YouTube Music Award 2013 Is Now Open for Voting


On October 1st 2013, Youtube announced their first edition of YouTube Music Awards, who will be held in New York City on November 3. Some of the artists who will perform live at the first-ever YouTube Music Awards are: Lady Gaga, Eminem, Arcade Fire, Avicii, M.I.A., Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler the Creator, and more.

 To vote your favorite artists, search for YTMA on YouTube and share the official nomination videos on Google+, Facebook or Twitter.

YouTube Music Award 2013 co-host Reggie Watts explains exactly how to vote in video below:


The 6 nomination categories and nominees for YouTube Music Award 2013 are:


1. Video of the Year: Honoring the world’s most loved music videos, these nominees represent the videos with the most fan engagement on YouTube over the last year.
Demi Lovato – Heart Attack

Epic Rap Battles of History – Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney

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

2. Artist of the Year: Honoring the acts YouTube fans have made stars, nominees represent the most watched, shared, liked, and subscribed-to artists on YouTube.

Epic Rap Battles of History

Justin Bieber

Katy Perry

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Nicki Minaj

One Direction



Taylor Swift

3. Response of the Year: Honoring the best fan remix, parody or response video, these nominees represent the top “unofficial” fan videos on YouTube based on your views, shares and other 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

4. YouTube Phenomenon: Recognizing the YouTube trends the world could not escape from, nominees are based on the phenomena that generated the most fan videos.

Gangnam Style

Harlem Shake

I Knew You Were Trouble

Thrift Shop


5. YouTube Breakthrough: Honoring the music world’s breakout new acts, nominees represent the artists who experienced the biggest growth in views and subscribers.

Kendrick Lamar

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Naughty Boy




6. Innovation of the Year: Starting with videos selected by an international panel of musicians, YouTubers and creative luminaries, we then selected the creative video innovations that resonated most with fans on YouTube, based on views, likes, shares and comments.

Anamanaguchi – ENDLESS FANTASY

Atoms For Peace – Ingenue

Bat For Lashes – Lilies

DeStorm – See Me Standing

Toro Y Moi “Say That”

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