The build up to this year’s MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) 2014 promised exhilarating performances like MTV has never seen before, with Jessie J, Nicki Minaj (what happened to her dress?), and Ariana Grande at the helm of the awards show. Ariana rocked up on stage to sing, “Break Free”, followed by Nicki Minaj, who sauntered onto the MTV VMA stage to gyrate to “Anaconda“.

Jessie J later joined the hotties as they opened this year’s MTV #VMA with their live performances of their collaboration, “Bang Bang”.

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Source: Billboard
Source: Billboard

Let’s not forget that one time during this year’s awards where Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora “crawled” around on stage in matching outfits to belt out their top tune, “Black Widow“. And also, that one very, very long span of time (about 18 minutes) when Queen Bey herself totally owned the stage when she delivered a vanguard performance.

Watch it here:

She later went on to win the “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award”.

Well deserved, we must say:

Source: Billboard
Source: Billboard

Some of your favourite celebrities were also in attendance to present the awards to this year’s nominees as well as to introduce the performers. Familiar names such as Gwen Stefani, Snoop Dogg, Nina Dobrev, Trey Songz, Demi Lovato, Jennifer Lopez, Jason Derulo, Jimmy Fallon, and more. On top of that, with superstars like Queen Bey aka Beyonce, Eminem, and Iggy Azalea leading the nominations this year, the competition for Moonman domination was absolutely fierce!

The nominees and winners list for the “2014 MTV Video Music Awards” are:

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 Male:
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
John Legend – “All Of Me”
Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell – “Sing”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
Eminem ft. Rihanna – “Monster”

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”

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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 Rock:
Imagine Dragons – “Demons”
Arctic Monkeys – “Do I Wanna Know”
The Black Keys – “Fever”
Lorde – “Royals”
Linkin Park – “Until It’s Gone”

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”

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”

What do you guys think of the winners? Did any of your favourite artistes bag any awards? Let us know in the comment box below!

Also, special thanks to our friends from MTV Asia for sending us on this year’s MTV VMA assignment. The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards will repeat tonight (Monday, 25th August) at 7:30pm onwards (WIB), 8:30pm onwards (SG/PH), and 9:30pm onwards (MAL).

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