Beyoncé and Adele lead the nominations at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, with Queen B picking up an incredible 11 nods whilst Adele came a close second with eight of her own, seven of which were for her 'Hello' music video.

Drake, Justin Bieber and Kanye West join the two ladies in battle for Video of the Year, whilst other big names such as Ariana Grande, Rihanna and even David Bowie have been included in the shortlist.

For a full list of all of this year's nominees, check out the categories and who's included 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 [ft. Drake] - 'Work' (short version)

Best Male Video

  • Drake - 'Hotline Bling'
  • Bryson Tiller - 'Don't'
  • Calvin Harris [ft. Rihanna] - 'This Is What You Came For'
  • Kanye West - 'Famous'
  • The Weeknd - 'Can't Feel My Face'

Best Collaboration

  • Beyoncé [ft. Kendrick Lamar] - 'Freedom'
  • Fifth Harmony [ft. Ty Dolla $ign] - 'Work From Home'
  • Ariana Grande [ft. Lil Wayne] - 'Let Me Love You'
  • Calvin Harris [ft. Rihanna] - 'This Is What You Came For'
  • Rihanna [ft. 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 [ft. Demi Lovato] - 'Irresistable'
  • twenty one pilots - 'Heathens'
  • Panic! At the Disco - 'Victorious'

Best Electronic Video

  • Calvin Harris & Disciples - 'How Deep Is Your Love'
  • 99 Souls [ft. Destiny's Child & Brandy] - 'The Girl Is Mine'
  • Mike Posner - 'I Took a Pill in Ibiza'
  • Afrojack - 'SummerThing!'
  • The Chainsmokers [ft. 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 [ft. 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'

The MTV Video Music Awards take place on August 28 at New York's Madison Square Garden.


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