2013 YouTube Music Awards Nominations List

2013 YouTube Music Awards Nominations List

2013 YouTube Music Awards Nominations List

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
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Nicki Minaj
One Direction
Taylor Swift
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.

Gangnam Style
Harlem Shake
I Knew You Were Trouble
Thrift Shop
YouTube Breakthrough: Focusing on breakout new acts, nominees represent the artists who experienced the biggest growth in views and subscribers.

Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Naughty Boy
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”