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Tuesday
Oct222013

Justin, Miley, Gaga and More Nominated for YouTube Music Awards

Facebook.com/YouTubeJustin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and One Direction are just a few of the pop artists nominated for the first-ever YouTube Music Awards, which will be presented November 3 at Pier 36 in New York City.

All of the aforementioned artists are nominated in the video of the year category. Miley is not nominated for her racy "Wrecking Ball" clip, but for her "We Can't Stop" video. PSY, who owes his career to YouTube, is up for "Gentleman."

The artist of the year category includes Justin, 1D, PSY, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, among others. You can vote for your favorites by sharing their YouTube videos.

Actor Jason Schwartzman and comedian/musician Reggie Watts will host the YouTube Music Awards, which will feature performances by Avicii, M.I.A., Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler the Creator, and Walk Off the Earth.

YouTube is also promising performance and music collaborations from Lady Gaga, Eminem, Arcade Fire and various YouTube stars in several locations leading up to the live-streaming event in New York.

Here are the nominees:

Video of the 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"

Artist of the Year
Eminem
Epic Rap Battles of History
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Nicki Minaj
One Direction
PSY
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Response of the Year
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
"Diamonds"
"Gangnam Style?"
"Harlem Shake"
"I Knew You Were Trouble"
"Thrift Shop"

YouTube Breakthrough
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Naughty Boy
Passenger
Rudimental

Innovation of the Year
Anamanaguchi -- "ENDLESS FANTASY"
Atoms for Peace -- "Ingenue"
Bat for Lashes -- "Lilies"
DeStorm -- "See Me Standing"
Toro Y Moi -- "Say That"

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