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Sia’s hit video nominated for MTV award

Sia's Cheap Thrills video has been nominated for an MTV video award Photo: YouTube
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Australian singer-songwriter Sia has been nominated for an MTV video award a day after Cheap Thrills reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100.

She has been nominated for best female video, competing against Beyonce, Adele, Rihanna and Ariana Grande. 

Watch the video here. 

The video for Australian rock band Tame Impala’s The Less I Know the Better has been nominated for a best direction award.

Kanye West’s controversial Famous, Beyonce’s Formation and Adele’s Hello will battle Justin Bieber’s Sorry and Drake’s Hotline Bling for video of the year when the VMAs air live on August 28 from New York’s Madison Square Garden.

West’s infamous Famous features what appears to be naked images of the rapper and other celebrities, including Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian, Donald Trump and Bill Cosby.

Beyonce is the overall VMA leader with 11 nominations – marking a career best for the pop diva. Adele is behind her with eight nominations.

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David Bowie’s album Blackstar was a poignant precursor to his death.

David Bowie, who died from cancer earlier this year, is nominated for best direction, cinematography, art direction and editing for Lazarus – a video that showed him frail and lying in bed, eyes bandaged. It was released several days before the icon’s January 10 death.

The full list of MTV Video Music Awards nominees:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Adele, Hello; Beyonce, Formation; Drake, Hotline Bling; Justin Bieber, Sorry; Kanye West, Famous.

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Adele, Hello; Beyonce, Hold Up; Sia, Cheap Thrills; Ariana Grande, Into You; Rihanna featuring Drake, Work.

BEST MALE VIDEO
Drake, Hotline Bling; Bryson Tiller, Don’t; Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna, This Is What You Came For; Kanye West, Famous; The Weeknd, Can’t Feel My Face.

BEST NEW ARTIST
Bryson Tiller; Desiigner; Zara Larsson; Lukas Graham; DNCE.

BEST POP VIDEO
Adele, Hello; Beyonce, Formation; Justin Bieber, Sorry; Alessia Cara, Wild Things; Ariana Grande, Into You.

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
Drake, Hotline Bling; Desiigner, Panda; Bryson Tiller, Don’t; Chance the Rapper featuring Saba, Angels; 2 Chainz, Watch Out.

BEST ROCK VIDEO
All Time Low, Missing You; Coldplay, Adventure of a Lifetime; Fall Out Boy featuring Demi Lovato, Irresistible; twenty one pilots, Heathens; Panic! at the Disco, Victorious.

BEST ELECTRONIC VIDEO
Calvin Harris & Disciples, How Deep Is Your Love; 99 Souls featuring Destiny’s Child and Brandy, The Girl Is Mine; Mike Posner, I Took A Pill In Ibiza; Afrojack, SummerThing!; The Chainsmokers featuring Daya, Don’t Let Me Down.

BEST COLLABORATION
Beyonce featuring Kendrick Lamar, Freedom; Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign, 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
Florence + the Machine, The Odyssey; Beyonce, Lemonade; Justin Bieber, PURPOSE: The Movement; Chris Brown, Royalty; Troye Sivan, Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy.

BEST ART DIRECTION
Beyonce, Hold Up; Fergie, M.I.L.F. $; Drake, Hotline Bling; David Bowie, Blackstar; Adele, Hello.

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Beyonce, Formation; Missy Elliott featuring Pharrell, WTF (Where They From); Beyonce, Sorry; FKA Twigs, M3LL155X; Florence + the Machine, Delilah.

BEST DIRECTION
Beyonce, Formation; Coldplay, Up&Up; Adele, Hello; David Bowie, Lazarus; Tame Impala, The Less I Know the Better.

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Beyonce, Formation; Adele, Hello; David Bowie, Lazarus; Alesso, I Wanna Know; Ariana Grande, Into You.

BEST EDITING
Beyonce, 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.

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