Tonight, MTV gears up for the 31st annual MTV Video Music Awards and we're here live-blogging the action. (Even if they might not air many music videos these days.) Slated to perform at this year's festivities are Beyonce, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and many more. As for the actual awards, singer Beyonce leads with eight nominations; rappers Eminem and Iggy Azalea are close behind with seven nominations.
10:15 5 Seconds of Summer are super cute. They're currently playing "Amnesia," and I'm alright with them becoming the boy band of 2014. They've got some feels goin' on.
10:22 We were just alerted by Consequence of Sound that Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Jessie J's performance of "Anaconda" and "Bang Bang" included a near-problem malfunction, "which saw Minaj clasp her dress for dear life."
10:26 Retrospective slideshow tribute to Robin Williams definitely a nice touch.
10:30 Jennifer Lopez back on the stage. There might be more skin than dress on J. Lo.
10:32 While Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora rappin', Lorde has her traditional baffled look and Taylor's bouncin' along while watching from the audience. It might be the most GIF-worthy performance of the night.
10:42 Adam Levine (of Maroon Five) throwin' his heart to the crowd. Even if it's not doin' anything new, I'm down for the fact that this is rock music.
10:47 ...And video of the year goes to Miley Cyrus. That might have been the weirdest switchover of the night ever, but good one on ya, Miley!
10:52 The girl we've been waiting for all night is finally here, guys.