Miley Cyrus caused a stir at last year’s MTV Video Music Awards by twerking with Robin Thicke, but despite a passionate fan base and six previous nominations – including four last year for “We Can’t Stop” – she has yet to win a Moonman. But that’s likely to change. Our odds favor her to win this year for “Wrecking Ball,” and it’ll be the big one: Video of the Year.
Cyrus leads the race with odds of 23/10, but she’ll need to watch out for Beyonce, who gets 10/3 odds for her collaboration with husband Jay-Z, “Drunk in Love.” She previously won the category in 2009 for “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” and he won with Rihanna in 2007 for “Umbrella.” To date, only Rihanna and Eminem have ever won the category twice, so the super-couple could make history together.
Pharrell Williams is also a major threat. His ubiquitous hit “Happy” is a close third with 7/2 odds. He has four total nominations this year: three for “Happy” and one for “Sing” with Ed Sheeran. Like Cyrus, he has yet to win a Moonman.
Australian artist Iggy Azalea contends for the first time at the VMAs. Her single “Fancy” has been a blockbuster hit this summer, and the “Clueless”-inspired video has four total nominations, but our predictors rank it fourth with 6/1 odds.
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