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Posted by MTV on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Leading the pack is Beyoncé with 11 nods for her videos and visual album "Lemonade." Adele was close behind with eight noms, including seven for her hit "Hello." The contenders for Video of the Year include Adele, Beyoncé, Drake, Justin Bieber and Kanye West. MTV announced the nominees with a larger-than-life street mural.

The 2016 “MTV Video Music Awards” will air live from New York’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday, August 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Scroll down for a full list of nominees and click here to vote!

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Adele – “Hello”
  • Beyoncé – “Formation”
  • Drake – “Hotline Bling”
  • Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
  • Kanye West – “Famous”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

  • Adele – “Hello”
  • Beyoncé – “Hold Up”
  • Sia – “Cheap Thrills”
  • Ariana Grande – “Into You”
  • Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version)

BEST MALE VIDEO

  • Drake – “Hotline Bling”
  • Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
  • Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”
  • Kanye West – “Famous”
  • The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”

BEST COLLABORATION

  • Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”
  • Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Work From Home”
  • Ariana Grande ft. Lil Wayne – “Let Me Love You”
  • Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”
  • Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version)

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

  • Drake – “Hotline Bling”
  • Desiigner – “Panda”
  • Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
  • Chance The Rapper – “Angels”
  • 2 Chainz – “Watch Out”

BEST POP VIDEO

  • Adele – “Hello”
  • Beyoncé – “Formation”
  • Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
  • Alessia Cara – “Wild Things”
  • Ariana Grande – “Into You”

BEST ROCK VIDEO

  • All Time Low – “Missing You”
  • Coldplay – “Adventure Of A Lifetime”
  • Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato – “Irresistible”
  • twenty one pilots – “Heathens”
  • Panic! At The Disco – “Victorious”

BEST ELECTRONIC VIDEO

  • Calvin Harris & Disciples – “How Deep Is Your Love”
  • 99 Souls ft. Destiny’s Child & Brandy – “The Girl Is Mine”
  • Mike Posner – “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”
  • Afrojack – “SummerThing!”
  • The Chainsmokers ft. Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”

BREAKTHROUGH LONG FORM VIDEO

  • Florence + The Machine – The Odyssey
  • Beyoncé – Lemonade
  • Justin Bieber – PURPOSE: The Movement
  • Chris Brown – Royalty
  • Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy

BEST NEW ARTIST Sponsored by Taco Bell®

  • Bryson Tiller
  • Desiigner
  • Zara Larsson
  • Lukas Graham
  • DNCE

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BEST ART DIRECTION

  • Beyoncé – “Hold Up”
  • Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”
  • Drake – “Hotline Bling”
  • David Bowie – “Blackstar”
  • Adele – “Hello”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

  • Beyoncé – “Formation”
  • Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell – “WTF (Where They From)”
  • Beyoncé – “Sorry”
  • FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”
  • Florence + The Machine – “Delilah”

BEST DIRECTION

  • Beyoncé – “Formation”
  • Coldplay – “Up&Up”
  • Adele – “Hello”
  • David Bowie – “Lazarus”
  • Tame Impala – “The Less I Know The Better”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Beyoncé – “Formation”
  • Adele – “Hello”
  • David Bowie – “Lazarus”
  • Alesso – “I Wanna Know”
  • Ariana Grande – “Into You”

BEST EDITING

  • Beyoncé – “Formation”
  • Adele – “Hello”
  • Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”
  • David Bowie – “Lazarus”
  • Ariana Grande – “Into You”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Coldplay – “Up&Up”
  • FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”
  • Adele – “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”
  • The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”
  • Zayn – “PILLOWTALK”

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