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Beyoncé and Justin Bieber lead nominations for 2016 MTV EMAs

MTV EMA

Best Song nominees Adele, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Lukas Graham, Mike Posner revealed in cover medley video by Spanish rising star Leroy Sanchez

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. Superstar Adele followed closely behind with four nods, alongside Best Rock nominees Coldplay, Best New Act nominee Lukas Graham and Best Male candidate Shawn Mendes. Rihanna and Drakeearned three nods each, including a Best Song nomination 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.

The 2016 MTV EMAs will broadcast LIVE around the globe from the Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands on MTV on Monday, 7 November at3am (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)

Voting is open now at mtvema.com, including the Best Southeast Asia Actlocal 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! ADVT. 

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