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.
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.
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.
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:
Adele – Hello
Justin Bieber – Sorry
Lukas Graham – 7 Years
Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza
Rihanna ft. Drake – Work
Beyoncé – Formation
Coldplay – Up&Up
Kanye West – Famous
Tame Impala – The Less I Know the Better
The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk – Starboy
Twenty One Pilots
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Kings of Leon
Twenty One Pilots
BEST HIP HOP
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
Adele (UK & Ireland)
Coldplay (UK & Ireland)
Justin Bieber (Canada)
Shawn Mendes (Canada)
Lukas Graham (Denmark)
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