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7.17.2014

Beyoncé Leads 2014 MTV Video Music Awards Nominations

Who runs the VMAs? Beyoncé. The pop superstar leads the field with eight nominations at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.

Queen Bey is nominated in categories including Video of the Year, Best Female Video, and Best Collaboration for several tracks from her platinum self-titled album.

Eminem and Iggy Azalea follow with seven nods apiece, MTV announced today via SnapChat.

Em’s nominations include Best Hip-Hop Video (“Berzerk”) and two for “The Monster” with Rihanna (Best Male and Best Collaboration), while Iggy’s “Fancy” will vie for Video of the Year, Best Female Video, and Best Pop Video.

The Aussie rap sensation shared her excitement, tweeting, “Just woke up to the news I’ve been nominated for 7 VMAs! huge news! Realllllly hope I walk away with an award this year. Fingers crossed.”

Pharrell Williams scores four nods and is the the only male artist in the Video of the Year category, which also includes Beyoncé, Iggy, Miley Cyrus, and Sia.

Other multiple nominees include Jay Z, Ariana Grande, Lorde, Pitbull, Sam Smith, and Jason Derulo.

Fans can vote for their favorites starting today by visiting vma.mtv.com.

The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on August 24, and will include performances from Usher, Grande, and 5 Seconds of Summer.

See a full list of nominees below.

2014 MTV VIDEO MUSIC 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”