London - Beyonce has topped this year's MTV Video Music Awards nominations.
The 'Drunk in Love' hitmaker is up for eight awards including the night's biggest prize, Video of the Year, while newcomer Iggy Azalea and rapper Eminem are hot on her heels with seven nods apiece.
Beyonce, 32, is also up for Best Female Video and Best Collaboration for her steamy 'Drunk in Love' video with husband Jay Z.
Other Video of the Year nominees include Iggy for her 'Clueless'-inspired video for 'Fancy', Pharrell William's 'Happy', Sia's 'Chandler' and Miley Cyrus' infamous video for 'Wrecking Ball'.
Australian rapper Iggy has two nominations in the Best Female Video category for both 'Fancy' and 'Problem', her collaboration with pint-sized songbird Ariana Grande.
Veteran music star Eminem is up for Best Hip-Hop video for 'Berzerk' and also has a trio of nods - Best Collaboration, Best Male Video and Best Direction - for his hit song 'The Monster', which features a chorus from Rihanna.
Other big nominees include Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Lorde.
This year's Video Music Awards will emanate from Inglewood, California, on August 24.
The 2013 VMAs were considered one of the most memorable in recent history as Miley, 21, twerked onstage and gyrated against Robin Thicke in a controversial performance.
2014 MTV Video Music Awards nominations:
Video of the Year
Beyoncé ft. Jay Z, 'Drunk In Love'
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, 'Fancy'
Miley Cyrus, 'Wrecking Ball'
Pharrell Williams, 'Happy'
Best Hip-Hop Video
Childish Gambino, '3005?
Drake ft. Majid Jordan, 'Hold On (We're Going Home)'
Kanye West, 'Black Skinhead'
Wiz Khalifa, 'We Dem Boyz'
Best Male Video
Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell Williams, 'Sing'
Eminem ft. Rihanna, 'The Monster'
John Legend, 'All of Me'
Sam Smith, 'Stay With Me'
Best Female Video
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea, 'Problem'
Katy Perry ft. Juicy J, 'Dark Horse'
Best Pop Video
Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc, 'Wake Me Up'
Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz, 'Talk Dirty'
Best Rock Video
Arctic Monkeys, 'Do I Wanna Know?'
Black Keys, 'Fever'
Imagine Dragons, 'Demons'
Linkin Park, 'Until It's Gone'
Artist to Watch
5 Seconds of Summer, 'She Looks So Perfect'
Charli XCX, 'Boom Clap'
Fifth Harmony, 'Miss Movin' On'
Schoolboy Q, 'Man of the Year'
Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Tyga, 'Loyal'
Pitbull ft. Kesha, 'Timber'
MTV Clubland Award
Calvin Harris, 'Summer'
Disclosure, 'Grab Her!'
DJ Snake & Lil Jon, 'Turn Down For What'
Martin Garrix, 'Animals'
Zedd ft. Hayley Williams, 'Stay the Night'
Best Video With A Social Message
Angel Haze ft. Sia, 'Battle Cry'
Avicii ft. Dan Tyminski, 'Hey Brother'
Beyoncé, 'Pretty Hurts'
David Guetta, 'One Voice'
J. Cole, 'Crooked Smile'
Kelly Rowland, 'Dirty Laundry'
30 Seconds to Mars, 'City of Angels'
Arcade Fire, 'Afterlife'
Gesaffelstein, 'Hate Or Glory'
Lana Del Rey, 'West Coast'
Eminem, 'Rap God'a
Fitz and the Tantrums, 'The Walker'
MGMT, 'Your Life is a Lie'
Michael Jackson ft. Justin Timberlake, 'Love Never Felt So Good'
Usher, 'Good Kisser'
OK Go, 'The Writing's On The Wall'
Best Art Direction
Arcade Fire, 'Reflektor'
Eminem, 'Rap God'
Tyler, the Creator, 'Tamale'
Best Visual Effects
Jack White, 'Lazaretto'
- BANG Showbiz