Did you watch the first ever YouTube Music Awards through their live stream?
For its inaugural Music Awards, YouTube has allowed music-video fans to choose winners of the Awards for these six categories: Video of the Year, Artist of the Year, Response of the Year, YouTube Phenomenon, YouTube Breakthrough and Innovation of the Year. Fans across the world have voted by sharing the official YTMA nomination videos via Facebook, Twitter and Google+. The voting kicked off on October 21 and the final tallies were taken right before the show.
The Awards show also featured live performances by Lady Gaga, Eminem, Arcade Fire, Avicii, M.I.A., Tyler the Creator and many more. However, most of these performances were staged as “live music videos” with actors instead of the usual live performance presentations.
So, who do you think got snubbed? Here is the list of nominees for the Awards as well as the winners for each category.
Video of the Year:
Epic Rap Battles of History – “Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney”
Demi Lovato – “Heart Attack”
Girls’ Generation - “I Got a Boy” (WINNER)
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:
Epic Rap Battles
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Response of the Year:
Boyce Avenue (feat. Fifth Harmony) - “Mirrors
Jayesslee - “Gangnam Style”
Lindsey Stirling and Pentatonix - “Radioactive” (WINNER)
ThePianoGuys - “Titanium / Pavane”
Walk Off the Earth (feat. KRNFX) – “I Knew You Were Trouble”
“I Knew You Were Trouble” (WINNER)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (WINNER)
Innovation of the Year:
Anamanaguchi - “ENDLESS FANTASY”
Atoms for Peace - “Ingenue”
Bat for Lashes - “Lilies”
DeStorm - “See Me Standing” (WINNER)
Toro y Moi – “Say That”
If you haven’t watched the Video of the Year which is Girls’ Generation’s “I Got a Boy”, here it is!
The other winners’ videos include:
Lindsey Stirling and Pentatonix – “Radioactive”
Taylor Swift – “I Knew You Were Trouble”
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
DeStorm – “See Me Standing”