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YouTube Music Awards nominees revealed

By Stephen L. Betts. CREATED Oct 24, 2013

The Justin Bieber-Selena Gomez romance ended a year ago, and now is a bitter rivalry about to take its place? Perhaps not, but the former lovebirds are competing head-to-head for the honor of Video of the Year at the first-ever YouTube Music Awards, set for Nov. 3.

Selena and Justin's competition in the top category includes Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato and Lady Gaga, among others. Other categories include Artist of the Year, YouTube Phenomenon and Innovation of the Year. Winners will all be chose by YouTube viewers. See the full list of nominees below.

The 90-minute show, which will be streamed live on YouTube from New York City, will be hosted by actor Jason Schwartzman. Film director Spike Jonze will act as creative director. In addition to Gaga, performers on the show include Eminem, Arcade Fire, M.I.A., Tyler the Creator and more.

Video of the Year: 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: the most watched, shared, liked and subscribed-to artists.

Eminem
Epic Rap Battles
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Nicki Minaj
One Direction
PSY
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Response of the Year (best fan remix, parody or response video; the nominees are “unofficial” fan videos 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: the phenomena that generated the most fan videos:&

"Diamonds"
"Gangnam Style"
"Harlem Shake"
"I Knew You Were Trouble"
"Thrift Shop"

YouTube Breakthrough: a new act that experienced the biggest growth in views and subscribers.

Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Naughty Boy
Passenger
Rudimental

Innovation of the Year: Most creative and innovative music videos:

Anamanaguchi, "Endless Fantasy"
Atoms for Peace, "Ingenue"
Bat for Lashes, "Lilies”
DeStorm, "See Me Standing"
Toro Y Moi, "Say That"

Stephen L. Betts

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Stephen L. Betts ("Steve") is a Nashville-based journalist who started his career as a tour guide, karaoke operator and library assistant at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.