2014 MTV Video Music Awards

2014 MTV Video Music Awards
Date Sunday, August 24, 2014 (2014-08-24)
Country United States
Most awards Beyoncé (4)
Most nominations Beyoncé (8)
Iggy Azalea (8)[1]
Official website www.mtv.com/ontv/vma/
Television/Radio coverage
Network MTV, MTV2, VH1 and Logo TV[2]

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.[4] 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.[5][6]


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 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

Winners and nominees

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

Video of the Year

Miley Cyrus – "Wrecking Ball"

Best Male Video

Ed Sheeran (featuring Pharrell Williams) – "Sing"

Best Female Video

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

Artist to Watch

Fifth Harmony – "Miss Movin' On"

Best Pop Video

Ariana Grande (featuring Iggy Azalea) – "Problem"

Best Rock Video

Lorde – "Royals"

Best Hip-Hop Video

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

MTV Clubland Award

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

Best Collaboration

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

Best Direction

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

Best Choreography

Sia – "Chandelier" (Choreographer: Ryan Heffington)

Best Visual Effects

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

Best Art Direction

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

Best Editing

Eminem – "Rap God" (Editor: Ken Mowe)

Best Cinematography

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

Best Video with a Social Message

Beyoncé – "Pretty Hurts"

Best Lyric Video

5 Seconds of Summer – "Don't Stop"

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award


See also


External links

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