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Beyoncé, Iggy Azalea Lead MTV VMA Nominations

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This morning MTV took to Snapchat to announce this year's nominees for their Video Music Awards and, predictably, Beyoncé topped the list. After revolutionizing the music video game with her visual, self-titled album released late last year, Queen Bey earned a whopping eight nods, including the coveted video of the year nomination for "Drunk in Love."
Come August 24, Beyoncé will also be up for best female video for "Partition." She'll be going up against the likes of Lorde, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, and Iggy Azalea, who earned seven total nods for her song of the summer contender "Fancy."
VMA veteran Eminem also earned seven nominations, but will not have the opportunity to steal Bey's thunder in the video of the year category. The remaining artists joining Beyoncé in the prize fight will be Azalea for the aforementioned "Fancy", Pharrell for “Happy,” Sia for “Chandelier” and Miley Cyrus for “Wrecking Ball.”
Confirmed performers for the big night already include Ariana Grande, Usher and 5 Seconds of Summer. With Beyoncé expected to have a huge night, you can bet she'll be on hand to belt out a tune or two as well.
Click through to check out the rest of this year's nominees.
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, "Fancy"
Beyoncé 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"
BEST MALE
Pharrell Williams, "Happy"
John Legend, "All of Me"
Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell, "Sing"
Sam Smith, "Stay With Me"
Eminem ft. Rihanna, "Monster"
BEST FEMALE
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, "Fancy"
Beyoncé, "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"
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
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"
Eminem ft. Rihanna, "Monster"
Katy Perry ft. Juicy J, "Dark Horse"
MTV CLUBLAND AWARD
DJ Snake & Lil Jon, "Turn Down for What"
Zedd ft. Hayley Williams, "Stay the Night"
Calvin Harris, "Summer"
Martin Garrix, "Animal"
Disclosure, "Grab Her!"
BEST VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE
Angel Haze ft. Sia, "Battle Cry"
Avicii, "Hey Brother"
Beyoncé, "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"
Beyoncé, "Pretty Hurts"
Arcade Fire, "Afterlife"
Gesaffelstein, "Hate or Glory"
Lana Del Rey, "West Coast"
BEST EDITING
Eminem, "Rap God"
MGMT, "Your Life Is a Lie"
Zedd ft. Hayley Williams, "Stay the Night"
Beyoncé, "Pretty Hurts"
Fitz and the Tantrums, "The Walker"
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Sia, "Chandelier"
Beyoncé, "Partition"
Usher, "Good Kisser"
Michael Jackson f/Justin Timberlake, "Love Never Felt So Good"
Jason Derulo f/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"
Beyoncé, "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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