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Beyonce Rules MTV Video Music Awards Nominations

Beyonce, Adele, Kanye West and Justin Bieber will be taking over the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards when the annual award show hits New York City this summer.

The full VMAs nominations list was released on Tuesday, and Beyonce is the queen bee, leading the list with her career best of 11 nominations in total for her visual album “Lemonade.” Adele followed Beyonce, racking up the second-most nominations with eight in total, including seven for her “Hello” video.

The night’s biggest award — video of the year — will be a race between Beyonce’s “Formation,” Adele’s “Hello,” Bieber’s “Sorry,” West’s highly controversial “Famous” and Drake’s “Hotline Bling.”

Other artists nominated include Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Calvin Harris, Coldplay, Sia, Fifth Harmony, Chris Brown, The Weeknd and the late David Bowie.

Before the 2016 MTV VMAs — which air live from Madison Square Garden on Aug. 28 at 9 p.m. — fans can begin voting on Tuesday for the categories of video of the year, best male video, best female video and more. Voting for the best new artist award will be open through the VMA pre-show the night of the awards. Nominees for best song of the summer will be announced later.

See the full list of 2016 MTV VMA nominations here:

 

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 featuring Saba – “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

Presented by Taco Bell

Bryson Tiller

Desiigner

Zara Larsson

Lukas Graham

DNCE

 

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

Presented by Orbit® Gum

 

BEST ART DIRECTION

Beyoncé – “Hold Up”

Production Designer: Jason Hougaard

Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”

Production Designer: Alexander Delgado

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Production Designer: Jeremy MacFarlane

David Bowie – “Blackstar”

Production Designer: Jan Houllevigue

Adele – “Hello”

Production Designer: Colombe Raby

 

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 – “Format

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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