Beyoncé hit a career landmark with 11 nominations this year for her visual album Lemonade as MTV revealed the list of nominations for the upcoming Video Music Awards. Adele follows for her record-breaking video "Hello," which received eight nominations. The award show will take place on August 28th at New York City's Madison Square Garden.
Beyoncé and Adele are up against each other in several categories, including Video of the Year. For the show's biggest award of the night, "Formation" and "Hello" are competing against Drake's massive "Hotline Bling," Justin Bieber's infectious "Sorry" and Kanye West's controversial "Famous." Beyoncé's "Formation" is not the only video from her visual album to be recognized on an individual level: "Hold Up" is nominated for Best Female Video and "Freedom" featuring Kendrick Lamar is nominated for Best Collaboration.
Other artists recognized at this year's award show include Calvin Harris — for both "How Deep Is Your Love" and "This Is What You Came For" — Rihanna, Fifth Harmony and Ariana Grande. Bryson Tiller, Desiigner, Zara Larsson, Lukas Graham and DNCE are this year's nominees for Best New Artist. The professional categories recognize videos by artists that did not make the cut for the main video categories. FKA Twigs, David Bowie and Zayn Malik are among the artists whose video's cinematographers, editors and directors received a nomination.
The show revealed this year's nominations via a panoramic street mural in New York City's East Village. Though the show has regularly appeared in New York since its launch in 1984, this will be the first year that it takes place at Madison Square Garden.
Source: Rolling Stone