Beyonce is Queen Bey when it comes to VMA voters. She leads all artists for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards with eight nominations, including the coveted  video of the year for “Drunk In Love,” featuring Jay Z.

Hot on her heels are Eminem and Iggy Azalea with seven nominations each. The nominations were announced with MTV’s Shapchat account. The VMAs will be held Aug. 24 at The Forum in Los Angeles.

Among the artists who were ignored include Lady Gaga, Coldplay, and Justin Timberlake (although his duet with Michael Jackson, “Love Never Felt So Good,” was nominated for best choreography.)

Joining Beyonce as contenders for video of the year are Azalea’s “Fancy,”  Pharrell Williams’ “Happy,” Sia’s “Chandelier, and Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.”  As you’ll recall, Cyrus’ twerk heard around the world occurred at last year’s VMAs.

Ariana Grande, Usher and 5 Seconds Of Summer are among the artists who will be performing at this year’s event.


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"

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 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"

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 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 ROCK: Imagine Dragons - "Demons" Arctic Monkeys - "Do I Wanna Know" The Black Keys - "Fever" Lorde - “Royals” Linkin Park - "Until It's Gone"

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"

BEST COLLABORATION: Beyonce ft. Jay Z - "Drunk in Love" Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea - "Problem" Pitbull ft. Ke$ha - "Timber" Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Tyga - "Loyal" Eminem ft. Rihanna - "The Monster" Katy Perry ft. Juicy J - "Dark Horse”

MTV CLUBLAND AWARD: DJ Snake & Lil Jon - "Turn Down for What" Zedd ft. Hayley Williams - "Stay the Night" Calvin Harris - "Summer" Martin Garrix - "Animals" Disclosure - "Grab Her!"

BEST VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE Angel Haze ft. Sia - “Battle Cry“ Avicii - “Hey Brother” Beyonce - “Pretty Hurts” J. Cole ft. TLC - “Crooked Smile” Kelly Rowland - “Dirty Laundry” David Guetta ft. Mikky Ekko - “One Voice”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY 30 Seconds to Mars - "City of Angels" Beyonce - "Pretty Hurts" Arcade Fire - "Afterlife" Gesaffelstein - "Hate or Glory" Lana Del Rey - "West Coast”

BEST EDITING Eminem - "Rap God" MGMT - "Your Life is a Lie" Zedd ft. Hayley Williams - "Stay the Night" Beyonce - "Pretty Hurts" Fitz and the Tantrums - "The Walker"

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY Sia - "Chandelier" Beyonce - "Partition" Usher - “Good Kisser" Michael Jackson ft. Justin Timberlake - "Love Never Felt So Good" Jason Derulo ft. 2Chainz - "Talk Dirty" Kiesza - “Hideaway”

BEST DIRECTION DJ Snake & Lil Jon - "Turn Down for What" OK Go - "The Writing's On the Wall" Miley Cyrus - "Wrecking Ball" Beyonce - "Pretty Hurts" Eminem ft. Rihanna - "The Monster"

BEST ART DIRECTION DJ Snake & Lil Jon - "Turn Down for What" Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX - "Fancy" Eminem - "Rap God" Arcade Fire - "Reflektor" Tyler, The Creator - "Tamale"

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS DJ Snake & Lil Jon - "Turn Down for What" OK Go - "The Writing's On the Wall" Disclosure - "Grab Her!" Eminem - "Rap God" Jack White - "Lazaretto"