Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead YouTube nominations


Ryan Lewis and Macklemore

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the nominations for the first YouTube Music Awards.

The duo are up for four prizes with Justin Bieber, Psy and Taylor Swift also being named in the six categories.

The nominations are based on views, likes, comments and subscriptions over the last 12 months.

Fans can choose who will win at the awards ceremony in New York on 3 November by sharing the videos across Google+, Twitter and Facebook.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are up for artist of the year, YouTube phenomenon for Thrift Shop and breakthrough prizes.

They are also in the video of the year category alongside Lady Gaga's Applause, One Direction's Best Song Ever and Miley Cyrus' We Can't Stop among others.

Lady Gaga

Other awards include the response of the year for the best fan remix, parody or response to an original video and the innovation award, which recognises creative music videos.

Earlier this month, it was announced that Lady Gaga, Eminem and Arcade Fire would perform at the event.

Avicii, M.I.A, Earl Sweatshirt, and Tyler the Creator will also feature.

In the run up to the ceremony, five music events will be streamed from around the world including shows in Seoul, Tokyo, Moscow, London and Rio.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Video of the Year

Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney - Epic Rap Battles of History

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



Justin Bieber

Katy Perry

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Nicki Minaj

One Direction



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


Gangnam Style

Harlem Shake

I Knew You Were Trouble

Thrift Shop

YouTube Breakthrough

Kendrick Lamar

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Naughty Boy




Anamanaguchi - ENDLESS FANTASY

Atoms For Peace - Ingenue

Bat For Lashes - Lilies

DeStorm - See Me Standing

Toro Y Moi - Say That

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