YouTube Music Awards: Psy & Macklemore Dominate Nominations

Macklemore's 6th Annual Roots Picnic Performance
The nominees for YouTube's first ever Music Awards have been announced. Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Macklemore are just a few of the artists battling it out for top honors on Nov. 3. The fan-voted award show will be live-streamed from New York City's Pier 36.

Psy, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are leading the nominations with a total of three each. Next up with two nods is Justin Bieber and One Direction. The nominations span six categories and reflect the most highly viewed and shared videos over the past 12 months.

Fans can still vote for their favorite nominees via YouTube. Check out the full list below.

Video of the Year:

  • One Direction - Best Song Ever
  • Miley Cyrus - We Can’t Stop
  • Lady Gaga - Applause
  • PSY - Gentleman
  • Demi Lovato - Heart Attack
  • Justin Bieber - Beauty and the Beat ft. Nicki Minaj
  • Selena Gomez - Come and Get It
  • Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney - Epic Rap Battles of History
  • Girls’ Generation - I Got A Boy
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Same Love ft. Mary Lambert
Artist of the Year:
  • Psy
  • Justin Bieber
  • Katy Perry
  • Rihanna
  • Nicki Minaj
Response of the Year:
  • Lindsey Stirling and Pentatonix - Radioactive (Imagine Dragons cover)
  • Justin Timberlake - Mirrors (Boyce Avenue ft. Fifth Harmony cover)
  • Walk off the Earth ft. KRNFX - I Knew You Were Trouble
  • PSY - Gangham Style (Jayesslee Cover)
  • ThePianoGuys - David Guetta/Faure - Titanium/Pavane (Piane/Cello Cover)
YouTube Phenomenon:
  • Gangnam Style
  • Harlem Shake
  • I Knew You Were Trouble
  • Diamonds
  • Thrift Shop
YouTube Breakthrough:
  • Naughty Boy
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Passenger
  • Rudimental
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Innovation of the Year:
  • TBD

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