What’s Trending Presents YouTube Music Awards Preview LIVE From London!

What's Trending Presents YouTube Music Awards Preview LIVE From London!
By Amanda Walgrove
  • YouTube viewers and music fans all over the world are invited to vote for their favorite artists in the first-ever YouTube Music Awards, streaming live from New York City on November 3, and co-hosted by Reggie Watts and Jason Schwartzman!

    From creative director Spike Jonze, the big show before the awards ceremony will kick off at 2 a.m. PT/5 a.m. ET with performances from Seoul, Tokyo, Moscow, London and Rio. The full roster of performers includes Lady Gaga, Eminem, Arcade Fire, Avicii, M.I.A., Tyler the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Walk Off the Earth, and homegrown YouTube artists Lindsey Stirling and CDZA.

    Stay tuned to What’s Trending, where we’ll be delivering the hottest trends from YouTube Space London all week, and going LIVE on Thursday, October 31 at 4pm GMT/12pm EST with a preview of the big awards show! We’ll be running through the nominations with special guests Wesley Chan and Philip Wang of WongFu Productions, Ebony Day, Jason Horton, The Brothers Riedell, and more! Plus, we’ll have a special performance from AJ Rafael!

    Cast your vote at YouTube.com/MusicAwards by sharing the official nominated videos on your Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ pages. Check out full list of YouTube Music Awards nominees below:

    Video of the Year – videos with most fan engagement

    –Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop”

    –Justin Bieber (feat. Nicki Minaj), “Beauty and a Beat”

    –Lady Gaga, “Applause”

    –One Direction, “Best Song Ever”

    –PSY, “Gentleman”

    –Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Mary Lambert), “Same Love”

    –Girls’ Generation, “I Got A Boy”

    –Demi Lovato, “Heart Attack”

    –Selena Gomez, “Come & Get It”

    –Epic Rap Battles Of History, “Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney”

    Artist of the Year – most watched, shared, liked, and subscribed-to artists


    –Epic Rap Battles of History

    –Justin Bieber

    –Katy Perry

    –Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

    –Nicki Minaj

    –One Direction



    –Taylor Swift

    Response of the Year – best fan remix, parody or response video

    –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 – songs that generated the most fan videos


    –”Gangnam Style”

    –”Harlem Shake”

    –”I Knew You Were Trouble”

    –“Thrift Shop”

    YouTube Breakthrough – artists with biggest growth in views and subscribers

    –Kendrick Lamar

    –Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

    –Naughty Boy



    Innovation of the Year – creative video innovations with most 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”

    Tune in at YouTube.com/MusicAwards!