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  • VMA Nominations: Beyonce Leads the Way

  • Beyonce continues to run the world — at least as far as the MTV Video Music Awards are concerned.The singer leads the 2014 VMA nominees, scoring eight nods on Thur...
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  • Beyonce continues to run the world — at least as far as the MTV Video Music Awards are concerned.
    The singer leads the 2014 VMA nominees, scoring eight nods on Thursday, including Video of the Year, Best Female Video and Best Collaboration (for "Drunk in Love" with her husband Jay Z).
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    Eminem and Iggy Azalea follow with seven nominations each.
    Azalea and Beyonce will square off in the Video of the Year category for "Fancy" and "Drunk in Love," respectively. They'll be up against Sia ("Chandelier"), Pharrell Williams ("Happy") andMiley Cyrus ("Wrecking Ball").
    The two will also go head-to-head in the Best Female Video, where Beyonce is nominated for "Partition" and Azalea is a double nominee for "Fancy" and "Problem," her collaboration with Ariana Grande. Rounding out the category are Katy Perry ("Dark Horse") and Lorde ("Royals").
    Other nominees include Ed SheeranSam Smith and Kanye West. Grande, Usher and 5 Seconds of Summer are scheduled to perform at the awards show, with additional performers set to be announced in the coming weeks.
    The 2014 Video Music Awards will air live on MTV on Sunday, Aug. 24 at 9/8c. Who are you rooting for?
    See the complete list of nominations here.
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