MTV VMAJ 2016

news - 09.12.2016 16:03
source: MTV Japan
MTV VMAJ 2016, the Japanese edition of the MTV Video Music Awards, will be held in October. This will be the 15th anniversary edition of the event.

The winner in the Best Video of the Year category will be chosen by MTV. However, fans can vote for 12 of the categories. All of them include Japanese artists and some international artists, and there are five sub-categories featuring international artists only.

Nominees:

BEST MALE VIDEO:
AK-69, Gen Hoshino, Daichi Miura, Rekishi, Takahashi Yu

BEST FEMALE VIDEO:
Namie Amuro, JUJU, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Kana Nishino, Utada Hikaru

BEST GROUP VIDEO:
BABYMETAL, EXILE THE SECOND, Perfume, VAMPS , THE YELLOW MONKEY

BEST NEW ARTIST VIDEO:
Ame no Parade, Boku no Lyric no Boyomi, FAKY, Suchmos, Suiyobi no Campanella

BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
BABYMETAL, Back number, BUMP OF CHICKEN, Kana Nishino, PERFUME

BEST ROCK VIDEO:
[Alexandros], COLDPLAY, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, THE YELLOW MONKEY

BEST METAL VIDEO:
BABYMETAL, Crossfaith, Deftones, Iron Maiden, Trivium

BEST POP VIDEO:
Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony, Justin Bieber, Kana Nishino, Nissy

BEST R&B VIDEO:
Alessia Cara, Bryson Tiler, Daichi Miura, Usher, The Weekend

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO:
AK-69, Chance The Rapper, Drake, Desiigner, Kanye West

BEST DANCE VIDEO:
BOOM BOOM SATELLITES, Calvin Harris, Disclosure, Kygo, Mike Posner .

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY:
Beat Buddy Boi, Fifth Harmony, GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE, Justin Bieber, Sia.

There is also one additional category called BEST TEEN CHOICE ARTIST. The award will be given to the artist who is the most popular among young people and voting will be open for the Japanese fans only. Nominated artists include: DOBERMAN INFINITY, Sakura Fujiwara, SCANDAL, SKY-HI and Yasuda Rei.

Voting is open until September 30th, and the results will be revealed on October 3rd. The awards will be given out at MTV VMAJ 2016 -THE PARTY!!-, an event that will take place on October 26th at Shinkiba Studio Coast. It will be hosted by the hip-hop group RIP SLYME. Guest artists will also perform, but the line-up has yet to be announced.
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