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2016 VMA Odds – Beyoncé’s Lemonade Poised to Clean Up

The 2016 MTV Video Music Award nominations were announced last week and, as expected, one name towers above the rest — Beyoncé.

This shouldn’t be surprising. Her latest album, Lemonade, has caused a stir like nothing else this year. From think-pieces to hashtags, Lemonade has dominated the conversation in a way only Beyoncé is able to. And to top it off, an hour-long film was released to accompany the album, adding a layer of visual storytelling we have never seen from an album. It’s no wonder Beyoncé is up for a record 11 nominations.

This is all very unlucky for Adele, Justin Bieber, Drake, and Kanye, who in any other year would be in very strong standing for Video of the Year. Adele’s anticipated return has been an overwhelming success by all accounts and Bieber’s new album showcases a much more mature and experimental sound. Drake and Kanye continue to push the envelope for rap and hip hop. But, unfortunately for them, 2016 is set to be Beyonce’s year.

But as we all know, the favorite doesn’t always win. We’ll have to wait until August 28 to know for sure. Here are our odds for the 2016 VMAs.

2016 MTV VMA Odds

VIDEO OF THE YEAR:

Beyoncé – “Formation”: 1/1
Adele – “Hello”: 17/3
Drake – “Hotline Bling”: 17/3
Justin Bieber – “Sorry”: 9/1
Kanye West – “Famous”: 9/1

BEST NEW ARTIST:

Desiigner: 7/3
Bryson Tiller: 4/1
Zara Larsson: 4/1
DNCE: 17/3
Lukas Graham: 9/1

BEST FEMALE VIDEO:

Beyoncé – “Hold Up”: 1/1
Adele – “Hello”: 3/1
Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version): 17/3
Sia – “Cheap Thrills”: 19/1
Ariana Grande – “Into You”: 19/1

BEST MALE VIDEO:

Drake – “Hotline Bling”: 3/1
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”: 3/1
Kanye West – “Famous”: 4/1
Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”: 17/3
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”: 17/3

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO:

Drake – “Hotline Bling”: 3/2
Chance The Rapper ft. Saba – “Angels”: 3/2
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”:91/9
Desiigner – “Panda”: 93/7
2 Chainz – “Watch Out”: 19/1

BEST POP VIDEO:

Beyoncé – “Formation”: 1/1
Adele – “Hello”: 3/1
Justin Bieber – “Sorry”: 4/1
Alessia Cara – “Wild Things”: 24/1
Ariana Grande – “Into You”: 99/1

BEST ROCK VIDEO:

Coldplay – “Adventure Of A Lifetime”: 7/3
Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato – “Irresistible”: 4/1
Panic! At The Disco – “Victorious”:4/1
Twenty One Pilots – “Heathens”:17/3
All Time Low – “Missing You”: 17/3

BEST ELECTRONIC VIDEO

Mike Posner – “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”: 7/3
Calvin Harris & Disciples – “How Deep Is Your Love”: 7/3
99 Souls ft. Destiny’s Child & Brandy – “The Girl Is Mine”: 4/1
The Chainsmokers ft. Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”: 17/3
Afrojack – “SummerThing!”: 19/1


(Photo Credit: The Come Up Show (Originally uploaded to Flickr)[https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/])

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