The heat is on in Rotterdam this November! MTV today announced nominations for the 2016 MTV EMAs, with cultural icons Beyoncé and Justin Bieber leading the pack with five nominations each. Superstar Adele followed closely behind with four nods, alongside Best Rock nominees Coldplay, Best New Act nominee Lukas Grahamand Best Male candidate Shawn Mendes. Rihanna and Drake earned three nods each, including a Best Songnomination for their hit collaboration “Work.” Adele’s record-shattering hit “Hello,” Justin Bieber’s electronic pop track “Sorry,” Lukas Graham’s soul-pop ballad “7 Years” and the Seeb remix of Mike Posner’s dance smash “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” also earned nominations for Best Song.
The 2016 MTV EMAs will broadcast LIVE around the globe from the Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands on Monday, November 7th from 6am, only on MTV.
To celebrate a year of international artistry in a digital era that inspires creative connection between artists and fans more than ever, MTV unveiled the Best Song nominees in a vocal cover medley by Spanish rising artist/Internet sensation Leroy Sanchez. The reveal of the video was broadcast across MTV’s digital platforms and a coalition of media partners.
Tune into the 2016 MTV European Music Awards on Monday, November 7th from 6am, only on MTV.