Beyoncé leads MTV Video Music Awards with 8 nods

Beyoncé leads MTV Video Music Awards with 8 nods

MTV VMAs:Beyoncé leads the 2014 nominations. Photo: Associated Press


NEW YORK (AP) — Doing a visual album has paid off for Beyoncé: She’s the leading nominee at the MTV Video Music Awards.

MTV announced Thursday that Beyoncé is up for eight moonman trophies, including video of the year for “Drunk in Love.” Iggy Azalea and Eminem are nominated for seven awards each.

Pharrell is the only man nominated for the top prize. Along with Beyoné, his “Happy” will compete with Azalea’s “Fancy,” Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” and Sia’s “Chandelier” for video of the year.

Azalea is nominated twice for best pop video and female video, thanks to her other hit, the Ariana Grande-led smash “Problem.”

The VMAs will air live Aug. 24 from The Forum in Inglewood, California.

Performers include Grande, Usher and 5 Seconds of Summer.

The list of main nominees is:

Video of the Year:
“Drunk in Love” – Beyoncé featuring Jay Z
“Fancy” – Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX
“Wrecking Ball” – Miley Cyrus
“Happy” – Pharrell Williams
“Chandelier” – Sia

Best Female Video:
“Problem” – Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea
“Partition” – Beyoncé
“Fancy” – Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX
“Dark Horse” – Katy Perry featuring Juicy J
“Royals” – Lorde

Best Male Video:
“Sing” – Ed Sheeran featuring Pharrell Williams
“The Monster” – Eminem featuring Rihanna
“All Of Me” – John Legend
“Happy” – Pharrell Williams
“Stay with Me” – Sam Smith

Best Pop Video:
“Happy” – Pharrell Williams
“Fancy” – Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX
“Talk Dirty” – Jason Derulo featuring 2 Chainz
“Problem” – Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea
“Wake Me Up” – Avicii

Best Hip-Hop Video:
“3005” – Childish Gambino
“Hold On, We’re Going Home” – Drake
“Berzerk” – Eminem
“Black Skinhead” – Kanye West
“We Dem Boyz” – Wiz Khalifa

Best Rock Video:
“Do I Wanna Know?” – Arctic Monkeys
“Royals” – Lorde
“Demons” – Imagine Dragons
“Until It’s Gone” – Linkin Park
“Fever” – The Black Keys

Best Collaboration:
“Problem” – Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea
“Drunk in Love” – Beyoncé featuring Jay Z
“Loyal” – Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga
“The Monster” – Eminem featuring Rihanna
“Dark Horse” – Katy Perry featuring Juicy J
“Timber” – Pitbull featuring Kesha.

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