Beyoncé, Adele And Drake Lead The 2016 MTV VMA Nominations

VMA Nominations

The 2016 MTV VMAs are going down Sunday, August 28 in Madison Square Gardens in New York City, but what’s an award show without nominees? Just a show, probably.

Thankfully, the nominees have now been announced, putting the ‘award’ in award show.

Beyoncé’s Lemonade and its visual component swept this year’s nominations, earning nods for Video of the Year, Best Female Video, Best Pop Video, Best Collaboration Video and Breakthrough Long Form Videos.

Adele earned three nominations, including Video of the Year, Best Pop Video and Best Female Video for “Hello.”

Justin Bieber also earned three nominations, including Video of the Year and Best Pop Video for “Sorry,” as well as Breakthrough Long Form Videos for his dance-centric Purpose: The Movement series.

Drake earned three nominations for his meme-friendly “Hotline Bling” video, as well as two nominations with Rihanna for the duos’ dancehall single “Work.” Rihanna’s “This Is What You Came For” collaboration with Calvin Harris earned the Scottish DJ a nod for Best Male Video, with the two artists also scoring a spot in Best Collaboration Video.

Newcomer Bryson Tiller saw his name pop up three times, including a spot in Best New Artist category, where he goes up against DNCE, Lukas Graham, Zara Larsson, and 2016 iHeartRadio MMVA performer Desiigner.

Canadian pop singer Alessia Cara and her video for “Wild Things” earned a spot in the Best Pop Video category, where she faces stiff competition from Adele, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and Beyoncé.

Check out the full list of nominations below and don’t miss the award show that gave us moments like this…

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Watch the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, August 28 at 8E/5P on, duh, MTV.

Video Of The Year

“Hello,” Adele
“Formation,” Beyoncé
“Hotline Bling,” Drake
“Sorry,” Justin Bieber
“Famous,” Kanye West

Best Female Video

“Hello,” Adele
“Into You,” Ariana Grande
“Hold Up,” Beyoncé
“Work,” Rihanna feat. Drake
“Cheap Thrills,” Sia

Best Male Video

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

Best Hip Hop Video

“Watch Out,” 2 Chainz
“Don’t,” Bryson Tiller
“Angels,” Chance the Rapper feat. Saba
“Panda,” Desiigner
“Hotline Bling,” Drake

Best Pop Video

“Hello,” Adele
“Wild Things,” Alessia Cara
“Into You,” Ariana Grande
“Formation,” Beyoncé
“Sorry,” Justin Bieber

Best Rock Video

“Missing You,” All Time Love
“Adventure of a Lifetime,” Coldplay
“Irresistible,” Fall Out Boy feat. Demi Lovato
“Victorious,” Panic! At the Disco
“Heathens,” Twenty One Pilots

Best New Artist

Bryson Tiller
Lukas Graham
Zara Larsson

Best Electronic Video

“The Girl Is Mine,” 99 Souls feat. Destiny’s Child and Brandy
“Summerthing!”, Afrojack
“How Deep Is Your Love,” Calvin Harris and Disciples
“I Took A Pill In Ibiza,” Mike Posner
“Don’t Let Me Down,” The Chainsmokers feat. Daya

Best Collaboration Video

“Let Me Love You,” Ariana Grande feat. Lil Wayne
“Freedom,” Beyoncéfeat. Kendrick Lamar
“This Is What You Came For,” Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna
“Work From Home,” Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $ign
“Work,” Rihanna feat. Drake

Breakthrough Long Form Videos

Lemonade, Beyoncé
Royalty, Chris Brown
The Odyssey, Florence + The Machine
Purpose: The Movement, Justin Bieber
Blue Neighborhood Trilogy, Troye Sivan