Beyonce tops VMA nominations list

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.

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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.

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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'

Sia, 'Chandelier'

Best Hip-Hop Video

Childish Gambino, '3005?

Drake ft. Majid Jordan, 'Hold On (We're Going Home)'

Eminem, 'Berzerk'

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'

Beyoncé, 'Partition'

Katy Perry ft. Juicy J, 'Dark Horse'

Lorde, 'Royals'

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'

Best Collaboration

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'

Best Cinematography

30 Seconds to Mars, 'City of Angels'

Arcade Fire, 'Afterlife'

Gesaffelstein, 'Hate Or Glory'

Lana Del Rey, 'West Coast'

Best Editing

Eminem, 'Rap God'

Fitz and the Tantrums, 'The Walker'

MGMT, 'Your Life is a Lie'

Best Choreography

Kiesza, 'Hideaway'

Michael Jackson ft. Justin Timberlake, 'Love Never Felt So Good'

Usher, 'Good Kisser'

Best Direction

OK Go, 'The Writing's On The Wall'

Best Art Direction

Arcade Fire, 'Reflektor'

Tyler, the Creator, 'Tamale'

Best Visual Effects

Jack White, 'Lazaretto'