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Beyonce leads 2016 MTV Video Music Awards nominations

Published 26/07/2016

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Beyonce and Adele lead the nominations for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.

Beyonce can treat herself to a big glass of Lemonade after receiving 11 MTV Video Music Awards for her latest record-breaking album.

The 34-year-old leads the pack, while British powerhouse Adele follows with eight nods thanks mainly to her comeback hit single Hello, from her album 25.

Seven of her nominations, including Video of the Year, are for the track, which she released last year (15) after a three-year hiatus, while her eighth nomination is in the Best Visual Effects category.

The 28-year-old faces stiff competition in the top category, which also features Beyonce's Formation, Drake’s Hotline Bling, Justin Bieber's Sorry and Kanye West’s controversial Famous video.

Meanwhile, Beyonce's Formation also picked up nods for Best Pop Video, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Best Choreography, with the superstar gaining a second entry in that category for her Sorry video.

Her track Hold Up also landed nods for Best Female Video and Best Art Direction, while her song Freedom, which features rapper Kendrick Lamar, scored a nomination in the Best Collaboration category.

Unsurprisingly, Lemonade, which the R&B superstar debuted in a TV special in April (16), also received a nod in the Breakthrough Long Form Video category.

Other stars to receive multiple nominations include Drake, with six, Ariana Grande, with five, and Rihanna, with four.

The contenders were unveiled via a Facebook Live broadcast from New York on Tuesday (26Jul16), and the ceremony is set to take place on 28 August (15) at Madison Square Garden.

Fans can vote for Video of the Year, Best Male Video, Best Female Video and the new Best Long Form Video category at vma.mtv.com, while voting for Best New Artist will stay open through the VMAs pre-show, which will air live on 28 August.

The full list of nominees is:

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 featuring Drake - Work (short version)

Best Male Video:

Drake - Hotline Bling

Bryson Tiller - Don’t

Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna - This Is What You Came For

Kanye West - Famous

The Weeknd - Can’t Feel My Face

Best Collaboration:

Beyonce featuring Kendrick Lamar - Freedom

Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign - Work From Home

Ariana Grande featuring Lil Wayne - Let Me Love You

Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna - This Is What You Came For

Rihanna featuring Drake - Work (short version)

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

Beyonce - 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 featuring 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 featuring Destiny’s Child & Brandy - The Girl Is Mine

Mike Posner - I Took A Pill In Ibiza

Afrojack - SummerThing!

The Chainsmokers featuring Daya - Don’t Let Me Down

Breakthrough Long Form Video:

Florence + The Machine - The Odyssey

Beyonce - 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

Best Art Direction:

Beyonce - Hold Up

Fergie - M.I.L.F. $

Drake - Hotline Bling

David Bowie - Blackstar

Adele - Hello

Best Choreography:

Beyonce - Formation

Missy Elliott featuring Pharrell - WTF (Where They From)

Beyonce - Sorry

FKA Twigs - M3LL155X

Florence + The Machine - Delilah

Best Direction:

Beyonce - Formation

Coldplay - Up&Up

Adele - Hello

David Bowie - Lazarus

Tame Impala - The Less I Know The Better

Best Cinematography:

Beyonce - Formation

Adele - Hello

David Bowie - Lazarus

Alesso - I Wanna Know

Ariana Grande - Into You

Best Editing:

Beyonce - 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

Zayn - PILLOWTALK

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