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MTV VMAs 2014 nominations were announced.  Did your favorite #Power96 song make this cut? Let me know your thoughts on Twitter @djwillcalder!

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VMAs voters seemed drunk in love for Beyoncé.

The nominations for for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards were announced Thursday morning and Mrs. Carter leads the field with eight nods — including Video of the Year for her collaboration with husband Jay Z, “Drunk in Love.”

Rapper Eminem was close behind, notching seven nominations, as did newcomer Iggy Azalea, who will be vying against Beyonce for Video of the Year with her hit, “Fancy.”

Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball,” Sia’s “Chandelier” and Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” round out the nominees for the award show’s marquee trophy.

The winners of the VMA Moonman will be revealed on Aug. 24MIKE COPPOLA/GETTY IMAGES FOR MTVThe winners of the VMA Moonman will be revealed on Aug. 24

MTV continued its trend of using social media to unveil its nominations, this time posting Thursday’s announcement on the music network’s Snapchat account. Fans can vote for the winners starting today at vma.mtv.com.

The winners of the Moonmen statuettes will be revealed during the live telecast from LA.’s The Forum airing on MTV on Sun., Aug. 24 at 9 p.m.

Usher, Ariana Grande and 5 Seconds of Summer have been announced as performers — but they’ll have a tough act to follow after Cyrus’ now legendary twerking performance during last year’s VMAs caused so much tongue wagging.

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Here’s the full list of nominations:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR:
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Beyonce ft. Jay Z – “Drunk in Love”
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
Sia – “Chandelier”
Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”

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”

Eminem got plenty of love from voters, too, notching seven nominations.AFTERMATH RECORDS VIA YOUTUBE Eminem got plenty of love fro  voters, too, notching seven nominations.

BEST MALE:
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
John Legend – “All of Me”
Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell Williams – “Sing”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
Eminem ft. Rihanna – “The Monster”

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

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

Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy’ also caught the eye of voters. The Australian rapper also scored seven nominations.VIRGIN EMI VIA YOUTUBE Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy’ also caught the eye of voters. The Australian rapper also scored seven nominations.

BEST ROCK:
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:
Beyonce 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”
Eminem ft. Rihanna – “The Monster”
Katy Perry ft. Juicy J – “Dark Horse”

Music Videos Ignored For MTV VMA Nominations
Today in snubs, we’re looking at the MTV Video Music Awards . This year’s ballots were inundated with impressive music videos, especially in the Best Rock…

MTV CLUBLAND AWARD:

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

BEST VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE
Angel Haze ft. Sia – “Battle Cry“
Avicii – “Hey Brother”
Beyonce – “Pretty Hurts”
J. Cole ft. TLC – “Crooked Smile”
Kelly Rowland – “Dirty Laundry”
David Guetta ft. Mikky Ekko – “One Voice”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
30 Seconds to Mars – “City of Angels”
Beyonce – “Pretty Hurts”
Arcade Fire – “Afterlife”
Gesaffelstein – “Hate or Glory”
Lana Del Rey – “West Coast”

Miley Cyrus could follow up last year’s controversial twerking performance with a Moonman trophy for Video of the Year.MILEYCYRUSVEVO VIA YOUTUBE Miley Cyrus could follow up last year’s controversial twerking performance with a Moonman trophy for Video of the Year.

BEST EDITING
Eminem – “Rap God”
MGMT – “Your Life is a Lie”
Zedd ft. Hayley Williams – “Stay the Night”
Beyonce – “Pretty Hurts”
Fitz and the Tantrums – “The Walker”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Sia – “Chandelier”
Beyonce – “Partition”
Usher – “Good Kisser”
Michael Jackson ft. Justin Timberlake – “Love Never Felt So Good”
Jason Derulo ft. 2Chainz – “Talk Dirty”
Kiesza – “Hideaway”

BEST DIRECTION
DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down for What”
OK Go – “The Writing’s On the Wall”
Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”
Beyonce – “Pretty Hurts”
Eminem ft. Rihanna – “The Monster”

BEST ART DIRECTION
DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down for What”
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Eminem – “Rap God”
Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”
Tyler, The Creator – “Tamale”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down for What”
OK Go – “The Writing’s On the Wall”
Disclosure – “Grab Her!”
Eminem – “Rap God”
Jack White – “Lazaretto”

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