2014 MTV Video Music Awards

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2014 MTV Video Music Awards
DateSunday, August 24, 2014 (2014-08-24)
LocationThe Forum (Inglewood, California)
CountryUnited States
Most awardsBeyoncé (4)
Most nominationsBeyoncé and Iggy Azalea (8 each)[1]
Television/radio coverage
Produced byAmy Doyle
Garrett English
Jesse Ignjatovic
Dave Sirulnick
Directed byHamish Hamilton
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The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards were held on August 24, 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.[3] 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 her self-titled fifth studio album. The show had an audience of 8.3 million viewers, while 10.1 million cumulative with the other three Viacom networks that simulcast the presentation.[4][5]


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"
(outdoor stage)
Beyoncé "Mine"
"Haunted" (contains excerpts from "Ghost" and "Pretty Hurts")
"No Angel"
"Jealous" / "Blow" / "Drunk in Love"
"Flawless" (contains elements from "Superpower" and "Flawless (Remix)")
"Blue" (contains excerpts from "Heaven")
House artist



Main show[edit]

Winners and nominees[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]


  1. ^ Kaufman, Gil (August 26, 2014). "2014 MTV Video Music Awards Nominations: Get The Full List". MTV. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  2. ^ Gallo, Phill (August 26, 2014). "VMAs Rating Down Despite Blue Ivy Surprise". Billboard. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  3. ^ Kaufman, Gil (April 23, 2014). "The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards Are Going Back To Cali - MTV". MTV. Viacom. Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  4. ^ "TV Ratings: VMAs Take a Small Hit, Pull 8.3 Million Viewers". The Hollywood Reporter. August 26, 2014. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  5. ^ "MTV VMAs viewership falls to 9.8 million, despite airing on more networks". Los Angeles Times. August 31, 2015. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  6. ^ "Lucy Hale Is Your 2014 VMA Pre-Show Host! No Lie!". MTV News.

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