Beyonce and Adele lead Nominations for 2016 ‘MTV Video Music Awards’


SINGAPORE – MTV today announced nominations for the 2016 “MTV Video Music Awards,” with Beyoncé earning a career-best eleven nominations for videos from her cultural watershed visual album “Lemonade” and Adele earning eight nominations, including seven for her YouTube record-shattering video “Hello.” “Hello,” Beyoncé’s “Formation,” Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” and Kanye West’s “Famous” all earned nominations for “Video of the Year.”

The 2016 “MTV Video Music Awards” will air LIVE on MTV from New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden for the first time ever on Monday, 29 August at 8am (TH/WIB) and 9am (MY/PH/SG). It will air on MTV LIVE HD on Tuesday, 30 August at 7.30pm (TH/WIB) and 8.30pm (HK/MY/PH/SG).

To echo a year in which the world’s biggest artists pushed music videos to new heights of artistry, MTV unveiled the “Video of the Year” nominees in a sweeping and panoramic mural created by world-renowned visual artists BD White, John Paul Ogrodnick (JPO), Damien Mitchell, Marc Evan, Resa, BKFoxx, Queen Andrea, Hektad, Giz, Such and Poem One at the First Street Green Art Park in New York’s East Village. The reveal of the mural was broadcast during a Facebook Live event hosted by MTV News Correspondents Meredith Graves and Gaby Wilson via MTV and a coalition of more than 15 partners including press outlets and brands.

Voting is open to the U.S. only. Nominees for the socially voted category, “Best Song of Summer,” will be announced at a later date.