The heat is on in Rotterdam this November! MTV 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 around the globe from the Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands on Sunday, November 6 and will air in the U.S. at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
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)
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
Voting is open now at mtvema.com, including the Best U.S. Act local voting category, for which wildcard nominee, Charlie Puth, has been chosen by fans via social vote. Additional nominees include Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, Kanye West and twenty one pilots.