Beyoncé, Adele, and More Strong Women Lead the Nominations for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards

Beyoncé, Adele, and More Strong Women Lead the Nominations for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards
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Who run the world? Well, if the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards nominations are any indicator, the answer is simple: girls.

On Tuesday, this year’s lucky batch of chart-toppers were revealed during a Facebook Live broadcast in New York and, not surprisingly, Beyoncé leads the pack with a whopping 11 nominations for videos from her buzzy Lemonade album. Adele follows closely behind with seven nominations thanks to “Hello” (we now definitely know who’s on the other side). As for the gentleman, the list of stars highlighted accurately reflects your favorite jams from the past year with Justin Bieber, Calvin Harris, Drake, and Kanye West among the top contenders.

So who’s up for the year’s top prize? Adele, Beyoncé, Drake, Bieber, and West are all in the running for Video of the Year.

See some of the nominees below—and visit vma.mtv.com for the full list and to vote for your favorites. As Kanye West once did, prepare to choose your pick for who had one of “the best videos of all time!”

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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”

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”

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Desiigner – “Panda”
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Chance The Rapper featuring Saba – “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”

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BEST NEW ARTIST
Bryson Tiller
Desiigner
Zara Larsson
Lukas Graham
DNCE

 
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