Wizkid, Beyoncé, Cassper Nyovest, Drake & More Nominated For The 2016 MTV EMAs

​The 2016 nominees for MTV Europe Music Awards have been released and our African stars: Wizkid and Olamide from Nigeria, Cassper Nyovest and Black Coffee from South Africa and Alikiba from Tanzanian are all battling for the Best African Act award. 

 

This year, the event will take place at the Ahoy in Rotterdam, Netherlands on Sunday, November 6 at 9pm (CET). On the international front, Queen Bee; Beyonce and Justin Bieber have the most nominations.

Voting is officially open, peep the list of nominees below:



 BEST AFRICAN ACT 

  • Alikiba 
  • Black Coffee 
  • Cassper Nyovest 
  • Olamide 
  • Wizkid

BEST FEMALE

  • Adele
  • Beyoncé
  • Lady Gaga
  • Rihanna
  • Sia


BEST MALE

  • Calvin Harris
  • Drake
  • Justin Bieber
  • Shawn Mendes
  • The Weeknd

BEST SONG

  • Adele – “Hello”
  • Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
  • Lukas Graham – “7 Years”
  • Mike Posner – “I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix)”
  • Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work”


BEST LIVE

  • Adele
  • Beyoncé
  • Coldplay
  • Green Day
  • Twenty One Pilots

BEST NEW

  • Bebe Rexha
  • DNCE
  • Lukas Graham
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Zara Larsson


BEST VIDEO

  • Beyoncé – “Formation”
  • Coldplay – “Up & Up”
  • Kanye West – “Famous”
  • Tame Impala – “The Less I Know the Better”
  • The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk – “Starboy”

BEST HIP HOP      

  • Drake
  • Future
  • G-Eazy
  • Kanye West
  • Wiz Khalifa

BEST POP

  • Ariana Grande
  • Fifth Harmony
  • Justin Bieber
  • Rihanna
  • Selena Gomez
  • Shawn Mendes

BEST ROCK

  • Coldplay
  • Green Day
  • Metallica
  • Muse
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • BEST ALTERNATIVE
  • Kings of Leon
  • Radiohead
  • Tame Impala
  • The 1975
  • Twenty One Pilots

BEST ELECTRONIC

  • Afrojack
  • Calvin Harris
  • David Guetta
  • Major Lazer
  • Martin Garrix

BEST PUSH

  • Alessia Cara
  • Anne-Marie
  • Bebe Rexha
  • Blossoms
  • Charlie Puth
  • DNCE
  • Dua Lipa
  • Elle King
  • Halsey
  • Jack Garratt
  • Jonas Blue
  • Lukas Graham

BIGGEST FANS    

  • Ariana Grande
  • Beyoncé
  • Justin Bieber
  • Lady Gaga
  • Shawn Mendes

BEST WORLD STAGE         

  • Duran Duran – Piazza Del Duomo, Milan (2015)
  • Ellie Goulding – Piazza Del Duomo, Milan (2015)
  • Jess Glynne – Isle of MTV, Malta (2016)
  • Martin Garrix – Isle of MTV, Malta (2015)
  • One Republic – MTV Evolution, Philippines (2016)
  • Tinie Tempah  – MTV Crashes, Plymouth (2015)
  • Tomorrowland – Belgium (2016)
  • Wiz Khalifa – Isle of MTV, Malta (2016)

BEST US ACT

  • Ariana Grande
  • Beyonce
  • Charlie Puth
  • Kanye West
  • Twenty One Pilots


BEST UK & IRELAND ACT

  • Adele
  • Coldplay
  • Little Mix
  • Zayn

BEST CANADIAN ACT

  • Alessia Cara
  • Justin Bieber
  • Drake
  • Shawn Mendes
  • The Weeknd

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