2014 MTV Video Music Awards

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]

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


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 showEdit

Winners and nomineesEdit

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

Video of the YearEdit

Miley Cyrus – "Wrecking Ball"

Best Male VideoEdit

Ed Sheeran (featuring Pharrell Williams) – "Sing"

Best Female VideoEdit

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

Artist to WatchEdit

Fifth Harmony – "Miss Movin' On"

Best Pop VideoEdit

Ariana Grande (featuring Iggy Azalea) – "Problem"

Best Rock VideoEdit

Lorde – "Royals"

Best Hip-Hop VideoEdit

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

MTV Clubland AwardEdit

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

Best CollaborationEdit

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

Best DirectionEdit

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

Best ChoreographyEdit

Sia – "Chandelier" (Choreographer: Ryan Heffington)

Best Visual EffectsEdit

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

Best Art DirectionEdit

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

Best EditingEdit

Eminem – "Rap God" (Editor: Ken Mowe)

Best CinematographyEdit

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

Best Video with a Social MessageEdit

Beyoncé – "Pretty Hurts"

Best Lyric VideoEdit

5 Seconds of Summer – "Don't Stop"

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard AwardEdit


See alsoEdit


  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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