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Beyonce and Justin Bieber lead MTV EMA nominations

Beyonce and Justin Bieber look set for glory at the 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards after scoring five nominations each.

The Halo singer is nominated for Best Video for Formation, Best Female, Best Live Act and Best Look and she will compete against Justin in the Biggest Fans category. He also scored nods for Best Song for Sorry, Best Male, Best Pop and Best Canadian Act. They are closely followed by Adele, who scored four nominations.


Justin will compete for Best Song against Adele's Hello, Lukas Graham's 7 Years, I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix) by Mike Posner and Work by Rihanna featuring Drake.


Other Best Female nominees including Adele, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Sia, while the shortlist male equivalent features Calvin Harris, Drake, Shawn Mendes and The Weeknd.


Beyonce's Formation video will compete against Coldplay's Up&Up, Kanye West's controversial clip Famous, Tame Impala's The Less I Know the Better and Starboy by The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk, while Justin Bieber will compete against ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez in the Best Pop category, which also features Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony, Rihanna, and Shawn Mendes.


Zayn Malik earns a solo mention for Best UK & Ireland Act and will go head-to-head with his ex-fiancee Perrie Edwards' band Little Mix, who also compete with Adele, Coldplay, and Years & Years.


The winners will be revealed on 6 November (16) at the Ahoy Rotterdam center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The main list of nominees are as follows:

Best Song:


Adele - Hello


Justin Bieber - Sorry


Lukas Graham - 7 Years


Mike Posner - I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix)


Rihanna featuring Drake - Work

Best Video:


Beyoncé - Formation


Coldplay - Up&Up


Kanye West - Famous


Tame Impala - The Less I Know the Better


The Weeknd featuring 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 Look:


Lady Gaga


Rihanna


Beyonce


Sia


Bebe Rexha

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 UK & Ireland Act:


Adele


Coldplay


Little Mix


Zayn


Years & Years