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Each year, MTV works on making the VMAs bigger and more memorable than the last as a way to properly bring summer out with a bang. As MTV currently prepares for this year’s show to take place on August 28 in New York City, they’ve finally revealed the full list of nominations for the upcoming show.

To probably no one’s surprise, Beyoncé leads with 11 nominations for the songs and videos from her latest album Lemonade. Adele comes in at a close second with eight nominations. Other nominations include Drake, Justin Bieber, Desiigner, Chance The Rapper, FKA Twigs, and more. The performers for the evening should be expected to be announced very soon.

This year’s VMAs will be held at New York City’s famous Madison Square Garden on Sunday, August 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET. In the meantime, fans can vote for their favorites here.


View the entire list of nominations below.

Video of the Year:
Adele – “Hello”
Beyoncé – “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 feat. Drake – “Work (short version)”

Best Male Video:
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”
Kanye West – “Famous”
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”

Best Collaboration:
Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”
Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $ign – “Work From Home”
Ariana Grande feat. Lil Wayne – “Let Me Love You”
Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”
Rihanna feat. Drake – “Work (short version)”

Best Hip Hop Video:
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Desiigner – “Panda”
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Chance the Rapper – “Angels”
2 Chainz – “Watch Out”

Best Pop Video:
Adele – “Hello”
Beyoncé – “Formation”
Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
Alessia Cara – “Wild Things”
Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Best Rock Video:
All Time Low – “Missing You”
Coldplay – “Adventure of a Lifetime”
Fall Out Boy feat. 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 feat. Destiny’s Child & Brandy – “The Girl Is Mine”
Mike Posner – “I Took a Pill in Ibiza”
Afrojack – “SummerThing!”
The Chainsmokers feat. Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”

Breakthrough Long Form Video:
Florence and the Machine – The Odyssey
Beyoncé – Lemonade
Justin Bieber – PURPOSE: The Movement
Chris Brown – Royalty
Troye Sivan – Blue Neighborhood Trilogy

Best New Artist:
Bryson Tiller
Desiigner
Zara Larsson
Lukas Graham
DNCE

Best Art Direction:
Beyoncé – “Hold Up”
Fergie – “M.I.L.F.$”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
David Bowie – “Blackstar”
Adele – “Hello”

Best Choreography:
Beyoncé – “Formation”
Missy Elliott feat. Pharrell – “WTF (Where They From)”
Beyoncé – “Sorry”
FKA twigs – “M3LL155X”
Florence and the Machine – “Delilah”

Best Direction:
Beyoncé – “Formation”
Coldplay – “Up&Up”
Adele – “Hello”
David Bowie – “Lazarus”
Tame Impala – “The Less I Know the Better”

Best Cinematography:
Beyoncé – “Formation”
Adele – “Hello”
David Bowie – “Lazarus”
Alesso – “I Wanna Know”
Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Best Editing:
Beyoncé – “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”