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The 2016 MTV VMA nominees were announced on Tuesday, just days after the Kanye West/Kim Kardashian/Taylor Swift drama took over media for the week and reminded us of the trendsetting awards show.

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Beyoncé leads the pack with her visual album Lemonade landing 11 nominations, making it the most she’s ever had at the VMAs. Queen Adele earned eight nominations, including the coveted Video Of The Year award for “Hello.”

The Video Music Awards will air Aug. 28th on MTV and take place at New York’s Madison Square Garden for the first time. Check out the full list of nominations below.

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 ft. Drake- “Work”

Best New Artist

Bryson Tiller


Zara Larsson

Lukas Graham


Best Male Video

Drake- “Hotline Bling”

Bryson Tiller- “Dont”

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”

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 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”



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