everything you need to know about the 2014 mtv vmas

like who got snubbed + who will come out on top.

The craziness of last year's VMAs is still burned into our brains (hello, Miley and Robin's twerk-fest!), but with a new Inglewood, California location, an as-yet-to-be-announced host, and a lineup of performers that would make Coachella-goers jealous, it's obvious that MTV is going for broke for 2014. 

Some of our favorite newcomers like Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, and Ariana Grande might be racking up the noms in an impresssive way, but let's be real--veteran Bey is still showing the newbies how it's done. And after the N'SYNC reunion last year, our expectations are set high as far as performances go. But thanks to an Usher performance, we have no doubts the crooner will bring back some of his '90s hits—think "U Remind Me."  

Knowing MTV, this is only the beginning...so while we wait to see what will go down at the massive August 24th event, click through the slideshow to find out everything you need to know about the 2014 VMAs right this second.  

P.S. Get even more deets on the nominees here!