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

SCHOOLBOY Q

This California rapper is far from new to the business: He dropped his first album, Setbacks, in 2011 and has been churning out solid tracks ever since. His latest, "Man of the Year," earned him a nod for artist to watch.