By Jennifer Davis
Aug 21, 2014 @ 12:15 pm
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Music's most outrageous night, aka the MTV Music Video Awards, is almost upon us! If you're like us and you can't wait to see what crazy moments will happen at this year's show, then it's time to start following your favorite performers on Instagram to get a preview of what's to come.

We rounded up 16 stars who are nominated or who will be taking the stage at this year's show, so you can get a first look at the festivities starting right now. From Katy Perry to John Legend, scroll down for the full list!

1. Beyoncé: @beyonce

I love you Dallas Texas!

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2. Iggy Azalea: @thenewclassic

Thankyou guys so much!

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3. Miley Cyrus: @mileycyrus

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4. Pharrell: @pharrell

Carbon fiber (no resin) woven hat. 1 of 1 @adidasoriginals

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5. Drake: @champagnepapi


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6. Ed Sheeran: @teddysphotos

Osaka !!

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7. John Legend: @johnlegend

Thank you Phoenix!! So much fun tonight!! #AllOfMeTour

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8. Sam Smith: @samsmithworld

Life is a movie

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9. Ariana Grande: @arianagrande

10. Katy Perry: @katyperry

11. Lorde: @lordemusic

BATHED IN PALE AT FUJI ROCK // photo by @jamesklowe

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12. Nicki Minaj: @nickiminaj

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13. Usher: @howuseeit

Good morning

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14. Taylor Swift: @taylorswift 

Usually this S represents 'Swift' but today I'm wearing it because SELENA IS 22!!!!

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15. Rita Ora: @ritaora

Promo day in my new #DKNY for my new Fragrance with DKNY MY NEW YORK! #silver

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16. Adam Levine: @adamlevine

It's hard to beat the enthusiasm of our amazing Korean fans. We love you!!!!

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