Sunday, August 24, 2014

2014 MTV Video Music Award's Recap!


Welcome to my 2014 VMA recap!  I'll mostly be talking about the performances and any craziness that happens.  All the winners are below!  The show started off with Ariana Grande performing Break Free.  This was her first ever VMA performance so I expected more.  She looked and sounded great though.  Then Nicki Minaj comes out singing her new single Anaconda.  Now I've never heard this song yet but I have to say I'm kinda feeling it.  Finally Jessie J came out with both Ariana and Nicki to sing their single Bang Bang.  I'm OBSESSED with this song but I found the performance boring.  They could've done so much more.  Taylor Swift is back!  She sang her brand new single Shake It Off.  Of course it was AMAZING!  I just love everything about her to be honest.  Sam Smith performed Stay With Me.  I can't get enough of him lately!  His voice is just timeless.  Usher was up next.  He sang She Came To Give It To You with Nicki Minaj.  I didn't really like this song but his dancing was on point as always.  He has had better and many more iconic VMA performances before.  My current boy band obsession 5 Seconds Of Summer were next.  They sang Amnesia which is literally on repeat for me now.  I was actually surprised by the song choice because it's still pretty new and it's a slower song.  I loved it though.  They did great for their first time.  MTV did a Robin Williams tribute which I thought was very thoughtful and touching.  Iggy Azalea performed Black Widow with Rita Ora.  I'm LOVING this song right now!  My favorite part was the outfit.  They sound awesome too.  Maroon 5 has NEVER performed at the VMA's before!  I find that so shocking but tonight they killed it!  They sang Maps which has been my summer song.  Adam Levine looked sexy as he always does!  Miley won Video of the Year and let a homeless youth accept it for her.  It was very touching considering her reputation lately.  At least she is raising awareness for a good cause.  Closing the show was the Queen herself...Beyonce.  I'm not a fan and honestly I was bored during this performance.  I wanted a mixture of old and new songs.  She won the Michael Jackson Vanguard award which was presented to her by her husband Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy.  Overall, I thought the VMA's were pretty good this year.  I wanted more craziness though!  Maybe because of the Miley Cyrus twerking disaster last year MTV toned it down.  What did you guys think?  Also what performance was your favorite?  Let me know!

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”
Pharrell Williams, “Happy”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”

Best Female Video
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea, “Problem”
Beyoncé, “Partition”
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
Katy Perry ft. Juicy J, “Dark Horse”
Lorde, “Royals”

Best Pop Video
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea, “Problem”
Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc, “Wake Me Up”
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz, “Talk Dirty”
Pharrell Williams, “Happy”

Best Rock Video
Arctic Monkeys, “Do I Wanna Know?”
Black Keys, “Fever”
Imagine Dragons, “Demons”
Linkin Park, “Until It’s Gone”
Lorde, “Royals”

Artist to Watch, Presented by Taco Bell
5 Seconds of Summer, “She Looks So Perfect”
Charli XCX, “Boom Clap”
Fifth Harmony, “Miss Movin’ On”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
Schoolboy Q, “Man of the Year”

Best Collaboration
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea, “Problem”
Beyoncé ft. Jay Z, “Drunk In Love”
Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Tyga, “Loyal”
Eminem ft. Rihanna, “The Monster”
Katy Perry ft. Juicy J, “Dark Horse”
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”
Beyoncé, “Pretty Hurts”
Gesaffelstein, “Hate Or Glory”
Lana Del Rey, “West Coast”

Best Editing
Beyoncé, “Pretty Hurts”
Eminem, “Rap God”
Fitz and the Tantrums, “The Walker”
MGMT, “Your Life is a Lie”
Zedd ft. Hayley Williams, “Stay the Night”

Best Choreography
Beyoncé, “Partition”
Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz, “Talk Dirty”
Kiesza, “Hideaway”
Michael Jackson ft. Justin Timberlake, “Love Never Felt So Good”
Sia, “Chandelier”
Usher, “Good Kisser”

Best Direction
Beyoncé, “Pretty Hurts”
DJ Snake & Lil Jon, “Turn Down For What”
Eminem ft. Rihanna, “The Monster”
Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball”
OK Go, “The Writing’s On The Wall”

Best Art Direction
Arcade Fire, “Reflektor”
DJ Snake & Lil Jon, “Turn Down For What”
Eminem, “Rap God”
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
Tyler, the Creator, “Tamale”

Best Visual Effects
Disclosure, “Grab Her!”
DJ Snake & Lil Jon, “Turn Down For What”
Eminem, “Rap God”
Jack White, “Lazaretto”
OK Go, “The Writing’s On The Wall”



xo,
Jerica