Si terranno il 28 agosto 2016, al Madison Square Garden di New York, gli MTV Video Music Awards 2016 di cui sono state rese note le nomination per le varie categorie. Sono Beyoncé e Adele le due artiste con più candidature (undici per la statunitense, autrice di "Lemonade", otto per la britannica, autrice di "25"), mentre Taylor Swift sarà la grande assente della serata a differenza dell'ex fidanzato Calvin Harris che vanta 3 nomination. Tra i candidati anche Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Drake e Sia.

Tutte le nomination

Video of the year:
Adele, "Hello";
Beyonce, "Formation";
Drake, "Hotline Bling";
Justin Bieber, "Sorry";
Kanye West, "Famous."

Best female video:
Adele, "Hello";
Beyoncé, "Hold Up";
Sia, "Cheap Thrills";
Ariana Grande, "Into You";
Rihanna featuring Drake, "Work."

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 new artist:
Bryson Tiller;
Desiigner;
Zara Larsson;
Lukas Graham;
DNCE.

Best pop video:
Adele, "Hello";
Beyonce, "Formation";
Justin Bieber, "Sorry";
Alessia Cara, "Wild Things";
Ariana Grande, "Into You."

Best hip hop video:
Drake, "Hotline Bling";
Desiigner, "Panda";
Bryson Tiller, "Don't";
Chance the Rapper featuring Saba, "Angels";
2 Chainz, "Watch Out."

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 and Brandy, "The Girl Is Mine";
Mike Posner, "I Took A Pill In Ibiza";
Afrojack, "SummerThing!";
The Chainsmokers featuring Daya, "Don't Let Me Down."

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."

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 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."