A short time ago YouTube announced that they will soon be hosting an event they are calling the YouTube Music Awards 2013 in order to celebrate the accomplishments of a select few artists, the selection of which has today been revealed by Google, announcing their selected nominees for awards such as Video of the Year and Response of the Year, all of which can be seen below.

Video of the 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:

Epic Rap Battles of History
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

Innovation of the Year:

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

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