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2014 VMA Nominations

2014 VMA Nominations: Beyonce Leads The Pack

The 2014 MTV VMA nominations are out and Beyonce is leading the pack. The singer, who is currently on tour with hubby Jay Z, received eight nominations for this year’s awards off the back of her surprise visual album release last December. Eminem and Iggy Azalea followed with seven nominations apiece. Starting Thursday, fans can vote in VMA categories by visiting vma.mtv.com. Nominees for best lyric video, which will be voted on through social media, will be announced at a later date. The MTV VMAs air live from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, with previously announced performances from Ariana Grande, Usher and 5 Seconds of Summer. Additional performers will be announced later.

The full list of nominees is below:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX - "Fancy"

Beyonce ft. Jay Z - "Drunk in Love"

Pharrell Williams - "Happy"

Sia - "Chandelier"

Miley Cyrus - "Wrecking Ball"

 

BEST HIP HOP

Eminem - "Bezerk"

Drake ft. Majid Jordan - "Hold On (We're Going Home)"

Childish Gambino - "3005"

Kanye West - "Black Skinhead"

Wiz Khalifa - "We Dem Boyz"

 

 

BEST MALE

Pharrell Williams - "Happy"

John Legend - "All of Me"

Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell - "Sing"

Sam Smith - "Stay With Me"

Eminem ft. Rihanna - "Monster"

 

BEST FEMALE

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX - "Fancy"

Beyonce - "Partition"

Lorde - "Royals"

Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea - "Problem"

Katy Perry ft. Juicy J - "Dark Horse"

BEST POP

Pharrell Williams - "Happy"

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX - "Fancy"

Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz - "Talk Dirty"

Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea - "Problem"

Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc - "Wake Me Up"

 

BEST ROCK

Imagine Dragons - "Demons"

Arctic Monkeys - "Do I Wanna Know"

The Black Keys - "Fever"

Lorde - “Royals”

Linkin Park - "Until It's Gone"

 

MTV ARTIST TO WATCH

Sam Smith - "Stay With Me"

5 Seconds of Summer  -"She Looks So Perfect"

Charli XCX - "Boom Clap"

Schoolboy Q - "Man of the Year"

Fifth Harmony - "Miss Movin On"

BEST COLLABORATION

Beyonce ft. Jay Z - "Drunk in Love"

Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea - "Problem"

Pitbull ft. Kesha - "Timber"

Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Tyga - "Loyal"

Eminem ft. Rihanna - "Monster"

Katy Perry ft. Juicy J - "Dark Horse"

 

MTV CLUBLAND AWARD

DJ Snake & Lil Jon - "Turn Down for What"

Zedd ft. Hayley Williams - "Stay the Night"

Calvin Harris - "Summer"

Martin Garrix - "Animal"

Disclosure - "Grab Her!"

 

BEST VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE

Angel Haze ft. SIA - “Battle Cry“

Avicii - “Hey Brother”

Beyonce - “Pretty Hurts”

J. Cole ft. TLC - “Crooked Smile”

Kelly Rowland - “Dirty Laundry”

David Guetta ft. Mikky Ekko - “One Voice”

 

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

30 Seconds to Mars - "City of Angels"

Beyonce - "Pretty Hurts"

Arcade Fire - "Afterlife"

Gesaffelstein - "Hate or Glory"

Lana Del Rey - "West Coast"

 

BEST EDITING

Eminem - "Rap God"

MGMT - "Your Life Is a Lie"

Zedd  ft. Hayley Williams - "Stay the Night"

Beyonce - "Pretty Hurts"

Fitz and The Tantrums - "The Walker"

 

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Sia - "Chandelier"

Beyonce - "Partition"

Usher - “Good Kisser"

Michael Jackson ft. Justin Timberlake - "Love Never Felt So Good"

Jason Derulo ft. 2Chainz - "Talk Dirty"

KIESZA - “Hideaway”

 

BEST DIRECTION

DJ Snake & Lil Jon - "Turn Down for What"

OK Go  - "The Writing's on the Wall"

Miley Cyrus - "Wrecking Ball"

Beyonce - "Pretty Hurts"

Eminem ft. Rihanna - "The Monster"

 

BEST ART DIRECTION

DJ Snake & Lil Jon - "Turn Down For What"

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX - "Fancy"

Eminem - "Rap God"

Arcade Fire - "Reflektor"

Tyler, The Creator - "Tamale"

 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

DJ Snake & Lil Jon - "Turn Down For What"

OK Go - "The Writing's On the Wall"

Disclosure - "Grab Her!"

Eminem - "Rap God"

Jack White - "Lazaretto"

 

Author: 

Adenike Gboyega