2016 MTV Europe Music Awards

2016 MTV European Music Awards
Date 6 November 2016
Location Ahoy Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Hosted by Bebe Rexha
Most awards Justin Bieber (2), Lady Gaga (2), Martin Garrix (2), Shawn Mendes (2), Twenty One Pilots (2), Zara Larsson (2)
Most nominations Beyoncé (5)
Official website mtvema.com
Television/Radio coverage
Network MTV
Channel 5

The 2016 MTV EMAs (also known as the MTV Europe Music Awards) were held at the Ahoy Rotterdam 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

Category Voting Method Start DateEnd Date
Biggest Fans Twitter, Instagram and Vine Hashtag27 Sept @12pm CET N/A
Worldwide Act Website/App 20 Sept @12pm CET 5 Nov @11:59pm CET*
Best Video MTV Music Editorial Team - not eligible for audience votingN/A N/A
All others Website/App 27 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.


The nominations were announced on 27 September 2016.[1][2]

Best Song

Best Video

Best Female

Best Male

Best New Act

Best Pop

Best Electronic

Best Rock

Best Alternative

Best Hip-Hop

Best Live Act

Best World Stage Performance

Best Push Act

Biggest Fans

Best Look

Global Icon

Regional nominations


Best UK 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

Africa & India

Best African Act
Best Indian Act


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

Australia & New Zealand

Best Australian Act
Best New Zealand Act

Latin America

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

North America

Best US Act
Best Canadian Act


Main show

Artist(s) Song(s)
Anne-Marie "Alarm"
Main show
Bruno Mars "24K Magic"
DNCE "Body Moves"
"Cake by the Ocean"
Martin Garrix (featuring
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

Main show


  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. https://twitter.com/MTV_Sweden/status/795284608921255936
  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. https://twitter.com/mtvasia/status/795282634263777281
  7. Shawn Mendes has won Best Worldwide Act Award, but Best Canadian Act

External links

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