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Beyonce and Justin Bieber lead MTV EMA nominations

Published 27/09/2016

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Beyonce lands nominations for Best Video, Best Female, Best Live Act, Biggest Fans and Best Look at the MTV EMAs.

Beyonce and Justin Bieber look set for glory at the 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards after scoring five nominations each.

The Halo singer is nominated for Best Video for Formation, Best Female, Best Live Act and Best Look and she will compete against Justin in the Biggest Fans category. He also scored nods for Best Song for Sorry, Best Male, Best Pop and Best Canadian Act. They are closely followed by Adele, who scored four nominations.

Justin will compete for Best Song against Adele's Hello, Lukas Graham's 7 Years, I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix) by Mike Posner and Work by Rihanna featuring Drake.

Other Best Female nominees including Adele, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Sia, while the shortlist male equivalent features Calvin Harris, Drake, Shawn Mendes and The Weeknd.

Beyonce's Formation video will compete against Coldplay's Up&Up, Kanye West's controversial clip Famous, Tame Impala's The Less I Know the Better and Starboy by The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk, while Justin Bieber will compete against ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez in the Best Pop category, which also features Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony, Rihanna, and Shawn Mendes.

Zayn Malik earns a solo mention for Best UK & Ireland Act and will go head-to-head with his ex-fiancee Perrie Edwards' band Little Mix, who also compete with Adele, Coldplay, and Years & Years.

The winners will be revealed on 6 November (16) at the Ahoy Rotterdam centre in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The main list of nominees are as follows:

Best Song:

Adele - Hello

Justin Bieber - Sorry

Lukas Graham - 7 Years

Mike Posner - I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix)

Rihanna featuring Drake - Work

Best Video:

Beyoncé - Formation

Coldplay - Up&Up

Kanye West - Famous

Tame Impala - The Less I Know the Better

The Weeknd featuring 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 Look:

Lady Gaga

Rihanna

Beyonce

Sia

Bebe Rexha

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 UK & Ireland Act:

Adele

Coldplay

Little Mix

Zayn

Years & Years

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