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MTV announces winners of 'Video Music Awards 2016'

October 26, 2016 @ 5:55 pm
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The awards ceremony for "MTV VMAJ 2016" was held on October 26 at Shinkiba STUDIO COAST.


The VMAJ, held for the 15th time this year, decides the best music videos based on the viewers' votes. This year 85 works were nominated, and the polling took place from September 1-30. Among 2.5 million votes, Utada Hikaru's "Manatsu no Tooriame" won the 'Best Video of the Year' as well as the 'Best Female Video.'


Utada, who did not attend the awards ceremony, commented, "I feel very happy to have received this award that was decided by everyone's votes. Thank you very much.


Besides Utada, BABYMETAL also received two awards for 'Best Album of the Year' and 'Best Metal Video.'


The awards ceremony featured performances by award winners such as GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE, Miura Daichi, AK-69, and Takahashi Yu. Pikotaro also appeared as a surprise guest and performed 'PPAP.'


Check out the entire list of winners below! 


SEE ALSO: Winners of 'MTV VMAJ 2015' announced


Best Video of the Year
Utada Hikaru - "Manatsu no Tooriame"

Best Male Video -Japan-

Takahashi Yu - "Hikari no Hahen"


Best Male Video -International-

Justin Bieber - "Sorry"


Best Female Video -Japan-

Utada Hikaru - "Manatsu no Tooriame"


Best Female Video -International-

Ariana Grande - "Into You"


Best Group Video -Japan-

EXILE THE SECOND - "Shut Up!! Shut Up!! Shut Up!!"


Best Group Video -International-

Fifth Harmony - "Work from Home feat. TY Dolla $ign"


Best New Artist Video -Japan-

Suchmos - "MINT"


Best New Artist Video -International-

DNCE - "Cake by the Ocean"


Best Album of the Year -Japan-

BABYMETAL - "KARATE"


Best Album of the Year -International-

Beyoncé - "Formation"


Best Rock Video

[Alexandros] - Swan


Best Metal Video 

BABYMETAL - "KARATE"


Best Pop Video

Nissy - "Playing With Fire"


Best R&B Video

Miura Daichi - "Cry & Fight"


Best Hip Hop Video

AK-69 - "Flying B"


Best Dance Video

BOOM BOOM SATELLITES - "LAY YOUR HAND ON ME"


Best Choreography

GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE - "AGEHA"


Best Teen Choice Artist

Fujiwara Sakura - "Soup"


Sources: MTV Japan, Oricon

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