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2014 MTV Video Music Awards Odds

Randy McInnis

by Randy McInnis in Entertainment

Aug 8, 2014 · 2:11 PM PDT

You know the summer is almost over when the MTV Video Music Awards are near. Still, the hot affair is one the season’s best where pop culture, music and celebrity come together for what often results in career-defining memories.


This year the 31st annual high-profile affair takes place Aug. 24 at recently refurbished Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Among the notable storylines, Beyoncé leads the nominees with eight nominations with Eminem and Iggy Azalea tying for second with seven nominations.


Here’s a look at each category and the odds on who will take home the prized and iconic moonman award”


Video of the Year

2/1       Iggy Azalea (featuring Charli XCX) — “Fancy”

This is I-G-G-Y’s year!


6/1            Beyoncé (featuring Jay-Z) — “Drunk in Love”

Maybe drunk in elevator is more appropriate.


8/1       Miley Cyrus — “Wrecking Ball”

Surprisingly, Hannah Montana hasn’t wrecked her career…yet.


10/1     Sia — “Chandelier”

Good song, unknown artist.


1/4            Pharrell Williams — “Happy”

Simply too despicably good not to enjoy.


Best Male Video

2/1            Eminem (featuring Rihanna) — “The Monster”

Never underestimate a self-loathing Slim Shady.


4/1       John Legend — “All of Me”

A surprise hit helping Legend’s legend.


8/1       Ed Sheeran (featuring Pharrell Williams) — “Sing”

Sadly, Sheeran’s puppet looks better than he does.


1/2       Sam Smith — “Stay with Me”

This year’s version of Adele.


1/3            Pharrell Williams — “Happy”

Expect Pharrell’s name to be called a lot.


Best Female

2/1       Iggy Azalea (featuring Charli XCX) — “Fancy”

The summer song of 2014.


6/1            Beyoncé — “Partition”

The T&A has voters’ attention.


2/1       Ariana Grande (featuring Iggy Azalea) — “Problem”

Grande has 99 problems but a getting a moonman isn’t one.


1/2       Lorde — “Royals”

Cristal will be flowing.


1/5       Katy Perry (featuring Juicy J) — “Dark Horse”

Perry solidifies pop royalty status.


Artist to Watch

12/1            Seconds of Summer — “She Looks So Perfect”

Perhaps next summer!


4/1       Charli XCX — “Boom Clap”

Through no fault of her own, she’ll politely clap when winner is announced.


10/1     Fifth Harmony — “Miss Movin’ On”

Girl power at its finest.


5/1            Schoolboy Q — “Man of the Year”

Not this year.


1/4       Sam Smith — “Stay with Me”

The voters expect to stay with Smith.


Best Pop Video

4/1       Avicii (featuring Aloe Blacc) — “Wake Me Up”

Last year’s monster’s hit forgotten in 2014.


1/4       Iggy Azalea (featuring Charli XCX) — “Fancy”

Azalea gets “Happy” with this moonman award.


6/1       Jason Derulo (featuring 2 Chainz) — “Talk Dirty”

Talking dirty has never been so memorable.


2/1       Ariana Grande (featuring Iggy Azalea) — “Problem”

The problem is this killer song isn’t “Fancy” or “Happy.”


1/2            Pharrell Williams — “Happy”

You gotta love the hat.


Best Rock Video

6/1       Arctic Monkeys — “Do I Wanna Know?”

They don’t wanna know.


1/4       The Black Keys — “Fever”

The Akron blues duo stays hot.


1/2            Imagine Dragons — “Demons”

Just imagine the Dragons not winning.


8/1       Linkin Park — “Until It’s Gone”

This smells like a token nomination.


2/1       Lorde — “Royals”

She could be VMA ruler.


Best Hip-Hop Video


8/1            Childish Gambino — “3005”

In a perfect world, “3005” wins!


4/1       Drake (featuring Majid Jordan) — “Hold On, We’re Going Home”

Drake has his eyes on the moonman.


1/2            Eminem — “Berzerk”

The weird 8 Mile rapper at his finest.


2/1       Kanye West — “Black Skinhead”

Please put a mic in Kanye’s hand. We need to hear what he has to say.


1/4       Wiz Khalifa — “We Dem Boyz”

Dem boyz smoking and voting for Wiz.


Best Video with a Social Message

1/2       Avicii — “Hey Brother”

This just tugs at the heartstrings.


1/4            Beyoncé — “Pretty Hurts”

A strong message that’s well received.


4/1       J. Cole (featuring TLC) — “Crooked Smile”

The power of inner beauty.

4/1       David Guetta (featuring Mikky Ekko) — “One Voice”

The humanitarian message heard around the globe.


8/1       Angel Haze (featuring Sia) — “Battle Cry”

A battle cry to help those suffering from depression.


2/1       Kelly Rowland — “Dirty Laundry”

Be careful what you wish for.


Best Collaboration

4/1            Beyoncé (featuring Jay-Z) — “Drunk in Love”

Just imagine the acceptance speech.


4/1       Chris Brown (featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga) — “Loyal”

Loyalty doesn’t seem to be Brown’s strong suit.


1/4            Eminem (featuring Rihanna) — “The Monster”

A monster hit that overshadows other monster hits.


1/2       Ariana Grande (featuring Iggy Azalea) — “Problem”

Grande has no problems in this category.


2/1       Katy Perry (featuring Juicy J) — “Dark Horse”

Damn, it’s just a really good song!


2/1       Pitbull (featuring Kesha) — “Timber”

The slick Pitbull is too big to fall.


MTV Clubland Award

1/2            Disclosure — “Grab Her!”

And don’t let go of that moonman.


6/1       DJ Snake and Lil Jon — “Turn Down for What”

The shots will come in handy.

2/1       Martin Garrix — “Animals”

A mating call for the young.


4/1       Calvin Harris — “Summer”

The skies are blue for Harris.


1/4       Zedd (featuring Hayley Williams) — “Stay the Night”

This could be their night.

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