The nominees for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards were revealed on Thursday morning via SnapChat, and Beyoncé leads this year's field with a total of eight nominations, including Video of the Year, Best Female and Best Collaboration for several tracks from her surprise, self-titled album. VMA veteran Eminem and newcomer Iggy Azalea have seven nods each. Em's nominations include: Best Hip-Hop for "Berzerk" and two for "The Monster" with Rihanna (Best Male and Best Collaboration), while Iggy's mega-hit "Fancy" will vie for Video of the Year, Best Female and Best Pop. Also receiving multiple nominations this year are Jay Z, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande, Lorde, Sam Smith, Zedd, Avicii, Pitbull, Jason Derulo and Hayley Williams.
As for the coveted Video of the Year award, the clips that will face off are: Beyoncé ft. Jay Z, "Drunk In Love;" Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, "Fancy;" Miley Cyrus, "Wrecking Ball;" Pharrell Williams, “Happy;" and Sia, "Chandelier." Beginning today, fans can vote in VMA categories including Video of the Year, Artist to Watch and more by visiting vma.mtv.com.
The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards will be handed out at the Forum in Inglewood, CA, on August 24, with a show that will include performances from Usher, Ariana Grande, 5 Seconds of Summer, and more artists to be announced later. Here are the nominees in several other key categories:
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"