It’s an obvious move for both the singer and MTV, as the 2013 awards drew more than 10 million viewers, a number that dropped almost 20 percent past year.
Starting with her first VMA in 2008 at the age of 15, it has been a long journey for Miley who, at that time, was nominated for Best New Artist against Katy Perry and Taylor Swift.
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Miley Cyrus poses in the press room during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California.
Three British starts are listed in the artists to watch category: George Ezra, FKA Twigs and James Bay, while the other two nominees are American – Vance Joy and Fetty Wap. She made headlines at the 2013 edition of the awards ceremony when she and Robin Thicke twerked their ways through their live performance. E-40, “IDFWU” BEST POP VIDEO Beyoncé, “7/11” Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud” Taylor Swift, “Blank Space” Mark Ronson feat.
The “Bad Blood” video, which debuted in May at the Billboard Music Awards, features several of Swift’s celebrity friends including Selena Gomez, Martha Hunt, Lily Aldridge, Zendaya, Serayah, Gigi Hadid, Lena Dunham and more. Kendrick Lamar, with four nominations of his own, is also sharing noms with Taylor for his “Bad Blood” remix. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk” Kendrick Lamar, “Alright“. Sheeran garnered six nominations, while Beyonce and Ronson each scored five nods.
Jessie J feat. Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, “Bang Bang”. Charlie Puth- See You Again Big Sean feat.