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Sam Smith MTV's best artist of 2014

British singer Sam Smith has beaten megastars such as Beyonce and Taylor Swift to become MTV's Best Artist of 2014.

The 22-year-old performed his soulful song Stay With Me from his debut album In The Lonely Hour at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.

But Smith could not beat Iggy Azalea's catchy hit Fancy, which topped the list for MTV's Best Songs of 2014. The video was nominated for four awards at the VMAs.

MTV's Best Movie of 2014 is The Lego Movie, a children's film featuring the voices of Chris Pratt, Will Arnett and Elizabeth Banks.

The lists are selected by MTV executives based on influence and pop culture impact.

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