The MTV EMAs 2016 are set to take place over the weekend, bringing to a close what has been a fantastic year for music. Justin Bieber, Beyonce and Adele are among the acts expected to scoop the top awards but how well will they fare on the big night?
US pop star Bebe Rexha will have the honour of hosting the awards ceremony at the Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands on 6 November. Viewers will be treated to performances from the likes of OneRepublic, The Weeknd, Zara Larsson, Lukas Graham, Shawn Mendes and DNCE joining the line-up.
US rockers Green Day will be honoured with the global icon award in celebration of their career, spanning over 20 years, and to mark the release of their chart-topping latest album Radio Revolution.
Speaking about Green Days accolade, EMAs executive vice-president Bruce Gillmer said: Green Day is without question, one of the worlds most influential rock bands. For over two decades, theyve introduced new generations of fans from around the globe to their impassioned lyrics and raw musical power. Were incredibly proud to have Green Day as this years MTV EMA global icon award honouree.
So who will be the other lucky winners? IBTimes UK predicts the acts likely to walk away with the top awards.
Best UK and Ireland act: Adele
There is no act bigger in the UK and Ireland than Adele. In just a year, her third studio album, 25, has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide and was certified diamond after just 10 months. The Hello singer overcame her stage fear to headline Glastonbury in June and her tour is sold out all over the world – there is not much Adele has not accomplished in 2016.
Best song: Lukas Graham – 7 Years
It is definitely close between Mike Posners I Took A Pill In Ibiza and Lukas Graham as they both had huge hits this summer. However, Lukas Graham will probably clinch the gong for their single, 7 Years. The ballad spent five weeks at number one in the UK fending off competition from the likes of Rihanna, Ariana Grande and Fifth Harmony. The group emerged from nowhere but 7 Years put them firmly on the map.
Best video: Beyonce – Formation
There is no doubt that Queen Bey will take the award for best video. There has not been a more controversial video than Formation this year. Beyonce made the crossover into politics by addressing the Black Lives Matter movement and police brutality in the US and overall, Formation showed Beyonce like we have never seen her before.
The MTV EMAs 2016 will broadcast live on 6 November at 9pm CET.