MTV has announced the nominations for the 2016 MTV EMAs with Beyoncé and Justin Bieber leading the pack with five nominations each. Adele followed closely behind with four nods, together with 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 MTV on Monday, 7 November at 3am (TH/WIB) and 4am (MY/PH/SG). It will repeat on the same day at 8pm (TH/WIB) and 9pm (MY/PH/SG).
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.
2016 MTV EMAs NOMINEES:
Adele - Hello
Justin Bieber - Sorry
Lukas Graham - 7 Years
Mike Posner - I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix)
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)
OneRepublic - MTV Evolution, Philippines (2016)
Tinie Tempah - MTV Crashes, Plymouth (2015)
Tomorrowland - Belgium (2016)
Wiz Khalifa - Isle of MTV, Malta (2016)
BEST SOUTHEAST ASIA ACT
Dong Nhi (Vietnam)
Gentle Bones (Singapore)
Sarah Geronimo (Philippines)
Voting is open now at mtvema.com, including the Best Southeast Asia Act local voting category, for which wildcard nominee Bunkface has been chosen by fans via social vote.
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.
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 EMAs 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 6 November at 6.59am Singapore time* so visit mtvema.com to cast your vote!
*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).