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BEYONCÉ AND JUSTIN BIEBER LEAD NOMINATIONS FOR 2016 MTV EMAs

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

 

Voting is now open at MTVEMA.COM

 

 

SINGAPORE, 28 SEPTEMBER 2016 - 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 Drake earned 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 at 3am (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.

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See below for the full list of nominees.

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 Act local 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!

For artwork, press assets and further information please visit press.mtvema.com.

*Except voting for: (i) Best Swiss Act (closes on 28 October 2016 @11:59pm CET); (ii) Best Belgian Act (closes on 30 October 2016 @11:59pm CET); (iii) Best Dutch Act (closes on 1 November 2016 @11:59pm CET); (iv) Best Polish Act (closes on 2 November 2016 @11:59pm CET); (v) Best Israeli Act (closes on a date TBA at a later date); and (vi) Best German Act (closes on 2 November 2016 @11:59pm CET).

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About the 2016 MTV EMAs

The 2016 MTV EMAs, in partnership with Évos headphones, will broadcast LIVE across the globe on Monday, 7 November at 3am (TH/WIB) and 4am (MY/PH/SG)** from the Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands with support from Ahoy Rotterdam, Rotterdam Festivals, Rotterdam Partners and Rotterdam Make It Happen. It will repeat on the same day at 8pm (TH/WIB) and 9pm (MY/PH/SG). One of the biggest global music events of the year that celebrates the hottest artists from around the world, the MTV EMAs bring music fans a unique, multi-platform experience across MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels and over 300 digital media properties and platforms. Follow @MTVEMA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vine, and join the conversation with #MTVEMA. Fans are invited to participate in the 2016 MTV EMA campaign using MTV Bump. Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey are Executive Producers for the 2016 MTV EMAs.Debbie Phillips and Chloe Mason are Producers. For MTV EMA news, updates and press materials please visit press.mtvema.com

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