Your 2014 VMAs Open Thread

The MTV VMAs are upon us! What cultural embarrassment will they unleash on unsuspecting music fans this year? Who will awkwardly lip sync and gyrate to forgettable pop songs this time around?

All kidding aside, there's a lot to look forward to this year—Beyonce is apparently going to sing every single song she's ever sung in her life and even Taylor Swift's cat is getting excited about the whole thing. Additionally, Iggy Azalea, Usher, Maroon 5 and Nicki Minaj are all scheduled to take the stage (Minaj will open the show with Jessie J and Ariana Grande). Jezebel hero band 5 Seconds of Summer are also set to perform. Make sure to join us here tonight to follow everything that happens.

Here's a couple of the big awards to look forward to/bet your kid's college savings on:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR:

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – "Fancy"

Beyoncé ft. Jay Z – "Drunk In Love"

Pharrell Williams – "Happy"

Sia – "Chandelier"

Miley Cyrus – "Wrecking Ball"


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 VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE

Angel Haze ft. Sia – "Battle Cry"

Avicii – "Hey Brother"

Beyoncé – "Pretty Hurts"

J. Cole ft. TLC – "Crooked Smile"

Kelly Rowland – "Dirty Laundry"

David Guetta ft. Mikky Ekko – "One Voice"

BEST FEMALE:

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – "Fancy"

Beyoncé – "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 Williams – "Sing"

Sam Smith – "Stay With Me"

Eminem ft. Rihanna – "The Monster"

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