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MTV VMA 2014: Beyonce leads nominations list with 8 nods

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Beyonce is leading this year’s MTV Video Music Award nominations list with 8 nods, including video of the year, best female and best choreography.

Her song Drunk in Love, performed alongside husband Jay-Z, is up against rivals including Pharrell Williams’ Happy for best video.

Eminem and Izzy Azalea scooped seven nods apiece in key categories including best male and female.

Beyonce is leading this year’s MTV Video Music Award nominations list with 8 nods

Beyonce is leading this year’s MTV Video Music Award nominations list with 8 nods (photo Getty Images)

The awards ceremony takes place in Inglewood, California, on August 24.

Musicians set to perform at the ceremony include Usher and Ariana Grande, with further acts due to be added to the bill in the coming weeks.

Other shortlisters for video of the year include Miley Cyrus for Wrecking Ball, Sia’s hit Chandelier and Fancy by Iggy Azalea.

Michael Jackson’s posthumous hit Love Never Felt So Good, performed with Justin Timberlake, is in the running for best choreography.

In 2013, Justin Timberlake won video of the year for Mirrors.