Friday playlist: 2014 MTV VMA winners

By Rachel Bache

Winners from this year's MTV VMAs. Photo / AP; AFP
Winners from this year's MTV VMAs. Photo / AP; AFP

If you missed this year's MTV Video Music Awards you must have been living under a rock.

It was a night of excitement - from the opening number, where Nicki Minaj twerked and rolled her way around around the stage - to the finale where Beyonce, after her mega-mix performance, was presented with the MTV Video Vanguard Award by husband Jay Z and Blue Ivy, her adorable daughter.

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In this week's Friday playlist we've rounded up this year's VMA winners - along with the music videos they won with - and wrapped them up into a nice little package for you. You're welcome.

Today's playlist was curated by entertainment writer Rachel Bache.

Enjoy the YouTube playlist below, a double whammy of songs and videos.

Warning: Songs may contain explicit content.


App users: Tap here to view this week's Friday Playlist.

Wait, so who won what?

Video of the Year
Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball

Best Hip-Hop
Drake ft. Majid Jordan - Hold On (We're Going Home)

Best Male
Ed Sheeran, Sing

Best Female
Katy Perry ft. Juicy J - Dark Horse

Best Pop
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea - Problem

Best Rock
Lorde - Royals

MTV Artist to Watch
Fifth Harmony - Miss Movin On

Best Collaboration
Beyoncé ft. Jay Z - Drunk In Love

MTV Clubland Award
Zedd ft. Hayley Williams - Stay the Night

Best Video With a Social Message and Best Cinematography
Beyoncé - Pretty Hurts

Best Editing
Eminem - Rap God

Best Choreography
Sia - Chandelier

Best Direction
DJ Snake & Lil Jon - Turn Down For What

Best Art Direction
Arcade Fire - Reflektor

Best Visual Effects
OK Go - The Writing's On the Wall

Best Lyric Video
5 Seconds of Summer - Don't Stop

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