2016 MTV Europe Music Awards

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.

2016 MTV Europe Music Awards
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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 nominations were announced on September 27, 2016.[1][2] Winners are in bold text.

Best Song Best Video

Justin Bieber"Sorry"

The Weeknd (featuring Daft Punk) — "Starboy"

Best Female Best Male

Lady Gaga

Shawn Mendes

Best New Best Pop

Zara Larsson

Fifth Harmony

Best Electronic Best Rock

Martin Garrix


Best Alternative Best Hip-Hop

Twenty One Pilots


Best Live Best World Stage

Twenty One Pilots

Martin Garrix

Best Push Act Biggest Fans


Justin Bieber

Best Look Best Worldwide Act

Lady Gaga

Ariana Grande
Shawn Mendes
Troye Sivan
Zara Larsson

Global Icon
Green Day

Regional nominationsEdit

Winners are in bold text.


Best Adria Act Best Belgian Act


Emma Bale

Best Danish Act Best Dutch Act

Benjamin Lasnier


Best Finnish Act Best French Act

Antti Tuisku


Best German Act Best Israeli Act

Max Giesinger

The Ultras

Best Italian Act Best Norwegian Act

Benji & Fede

Alan Walker

Best Polish Act Best Portuguese Act


David Carreira

  • Aurea
  • Carlão
  • D.A.M.A
  • HMB
Best Romanian Act Best Russian Act


  • Feli
  • Manuel Riva
  • Smiley
  • Vanotek

Therr Maitz

Best Spanish Act Best Swedish Act

Enrique Bunbury

The Fooo Conspiracy[3]

Best Swiss Act Best UK & Ireland Act


Little Mix


Best African Act

Ali Kiba


Best Chinese and Hong Kong Act Best Indian Act


Prateek Kuhad

Best Japanese Act Best Korean Act

One Ok Rock


Best Southeast Asian Act

Dong Nhi

Australia and New ZealandEdit

Best Australian Act Best New Zealand Act

Troye Sivan


Latin AmericaEdit

Best Brazilian Act Best Latin America North Act


Paty Cantú

Best Latin America Central Act Best Latin America South Act



North AmericaEdit

Best Canadian Act Best US Act

Shawn Mendes

Ariana Grande


Pre showEdit

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

Main showEdit

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 showEdit

Main showEdit

Voting processEdit

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.

See alsoEdit


  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. ^ MTV Asia [@mtvasia] (6 November 2016). "Meet your 2016 @mtvema Best Korea Act: B.A.P 🎉🎉🎉 #MTVEMA" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

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