Beyoncé is nominated for Best Video, Best Female, Best Live Act, Biggest Fans and Best U.S. Act, while Bieber is up for Best Song, Best Male, Best Pop, Biggest Fans and Best Canadian Act. Adele, Coldplay, Shawn Mendes and Lukas Graham follow with four nominations each.
Beyoncé last released the album Lemonade in April, and will bring her accompanying Formation tour to a close Oct. 7 in East Rutherford, N.J. Bieber, meanwhile, released Purpose in November 2015 and will finish his tour of the same name Nov. 29 in London, England.
The 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards nominations:
Best Canadian Act: Alessia Cara Drake Justin Bieber Shawn Mendes The Weeknd
Best U.S. Act: Ariana Grande Beyoncé Charlie Puth Kanye West twenty one pilots
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 Video: Beyoncé - "Formation" Coldplay - "Up&Up" Kanye West - "Famous" Tame Impala - "The Less I Know the Better" The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk - "Starboy"
Best Female: Adele Beyoncé Lady Gaga Rihanna Sia
Best Male: Calvin Harris Drake Justin Bieber Shawn Mendes The Weeknd
Best Live: Adele Beyoncé Coldplay Green Day Twenty One Pilots
Best New: Bebe Rexha DNCE Lukas Graham The Chainsmokers Zara Larsson
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 Hip Hop: Drake Future G-Eazy Kanye West Wiz Khalifa
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)