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Beyonce Leads 2016 MTV VMA Nominations

VMA 2016The network announced the nominees for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards on  Tuesday, July 26.

Beyoncé Leads 2016 VMA Nominations

Beyoncé Leads 2016 VMA Nominations

Beyonce is the queen bee, leading the list with her career best of 11 nods for this year’s awards, which air live from New York’s Madison Square Garden on August 28. Adele was the second-most nominated act, scoring eight nods, including seven for her “Hello.” video. Other top nominees include Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Calvin Harris, Coldplay, Sia, The Weeknd and the late David Bowie.

The Best New Artist Award category will be open all the way up until the pre-show, while the nominees for Best Song of the Summer will be announced in the coming weeks.

Here is the full list of 2016 MTV VMA Nominations:

2016 MTV VMA Nominations
Category Nominations
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
Bryson Tiller
Desiigner
Zara Larsson
Lukas Graham
DNCE
PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES – Presented by Orbit® Gum
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 – “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

Taylor Swift Shut Out of MTV Video Music Awards 2016 Nominations, a surprising turn of events who led the pack of honorees at last year’s ceremony with 10 nominations for “Bad Blood.”

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