2014 MTV Video Music Awards Winners

Aug 25, 2014

On Sunday August 24th, MTV aired the 2014 Video Music Awards!  All of your favorite artists were there to celebrate the big wins. With top performances from Sam Smith, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Usher, Maroon 5, Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora.  Find out who won the awards below!

Video Of The Year:

  • Miley Cyrus - “Wrecking Ball” *WINNER
  • Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
  • Beyoncé ft. JAY Z – “Drunk In Love”
  • Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
  • Sia – “Chandelier”

Miley with her Video of the Year trophyMiley with her Video of the Year trophyCourtesy of MTV

Best Hip-Hop Video:

  • Drake ft. Majid Jordan – “Hold On (We're Going Home)” *WINNER
  • Eminem – “Bezerk”
  • Childish Gambino – “3005”
  • Kanye West – “Black Skinhead”
  • Wiz Khalifa – “We Dem Boyz”

Best Male Video:

  • Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell – “Sing” *WINNER
  • Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
  • John Legend – “All Of Me”
  • Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
  • Eminem ft. Rihanna - “Monster”

Sam Smith performing the popular hit Stay With MeSam Smith performing the popular hit Stay With MeCourtesy of MTV

Best Female Video:

  • Katy Perry ft. Juicy J – “Dark Horse” *WINNER
  • Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
  • Beyoncé – “Partition”
  • Lorde – “Royals”
  • Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea – “Problem”

Best Pop Video:

  • Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea – “Problem” *WINNER
  • Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
  • Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
  • Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz – “Talk Dirty”
  • Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc – “Wake Me Up”

Iggy and Ariana won Best Pop Video Iggy and Ariana won Best Pop Video Courtesy of MTV

Best Rock Video:

  • Lorde – “Royals” *WINNER
  • Imagine Dragons – “Demons”
  • Arctic Monkeys – “Do I Wanna Know”
  • The Black Keys – “Fever”
  • Linkin Park – “Until It's Gone”

MTV Artist to Watch:

  • Fifth Harmony – “Miss Movin On” *WINNER
  • 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 on the red carpetFifth Harmony on the red carpetCourtesy of MTV

Best Collaboration:

  • Beyoncé ft. JAY Z – “Drunk In Love” *WINNER
  • 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”

Beyoncé's closing performance was the highlight of the nightBeyoncé's closing performance was the highlight of the nightCourtesy of MTV

MTV Clubland Award:

  • Zedd ft. Hayley Williams – “Stay the Night” *WINNER
  • DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What”
  • Calvin Harris – “Summer”
  • Martin Garrix – “Animal”
  • Disclosure – “Grab Her!”

Best Video with a Social Message:

  • Beyoncé – “Pretty Hurts” WINNER
  • Angel Haze ft. SIA – “Battle Cry”
  • Avicii – “Hey Brother”
  • J. Cole ft. TLC – “Crooked Smile”
  • Kelly Rowland – “Dirty Laundry”
  • David Guetta f/ Mikky Ekko – “One Voice”

Best Cinematography:

  • Beyoncé – “Pretty Hurts” WINNER
  • 30 Seconds to Mars - “City of Angels”
  • Arcade Fire – “Afterlife”
  • Gesaffelstein – “Hate or Glory”
  • Lana Del Rey – “West Coast”

Best Editing:

  • Eminem – “Rap God” WINNER
  • MGMT – “Your Life is a Lie”
  • Zedd ft. Hayley Williams -”Stay the Night”
  • Beyoncé – “Pretty Hurts”
  • Fitz and The Tantrums – “The Walker”

Ariana Grande, Jessie J and Nicki Minaj performed Bang BangAriana Grande, Jessie J and Nicki Minaj performed Bang BangCourtesy of MTV

Best Choreography:

  • Sia – “Chandelier” WINNER
  • 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” WINNER
  • OK Go - “The Writing's On the Wall”
  • Miley Cyrus - “Wrecking Ball”
  • Beyoncé – “Pretty Hurts”
  • Eminemft. Rihanna – “The Monster”

Best Art Direction:

  • Arcade Fire – “Reflektor” WINNER
  • DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What”
  • Iggy Azaleaft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
  • Eminem – “Rap God”
  • Tyler, The Creator – “Tamale”

Taylor Swift performing Shake It Off


Best Visual Effects:

  • OK Go - “The Writing's On the Wall” WINNER
  • DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What”
  • Disclosure – “Grab Her!”
  • Eminem – “Rap God”
  • Jack White – “Lazaretto”

Best Lyric Video:

  • 5 Seconds of Summer - "Don't Stop" WINNER
  • Austin Mahone ft. Pitbull, "Mmm Yeah"
  • Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea - "Problem"
  • Demi Lovato - "Really Don't Care"
  • Katy Perry - "Birthday"

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award: Beyoncé

Beyoncé accepting her award with daughter Blue Ivy and Husband Jay-ZBeyoncé accepting her award with daughter Blue Ivy and Husband Jay-ZCourtesy of MTV

Jay Z Presents Beyoncé With The Video Vanguard Award


Beyoncé closed the VMAs with a 15-minute medley that spanned almost her entire BEYONCÉ album—she performed a small bit of almost every song.


Have Your Say

Did you watch the MTV VMA Awards last night? Who was your favorite performer?



readers voted!



star878 wrote:

everybody who won should have won .they were perfect
commented: Sun Oct 05, 2014


JCat19 wrote:

For artists to watch Charli XCX or 5 seconds of summer should have won .
commented: Tue Sep 23, 2014

i was like freaking happy when 5sos won for the best lyric video.. btw, it was nice too
commented: Mon Sep 15, 2014

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