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Beyonce Leads 2014 MTV Video Music Awards Nominations

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R&B superstar Beyonce leads the nominations for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Queen Bey received eight nods including Video of the Year for her lover’s anthem ‘Drunk in Love.’

Following behind Beyonce are rappers Iggy Azalea and Eminem with seven mentions each. Pharrell Williams nabbed four nominations and is the only male nominated in the Video of the Year category for ‘Happy.’

Also receiving multiple nominations are Jay Z, Ariana Grande, Lorde, Sam Smith, Pitbull and Jason Derulo.

So far, Usher and Ariana Grande are the first two music acts slated to perform at the VMAs. This will be the R&B crooner’s first performance at the event since 2010.

“Performing live is the purest form of musical expression and I am damn happy to return to the VMA stage with new music,” he said.

The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., at 9PM ET. For more information, click here.

2014 MTV Music Video Awards Nominees

Video of the Year
Beyoncé ft. Jay Z, ‘Drunk In Love’
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, ‘Fancy’
Miley Cyrus, ‘Wrecking Ball’
Pharrell Williams, ‘Happy’
Sia, ‘Chandelier’

Best Hip-Hop Video
Childish Gambino, ’3005′
Drake ft. Majid Jordan, ‘Hold On (We’re Going Home)’
Eminem, ‘Berzerk’
Kanye West, ‘Black Skinhead’
Wiz Khalifa, ‘We Dem Boyz’

Best Male Video
Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell Williams, ‘Sing’
Eminem ft. Rihanna, ‘The Monster’
John Legend, ‘All of Me’
Pharrell Williams, ‘Happy’
Sam Smith, ‘Stay With Me’

Best Female Video
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea, ‘Problem’
Beyoncé, ‘Partition’
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, ‘Fancy’
Katy Perry ft. Juicy J, ‘Dark Horse’
Lorde, ‘Royals’

Best Pop Video
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea, ‘Problem’
Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc, ‘Wake Me Up’
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, ‘Fancy’
Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz, ‘Talk Dirty’
Pharrell Williams, ‘Happy’

Best Rock Video
Arctic Monkeys, ‘Do I Wanna Know?’
Black Keys, ‘Fever’
Imagine Dragons, ‘Demons’
Linkin Park, ‘Until It’s Gone’
Lorde, ‘Royals’

Artist to Watch, Presented by Taco Bell
5 Seconds of Summer, ‘She Looks So Perfect’
Charli XCX, ‘Boom Clap’
Fifth Harmony, ‘Miss Movin’ On’
Sam Smith, ‘Stay With Me’
Schoolboy Q, ‘Man of the Year’

Best Collaboration
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea, ‘Problem’
Beyoncé ft. Jay Z, ‘Drunk In Love’
Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Tyga, ‘Loyal’
Eminem ft. Rihanna, ‘The Monster’
Katy Perry ft. Juicy J, ‘Dark Horse’
Pitbull ft. Kesha, ‘Timber’

MTV Clubland Award
Calvin Harris, ‘Summer’
Disclosure, ‘Grab Her!’
DJ Snake & Lil Jon, ‘Turn Down For What’
Martin Garrix, ‘Animals’
Zedd ft. Hayley Williams, ‘Stay the Night’

Best Video With A Social Message
Angel Haze ft. Sia, ‘Battle Cry’
Avicii ft. Dan Tyminski, ‘Hey Brother’
Beyoncé, ‘Pretty Hurts’
David Guetta, ‘One Voice’
J. Cole, ‘Crooked Smile’
Kelly Rowland, Dirty Laundry’

Best Cinematography
30 Seconds to Mars, ‘City of Angels’
Arcade Fire, ‘Afterlife’
Beyoncé, ‘Pretty Hurts’
Gesaffelstein, ‘Hate Or Glory’
Lana Del Rey, ‘West Coast’

Best Editing
Beyoncé, ‘Pretty Hurts’
Eminem, ‘Rap God’
Fitz and the Tantrums, ‘The Walker’
MGMT, ‘Your Life is a Lie’
Zedd ft. Hayley Williams, ‘Stay the Night’

Best Choreography
Beyoncé, ‘Partition’
Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz, ‘Talk Dirty’
Kiesza, ‘Hideaway’
Michael Jackson ft. Justin Timberlake, ‘Love Never Felt So Good’
Sia, ‘Chandelier’
Usher, ‘Good Kisser’

Best Direction
Beyoncé, “Pretty Hurts”
DJ Snake & Lil Jon, ‘Turn Down For What’
Eminem ft. Rihanna, ‘The Monster’
Miley Cyrus, ‘Wrecking Ball’
OK Go, ‘The Writing’s On The Wall’

Best Art Direction
Arcade Fire, ‘Reflektor’
DJ Snake & Lil Jon, ‘Turn Down For What’
Eminem, ‘Rap God’
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, ‘Fancy’
Tyler, the Creator, ‘Tamale’

Best Visual Effects
Disclosure, ‘Grab Her!’
DJ Snake & Lil Jon, ‘Turn Down For What’
Eminem, ‘Rap God’
Jack White, ‘Lazaretto’
OK Go, ‘The Writing’s On The Wall’

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