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The nominations for the 2016 MTV EMA’s have just been announced and our blood is hot. Beyonce and Justin Bieber both have the most nominations with five each. It’s also not a bad year for some of our favorite Africans artists as Olamide (Nigeria), Wizkid (Nigeria), Alikiba (Tanzania), Black Coffee (South Africa) and Cassper Nyovest (South Africa) also have been nominated for Best African Act at the 2016 MTV EMAs .  See below for the full list of nominations.

BEST SONG 
Adele – “Hello”
Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
Lukas Graham – “7 Years”
Mike Posner – “I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix)”
Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work”

 

BEST VIDEO
Beyoncé – “Formation”
Coldplay – “Up & Up”
Kanye West – “Famous”
Tame Impala – “The Less I Know the Better”
The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk – “Starboy”

BEST FEMALE
Adele
Beyoncé
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Sia

BEST MALE
Calvin Harris
Drake
Justin Bieber
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd

BEST LIVE
Adele
Beyoncé
Coldplay
Green Day
Twenty One Pilots

BEST NEW
Bebe Rexha
DNCE
Lukas Graham
The Chainsmokers
Zara Larsson

BEST POP
Ariana Grande
Fifth Harmony
Justin Bieber
Rihanna
Selena Gomez
Shawn Mendes

BEST ROCK
Coldplay
Green Day
Metallica
Muse
Red Hot Chili Peppers

BEST ALTERNATIVE
Kings of Leon
Radiohead
Tame Impala
The 1975
Twenty One Pilots

BEST HIP HOP     
Drake
Future
G-Eazy
Kanye West
Wiz Khalifa

BEST ELECTRONIC
Afrojack
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Major Lazer
Martin Garrix

BEST PUSH
Alessia Cara
Anne-Marie
Bebe Rexha
Blossoms
Charlie Puth
DNCE
Dua Lipa
Elle King
Halsey
Jack Garratt
Jonas Blue
Lukas Graham

BIGGEST FANS   
Ariana Grande
Beyoncé
Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga
Shawn Mendes

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 US ACT
Ariana Grande
Beyonce
Charlie Puth
Kanye West
Twenty One Pilots

BEST CANADIAN ACT
Alessia Cara
Justin Bieber
Drake
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd

BEST UK & IRELAND ACT
Adele
Coldplay
Little Mix
Zayn
Years & Years

 


The MTV EMAs will air Sunday, Nov. 6, from Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Written by Damilola Okejide

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