Eminem, Kendrick Lamar & Nicki Minaj Up For YouTube Awards; Earl Sweatshirt & Tyler The Creator To Perform



(AllHipHop News) The first annual YouTube Music Awards is slated to stream live from New York City on November 3rd. The video site has now released the nominees for its inaugural showcase and a few rap acts will be competing for trophies that night.

Young Money’s first lady Nicki Minaj, Detroit rap legend Eminem, and Seattle-based duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will face off in the “Artist of the Year” category along with other superstars like Rihanna, Taylor Swift, and Justin Bieber.

Macklemore & Lewis’ hit single “Thrift Shop” is nominated for the YouTube Phenomenon award. The two will also compete against Black Hippy member Kendrick Lamar in the YouTube Breakthrough category.

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Nominee Eminem has already been announced as a performer for the show. Odd Future’s Earl Sweatshirt and Tyler, the Creator will be on hand to hit the stage for a performance as well. The show will also feature M.I.A., Lady Gaga, and Arcade Fire. Jason Schwartzman and Reggie Watts are booked to host.

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To learn how to vote in each category visit YouTube. Check out the full list of nominees for the 2013 YouTube Music Awards below.

Video of the 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
Epic Rap Battles
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Nicki Minaj
One Direction
Taylor Swift

Response of the Year (Fan-Made Videos)
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

Innovation of the Year
Anamanaguchi ­- “ENDLESS FANTASY”
Atoms For Peace ­- “Ingenue”
Bat For Lashes ­- “Lilies”
DeStorm ­- “See Me Standing”
Toro Y Moi – “Say That”