2016 MTV Video Music Awards Nominations: Beyoncé Crushes The Competition With Career-Best Total

Beyoncé just came to slay the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. 

Breaking her own personal record for awards show nominations, the Lemonade chart-topper just garnered a whopping 11 nods ahead of one of music’s biggest nights. The rest of the nominations were announced today through a Facebook Live broadcast, and it looks like AdeleAriana Grandeand Drake fall right behind Queen Bey with eight, five and four nominations of their own, respectively. All of your favorite artists will go head to head on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 9 p.m. when the VMAs go live from Madison Square Garden in New York City. 

Kanye West joins a few of the aforementioned stars in the Video of the Year category for the controversial visuals accompanying “Famous,” as well as Best Male Video. In addition to the top spot, Beyoncé stakes her claim in Best Female Video, Best Collaboration, Best Pop Video and even more. Rihanna and Drake’s steamy “Work” video is also acknowledged in the Best Female and Best Collaboration listings.

They’re not the only stars hoping for a Moonman. Justin Bieber, Calvin Harris, Sia and The Weeknd are also up for highly-coveted accolades!

2015 MTV Video Music Awards Red Carpet Arrivals

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 feat. Drake, “Work”

Best Male Video
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Bryson Tiller, “Don’t”
Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna, “This Is What You Came For”
Kanye West, “Famous”
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”

Best Collaboration
Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Freedom”
Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $ign, “Work From Home”
Ariana Grande feat. Lil Wayne, “Let Me Love You”
Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna, “This Is What You Came For”
Rihanna feat. Drake, “Work”

Best Hip Hop Video
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Desiigner, “Panda”
Bryson Tiller, “Don’t”
Chance The Rapper feat. 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 feat. 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 feat. 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
Bryson Tiller 
Desiigner
Zara Larsson
Lukas Graham
DNCE

Best Art Direction
Beyoncé, “Hold Up”
Fergie, “M.I.L.F. $”
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
David Bowie, “Blackstar”
Adele, “Hello”

Best Choreography
Beyoncé, “Formation” (Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, and Dana Foglia)
Missy Elliott feat. Pharrell, “WTF (Where They From)” (Hi-Hat)
Beyoncé, “Sorry” (Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia, Anthony Burrell, and Beyoncé Knowles Carter)
FKA Twigs, “M3LL155X” (FKA Twigs)
Florence + The Machine, “Delilah” (Holly Blakey)

Best Direction
Beyoncé, “Formation” (Melina Matsoukas)
Coldplay, “Up&Up” (Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia)
Adele, “Hello” (Xavier Dolan)
David Bowie, “Lazarus” (Johan Renck)
Tame Impala, “The Less I Know The Better” (Canada)

Best Cinematography
Beyoncé, “Formation” (Malik Sayeed)
Adele, “Hello” (André Turpin)
David Bowie, “Lazarus” (Crille Forsberg)
Alesso, “I Wanna Know” (Corey Jennings)
Ariana Grande, “Into You” (Paul Laufer)

Best Editing
Beyoncé, “Formation” (Jeff Selis)
Adele, “Hello” (Xavier Dolan)
Fergie, “M.I.L.F. $” (Vinnie Hobbs)
David Bowie, “Lazarus” (Johan Söderberg)
Ariana Grande, “Into You” (Hannah Lux Davis)

Best Visual Effects
Coldplay, “Up&Up” (Vania Heymann, Gloria FX and VFX House)
FKA Twigs, “M3LL155X” (Lewis Saunders and Jihoon Yoo)
Adele, “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” (Sam Sneade)
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face” (Brewster Parsons and Bryan Smaller)
Zayn, “PILLOWTALK” (Studio Private, David Smith)

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