LOS ANGELES-Beyonce’s ambitious visual album, Lemonade, has earned 11 nominations for this year’s MTV Music Video Awards.

Adele follows close behind with eight nominations, including seven for her Hello video.

Kanye West’s highly-controversial video for Famous, which features the rapper in bed with several naked celebrities including Donald Trump and Taylor Swift, also received two nominations.

The awards take place on 28 August at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

In Lemonade, Beyonce depicts a woman progressing through several stages of grief as she comes to terms with her husband’s infidelity, set in the context of African-American culture.

The entire 60-minute film is in the running for best longform video; while the first single, Formation, is up for the coveted video of the year award, against Adele’s Hello, Drake’s Hotline Bling, Justin Bieber’s Sorry and West’s Famous.

However, Beyonce’s tally fell just short of the all-time record set by Lady Gaga in 2010, when she received 13 nominations - including two for video of the year.

Other nominees for the 2016 instalment include Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris and Florence + The Machine.

Taylor Swift, who took home four prizes last year, was overlooked despite releasing three eligible videos in the last year. One of them, Wildest Dreams, was even premiered during the 2015 ceremony.

MTV revealed this year’s nominations via a panoramic street mural in New York City’s East Village. Winners are selected by fan votes.

List of main nominees:

Video of the year

Adele - Hello

Beyonce - Formation

Justin Bieber - Sorry

Drake - Hotline Bling

Kanye West - Famous

Best male video

Drake - Hotline Bling

Calvin Harris (featuring Rihanna) - This Is What You Came For

Bryson Tiller - Don’t

The Weeknd - Can’t Feel My Face

Kanye West - Famous

Best female video

Adele - Hello

Beyonce - Hold Up

Ariana Grande - Into You

Rihanna (featuring Drake) - Work

Sia - Cheap Thrills

Best new artist



Lukas Graham

Zara Larsson

Bryson Tiller

Best pop video

Adele - Hello

Beyonce - Formation

Justin Bieber - Sorry

Alessia Cara - Wild Things

Ariana Grande - Into You

Best rock video

All Time Low - Missing You

Coldplay - Adventure of a Lifetime

Fall Out Boy (featuring Demi Lovato) - Irresistible

Panic! at the Disco - Victorious

Twenty One Pilots - Heathens

Best hip-hop video

2 Chainz - Watch Out

Chance the Rapper (featuring Saba) - Angels

Desiigner - Panda

Drake - Hotline Bling

Bryson Tiller - Don’t

Best electronic video

99 Souls (featuring Destiny’s Child and Brandy) - The Girl Is Mine

Afrojack - SummerThing!

The Chainsmokers (featuring Daya) - Don’t Let Me Down

Calvin Harris and Disciples - How Deep Is Your Love

Mike Posner - I Took a Pill in Ibiza

Best collaboration video

Beyonce (featuring Kendrick Lamar) - Freedom

Fifth Harmony (featuring Ty Dolla Sign) - Work from Home

Ariana Grande (featuring Lil Wayne) - Let Me Love You

Calvin Harris (featuring Rihanna) - This Is What You Came For

Rihanna (featuring Drake) - Work

Breakthrough long form video

Beyonce – Lemonade

Justin Bieber - Purpose: The Movement

Chris Brown - Royalty

Florence + The Machine - The Odyssey

Troye Sivan - Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy