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It’s always one of the most highly-anticipated awards shows of the year.

And the 2016 MTV EMAs are set to be a must-watch event since Beyonce and Justin Bieber are leading the pack with five nominations apiece.

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Following closely behind is fellow singing sensation Adele with four nods to her name.

Also boasting four nomination are 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.

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Queen Bey will be hoping to take home the Best Live, Best Female, Best Video (Formation), Biggest Fans and Best Local Act (US) prizes.

She goes up against Adele, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Sia for the coveted Best Female title.

Bieber is a popular contender in the Best Song (Sorry), Best Male, Best Pop, Biggest Fans, and Best Local Act (Canada) categories.

He will face stiff competition from Calvin Harris, Drake, Shawn Mendes and The Weeknd in the Best Male group.

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The pop hunk is also up for Best Pop act, where he will awkwardly be facing off against ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez in the same category.

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.

The 2016 MTV EMAs will broadcast live around the globe from the Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands on Sunday, November 6.

Voting is open now at mtvema.com, including the Best Local Act local voting category, for which wildcard nominees have been chosen by fans via social vote.

Social voting categories Biggest Fans and Best Look will go live at a later date, with full details and voting procedures to be announced.

2016 MTV EMAs NOMINEES:

BEST SONG

Adele – Hello

Justin Bieber – Sorry

Lukas Graham – 7 Years

Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza

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)

One Republic – MTV Evolution, Philippines (2016)

Tinie Tempah – MTV Crashes, Plymouth (2015)

Tomorrowland – Belgium (2016)Wiz Khalifa – Isle of MTV, Malta (2016)

BEST LOCAL ACT

Beyoncé (US)

Adele (UK & Ireland)

Coldplay (UK & Ireland)

Justin Bieber (Canada)

Shawn Mendes (Canada)

Lukas Graham (Denmark)

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