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Best Male Video
Eminem (featuring Rihanna) — "The Monster"
John Legend — "All of Me"
Ed Sheeran (featuring Pharrell Williams) — "Sing"
Sam Smith — "Stay with Me"
Pharrell Williams — “Happy”
Eminem’s “The Monster” is a strong clip, though not as strong as his and Rihanna’s previous co-venture. However, with 12 Moonmen already, it’s unwise to ever count Eminem out. John Legend has had a tremendous year, including scoring his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “All of Me,” but it won’t be a contender for a fan-voted award. Sam Smith’s video is more a “get-to-know-the-artist” video than a narrative story. Ed Sheeran’s “Sing” is cute if you like vomiting puppets and, strangely, I do.
Who should win: Eminem (featuring Rihanna), "The Monster”
Who will win: Pharrell Williams, “Happy”