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BEYONCÉ AND JUSTIN BIEBER LEAD NOMINATIONS FOR 2016 MTV EMAs

Best Song nominees Adele, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Lukas Graham, Mike Posnerrevealed in cover medley video by Spanish rising star Leroy Sanchez <br /><br />Voting is now open at MTVEMA.COM

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 Sunday, November 6.
 
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. 
 
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)
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
See following paragraph for who's nominated in your region. 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. For more detail, check with your local MTV PR representative for participating countries and respective local nominees.
 
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.
 
The official International sponsor of the 2016 MTV EMA 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 November 5 at 11:59PM CET* 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, will broadcast LIVE across the globe on Sunday, 6th November at 9:00PM CET** from the Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands with support from Ahoy Rotterdam, Rotterdam Festivals, Rotterdam Partners and Rotterdam Make It Happen.  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
**Check local listings.
 
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