Beyonce, Justin Bieber lead 2016 MTV EMA nominations

The pair will compete for Biggest Fans at the awards show.

By Annie Martin
Beyonce, Justin Bieber lead 2016 MTV EMA nominations
Beyoncé at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 28. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Beyoncé and Justin Bieber will be the top nominees at the upcoming 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards.

The 35-year-old American singer and 22-year-old Canadian pop star are both up for five awards at the annual ceremony, which will take place Nov. 6 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.


Beyoncé is nominated for Best Video, Best Female, Best Live Act, Biggest Fans and Best U.S. Act, while Bieber is up for Best Song, Best Male, Best Pop, Biggest Fans and Best Canadian Act. Adele, Coldplay, Shawn Mendes and Lukas Graham follow with four nominations each.

Beyoncé last released the album Lemonade in April, and will bring her accompanying Formation tour to a close Oct. 7 in East Rutherford, N.J. Bieber, meanwhile, released Purpose in November 2015 and will finish his tour of the same name Nov. 29 in London, England.

The 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards nominations:

Best Canadian Act: Alessia Cara Drake Justin Bieber Shawn Mendes The Weeknd

Best U.S. Act: Ariana Grande Beyoncé Charlie Puth Kanye West twenty one pilots

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)

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