2016 MTV VMA: Beyonce and Adele Lead With Most Nominations

The nominees for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards have been announced, MTV reports, with Beyonce and Adele bagging a whopping 19 nominations between them. Bey is in the lead with career best 11 nominations for her album Lemonade, which includes the song "Formation" -- a contender for Video of the Year along with Adele's "Hello."

The Brit pop icon had the second-most nominations at the VMA: eight, out of which seven are for her record-breaking video "Hello" alone.

Other competitors for Video of the Year are Kanye's infamous video "Famous," Drake's "Hotline Bling," and Justin Bieber's "Sorry."

The late David Bowie also features on the list of nominees, thanks to his last album Blackstar, whose song of the same name is a contender for Best Art Direction.

David Bowie performing will be honored at VMAs
David Bowie to be honored at VMAs [Photo by Jo Hale/Getty Images]Besides Bey and Adele, other prominent nominees are Ariana Grande with five nominations, and Drake and Rihanna with four each.

Below is the full list of nominations of this year's VMA:

Video of the Year

  • "Formation" by Beyonce
  • "Hello" by Adele
  • "Famous" by Kanye West
  • "Hotline Bling" by Drake
  • "Sorry" by Justin Bieber
Best Female Video
  • "Hello" by Adele
  • "Hold Up" by Beyonce
  • "Cheap Thrills" by Sia
  • "Work" by Rihanna ft. Drake
  • "Into You" by Ariana Grande
Best Male Video
  • "Hotline Bling" by Drake
  • "Famous" by Kanye West
  • "Don't" by Bryson Tiller
  • "This Is What You Came For" by Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
  • "Can't Feel My Face" by The Weeknd
Best Collaboration
  • "Freedom" by Beyonce ft. Kendrick Lamar
  • "Work From Home" by Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign
  • "Let Me Love You" by Ariana Grande ft. Lil Wayne
  • "Work" by Rihanna ft. Drake
  • "This Is What You Came For" by Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
Best Pop Video
  • "Wild Things" by Alessia Cara
  • "Hello" by Adele
  • "Into You" by Ariana Grande
  • "Sorry" by Justin Bieber
  • "Formation" by Beyonce
Adele nominated for 2016 VMA for Hello
Adele Mural at VMAs [Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images]Best Hip Hop Video
  • "Hotline Bling" by Drake
  • "Panda" by Desiigner
  • "Don't" by Bryson Tiller
  • "Angels" by Chance The Rapper
  • "Watch Out" by 2 Chainz
Best Rock Video
  • "Missing You" by All Time Low
  • "Victorious" by Panic! At The Disco
  • "Adventure Of A Lifetime" by Coldplay
  • "Irresistible" by Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato
  • "Heathens" by twenty one pilots
Best Electronic Video
  • "How Deep Is Your Love" by Calvin Harris & Disciples
  • "The Girl Is Mine" by 99 Souls ft. Destiny's Child & Brandy
  • "I Took A Pill In Ibiza" by Mike Posner
  • "SummerThing!" by Afrojack
  • "Don't Let Me Down" by The Chainsmokers ft. Daya
Breakthrough Long Form Video
  • The Odyssey by Florence + The Machine
  • Lemonade by Beyonce
  • PURPOSE: The Movement by Justin Bieber
  • Royalty by Chris Brown
  • Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy by Troye Sivan
Best New Artist
  • Bryson Tiller
  • Desiigner
  • Zara Larsson
  • Lukas Graham
  • DNCE
Best Art Direction
  • "Hold Up" by Beyonce
  • "M.I.L.F.$" by Fergie
  • "Hotline Bling" by Drake
  • "Blackstar" by David Bowie
  • "Hello" by Adele
Best Choreography
  • "Formation" by Beyonce
  • "Delilah" by Florence + The Machine
  • "M3LL155X" by FKA Twigs
  • "WTF (Where They From)" by Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell
  • "Sorry" by Beyonce
Best Direction
  • "Lazarus" by David Bowie
  • "Hello" by Adele
  • "Up&UP" by Coldplay
  • "The Less I Know The Better" by Tame Impala
  • "Formation" by Beyonce
Best Cinematography
  • "Lazarus" by David Bowie
  • "I Wanna Know" by Alesso
  • "Into You" by Ariana Grande
  • "Formation" by Beyonce
  • "Hello" by Adele
Best Editing
  • "Formation" by Beyonce
  • "Hello" by Adele
  • "M.I.L.F.$" by Fergie
  • "Lazarus" by David Bowie
  • "Into You" by Ariana Grande
Best Visual Effects
  • "Up&Up" by Coldplay
  • "M3LL155X" by FKA Twigs
  • "Send My Love" by Adele
  • "Can't Feel My Face" by The Weeknd
  • "PILLOWTALK" by Zayn
Beyonce 2016 VMAs nominations
[Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images]The nominations were revealed Tuesday (July 26) on Facebook Live, with the Video of the Year category revealed in a panoramic mural in NYC's East Village.

The 2016 Video Music Awards will air live on MTV from Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday, August 28 at 9 p.m. ET.

[Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images]