Nominees Announced for the MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2016

For its 15th anniversary, the MTV Video Music Awards Japan are back!

The nominees for the 8 fan-voted categories were released today and will be awarded via fan votes: Best Male Video (Japan / International), Best Female Video (Japan / International), Best Group Video (Japan / International), Best New Artist Video (Japan / International).

The winners of the other 7 categories will will be selected by MTV: Best Rock Video, Best Metal Video, Best Pop Video, Best R&B Video, Best Hip Hop Video, Best Dance Video, and Best Choreography.

On October 3, the winners of 16 categories will be announced.

The most prestigious award, Video of the Year, will be awarded at MTV VMAJ -THE PARTY!!- on October 26. It starts at 7PM and will be hosted by hip hop group RIP SLYME.

Voting in the these categories is now open and will run until September 30 at 11:59 PM.

Check out the nominees for each category on the pages below:

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  • Comments

    • nothingsover

      The Best New Artist Video category has the best lineup for sure. Boku no Lyric no Bouyomi and FAKY <3 Also DNCE and Halsey!

      • Yama92

        yes the best new artist is probably the only good category to choose from.

      • Liokt

        And to not forgive Ame no Parade and Suiyoubi no Campanella.

    • Sérgio Moço

      Looking at the nominees here, one would think japanese music is dead… What’s the word? Tsumaranai?
      Not surprised “Kamisama, Hotokesama” by Shiina Ringo is nowhere to be found. Really crap video amirite. Oh MTV…

      • Ryusei

        kamisama hotokesama is from 2015…

        • Sérgio Moço

          Yeah, August 2015. Was under the impression the nominees were not all from 2016. So this means anyone releasing stuff after August 2016 is not going to be considered ever?

    • Rebecca

      some categories just seem like they put in a japanese act just to have one

    • Kanjo Maru

      So much trash. And barely 20 songs across 12 categories.

      • circe154

        The MTV nominations are usually crappy and repetitive, even in the US.

    • zillon

      well this gonna be boring, some of the category sucks! and no flower or e-girls!? now Im mad 😡😡

    • Ryusei


    • I’m extremely underwhelmed. What’s with all the international artists?

    • I don’t know how I feel about this.

    • lwavesurfer

      lol @ this is what you came for nominated for best dance video. Rihanna did nothing but jump around and being pretty in that vid (still love the song tho).

      • Sakura Harano

        They mean dance as in the type of EDM music.

    • mi7desu

      What the hell is kanye west doing here?! so. pissed.

    • شيماء Shaimaa

      Kana Nishino songs are amazing.