The first ever YouTube Awards are fast approaching, and the nominees for the awards show have been revealed today (October 22) via Billboard. Among the nominees are Lady Gaga, controversial pop-star Miley Cyrus, and One Direction, and many others. In addition to the nominees being announced, more performers have been revealed, as MIA, Tyler, The Creator and Earl Sweatshirt will join Eminem, Arcade Fire, and Lady Gaga amongst the performers for the inaugural gig. The live awards show will be held on November 3rd at NYC's Pier 39, and will set the stage for a new frontier of awards shows. The full list of nominees can be seen below.
YouTube awards 2013 nominations:
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.
Rihanna - 'Diamonds'
Psy - 'Gangnam Style'
Baauer - 'Harlem Shake'
Taylor Swift - 'I Knew You Were Trouble'
Macklemore - 'Thrift Shop'
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'