Rihanna, Eminem And More Nominated For First Ever Youtube Awards
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.22.2013
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Billboard has the complete list of nominees for the first ever Youtube Music Awards, which includes Rihanna, Eminem, PSY, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and others. The ceremony will be directed by Spike Jonez and will stream live from New York City's Pier 36 on November 3.
Viewers were asked to vote on the nominations, which are for six categories: Video of the Year, Artist of the Year, Response of the Year, YouTube Phenomenon, YouTube Breakthrough and Innovation of the Year. Nominees were selected based on views over the past year. Jason Schwarzman will host. Performances include Eminem, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, Avicii, M.I.A. and more.
Here are the nominees:
Video of the Year: Nominees represent the videos with the most fan engagement on YouTube over the last year.
Epic Rap Battles Of History -- "Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney"
Demi Lovato -- "Heart Attack"
Girls' Generation -- "I Got A Boy"
Justin Bieber (feat. Nicki Minaj) -- "Beauty And A Beat"
Lady Gaga -- "Applause"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Mary Lambert) -- "Same Love"
Miley Cyrus -- "We Can't Stop"
One Direction -- "Best Song Ever"
PSY -- "Gentleman"
Selena Gomez -- "Come & Get It"
Artist of the Year: Focused on acts YouTube fans have made stars, nominees represent the most watched, shared, liked, and subscribed to artists.
Epic Rap Battles
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Response of the Year: Best fan remix, parody or response video, these nominees represent the top "unofficial" fan videos on YouTube based on views, shares and other social activity.
Boyce Avenue (feat. Fifth Harmony) -- "Mirrors
Jayesslee -- "Gangnam Style"
Lindsey Stirling and Pentatonix -- "Radioactive"
ThePianoGuys -- "Titanium / Pavane"
Walk Off the Earth (feat. KRNFX) -- "I Knew You Were Trouble"
YouTube Phenomenon: Nominees are based on the phenomena that generated the most fan videos.
I Knew You Were Trouble
YouTube Breakthrough: Focusing on breakout new acts, nominees represent the artists who experienced the biggest growth in views and subscribers.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Innovation of the Year: Most creative and innovative music videos on YouTube.
Anamanaguchi -- "ENDLESS FANTASY"
Atoms For Peace -- "Ingenue"
Bat For Lashes -- "Lilies"
DeStorm -- "See Me Standing"
Toro Y Moi -- "Say That"