MTV Video Music Awards 2014

The Names You Need to Know at This Year's VMAs

Have no fear if you don't know your Iggy from your Avicii! Study up on 5 Seconds of Summer, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith and more stars vying for Moonmen


Who that, who that? I-G-G-Y. The Australian rapper is dominating the charts with two summer jams, "Fancy" and "Problem." She earned two MTV VMA nominations in the best female video and best pop video categories, along with nods for video of the year, best collaboration and best art direction. Though she's been criticized by other hip-hop artists, she came to fame in the Southern rap scene as T.I.'s protégé.