David Bowie receives four posthumous 2016 VMA nominations

MTV have revealed that David Bowie has been posthumously nominated for four 2016 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA)
David Bowie Blackstar video 2015

MTV have revealed that David Bowie has been posthumously nominated for four 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.

His video for ‘Blackstar’ has been nominated for Best Art Direction, and the video for ‘Lazarus’ received nominations for Best Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Editing.

The VMA nominations aren’t the first posthumous awards he’s been submitted for. Bowie competed for Top Rock Album at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards for Blackstar, but Twenty One Pilots took home the prize for Blurryface. Blackstar is also eligible to be considered for the Grammy Awards in 2017, since the qualifying period began in October 2015.

Beyonce and Adele are leading the pack ahead of this year’s ceremony. While Beyonce scored 11 nominations (her highest ever amount for the awards), Adele also raked in an impressive eight nominations. The pair will compete for the night’s top honour in the form of Video Of The Year, alongside Kanye West, Drake and Justin Bieber.

See the full list of VMA nominations here and tune in to see the MTV Video Music Awards air live from NYC’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday, August 28, at 9 p.m. ET.