A 2014 MTV Video Music Awards primer for those older than 14 [Pictures]
Time to study up on what the kids are listening to these days. The awards air at 9 p.m. Aug. 24.
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VMA study guide( MTV / August 15, 2014 )
It's time again for the MTV Video Music Awards, which the network calls, "he loudest and at times, the most controversial, annual live celebration of music."
To be fair, you're probably not that out of VMA touch as you may think. You may have heard of this year's Video Vanguard Award recipient: Beyonce. MTV is suggesting that we "bow down" to her.
Also, other performers include Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and Iggy ("Fancy") Azalea, as well as Maroon 5 and Usher, in what I assume is some sort of celebration of 2004. Big-name nominees include Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Eminem and Lorde.
But other big VMA names this year may not ring a bell. Never fear -- here's our 2014 study guide. --By Jordan Bartel, The Baltimore Sun