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Best Female Video
Iggy Azalea (featuring Charli XCX) — "Fancy"
Beyoncé — "Partition"
Ariana Grande (featuring Iggy Azalea) — "Problem"
Lorde — "Royals"
Katy Perry (featuring Juicy J) — "Dark Horse”
Lorde’s “Royals” feels a little too old to be here and in a field that’s very competitive, Lorde is the odd woman out. As strong as Ariana Grande’s fans are, I think the Iggy Azalea fans are stronger, so they’re going to vote for Azalea to get her own award, as opposed to share one for “Problem”. Plus, “Fancy” is the superior clip. So this comes down, as several of these awards do, to a race between Azalea and Beyonce, who, this time is represented by “Partition.” “Partition” is so smoking hot, computers have spontaneously combusted when the video is played repeatedly, but I think “Fancy” takes the crown here. I wish “Chandelier” had been nominated here, where I feel it had a better shot than video of the year.
Who should win: Beyonce, “Partition”
Who will win: Iggy Azalea, “Fancy”