Frank Ocean, Beck Lead O Music Awards Nominations
Frank Ocean and Beck top this year's O Music Awards with two nominations each.
On June 19, Viacom's O Music Awards returns with a "Make a Band Famous" competition, performances from across the country and a drum-a-thon led by The Roots band leader and drummer ?uestlove.
Among this year's categories honoring musicians leveraging digital platforms in innovative ways are nominations for Ocean ("Most Follow Artist on Twitter" and "Too Much Ass for TV") and Beck ("Best Interactive Music Video" and "Analog Genius").
Other artist nominees to vie for an award include Justin Bieber ("Fan Army FTW"), Pussy Riot ("Digital Genius"), Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ("Best Web-Born Artist"), Miranda Lambert ("Best Interactive Music Video"), Ed Sheeran ("Fan Army FTW"), ?uestlove ("Must Follow Artist on Twitter"), Tyler the Creator ("Best Artist Instagram"), Demi Lovato ("Fan Army FTW") and David Bowie ("Too Much Ass for TV").
Fans can vote on OMusicAwards.com via their Facebook or Twitter account. Open nominations also kicks off today and will go through Tuesday, May 21. Users can suggest nominees for consideration and voting by using category hashtags via Twitter and Facebook.
O Music Awards will livestream on June 19 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.
See the complete list of nominees, below.
Digital Genius Award
Best Web-Born Artist
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best Music App
Best Interactive Music Video
Linkin Park, “Lost in the Echo”
Beck & Chris Milk, “Sound and Vision”
Tanlines, “Not The Same”
Miranda Lambert, “Fastest Girl in Town”
Yung Jake, “e.m.-bed.de/d”
Fan Army FTW
Tokio Hotel’s “Aliens”
Adam Lambert’s “Glamberts”
Ed Sheeran’s “Sheerios”
Justin Bieber’s “Beliebers”
Demi Lovato’s “Lovatics”
Thirty Seconds to Mars’ “Echelon”
Selena Gomez’s “Selenators”
All Time Low’s “Hustlers”
Lil B’s “Task Force”
Best Music Hack
Boil the Frog
Must Follow Artist on Twitter
Best Artist Instagram
Tyler the Creator
Our Favorite Musical Cat
Skifcha The Hipster Dubstep Cat
Collective Soul Cat
Too Much Ass for TV (NSFW Music Videos)
David Bowie, “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”
Sigur Ros, “Valtari”
Frank Ocean, “Pyramids”
Robin Thicke, “Blurred Lines”
Make a Band Famous
The So So Glos
John & Jacob
Next Big Scene
Analog Genius Award
Most Inspiring Fan Outreach
Avicii x You
Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir
The “Friday, Friday” Vanguard Award
Harlem Shake (the faux dance)
Goats yelling like humans in music videos
O Music Awards Super Fan
The O Music Awards Super Fan Award will be the user that drives the most votes during the voting period. Votes either come from the fan’s own activity, or activity that he/she drives via his/her voting page. This fan will be announced during the show, spotlighted on the O Music Awards blog, and will receive a personalized cube award.
For the O Music Awards Open Nominations, users will be asked to "write in" their nominee + the specific category hashtag: