Beyoncé leads the MTV VMA nominations with 8 nods

2014-07-18 08:45
 
Los Angeles - Beyoncé has topped this year's MTV Video Music Awards nominations.

The Drunk in Love hitmaker is up for eight awards including the night's biggest prize, Video of the Year, while newcomer Iggy Azalea and rapper Eminem are hot on her heels with seven nods apiece.

Beyoncé, 32, is also up for Best Female Video and Best Collaboration for her steamy Drunk in Love video with husband Jay Z.

Other Video of the Year nominees include Iggy for her Clueless-inspired video for Fancy, Pharrell William's Happy clip, Sia's Chandelier and Miley Cyrus' infamous video for Wrecking Ball.

Australian rapper Iggy has two nominations in the Best Female Video category for both Fancy and Problem, her collaboration with pint-sized songbird Ariana Grande.

Veteran music star Eminem is up for Best Hip-Hop video for Berzerk and also has a trio of nods - Best Collaboration, Best Male Video and Best Direction - for his hit song The Monster, which features a chorus from Rihanna.

Other big nominees include Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Lorde.

This year's Video Music Awards will emanate from Inglewood, California, on 24 August.

The 2013 VMAs were considered one of the most memorable in recent history as Miley, 20, twerked and gyrated against Robin Thicke in a controversial performance.

2014 MTV Video Music Awards nominations:

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
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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