Now everybody ask me why the beyhiveÂ smiling out from ear to ear? Well, this wonderful bitÂ BeyonceÂ news, of course! The reining goddess of pop is set to deliverÂ what has been dubbedÂ one âepicâ performance. Yes, thatâs right, the Queen who shocked the nation last December with a visual full-length willÂ set the stage on fire.
Bey, whoÂ leads the pack of nomineesÂ with a whopping eight, is also set to be honored with the Video Vanguard Award - the showâs equivalent of a career achievement milestone.Â Previous honorees areÂ Michael Jackson,Â Britney Spears,Â Madonna,Â andÂ Justin Timberlake.
The powerhouse divaâs nominations include Video Of The Year (âDrunk In Loveâ), Female Video (âPartitionâ) and Best Collaboration (withÂ Jay ZÂ on âDrunk In Loveâ), among several others. Other leading nominees includeÂ Iggy AzaleaÂ andÂ EminemÂ (both with seven apiece),Â Pharrell WilliamsÂ (three),Â Miley CyrusÂ (two),Â Sam SmithÂ (two),Â Katy PerryÂ (two) andÂ SiaÂ (two). Beyonce joins previously announced performersÂ Maroon 5Â (for theÂ first-time ever),Â Ariana Grande,Â UsherÂ andÂ 5 Seconds Of Summer.
The 2014 VMAs go live from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Sunday, August 24 at 9/8c on MTV.
Let's hope we are blessed with a performance as iconic as that at the 2011 VMAs (remember that one?):
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