Beyonce dominates MTV video nominations, Taylor Swift shut out


But this year, she did not score any nominations after touring worldwide for much of 2015, in spite releasing videos for “Out of the Woods” and “New Romantics” in late 2015 and early 2016.

The coveted video of the year category pits Beyonce’s politically-charged video for “Formation” against Adele’s “Hello”, Canadian rapper Drake’s “Hotline Bling”, Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” and West’s “Famous”.

The MTV Video Music Awards, which had a reputation for irreverence and shock tactics, held this year in New York City on Aug. 28 and would air live on MTV.

The awards would be voted on by fans, starting on Tuesday. A host for the 2016 show has yet to be announced.

Beyonce’s album “Lemonade” in April featured music videos for each track and was praised for its bold songs about betrayal and revenge.

Videos from the album also scored nominations for choreography, art direction, and editing.

Rihanna scored multiple nominations for her collaborations with DJ Calvin Harris on “This is what you Came For,” and with Drake on “Work”.

British artist David Bowie died unexpectedly in January of cancer, days after releasing a new album.

He also made it onto the list with nominations for best direction, art, editing and cinematography for his singles “Blackstar” ” and “Lazarus”.