One of the most popular award shows is just around the corner, but it isn't the one where big speeches are made and tears are shed. Instead, it is the show of laughs and fun, and where coveted trophies of "Moonmen" are given out. Yes, the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards will be on August 24th, and the nominees have officially been announced! This year's nominees include some awesome collaborations, as well as your favorite and pretty expected musicians! We are hoping the show will be a blast, but as far as the nominees go, there are no major surprises, just super hits!
The 2014 VMAs nominees for Best Video of the Year include Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX for "Fancy," Beyoncé ft. JAY Z for "Drunk In Love," Pharrell Williams for "Happy," Sia for "Chandelier," and Miley Cyrus for her outstanding hit "Wrecking Ball."
The top ladies in music who continue to take the world by storm include Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX with her hit "Fancy," which is also nominated for Best Female Video. Iggy is nominated twice in the category for Best Pop Video for "Fancy" and her collaboration with Ariana Grande in "Problem." Ms. Grande is also nominated twice for "Problem" having a shot at Best Female Video as well. Way to go ladies! Beyonce, Lorde, and Katy Perry also join in the category for having nods for Best Female Video! Should be a very close vote in this category and we can't wait to see who the winner is!
One of the more interesting categories announced was for Best Video with a Social Message. We love this category because it honors the artist not only for his or her musical talent, but for spreading a positive word to young people everywhere. The 2014 VMA nominees for this category are Angel Haze ft. SIA with "Battle Cry," Avicii with "Hey Brother," Beyoncé with her song "Pretty Hurts," J. Cole ft. TLC and "Crooked Smile," Kelly Rowland with "Dirty Laundry," and David Guetta ft. Mikky Ekko with the song "One Voice."
We loved the awesome collaborations that took place this year and we are really looking forward to see which artists will bring home the Moonman for Best Collaboration of the Year. It is tricky when one artist is great, but when they pair up with someone else amazing they really create phenomenal music! Will Ariana Grande ft. Izzy Azalea beat out Katy Perry ft. Juicy J. and "Dark Horse?" Or what about Beyonce ft. Jay Z for "Drunk in Love?" How will we ever tell? All we know is the show is going to be great and we are counting down the days to see the fashion, performances, and unexpected!
Which artists do you want to see take home a VMA moonman? Share your comments with us!