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Beyonce leads MTV Video Music Awards nominations

Pop superstar Beyonce looks set to triumph at the MTV Video Music Awards after scooping eight nominations.

The Crazy in Love hitmaker released promos for every track on her self-titled fifth album, and three of those clips have landed nominations, including nods for Video of the Year and Best Collaboration for Drunk in Love, which features her husband Jay Z.


She is also in the running for Best Female Video and Best Choreography for Partition, and Best Video with a Social Message for Pretty Hurts at the annual MTV prizegiving.


Beyonce's closest rivals are rappers Eminem and Iggy Azalea, who have picked up seven nods apiece.


Azalea's Fancy music promo, based on cult comedy film Clueless, will compete for Video of the Year and Best Pop Video, while she also appears in the Best Female Video category twice for Fancy and Problem, her collaboration with Ariana Grande.


Other acts to land nods include Pharrell Williams and Grande, who have three nominations each.


The ceremony will take place at The Forum venue in Los Angeles on 24 August (14). Usher and 5 Seconds of Summer are scheduled to perform.

The list of main nominees is as follows:

Video of the Year:


Drunk in Love - Beyonce featuring Jay Z


Fancy - Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX


Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus


Happy - Pharrell Williams


Chandelier - Sia

Best Female Video:


Problem - Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea


Partition - Beyonce


Fancy - Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX


Dark Horse - Katy Perry featuring Juicy J


Royals - Lorde

Best Male Video:


Sing - Ed Sheeran featuring Pharrell Williams


The Monster - Eminem featuring Rihanna


All Of Me - John Legend


Happy - Pharrell Williams


Stay with Me - Sam Smith

Best Pop Video:


Happy - Pharrell Williams


Fancy - Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX


Talk Dirty - Jason Derulo featuring 2 Chainz


Problem - Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea


Wake Me Up - Avicii

Best Hip-Hop Video:


3005 - Childish Gambino


Hold On, We're Going Home - Drake


Berzerk - Eminem


Black Skinhead - Kanye West


We Dem Boyz - Wiz Khalifa

Best Rock Video:


Do I Wanna Know? - Arctic Monkeys


Royals - Lorde


Demons - Imagine Dragons


Until It's Gone - Linkin Park


Fever - The Black Keys

Best Collaboration:


Problem - Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea


Drunk in Love - Beyonce featuring Jay Z


Loyal - Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga


The Monster - Eminem featuring Rihanna


Dark Horse - Katy Perry featuring Juicy J


Timber - Pitbull featuring Kesha.