Beyonce Leads MTV Video Music Awards Nominations

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July 17, 2014 | 11:16am EST

Pop superstar Beyonce looks set to triumph at the MTV Video Music Awards after scooping eight nominations.
The Crazy in Love hitmaker released promos for every track on her self-titled fifth album, and three of those clips have landed nominations, including nods for Video of the Year and Best Collaboration for Drunk in Love, which features her husband Jay Z.
She is also in the running for Best Female Video and Best Choreography for Partition, and Best Video with a Social Message for Pretty Hurts at the annual MTV prizegiving.
Beyonce’s closest rivals are rappers Eminem and Iggy Azalea, who have picked up seven nods apiece.
Azalea’s Fancy music promo, based on cult comedy film Clueless, will compete for Video of the Year and Best Pop Video, while she also appears in the Best Female Video category twice for Fancy and Problem, her collaboration with Ariana Grande.
Other acts to land nods include Pharrell Williams and Grande, who have three nominations each.
The ceremony will take place at The Forum venue in Los Angeles on 24 August. Usher and 5 Seconds of Summer are scheduled to perform.

The list of main nominees is as follows:

Video of the Year:
Drunk in Love – Beyonce 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 – Beyonce
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 – Beyonce 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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