Beyoncé is the latest to join the lineup of performers for the 2014
The pop diva – she has a leading eight nominations this year -- will also be rewarded with the night’s highest honor, the
She joins a list of iconic acts who have received the lifetime achievement honor, including Madonna, Beastie Boys, U2, George Michael and
Beyoncé’s history with
So what will she do this year to mark her big honor?
Last year’s honoree
With nods being spread among numerous hits from her provocative visual album -- which she released without warning late last year – it's likely that she will mine the project for a medley or introduce a new single from the effort. Having spent the summer on the road with husband Jay Z for their On the Run tour in the midst of breakup rumors, maybe she will use the VMA stage to address the nonstop chatter. May we suggest she tackle her slowburner "Mine," one of the album's most revealing tracks?
Beyoncé’s seductive duet with husband Jay Z, “Drunk in Love,” is up for several awards, including the night’s top prize, video of the year, as well as in the network's collaboration field. She also received multiple nominations for brazen sex jam “Partition” and empowerment anthem “Pretty
The 2014 VMAs will air live on Aug. 24 from the Forum in Inglewood. The ceremony will be the first awards show to broadcast from the Forum since it reopened earlier this year after a $100-million makeover by
Usher, Ariana Grande, 5 Seconds of Summer and Maroon 5 have all been confirmed to perform, with additional performers and presenters to be announced at a later date.