2014 MTV VMA’s Part 1: The Performances

2014-mtv-vma-logoThe 2014 MTV Video Music Awards are fast approaching! The awards are expected to be held on August 24th (this Sunday) in Los Angeles, and I can’t wait to see who wins.

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Iggy Azalea (left) and Beyonce (right) lead the VMA nominees with eight nominations each, while Eminem (center) is behind them with seven.

One thing I know for sure is that Iggy Azalea (best known for her song, Fancy”) and Beyonce lead the nominees with EIGHT nominations each, while Eminem is behind them with seven.

There will be a lot of performances on Sunday. During the pre-show, British singer-songwriter Charli XCX will be performing “Boom Clap” from the soundtrack to The Fault in Our Stars. X Factor alums Fifth Harmony are also expected to perform their new song, “Boss.”

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Ariana Grande (left), Jessie J (center) and Nicki Minaj (left) will be performing their collaboration song “Bang Bang” at the VMA’s this year.

During the main show, former Nickelodeon star (and highly successful pop star) Ariana Grande will perform “Break Free.” Later on, Jessie J and Nicki Minaj will join her to perform their new song “Bang Bang.” Both songs are off Ariana’s sophomore album, My Everything, scheduled for release next Monday.

Speaking of Nicki Minaj, she’s also performing her new song, “Anaconda,” then joining Usher to perform “She Came to Give it to You.”

Other performers include Australian boy-band 5 Seconds of Summer, Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora (performing “Black Widow”), Maroon 5 (performing “Maps”), Sam Smith (performing “Stay With Me”), Beyonce, and Taylor Swift.

For months, we’ve known that Taylor is performing at the VMA’s this year. But what song is she performing? That question has been on our minds for the longest time, and I think we’ve finally figured out the answer. Earlier this week, the country-turned-pop superstar revealed her new (somewhat-controversial) single, “Shake It Off,” via a Yahoo live stream event.  I think she will be performing her new song at the awards on Sunday.

Stay tuned for the second part of my VMA post series; The Nominees!

Who are you excited to see perform at the MTV VMA’s this year? Let us know in the comments below!

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