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Beyonce, Miley Cyrus win big at the MTV Video Music Awards 2014

by Bang
Aug 25, 2014
Beyonce (left) dominated at the MTV Video Music Awards 2014 after taking home four prizes at the annual bash, while Miley Cyrus (right) won Video of the Year for "Wrecking Ball."

Beyonce swept the board at the MTV Video Music Awards 2014.

The 32-year-old singer was honored at the annual event last Sunday night, August 24, with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

She also collected the gongs for Best Video with a Social Message and Best Cinematography for "Pretty Hurts," while she and Jay Z picked up the Best Collaboration prize for "Drunk in Love."

After performing a medley covering the entirety of her recent self-titled album, Beyonce shared a kiss with her husband and was also joined by their daughter Blue Ivy as she collected her lifetime achievement award.

As her family presented her with the Video Vanguard prize, the singer's two-year-old girl showed her approval, as she shouted: "Yay, mommy!"

Elsewhere, Miley Cyrus won the Video of the Year prize for "Wrecking Ball."

Miley let her homeless friend Jess accept her prize.

An in emotional speech, the 22-year-old said: "I am accepting this award for the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are starving, lost, and scared for their lives right now.


"I know this because I'm one of those people.

"I've survived in shelters all over the city. I've cleaned your hotel rooms, I've been an extra in your movies, I've been an extra in your life.

"Although I've been invisible to you I have a lot of the same dreams that have brought me to you tonight."

He then directed fans to visit Miley's official Facebook page, where a statement was posted encouraging people to help "end youth homelessness."

In a statement, she wrote: "Help me raise awareness and funds to end youth homelessness!

"This is just the beginning for me, but we're going to get started now by focusing on My Friend's Place, a homeless center for young people in Hollywood."

Drake and Majid Jordan's hit "Hold On (We're Going Home)" earned them the Best Hip-Hop Video award.

The ceremony started with a stellar performance from Ariana Grande, Jessie J, and Nicki Minaj as they sang their hit "Bang Bang," while the "Anaconda" singer also almost suffered a wardrobe malfunction later in the show.

MTV Video Music Awards 2014 full list of winners


Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award: Beyoncé

Video of the Year: Miley Cyrus - "Wrecking Ball"

Best Hip-Hop Video: Drake feat. Majid Jordan - "Hold On (We're Going Home)"

Best Male Video: Ed Sheeran feat. Pharrell Williams - "Sing"

Best Female Video: Katy Perry feat. Juicy J - "Dark Horse"

Best Pop Video: Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea - "Problem"

Best Rock Video: Lorde - "Royals"

Best Collaboration: Beyoncé feat. Jay Z - "Drunk In Love"

Best Video with a Social Message: Beyoncé - "Pretty Hurts"

MTV Clubland Award: Zedd feat. Hayley Williams - "Stay the Night"

Best Lyric Video: 5 Seconds of Summer - "Don't Stop"

Best Choreography: Sia - "Chandelier"

Artist to Watch Presented by Taco Bell: Fifth Harmony - "Miss Movin' On"

Best Cinematography: Beyoncé - "Pretty Hurts"

Best Editing: Eminem - "Rap God" (Editor: Ken Mowe)

Best Direction: DJ Snake and Lil Jon - "Turn Down for What" (Directors: DANIELS)

Best Art Direction: Arcade Fire - "Reflektor" (Art Director: Anastasia Masaro)

Best Visual Effects: OK Go - "The Writing's on the Wall" (Visual Effects: 1stAveMachine)

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Beyonce (left) dominated at the MTV Video Music Awards 2014 after taking home four prizes at the annual bash, while Miley Cyrus (right) won Video of the Year for "Wrecking Ball."
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