2016 MTV Europe Music Awards

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2016 MTV Europe Music Awards
2016 MTV Europe Music Award logo.png
Date6 November 2016
LocationRotterdam Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Hosted byBebe Rexha
Most awardsJustin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Martin Garrix, Shawn Mendes, Twenty One Pilots and Zara Larsson (each 2)
Most nominationsBeyoncé (5)
Television/radio coverage
Channel 5

The 2016 MTV EMAs (also known as the MTV Europe Music Awards) were held at the Rotterdam Ahoy in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on 6 November 2016. It was hosted by Bebe Rexha. This was the third time the awards have taken place in the Netherlands, and the second time Rotterdam has been the host city. The awards were held in the same venue as the 1997 MTV EMAs.

Voting process[edit]

Category Voting Method Start Date End Date
Biggest Fans Twitter, Instagram and Vine Hashtag 27 Sept @12pm CET N/A
Worldwide Act Website/App 2 Sept @12pm CET 5 Nov @11:59pm CET*
Best Video MTV Music Editorial Team - not eligible for audience voting N/A N/A
All others Website/App 12 Sept @12pm CET 5 Nov @11:59pm CET

(*)without Best Acts from Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Israel and Poland. In those countries voting was ended earlier.


Pre show[edit]

Artist(s) Song(s)
Anne-Marie "Alarm"

Main show[edit]

Artist(s) Song(s)
Main show
Bruno Mars "24K Magic"
DNCE "Body Moves"
"Cake by the Ocean"
Martin Garrix
Bebe Rexha
"In the Name of Love"
Shawn Mendes "Mercy"
Zara Larsson "Lush Life"
"Ain't My Fault"
Green Day "Bang Bang"
The Weeknd "Starboy"
Kings of Leon "Waste a Moment"
Bebe Rexha "I Got You"
Lukas Graham "You're Not There"
"7 Years"
Afrojack "Gone"
OneRepublic "Let's Hurt Tonight"
Green Day "American Idiot"


Pre show[edit]

Main show[edit]


The nominations were announced on 27 September 2016.[1][2] Winners are highlighted in Bold

Best Song[edit]

Best Video[edit]

Best Female[edit]

Best Male[edit]

Best New[edit]

Best Pop[edit]

Best Electronic[edit]

Best Rock[edit]

Best Alternative[edit]

Best Hip-Hop[edit]

Best Live[edit]

Best World Stage Performance[edit]

Best Push Act[edit]

Biggest Fans[edit]

Best Look[edit]

Global Icon[edit]

Regional nominations[edit]

Winners are highlighted in Bold


Best UK & Ireland Act
Best Danish Act
Best Finnish Act
Best Norwegian Act
Best Swedish Act
Best German Act
Best Dutch Act
Best Belgian Act
Best Swiss Act
Best French Act
Best Italian Act
Best Spanish Act
Best Portuguese Act
Best Polish Act
Best Russian Act
Best Romanian Act
Best Adria Act
Best Israeli Act


Best African Act


Best Indian Act
Best Japanese Act
Best Korean Act
Best Southeast Asian Act
Best Chinese & Hong Kong Act


Best Australian Act
Best New Zealand Act


Best Brazilian Act
Best Latin America Northern Act
Best Latin America Central Act
Best Latin America Southern Act
Best US Act
Best Canadian Act

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "justin bieber & beyoncé lead the 2016 mtv ema nominations – see the full list!". MTV UK. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Beyoncé, Justin Bieber and Adele lead 2016 MTV European Music Award nominations". NME. 27 September 2016. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  3. ^ MTV Sweden [@MTV_Sweden] (6 November 2016). "🎉 @thefooomusic har vunnit @mtvema's Best Swedish Act för tredje året i rad! CONGRATS GUYS 🎉" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ Zara Larsson has announced as one of Best Worldwide Acts, but Best Swedish Act is The Fooo Conspiracy
  5. ^ GOT7 is the one of announced Best Worldwide Acts, but Best Korean Act is B.A.P
  6. ^ MTV Asia [@mtvasia] (6 November 2016). "Meet your 2016 @mtvema Best Korea Act: B.A.P 🎉🎉🎉 #MTVEMA" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  7. ^ Shawn Mendes has won Best Worldwide Act Award, but Best Canadian Act

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