How Many 2016 VMAs Is Adele Nominated For?

by Courtney Lindley

The MTV VMA nominations are in, and one artist's dominance over this year's categories should come as no surprise. Hello, I'm talking about Adele. After you wipe that non-shocked look off your face — because we all knew this was coming — the question remains: Just how many VMAs is Adele nominated for? Per MTV's Tuesday afternoon announcement, the singer has earned herself eight nominations, with seven of those alone being for her record breaking, earth shattering "Hello" music video.

Adele's latest album, 25, was emotional, visceral, and all the things you'd expect from the 13-time Grammy winner and downright immensely talented individual — though that doesn't necessarily mean she'll be taking home eight Moon Mans. This year, she's up against some intense competition like powerhouse artist/actual queen Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Kanye West, who all released unforgettable albums and visuals this year.

Not that "Hello" doesn't have a good shot — the video is a beautiful, monochromatic force to be reckoned with, and, back when it came out, was the topic of almost everyone's conversation. In fact, in January, "Hello" became the fastest music video to break one billion views on YouTube. So yeah, it's fair to say that even though the competition's tight this year, Adele's not going down without a fight.

Below, Adele's nominations for this year's VMAs.

Video of the Year

Adele – “Hello”Director: Xavier Dolan

Beyoncé – “Formation”Director: Melina MatsoukasDrake – “Hotline Bling”Director: Director XJustin Bieber – “Sorry”Director: Parris GoebelKanye West – “Famous” Director: Kanye West

Best Female Video

Adele – “Hello”Director: Xavier DolanBeyoncé – “Hold Up”Director: Jonas ÅkerlundSia – “Cheap Thrills”Director: Lior MolchoAriana Grande – “Into You”Director: Hannah Lux DavisRihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version)Director: Director X

Best Pop Video

Adele – “Hello”Director: Xavier DolanBeyoncé – “Formation”Director: Melina MatsoukasJustin Bieber – “Sorry”Director: Parris GoebelAlessia Cara – “Wild Things”Director: Aaron AAriana Grande – “Into You”Director: Hannah Lux Davis

Best Art Direction

Beyoncé – “Hold Up”Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”Drake – “Hotline Bling”David Bowie – “Blackstar”Adele – “Hello”

Best Direction

Beyoncé – “Formation”Director: Melina MatsoukasColdplay – “Up&Up”Director: Vania Heymann, Gal MuggiaAdele – “Hello”Director: Xavier DolanDavid Bowie – “Lazarus”Director: Johan RenckTame Impala – “The Less I Know The Better”Director: Canada

Best Cinematography

Beyoncé – “Formation”Adele – “Hello”David Bowie – “Lazarus”Alesso – “I Wanna Know”Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Best Editing

Beyoncé – “Formation”Adele – “Hello”Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”David Bowie – “Lazarus”Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Best Visual Effects

Coldplay – “Up&Up”FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”Adele – “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”Zayn – “PILLOWTALK”

And, if you need a reminder of why "Hello" seems to be so present on this list, well, here you go. You're welcome.

What a way to return to the music industry this year, Adele. Good luck to you — and to all those listed.

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