Wizkid, Cassper Nyovest, Olamide, Others Nominated for MTV EMAs 2016

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Nominations for the MTV EMAs 2016 is out and leading the pack with most nominations are pop stars Justin Bieber and Beyonce.




The pop superstars have both picked up nods in five categories, closely followed by Adele, Rihanna and Coldplay.

US singer Beyoncé has been nominated in categories including Best Video for Formation, Best Female, Best Live Act, Best Look and Biggest Fans.

Canadian star Bieber is nominated for Best Song, Best Male, Best Pop, Biggest Fans as well as Best Local Act.

Adele is keeping the side up for the Brits, with nominations in the Best Song category for Hello, Best Female, Best UK and Ireland Act and Best Live Act.

Africa is fairly represented with Tanzanian musician Alikiba, BET Award winner Black Coffee (South Africa), Cassper Nyovest (South Africa), Olamide (Nigeria) and Wizkid (Nigeria).

Last year, Tanzanian superstar Diamond Platnumz picked up the award for the same category.

Check the full list of nominees.

MTV EMAs 2016 – nominations

BEST SONG  

Adele – Hello

Justin Bieber – Sorry

Lukas Graham – 7 Years

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

Rihanna ft. Drake – Work

BEST VIDEO

Beyoncé – Formation

Coldplay – Up&Up

Kanye West – Famous

Tame Impala – The Less I Know the Better

The Weeknd ft. 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 WORLD STAGE         

Duran Duran – Piazza Del Duomo, Milan (2015)

Ellie Goulding – Piazza Del Duomo, Milan (2015)

Jess Glynne – Isle of MTV, Malta (2016)

Martin Garrix – Isle of MTV, Malta (2015)

One Republic – MTV Evolution, Philippines (2016)

Tinie Tempah  – MTV Crashes, Plymouth (2015)

Tomorrowland – Belgium (2016)

Wiz Khalifa – Isle of MTV, Malta (2016)

BEST UK & IRELAND ACT

Adele

Coldplay

Little Mix

Zayn

Years & Years

BEST ACT AFRICA

Alikiba – Tanzania

Black Coffee – South Africa

Cassper Nyovest – South Africa

Olamide – Nigeria

Wizkid – Nigeria

This year’s MTV EMAs will take place in Rotterdam on Nov. 6 and fans can vote for the nominees at uk.mtvema.com.

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