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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 â€śepicâ€ť performance. Yes, thatâ€™s 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 showâ€™s equivalent of a career achievement milestone.Â Previous honorees areÂ Michael Jackson,Â Britney Spears,Â Madonna,Â andÂ Justin Timberlake.
The powerhouse divaâ€™s nominations include Video Of The Year (â€śDrunk In Loveâ€ť), Female Video (â€śPartitionâ€ť) and Best Collaboration (withÂ Jay ZÂ on â€śDrunk In Loveâ€ť), 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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