The VMAs will take place on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 9 p.m. ET, airing live from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
See the complete list of nominees below:
Video of the Year:Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – "Fancy" Beyonce 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" Beyonce - "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:Beyonce 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" Beyonce - "Pretty Hurts" J. Cole ft. TLC - "Crooked Smile" Kelly Rowland - "Dirty Laundry" David Guetta f/ Mikky Ekko - "One Voice"
Best Cinematography: 30 Seconds to Mars - "City of Angels" Beyonce - "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" Beyonce - "Pretty Hurts" Fitz and The Tantrums - "The Walker"
Best Choreography:Sia - "Chandelier" Beyonce - "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" Beyonce - "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"
HBO Lands Beyonce/Jay-z "On The Run" Concert Special
In case you didn't know, everything Jay Z & Beyonce does is a movie,and the coming attractions for their upcoming HBO special follows suit. The 25-second clip offers a theatrical tease for their "On The Run Tour" concert experience that will air on the cable network.
"This is a major musical event that belongs on HBO," Micheal Lombardo, president of the network's programming said "It's going to be a night to remember."
The On The Run Tour, which features 19 dates in the U.S. and two in Paris, marks the couple's first time touring together on the same bill. It began June 26 in Miami.The news comes as Beyonce is currently appearing in "Beyonce:X10" a 10-episode series of four-minute segments debuting before new episodes of True Blood. She previously appeared in her feature documentary Life Is But a Dream, which aired in February 2013.
Jay Z's Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film premiered on HBO in August 2013. HBO will be exclusively capturing their dates at Paris' Stade de France, the special will debut this September. Watch the HBO "On The Run Tour" trailer down below.
Beyoncé, Jay-z Release Behind The Scenes On The Run Rehearsal Footage
The music royality duo released a video of rehearsal footage from their summer show, showing a bit of the stage and dance preparations for their opening show in Miami, and a lot of Jay and Bey enjoying each other's company. Beyoncé, who was just named Forbes world's most influential celebrity, has just come from a year of touring with her Mrs. Carter show, but shows no sign of slowing down.Many of her dance moves and dancers including The Les Twins appear to have been saved for her summer jaunt. Jay Z, who spent last summer touring with Justin Timberlake, is also seen getting excited to take the stage opposite his wife and longtime love.The 2-minute clip even includes a closing applause from their daughter Blue Ivy.
Common Announces New Album With Cover Art &Tracklisting!
Common has set an official date for his new album "Nobody's Smiling" on July 22nd. Along with the cover art for the standard and deluxe edition of the album. The album's first single "Kingdom" was released last week which you can check out below.
1. The Neighborhood f. Lil Herb & Cocaine 80s 2. No Fear 3 Diamonds f. Big Sean 4. Blak Majik f. Jhené Aiko 5. Speak My Piece 6. Hustle Harder f. Snoh Aalegra & Dreezy 7. Nobody’s Smiling 8. Real f. Elijah Blake 9. Kingdom f. Vince Staples 10. Rewind That
11. Out On Bond f. Vince Staples 12. 7 Deadly Sings 13. Young Hearts Run Free f. Cocaine 80s
Common has spoken about the album and his new deal with Artium/Def Jam.
"I'm honored to team up with No I.D. and be a part of the Artium and Def Jam family," he said in a press release. "Creating this album and signing to Def Jam feels like a new beginning for me. I feel like a new artist because I created this album with the purpose to give back to my city and to the culture of Hip Hop. Def Jam is part of the foundation of hip hop and being able to work with No I.D. was returning to my foundation now with new energy and new hunger."
Artist: Jennifer Lopez Album A.K.A. Album Rating:4/5 Standout Tracks: "A.K.A.(feat. T.I.)", "First Love", "I Love Ya Papi", "Acting Like That", "Booty", "TENS", "Troubeaux", "Same Girl(feat.French Montana)