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The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

Published 12:39 AM ET, Mon August 25, 2014
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Call it the Bey-MAs. Beyonce turned out the MTV 2014 Video Music Awards at the Forum in Inglewood, California, on August 24. As the recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, Beyonce proved why she's the greatest living entertainer, as her husband Jay Z put it. Beyonce performed a medley of songs from her recent self-titled album that got everyone -- including her daughter Blue Ivy -- clapping along. See more highlights from the show. Michael Buckner/Getty Images
Beyonce performs at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Michael Buckner/Getty Images
Beyonce performs at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Michael Buckner/Getty Images
My Friend's Place representative Jesse accepts the video of the year award (on behalf of Miley Cyrus) for "Wrecking Ball" from TV host Jimmy Fallon. Mark Davis/Getty Images
Fifth Harmony (from left, Normani Hamilton, Camila Cabello, Dinah Jane Hansen, Ally Brooke and Lauren Jauregui) wins artist to watch award for "Miss Movin' On." Michael Buckner/Getty Images
Lorde accepts the VMA for best rock video for "Royals." ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Meet your new boy band: 5 Seconds of Summer (from left, Michael Clifford, Ashton Irwin, Luke Hemmings, and Calum Hood). Michael Buckner/Getty Images
Sam Smith performs at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Nicki Minaj and Usher perform at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Michael Buckner/Getty Images
Common calls for a moment of silence for Michael Brown at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Mark Davis/Getty Images
Iggy Azalea, right, and Rita Ora perform at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Jennifer Lopez presents at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Michael Buckner/Getty Images
Taylor Swift performs her new song "Shake It Off" at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Michael Buckner/Getty Images
Jim Carrey, left, and Jeff Daniels get "Dumb and Dumber" on stage at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Michael Buckner/Getty Images
Jessie J. performs at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Ariana Grande, Jessie J and Nicki Minaj perform at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Michael Buckner/Getty Images
Nicki Minaj performs her sexy new track "Anaconda" at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Snoop Dogg and Gwen Stefani present at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Michael Buckner/Getty Images