Beyoncé Leads the MTV VMA Nominations Because Of Course She Does

MTV has announced the nominations for this year's Video Music Awards and, obviously, Beyoncé leads the pack with eight nominations, including Video of the Year. Eminem follows closely behind with seven nominations, tied with newcomer Iggy Azelea. Azalea is not this year's only breakout star to grab multiple VMA nominations, Sam Smith and Ariana Grande both picked up nominations as well.

Here is the full list:

Video of the Year
Iggy Azelea feat. Charli XCX, "Fancy"
Beyoncé feat. Jay Z, "Drunk in Love"
Pharrell, "Happy"
Sia, "Chandelier"
Miley Cyrus, "Wrecking Ball"

Best Male Video
Pharrell, "Happy"
John Legend, "All of Me"
Ed Sheeran feat. Pharrell, "Sing"
Sam Smith, "Stay With Me"
Eminem feat. Rihanna, "Monster"

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

Best Hip Hop Video
Eminem, "Berzerk"
Drake feat. Majid Jordan, "Hold On (We're Going Home)"
Childish Gambino, "3005"
Kanye West, "Black Skinhead"
Wiz Khalifa, "We Dem Boyz"

Best Pop Video
Pharrell, "Happy"
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, "Fancy"
Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz, "Talk Dirty"
Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea, "Problem"
Avivii feat. Aloe Blacc, "Wake Me Up"

Best Rock Video
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
Beyoncé feat. Jay Z, "Drunk in Love"
Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea, "Fancy"
Pitbull feat. Kesha, "Timber"
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga, "Loyal"
Eminem feat. Rihanna, "Monster"
Katy Perry feat. Juicy J, "Dark Horse"

MTV Clubland Award
DJ Snake and Lil John, "Turn Down for What"
Zedd feat. Hayley Williams, "Stay the Night"
Calvin Harris, "Summer"
Martin Garrix, "Animal"
Disclosure, "Grab Her!"

Best Video With a Social Message
Angel Haze feat. Sia, "Battle Cry!"
Avicii, "Hey Brother"
Beyoncé, "Pretty Hurts"
J. Cole feat. TLC, "Crooked Smile"
Kelly Rowland, "Dirty Laundry"
David Guetta feat. Mikky Ekko, "One Voice"

Best Cinematography
30 Seconds to Mars, "City of Angels"
Beyoncé, "Pretty Hurts"
Arcade Fire, "Afterlife"
Gesaffelstein, "Hate or Glory"
Lana Del Ray, "West Coast"

Best Editing
Eminem, "Rap God"
MGMT, "Your Life Is a Lie"
Zedd feat. Hayley Williams, "Stay the Night"
Beyoncé, "Pretty Hurts"
Fitz and the Tantrums, "The Walker"

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

Best Direction
DJ Snake and Lil John, "Turn Down for What"
OK Go, "The Writing's On the Wall"
Miley Cyrus, "Wrecking Ball"
Beyoncé, "Pretty Hurts"
Eminem feat. Rihanna, "The Monster"

Best Art Direction
DJ Snake and Lil John, "Turn Down for What"
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, "Fancy"
Eminem, "Rap God"
Arcade Fire, "Reflektor"
Tyler, the Creator, "Tamale"

Best Visual Effects
DJ Snake and Lil John, "Turn Down for What"
OK Go, "The Writing's On the Wall"
Disclosure, "Grab Her!"
Eminem, "Rap God"
Jack White, "Lazaretto"

This year's ceremony will take place on August 24. So far, Ariana Grande, Usher, and 5 Seconds of Summer have all been confirmed to perform.

 

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    salient01

    Gagas g.u.y should have had a nomination. It was epic. So silly.

 

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