And The O Music Awards Nominees Are…
The day that you’ve been waiting for is here. The day when we’re finally taking the wraps off of The O Music Awards 2, revealing which nominees will be battling it out in which categories for eternal digital fame.
April’s inaugural O Music Awards, which streamed live from Las Vegas’ iconic Fremont Street, garnered MTV’s second-biggest-live stream audience ever, and featured performances by Mumford & Sons, Foster the People, Lupe Fiasco, Matt & Kim, as well as a world record for the longest freestyle rap by Chiddy Bang’s Chidera “Chiddy” Anamege. The O Music Awards 2 promises to be an even more jam-packed affair. Teaser: It’s going down right here on OMusicAwards.com (as well as MTV.com, VH1.com, CMT.com, LogoTV.com and MTVHive.com) on Halloween night. Insert joke about tricks and treats here.
As you can see below, some of the categories have remained from the first iteration of the show (like Fan Army FTW and Must Follow Artist on Twitter), but, by and large, we’ve delved into new areas of digital excellence to bring you a ton of musical freshness this time around.
Some of said freshness came from you, dear readers, in the form of five new awards generated by user submissions. We put the call out in August to brainstorm, and boy did you guys make it rain. The new, crowdsourced categories are: Oops! I Did It Online, Best Artist with a Cameraphone, Best Web Born Artist, Best Vintage Viral Video and Best Lyrics Video.
And the nominees are just as diverse at the categories. We’ve got everyone from pop princess Lady Gaga to mysterious up-and-comer The Weeknd in attendance (both tied with two nominations), as well as brainy folks like SoundCloud founder Alexander Ljung (for “Hottest Music NILF”) and hot startups, like Turntable.fm (for “Most Addictive Social Music Service”).
Fan Army FTW
1. Tokio Hotel “Aliens”
2. Lady Gaga “Little Monsters”
3. Adam Lambert “Glamberts”
4. Justin Bieber “Beliebers”
5. Insane Clown Posse “Juggalos”
6. Iron Maiden “Troopers”
7. Demi Lovato “Lovatics”
8. Taylor Swift “Taylor Nation”
9. Nicki Minaj “Barbiez”
10. Lil Wayne “Team Weezy”
Best Artist With A Cameraphone
1. Demi Lovato
2. Justin Bieber
3. The Deftones
4. Portugal. The Man
5. Young The Giant
6. Shiny Toy Guns
7. The National
8. Katy Perry
9. Amanda Palmer
10. Ben Folds
Demi Lovato attended the 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards yesterday September 10th. Demi looked absolutely stunning! I have added pictures from the arrivals/red carpet, pre-show, show, and portraits. Tune in on September 16, 2011 @ 8/7 C on NBC for the awards! Demi took an award home for Favorite TV Actress for her role as Sonny in Sonny With A Chance. Congratulations Demi!
Demi Lovato attended the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards last night, on August 28th. Demi looked stunning as always! I have added pictures from the arrivals/red carpet and the show! Check them out!
Demi Lovato attended the 2011 VH1 Do Something Awards on August 14th. I have added arrivals, backstage/audience, and show pictures from the awards. Make sure you tune in tomorrow August 18 @ 9/8c on VH1 to watch the Do Something Awards. Sorry the pictures took so long, I was on vacation and has limited internet access.
I have added beautiful portraits of Demi Lovato from the 2011 Teen Choice Awards. Take a look at them!
Emily will be adding more tomorrow! Stay tune.
EDIT: Added a bunch more arrival pictures. Also added pictures from the show and backstage! Check them out!