The nominees for 33rd annual MTV Video Music Awards has just come in and though global pop superstars Adele, Beyoncé, Drake, and Rihanna pave the way with nominations. the EDM community also sees some representation thanks to The Chainsmokers, Alesso, Calvin Harris, Afrojack, Skrillex, and more.


The prestigious Video of the Year award sees Justin Bieber, and by extension Skrillex, in contention with Drake, Kanye, and more following a nomination for Justin’s hit single “Sorry” which also secured a place on the Best Pop Video shortlist. Calvin Harris secures a nomination (somewhat confusingly) for Best Male Video with his Rihanna collaboration “This Is What You Came For” in addition to the best collaboration (which makes a whole lot more sense to me).

Skipping ahead to Best Electronic Video sees hits “How Deep Is Your Love”, “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”, “Don’t Let Me Down”, and Afrojack’s “SummerThing!” all nominated. Somewhat surprisingly, “The Girl Is Mine” by 99 Souls ft. Destiny’s Child & Brandy also secured a spot on that shortlist as well.

Lastly, for the EDM world at least, Alesso receives a nomination for “Best Cinematography” with “I Wanna Know.”

Check out the full shortlist below courtesy of The Independent.

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 – “Irresistible”
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 + The Machine – The Odyssey
Beyoncé – Lemonade
Justin Bieber – PURPOSE: The Movement
Chris Brown – Royalty
Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy

Best New Artist Sponsored by Taco Bell®
Bryson Tiller
Desiigner
Zara Larsson
Lukas Graham
DNCE

Professional Categories
Best Art Direction
Beyoncé – “Hold Up”Art
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 + The Machine – “Delilah”

Best Direction
Beyoncé – “Formation” Director: Melina Matsoukas
Coldplay – “Up&Up”
Director: Vania Heymann,
Gal Muggia
Adele – “Hello”
Director: Xavier Dolan David Bowie – “Lazarus”
Director: Johan Renck Tame Impala – “The Less I Know The Better”
Director: Canada

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”H/T:

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