Beyoncé and Justin Bieber Lead MTV Europe Awards Nominations

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Beyoncé 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 the following awards: Best Video (for “Formation”), Best Female, Best Live Act, and Best Look, and she will compete against Bieber 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.

Bieber 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.

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

Beyoncé’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 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 earned 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 November 6 at the Ahoy Rotterdam center in Rotterdam, 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

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