2014 Video Music Awards
Venue: The Fabulous Forum
City: Inglewood, CA
Date: August 24, 2013
Video of the Year: Miley Cyrus "Wrecking Ball"
2014 Video Music Awards Summary
Our sunny red carpet Pre-Show hosted by actress Lucy Hale, saw its fair share of glammed-out celebs. The always stylish Rachel Antonoff held down MTV's Red Carpet Report, and everyone was treated to a fierce performance of "Bo$$" from Fifth Harmony and the anthemic "Boom Clap" from Charli XCX, and 5 Seconds Of Summer took home the first award of the night for Best Lyric Video.
Inside the Forum, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Jessie J kicked off the show with powerhouse vocals and snake-themed bump 'n grind action for their "Break Free," "Anaconda," "Bang, Bang" medley. Katy Perry and Juicy J's Cleopatra-themed "Dark Horse" took home the first award of the night for Best Female Video, and was followed by Best Male Video winner and ginger guitar extraordinaire Ed Sheeran, for "Sing." Taylor Swift shook off every last one of her haters during her throwback "Shake It Off" performance, and then first time VMA winner Ariana Grande took a break from floating around in space to accept the Best Pop Video award for "Problem." Singer-songwriter Sam Smith let loose a tsunami of feels during his powerful rendition of "Stay With Me" and soon after actor/rapper Common graciously stepped up to accept the Best Hip-Hop Video Moonman for Drake's "Hold On (We're Going Home)." Usher lived out every man's fantasy when he got up close and personal with Nicki Minaj's best asset during their incredible performance of "She Came To Give It To You," and Lorde kept the great times rolling when she made history by becoming the first female winner of the Best Rock Video category for "Royals."
Finally, in a way that only she could, international icon, all-around flawless human being and Video Vanguard Award recipient Beyonce shut down the VMAs. She reaffirmed her Queen Bey status the minute she appeared on stage, and had everyone cheering "YASSSS!" by the end of her awe-inspiring, career-defining set. With a live medley of hits from her album groundbreaking album Beyonce, Ms. Carter gave the VMA audience a collective set of goosebumps and an adorable family moment for the ages.
If you missed a single second of the VMAs, or just want to re-live your favorite artists' performances, you can watch the entire show on demand right here. Be sure to also take a look at our exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, as well as some of the best photos from the night. See you next year!
2014 VMA Winners
Video of the Year
Artist To Watch
Best Hip-Hop Video
Best Male Video
Best Female Video
Best Pop Video
Best Rock Video
MTV Clubland Award
Best Video With A Social Message
Best Lyric Video
Best Art Direction
Best Visual Effects
Video Vanguard Award
2014 VMA Performances
Fifth Harmony "Bo$$" (Pre-Show)
Charli XCX "Boom Clap" (Pre-Show)
Taylor Swift "Shake It Off"
Sam Smith "Stay With Me"
Five Seconds of Summer "Amnesia"
Maroon 5 "Maps"
Beyonce "MTV VMA Video Vanguard (Medley)"
2014 VMA Photos
behind the scenes at the promo shoot
2014 VMA News Articles
The Best 2014 VMA Musical Recap You'll Ever See
Get The Full Fashion Recap On 'House Of Style'
Nicki Minaj's Dancer Explains How She Got Bit By That Snake
Miley Defends Her VMA Date After Questions Surface About Homeless Youth
I'mma Let You Finish But Weren't These Technically Blue Ivy's Second VMAs?
#SheHasHadIt Takes On VMA Fashion
Watch Drake Give His VMA Acceptance Speech...One Day Late
Go Behind The Scenes Of Iggy Azalea And Rita Ora's Sexy VMA Performance
Exclusive: Behind-The-Scenes Photos Of Katy Perry's VMA Preparations