2014 MTV Video Music Awards

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2014 MTV Video Music Awards
Date Sunday, August 24, 2014 (2014-08-24)
Most awards Beyoncé
Most nominations Beyoncé
Iggy Azalea
Official website www.mtv.com/ontv/vma/
Television/Radio coverage
Network MTV, MTV2, and VH1
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The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards were held on August 24, 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.[1] It was the 31st annual MTV Video Music Awards. Beyoncé and Iggy Azalea led the nominees with eight nominations each, while Eminem followed them with seven.

Beyoncé received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, following a 16-minute medley of songs from her self-titled fifth studio album.[2]


Artist(s) Song(s)
Fifth Harmony "Boss"
Charli XCX "Boom Clap"
Main show
Ariana Grande
Nicki Minaj
Jessie J
"Break Free" (Grande)
"Anaconda" (Minaj)
"Bang Bang"
Taylor Swift "Shake It Off"
Sam Smith "Stay with Me"
Nicki Minaj
"She Came to Give It to You"
5 Seconds of Summer "Amnesia"
Iggy Azalea
Rita Ora
"Black Widow"
Maroon 5 "Maps"
"One More Night"
Beyoncé Beyoncé Medley
  1. "Mine"
  2. "Haunted" (contains excerpts from "Ghost" and "Pretty Hurts")
  3. "No Angel"
  4. "Jealous"
  5. "Blow"
  6. "Drunk in Love"
  7. "Rocket"
  8. "Partition"
  9. "Flawless" (contains elements from "Superpower" and "Flawless (Remix)")
  10. "Yoncé"
  11. "Blue" (contains excerpts from "Heaven")
  12. "XO"
House artist



Main show[edit]


The nominations were announced on July 17, 2014. Winners are in bold text.

Video of the Year[edit]

Miley Cyrus — "Wrecking Ball"

Best Male Video[edit]

Ed Sheeran (featuring Pharrell Williams) — "Sing"

Best Female Video[edit]

Katy Perry (featuring Juicy J) — "Dark Horse"

Artist to Watch[edit]

Fifth Harmony — "Miss Movin' On"

Best Pop Video[edit]

Ariana Grande (featuring Iggy Azalea) — "Problem"

Best Rock Video[edit]

Lorde — "Royals"

Best Hip-Hop Video[edit]

Drake (featuring Majid Jordan) — "Hold On, We're Going Home"

MTV Clubland Award[edit]

Zedd (featuring Hayley Williams) — "Stay the Night"

Best Collaboration[edit]

Beyoncé (featuring Jay-Z) — "Drunk in Love"

Best Direction[edit]

DJ Snake and Lil Jon — "Turn Down for What" (Directors: DANIELS)

Best Choreography[edit]

Sia — "Chandelier" (Choreographer: Ryan Heffington)

Best Visual Effects[edit]

OK Go — "The Writing's on the Wall" (Visual Effects: 1stAveMachine)

Best Art Direction[edit]

Arcade Fire — "Reflektor" (Art Director: Anastasia Masaro)

Best Editing[edit]

Eminem — "Rap God" (Editor: Ken Mowe)

Best Cinematography[edit]

Beyoncé — "Pretty Hurts" (Directors of Photography: Darren Lew and Jackson Hunt)

Best Video with a Social Message[edit]

Beyoncé — "Pretty Hurts"

Best Lyric Video[edit]

5 Seconds of Summer — "Don't Stop"

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award[edit]


See also[edit]


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