News – Drake, Beyonce, and Ariana Grande Among the Nominees for 2016 MTV Video Music Awards

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Beyonce leads the pack of nominees for the 2016

 MTV Video Music Awards with a whopping 11 nods for her visual album Lemonade.

Among Queen Bey’s noms include Best Female Video for “Hold Up” and Video of the Year for “Formation.”
Close behind Beyonce is Adele with eight mentions and a nod in the Video of the Year category as well for “Hello.”
Other nominees included Drake with six nominations, including Best Hip-Hop Video for “Hotline Bling.” Pop superstars Ariana Grande and Rihanna snagged five and four nods, respectively. Finally, Kanye WestBryson Tiller and Justin Bieber all nabbed three nominations each.
The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 9PM ET. Peep the list of nominees below and vote for your favorite at vma.mtv.com.
Full List of Nominees:
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 Feat. Drake – “Work” (short version)
BEST MALE VIDEO
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Calvin Harris Feat. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”
Kanye West – “Famous”
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”
BEST COLLABORATION
Beyonce Feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”
Fifth Harmony Feat. Ty Dolla $ign – “Work From Home”
Ariana Grande Feat. Lil Wayne – “Let Me Love You”
Calvin Harris Feat. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”
Rihanna Feat. Drake – “Work” (short version)
BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Desiigner – “Panda”
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Chance The Rapper Feat. Saba – “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 Feat. 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 Feat. Destiny’s Child & Brandy – “The Girl Is Mine”
Mike Posner – “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”
Afrojack – “SummerThing!”
The Chainsmokers Feat. 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” (Production Designer: Jason Hougaard)
Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $” (Production Designer: Alexander Delgado)
Drake – “Hotline Bling” (Production Designer: Jeremy MacFarlane)
David Bowie – “Blackstar” (Production Designer: Jan Houllevigue)
Adele – “Hello” (Production Designer: Colombe Raby)
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Beyonce – “Formation” (Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia)
Missy Elliott Feat. Pharrell – “WTF (Where They From)” (Choreographer: Hi-Hat)
Beyonce – “Sorry” (Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia, Anthony Burrell, Beyoncé Knowles Carter)
FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X” (Choreographer: FKA Twigs)
Florence + The Machine – “Delilah” (Choreographer: Holly Blakey)
BEST DIRECTION
Beyonce – “Formation” (Director: Melina Matsoukas)
Coldplay – “Up&Up” (Director: Vania Heymann, Gal Muggia)
Adele – “Hello” (Director: Xavier Dolan)
David Bowie – “Lazarus” (Director: Johan Renck)
Tame Impala – “The Less I Know The Better” (Director: Canada)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Beyonce – “Formation” (Cinematographer: Malik Sayeed)
Adele – “Hello” (Cinematographer: André Turpin)
David Bowie – “Lazarus” (Cinematographer: Crille Forsberg)
Alesso – “I Wanna Know” (Cinematographer: Corey Jennings)
Ariana Grande – “Into You” (Cinematographer: Paul Laufer)
BEST EDITING
Beyonce – “Formation” (Editor: Jeff Selis)
Adele – “Hello” (Editor: Xavier Dolan)
Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $” (Editor: Vinnie Hobbs)
David Bowie – “Lazarus” (Editor: Johan Söderberg)
Ariana Grande – “Into You” (Editor: Hannah Lux Davis)
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Coldplay – “Up&Up” (VFX Editor: Vania Heymann)
FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X” (VFX Editor: Lewis Saunders, Jihoon Yoo)
Adele – “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” (VFX Editor: Sam Sneade)
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face” (VFX Editor: Bryan Smaller)
Zayn – “PILLOWTALK” (VFX Editor: David Smith)

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