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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 26: 2016 MTV Video Music Awards - Nominations Announcement on July 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV)

MTV revealed the nominees for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards this afternoon, on a Facebook Live broadcast from New York City, during which “Video of the Year” Nominees Adele, Beyoncé, Drake, Justin Bieber and Kanye West were unveiled with a larger-than-life street mural.  This year’s ceremony is taking place here in Manhattan at Madison Square Garden on August 28thBeyonce leads all nominees with a career-setting 11 nominations, with Adele right behind her with 8 nominations.

Besides Adele and Beyonce, the Video of the Year nominees are a who’s who of past nominees and VMA winners, including Justin Bieber for his massive hit “Sorry”, Drake for his song of the summer in 2015 “Hotline Bling”, and Kanye West, for his highly-controversial video “Famous”.  Other big nominees include Rihanna, Bryson Tiller, Ariana Grande and Fifth Harmony to name a few.

Beginning today, fans can vote for their favorites in VMA categories including, “Video of The Year,” “Best Male Video,” “Best Female Video,” new category, “Breakthrough Long Form Video” and more by visiting vma.mtv.com.  Vote across all categories to enter to win the chance to go to the VMAs in NYC, thanks to Verizon, the presenter of this year’s award voting. Additionally, voting for the “Best New Artist” award, presented by Taco Bell®, will remain live through the 2016 “MTV Video Music Awards” Pre-Show airing at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT and new this year, fans can cast their votes for the category via Facebook Messenger (starting 8/15).  The top two artists will be revealed during the pre-show, kicking off a live hashtag vote with the winner being announced during the live main telecast.  Nominees for the socially voted category, “Best Song of Summer,” will be announced at a later date.

Nominees are listed below.  For all things VMA’s, keep checking out MTV.com for all information.

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 26:  2016 MTV Video Music Awards - Nominations Announcement on July 25, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY – JULY 26: 2016 MTV Video Music Awards – Nominations Announcement on July 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV)

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

 

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 26:  2016 MTV Video Music Awards - Nominations Announcement on July 25, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY – JULY 26: 2016 MTV Video Music Awards – Nominations Announcement on July 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV)

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

Adele – “Hello”

Director: Xavier Dolan

Beyoncé – “Hold Up”

Director: Jonas Åkerlund, Beyoncé Knowles Carter

Sia – “Cheap Thrills”

Director: Lior Molcho

Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Director: Hannah Lux Davis

Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version)

Director: Director X

 

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 26:  2016 MTV Video Music Awards - Nominations Announcement on July 25, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY – JULY 26: 2016 MTV Video Music Awards – Nominations Announcement on July 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV)

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

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 26:  2016 MTV Video Music Awards - Nominations Announcement on July 25, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY – JULY 26: 2016 MTV Video Music Awards – Nominations Announcement on July 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV)

BEST COLLABORATION

Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”

Director:  Beyoncé Knowles Carter, Kahlil Joseph

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

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 26:  2016 MTV Video Music Awards - Nominations Announcement on July 25, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY – JULY 26: 2016 MTV Video Music Awards – Nominations Announcement on July 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV)

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Director: Director X

Desiigner – “Panda”

Director: Paul Geusebroek

Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”

Director: Cris

Chance The Rapper featuring Saba – “Angels”

Director: Austin Vesely

2 Chainz – “Watch Out”

Director: Motion Family

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 26:  2016 MTV Video Music Awards - Nominations Announcement on July 25, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY – JULY 26: 2016 MTV Video Music Awards – Nominations Announcement on July 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV)

 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

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 26:  2016 MTV Video Music Awards - Nominations Announcement on July 25, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY – JULY 26: 2016 MTV Video Music Awards – Nominations Announcement on July 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV)

BEST NEW ARTIST

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Bryson Tiller

Desiigner

Zara Larsson

Lukas Graham

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