MTV Video Music Awards 2014

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ED SHEERAN

He's more than Taylor Swift's British BFF: Sheeran is also the angelic voice behind 2011's guitar-heavy "The A Team" and "Lego House." But on his latest album, x, Sheeran – who scored a nod for best male video – proves he can pick up the pace with the upbeat "Sing," produced by Pharrell Williams.