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MTV VMA Nominations: Beyonce Leads With 8 for 3 Different Videos

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Roll down the partition, please. We need you to see Beyoncé ruling all nominees.

Beyoncé has earned eight nominations for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, leading the pack with three videos that were released on the same day in December as part of her self-titledsurprise album. Her videos for “Pretty” Hurts,” “Partition” and “Drunk in Love” (featuring Jay Z) all snagged nominations, with the latter vying for Video of the Year.

On her tail, Iggy Azalea and Eminem each notched seven nominations — some for Iggy’sClueless-themed “Fancy” and Eminem’s “The Monster” collaboration with Rihanna.

MTV unveiled the nominees Thursday via eight 10-second Snapchat videos before revealing them elsewhere. You can vote for some of the categories online at MTV.com.

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

Video of the Year

Beyoncé ft. JAY Z – “Drunk In Love”
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
Sia – “Chandelier”
Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”

Best Male

Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell – “Sing”
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
John Legend – “All Of Me”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
Eminem ft. Rihanna – “Monster”

Best Female

Katy Perry ft. Juicy J – “Dark Horse”
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Beyoncé – “Partition”
Lorde – “Royals”
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea – “Problem”

Best Hip Hop

Eminem – “Bezerk”
Drake ft. Majid Jordan – “Hold On (We’re Going Home)”
Childish Gambino – “3005”
Kanye West – “Black Skinhead”
Wiz Khalifa – “We Dem Boyz”

Best Pop

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz – “Talk Dirty”
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea – “Problem”
Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc – “Wake Me Up”

MTV Clubland Award

Zedd ft. Hayley Williams – “Stay the Night”
DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What”
Calvin Harris – “Summer”
Martin Garrix – “Animal”
Disclosure – “Grab Her!”

Best Video With a Social Message

Beyoncé – “Pretty Hurts”
Angel Haze ft. SIA – “Battle Cry“
Avicii – “Hey Brother”
J. Cole ft. TLC – “Crooked Smile”
Kelly Rowland – “Dirty Laundry”
David Guetta f/ Mikky Ekko – “One Voice”

Best New Artist (a.k.a MTV Artist to Watch)

Charli XCX – “Boom Clap”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
5 Seconds of Summer -“She Looks So Perfect”
Schoolboy Q – “Man Of The Year”
Fifth Harmony – “Miss Movin On”

Best Collaboration:

Eminem ft. Rihanna – “Monster”
Beyoncé ft. JAY Z – “Drunk In Love”
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea – “Problem”
Pitbull ft. Ke$ha – “Timber”
Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Tyga – “Loyal”
Katy Perry ft. Juicy J – “Dark Horse”

 

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