…and they don’t include any EDM artist at all. Which is kind of a surprising and dubious thing considering the attention and success that artists like Daft Punk, Avicii or Hardwell earned in 2013. If you’re into these awards, look forward for Avicii live on stage on November 3rd, but that’s it for the Dance section.

Here are the nominees!

Video of the Year: Honoring the world’s most loved music videos, these nominees represent the videos with the most fan engagement on YouTube over the last year.

Demi Lovato – Heart Attack

Epic Rap Battles of History – Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney

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: Honoring the acts YouTube fans have made stars, nominees represent the most watched, shared, liked, and subscribed-to artists on YouTube.


Epic Rap Battles of History

Justin Bieber

Katy Perry

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Nicki Minaj

One Direction



Taylor Swift

Response of the Year: Honoring the best fan remix, parody or response video, these nominees represent the top “unofficial” fan videos on YouTube based on your views, shares and other 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: Recognizing the YouTube trends the world could not escape from, 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: Honoring the music world’s 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: Starting with videos selected by an international panel of musicians, YouTubers and creative luminaries, we then selected the creative video innovations that resonated most with fans on YouTube, based on 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”

Source: Youtube

What do you think? Are you excited for this?