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Expect the unexpected” is the motto of this Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards.  Some of the biggest names in music are gearing up to take the stage at The Forum in Inglewood, California including Beyonce!

The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards airs Sunday, August 24th starting at 9 p.m. Eastern.

Check out the details below.

It’s that time of year again; the MTV Music Awards is coming to a small screen near you this Sunday. The most-anticipated performance of the night will be coming from Beyonce, who is being honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award this year.

Taylor Swift will also take the stage.  The singer just unveiled her brand new single “Shake It Off” earlier this week.

Opening the show is rising diva Ariana Grande, who will be joined by Nicki Minaj and Jessie J for the first-ever performance of their hit “Bang Bang.”

“Artist To Watch” nominee Sam Smith will be making his U.S. award show debut.  Other performers include Australian boy band Five Seconds of Summer, Maroon Five, Iggy Azalea and more.

The Queen Bey is also leading the list of nominations this year, racking up a total of eight.  Her video for “Drunk In Love” with Jay Z is in the running for top prize of Video of the Year, up against Azalea’s “Fancy,” Pharrell Williams’ “Happy,” Sia’s “Chandelier” and Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.”  Miley Cyrus is expected to make an appearance at the show, marking a year since her much-talked-about performance with Robin Thicke.  Lorde, who will present at Sunday’s ceremony, has two nominations for “Royals.”  Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Pitbull, Lana Del Rey and Calvin Harris could all take home Moonmen as well.

The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards airs Sunday, August 24th starting at 9 p.m. Eastern.

The full list of nominees:

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:

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. Ke$ha, “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”

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