YouTube Music Awards: Nominees List Out, Performers, Voting Now Open for Fans

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By Tarun Mazumdar | October 22, 2013 7:54 PM EST

The first ever YouTube Music Awards (YTMA) is here and fans have the voting power to choose the winner in different categories. The winners will be awarded in a ceremony in New York City on Nov. 3. YouTube Music Awards will be co-hosted by Reggie Watts and Jason Schwartzman.

The voting for YouTube Music Awards is open for six different categories - Artist of the Year, Video of the Year, YouTube Phenomenon, Video of the Year, YouTube Breakthrough and Innovation of the Year.

For the first YouTube Music Awards, the categories feature heavyweights of the entertainment and music industry like Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Eminem, Lady Gaga and more. The nominees list also has artists who shot to fame because of YouTube like Pentatonix and Epic Rap Battles of History.

Performers at YouTube Music Awards

Lady Gaga, Eminem and Arcade Fire are set to headline the award show this year. The lineup has expanded and it also has acts like Walk Off The Eart, Tyler, the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt and Avicii.

The Nominees for YouTube Music Awards are:

Artist of the Year

1.   Eminem

2.   Katy Perry

3.   Justin Bieber

4.   PSY

5.   Rihanna

6.   Taylor Swift

7.   One Direction

8.   Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

9.   Epic Rap Battles of History

10. Nicki Minaj

YouTube Phenomenon

1.   "Harlem Shake"

2.   "I Knew You Were Trouble"

3.   "Thrift Shop"

4.   "Gangnam Style"

5.   "Diamonds"

Innovation of the Year

1.   "Say That" by Toro Y Moi

2.   "See Me Standing" by DeStorm

3.   "Ingenue" by Atoms for Peace

4.   "Lilies" by Bat For Lashes

5.   "Endless Fantasy" by Anamanaguchi

YouTube Breakthrough

1.   Naughty Boy

2.   Passenger

3.   Kendrick Lamar

4.   Rudimental

5.   Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Response of the Year

1.   Jayesslee, "Gangnam Style"

2.   Lindsey Stirling and Pentatonix, "Radioactive"

3.   Walk Off the Earth feat. KRNFX, "I Knew You Were Trouble"

4.   Boyce Avenue feat. Fifth Harmony, "Mirrors"

5.   ThePianoGuys, "Titanium / Pavane"

Video of the Year

1.   Girls Generation, "I Got a Boy"

2.   One Direction, "Best Song Ever"

3.   PSY, "Gentleman"

4.   Selena Gomez, "Come & Get It"

5.   Lady Gaga, "Applause"

6.   Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert, "Same Love"

7.   Miley Cyrus, "We Can't Stop"

8.   Epic Rap Battles of History, "Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney"

9.   Demi Lovato, "Heart Attack"

10. Justin Bieber feat. Nicki Minaj, "Beauty and a Beat"

You can vote, here

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