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Beyonce LEADS The Pack With 8 MTV VMAS Nominations + Jay Z TEARS UP Writing "Seen It All" Verse + Jhene Aiko's "The Pressure"

 

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Beyonce leads the MTV VMAs with eight nominations while rapper Jeezy says Jay Z teared up while writing his "Seen It All" verse.  Get those deets inside and listen to "The Pressure" inside.....

 

Beyonce (shown above in a new photo with Blue Ivy) leads the pack with EIGHT nominations at the VMAs.  The announcements were made earlier today and the actual ceremony will be held at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on Aug. 24. Eminem and Iggy Azalea got seven nominations each while Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande and Sia received three. So far, Usher, Ariana Grande and 5 Seconds of Summer are confirmed to perform.

 

The nominations in full:

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 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 - "Sing"
Sam Smith - "Stay With Me"
Eminem ft. Rihanna - "Monster"

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 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:

Beyoncé 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 - "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 - "Animal"
Disclosure - "Grab Her!"

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 f/ Mikky Ekko - “One Voice”

Best Cinematography:

30 Seconds to Mars - "City of Angels"
Beyoncé - "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"
Beyoncé - "Pretty Hurts"
Fitz and The Tantrums - "The Walker"

Best Choreography:

Sia - "Chandelier"
Beyoncé - "Partition"
Usher - “Good Kisser"
Michael Jackson f/Justin Timberlake - "Love Never Felt So Good" Jason Derulo f/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"
Beyoncé - "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"

 

 

In other news about the Carters...

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During an interview with MTV News, Jeezy says Jay Z teared up while recording one of his verse for Jeezy's his upcoming album Seen It All.  He told MTV

“We got on the phone and [Jay] was like, ‘Yo, Jeezy, when I was writing the verse I had tears in my eyes, man,’ because it took him so far back to Marcy. Every bar in that song was real—I put my hand on the Bible.”

Watch Jeezy discuss Jay here:

Get More: Jay Z, Music News

 

In new music....

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Jhene Aiko's latest single is the Fisticuffs produced track "The Pressure." The song is expected on her debut album Souled Out, scheduled for a September release.

 

Listen to the song here........

 

EXTRAS:

1.  Richard Nichols, The Roots' Manager & Producer died. Story.

 

Photos via Beyonce's Istgram/Jeezy's Twitter

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