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

AVICII

This Swedish deejay took the EDM world by storm with "Levels" last summer. His later tracks, "Wake Me Up" and "Hey Brother," are tinged with country twang, and he worked with Coldplay for "A Sky Full of Stars." Avicii is up for best pop video and best video with a social message.