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Beyonce leads 2016 MTV Video Music Awards nominations

Beyonce can treat herself to a big glass of Lemonade after receiving 11 MTV Video Music Awards for her latest record-breaking album.

The 34-year-old leads the pack, while British powerhouse Adele follows with eight nods thanks mainly to her comeback hit single Hello, from her album 25.


Seven of her nominations, including Video of the Year, are for the track, which she released last year (15) after a three-year hiatus, while her eighth nomination is in the Best Visual Effects category.


The 28-year-old faces stiff competition in the top category, which also features Beyonce's Formation, Drake’s Hotline Bling, Justin Bieber's Sorry and Kanye West’s controversial Famous video.


Meanwhile, Beyonce's Formation also picked up nods for Best Pop Video, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Best Choreography, with the superstar gaining a second entry in that category for her Sorry video.


Her track Hold Up also landed nods for Best Female Video and Best Art Direction, while her song Freedom, which features rapper Kendrick Lamar, scored a nomination in the Best Collaboration category.


Unsurprisingly, Lemonade, which the R&B superstar debuted in a TV special in April (16), also received a nod in the Breakthrough Long Form Video category.


Other stars to receive multiple nominations include Drake, with six, Ariana Grande, with five, and Rihanna, with four.


The contenders were unveiled via a Facebook Live broadcast from New York on Tuesday (26Jul16), and the ceremony is set to take place on 28 August (15) at Madison Square Garden.


Fans can vote for Video of the Year, Best Male Video, Best Female Video and the new Best Long Form Video category at vma.mtv.com, while voting for Best New Artist will stay open through the VMAs pre-show, which will air live on 28 August.


The full list of nominees is:

Video of the Year:


Adele - Hello


Beyonce - Formation


Drake - Hotline Bling


Justin Bieber - Sorry


Kanye West - Famous

Best Female Video:


Adele - Hello


Beyonce - Hold Up


Sia - Cheap Thrills


Ariana Grande - Into You


Rihanna featuring Drake - Work (short version)

Best Male Video:


Drake - Hotline Bling


Bryson Tiller - Don’t


Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna - This Is What You Came For


Kanye West - Famous


The Weeknd - Can’t Feel My Face

Best Collaboration:


Beyonce featuring Kendrick Lamar - Freedom


Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign - Work From Home


Ariana Grande featuring Lil Wayne - Let Me Love You


Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna - This Is What You Came For


Rihanna featuring Drake - Work (short version)

Best Hip Hop Video:


Drake - Hotline Bling


Desiigner - Panda


Bryson Tiller - Don’t


Chance The Rapper - Angels


2 Chainz - Watch Out

Best Pop Video:


Adele - Hello


Beyonce - 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 featuring 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 featuring Destiny’s Child & Brandy - The Girl Is Mine


Mike Posner - I Took A Pill In Ibiza


Afrojack - SummerThing!


The Chainsmokers featuring Daya - Don’t Let Me Down

Breakthrough Long Form Video:


Florence + The Machine - The Odyssey


Beyonce - 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:


Beyonce - Hold Up


Fergie - M.I.L.F. $


Drake - Hotline Bling


David Bowie - Blackstar


Adele - Hello

Best Choreography:


Beyonce - Formation


Missy Elliott featuring Pharrell - WTF (Where They From)


Beyonce - Sorry


FKA Twigs - M3LL155X


Florence + The Machine - Delilah

Best Direction:


Beyonce - Formation


Coldplay - Up&Up


Adele - Hello


David Bowie - Lazarus


Tame Impala - The Less I Know The Better

Best Cinematography:


Beyonce - Formation


Adele - Hello


David Bowie - Lazarus


Alesso - I Wanna Know


Ariana Grande - Into You

Best Editing:


Beyonce - Formation


Adele - Hello


Fergie - M.I.L.F. $


David Bowie - Lazarus


Ariana Grande - Into You

Best Visual Effects:


Coldplay - Up&Up


FKA Twigs - M3LL155X


Adele - Send My Love (To Your New Lover)


The Weeknd - Can’t Feel My Face


Zayn - PILLOWTALK