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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 Local Act (Canada). 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 centre 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

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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

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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

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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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