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    Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:21:11

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    Yesterday, MTV announced the list of nominations for its Video Music Awards, commonly referred to as the VMAs. Beyonce leads all artists with 11 nominations, and Adele received eight. The award show is set to take place August 28th.

    Beyonce and Adele go head to head in multiple categories, including video of the year where "Formation" and "Hello" will also compete with Drake's "Hotline Bling," Justin Bieber's "Sorry," and Kanye West's "Famous." Best New Artists nominations include Bryson Tiller, Desiigner, Zara Larsson, Lukas Graham and DNCE.

    This year's nominees were announced via a street mural in New York City's East Village. The VMAs are chosen by fan voting, and you can cast your picks here.

    Check out the full list of nominations below:

    2016 MTV VMA Nominees

    VIDEO OF THE YEAR
    Adele – "Hello" [Director: Xavier Dolan]
    Beyoncé – "Formation" [Director: Melina Matsoukas]
    Drake – "Hotline Bling" [Director: Director X]
    Justin Bieber – "Sorry" [Director: Parris Goebel]
    Kanye West – "Famous" [Director: Kanye West]

    BEST FEMALE VIDEO
    Adele – "Hello" [Director: Xavier Dolan]
    Beyoncé – "Hold Up" [Director: Jonas Åkerlund]
    Sia – "Cheap Thrills" [Director: Lior Molcho]
    Ariana Grande – "Into You" [Director: Hannah Lux Davis]
    Rihanna ft. Drake – "Work" (short version) [Director: Director X]

    BEST MALE VIDEO
    Drake – "Hotline Bling" [Director: Director X]
    Bryson Tiller – "Don't" [Director: Cris]
    Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – "This Is What You Came For" [Director: Emil Nava]
    Kanye West – "Famous" [Director: Kanye West]
    The Weeknd – "Can't Feel My Face" [Director: Grant Singer]

    BEST COLLABORATION
    Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Freedom" [Director: Melina Matsoukas]
    Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign – "Work From Home" [Director: Director X]
    Ariana Grande ft. Lil Wayne – "Let Me Love You" [Director: Grant Singer]
    Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – "This Is What You Came For" [Director: Emil Nava]
    Rihanna ft. Drake – "Work" (short version) [Director: Director X]

    BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
    Drake – "Hotline Bling" [Director: Director X]
    Desiigner – "Panda" [Director: Paul Geusebroek]
    Bryson Tiller – "Don't" [Director: Cris]
    Chance The Rapper – "Angels" [Director: Austin Vesely]
    2 Chainz – "Watch Out" [Director: Motion Family]

    BEST POP VIDEO
    Adele – "Hello" [Director: Xavier Dolan]
    Beyoncé – "Formation" [Director: Melina Matsoukas]
    Justin Bieber – "Sorry" [Director: Parris Goebel]
    Alessia Cara – "Wild Things" [Director: Aaron A]
    Ariana Grande – "Into You" [Director: Hannah Lux Davis]

    BEST ROCK VIDEO
    All Time Low – "Missing You" [Director: Patrick Tracy]
    Coldplay – "Adventure Of A Lifetime" [Director: Mat Whitecross]
    Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato – "Irresistible" [Director: Wayne Isham]
    twenty one pilots – "Heathens" [Director: Andrew Donoho]
    Panic! At The Disco – "Victorious" [Director: Brandon Dermer]

    BEST ELECTRONIC VIDEO
    Calvin Harris & Disciples – "How Deep Is Your Love" [Director: Emil Nava]
    99 Souls ft. Destiny's Child & Brandy – "The Girl Is Mine" [Director: Ludovic Zuili, Simon Bouisson]
    Mike Posner – "I Took A Pill In Ibiza" [Director: Jon Jon Augustavo]
    Afrojack – "SummerThing!" [Director: Sam Sneed]
    The Chainsmokers ft. Daya – "Don't Let Me Down" [Director: Marcus Kuhne]

    BREAKTHROUGH LONG FORM VIDEO
    Florence + The Machine – The Odyssey
    Beyoncé – 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

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    07.27.16

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