2014 MTV European Music Awards: Predictions
by Ben Bernier | November 7, 2014
With the 2014 MTV EMAs just days away, we're squeezing in our predictions as to who might take home one of those weird trophies (the MTV logo attached to a globe on a spring).
Nominees: "Happy", "Problem", "Stay with Me", "The Monster", "Dark Horse"
All five of these 2014 anthems have a fair shot of winning, but the most likely is Pharrell Williams' "Happy". It dominated the Billboard Hot 100 for ten weeks, and BenBoard's own Top 50 for three. If "Happy" doesn't take it, "Problem" will. Ariana Grande has a very strong fan base that will likely prove itself worthy in this category.
3. "Dark Horse" - Katy Perry feat. Juicy J
4. "Stay with Me" - Sam Smith
5. "The Monster" - Eminem feat. Rihanna
"Black Widow", "Dark Horse", "Chandelier", "Hideaway", "Happy"
Again, "Happy" has a pretty good chance of winning, but it's Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" that is more likely to take the throne. The Egyptian-inspired video took home the VMA for Best Female Video earlier this year, and there's no reason why Perry—who has seven nominations, by the way—will slow down here.
3. "Black Widow" - Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora
4. "Chandelier" - Sia
5. "Hideaway" - Kiesza
Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift
Although Beyonce deserves this award more than any of the above, Katy Perry will likely be the 'Best Female' of 2014. With two no. 1 hits off her latest album Prism, and two GRAMMY nominations to add to that, she's the obvious fan favorite.
3. Taylor Swift
4. Ariana Grande
5. Nicki Minaj
Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Eminem, Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake
Despite the obvious pick of Justin Bieber, we're putting our money on Ed Sheeran. The "Don't" singer has mature music, a respectable voice, and most importantly in this case, a strong fan base. Sorry, J.B., but you come in second, for once.
3. Justin Timberlake
5. Pharrell Williams
Best New Act
5 Seconds of Summer, Ariana Grande, Charli XCX, Kiesza, Sam Smith
Almost all of the artists in this category have loyal followers, but the fans of 5 Seconds of Summer go above and beyond. Ariana Grande is a close second, as she could take the win just as easily as 5SOS could.
3. Sam Smith
4. Charli XCX
Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer
Second Guess: Katy Perry
Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys, Coldplay, Linkin Park, Imagine Dragons
Second Guess: Coldplay
Lorde, Fall Out Boy, Lana Del Rey, Paramore, 30 Seconds to Mars
Second Guess: Lana Del Rey
Calvin Harris, Avicii, David Guetta, Hardwell, Afrojack
Second Guess: Avicii
Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Drake, Eminem, Kanye West
Second Guess: Drake
Best Live Act
One Direction, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake
Second Guess: One Direction
One Direction, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, 5 Seconds of Summer, Ariana Grande
Second Guess: One Direction
Iggy Azalea, Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry
Second Guess: Taylor Swift
Don't miss the
2014 MTV EMAs
Sunday, November 9
7pm EST on MTV