowie – “Lazarus”

Alesso – “I Wanna Know”

Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Best Editing:

Beyoncé – “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”

2016 MTV VMAs