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Beyoncé shows why she is queen, leads all artists with eight VMA nominations

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Beyoncé is holding strong to her nickname of Queen Bey, especially when it comes to music videos. On Thursday, the “Drunk In Love” collaborator topped the list of nominations released by MTV for the 2014 Video Music Awards. Beyoncé’s eight nominations is just one ahead of Eminem and Australian female rapper Iggy Azalea, who each have seven nominations.

In another memorable musical year, Beyoncé has continued to be one of the most visible artists. From the surprise release of her self-titled album to the continued rumors surrounding marital problems with husband Jay Z, the former Destiny’s Child member continues to keep her love for music on top.

Beyoncé will battle Azalea, Pharrell Williams, Sia and Miley Cyrus for Video of the Year honors as “Drunk In Love,” a collaboration performed with Jay Z, goes up against “Fancy,” “Happy,” “Chandelier” and “Wrecking Ball.” Mrs. Carter’s other nominations include Best Female Video for “Partition” and “Drunk In Love” is up for another Moonman award for Best Collaboration.

If that’s not enough, Beyoncé will go up against her best friend Kelly Rowland in a Destiny’s Child showdown for Best Video With a Social Message. Rowland’s “Dirty Laundry” will go up against Beyoncé’s “Pretty Hurts.” Other highlights of the MTV Video Music Awards set to air on MTV on August 24 is performances from Ariana Grande and 5 Seconds of Summer. And British singer Sam Smith is up for an award for Artist to Watch for “Stay With Me.”

In the meantime, Beyoncé and Jay Z continue to rock crowds with their “On The Run” tour. Mr. and Mrs. Carter are certainly not disappointing and moments from the tour will be made into a cinematic event by HBO. The concert film will be shot over two nights in Paris in September. If Beyoncé’s videos are any indication, the concert film will show just why multi-talented star is a queen in the industry of music and creativity.

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