VMAs 2016: Winner predictions from a Spotify expert

Who will take home a moonman from the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards?

The nominees for best new artist, video of the year and other VMA categories have been announced, and voting has since closed. Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” album leads with 11 nominations, a personal best for the singer. Adele’s “Hello” has also earned a record-breaking seven total nominations.

But you don’t have to wait until Sunday, starting at 9 p.m,. to find out who will (or should) win.

amNewYork got the scoop from Spotify’s trend expert Shanon Cook, who predicted the winners of this year’s top categories based on the artists’ total streams and subscribers.

Meghan Giannotta