Beyonce is the leading nominee for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.

The music channel announced that the global singing sensation is up for eight moonman trophies, including video of the year for Drunk In Love.

Iggy Azalea and Eminem are nominated for seven awards each.

Pharrell is the only male nominated for the top prize. Along with Beyonce, his hit song Happy will compete with Azalea's Fancy, Miley Cyrus' Wrecking Ball and Sia's Chandelier for video of the year.

Azalea is nominated twice for best pop video and female video, thanks to her other hit, the Ariana Grande-led smash Problem.

The VMAs will air live on August 24 from The Forum in Inglewood, California. Performers include Ariana Grande, Usher and 5 Seconds Of Summer.