And the O Music Awards Nominees Are…

Posted September 27

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 (as well as,,, and 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 (for “Most Addictive Social Music Service”).

Read on to see if your favorite artist made the cut, and start exercising that voting finger post haste. Click here to vote and get more info on the nominees. Voting rules are located here.

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”

Must Follow Artist On Twitter

1. Lady Gaga
2. Mark Hoppus
3. Snoop Dogg
4. Blake Shelton
5. Cher

Best Fan Cover

1. THe PETEBOX covers “Where Is My Mind” by The Pixies
2. Anna Burden covers “You’re Gonna Miss Me” by Lulu and the Lampshades
3. Air National Guard Band covers “Rolling In The Deep” by Adele
4. Tyler Ward covers “Super Bass” by Nicki Minaj
5. Maddi Jane covers “Price Tag” by Jessie J

Best Vintage Viral Video

1. Metallica, “Enter Sandman,” Monsters of Rock Festival
2. Sinead O’Connor, Bob Marley’s “War,” Saturday Night Live
3. Nirvana, “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Top of the Pops
4. Dolly Parton, “Jolene,” That Good Ole Nashville Music
5. Notorious B.I.G., Freestyling, Brooklyn, NY

Digital Genius Award

1. Bjork
2. Chris Milk
3. Wayne Coyne
4. Girl Talk
5. Devo

Best Lyrics Video

1. Katy Perry, “E.T.” featuring Kanye West
2. Joe Jonas, “See No More”
3. Lenny Kravitz, “Stand”
4. Christina Perri, “Arms”
5. D.Willz, “Watermelon”

Best Web-Born Artist

1. The Weeknd
3. Kina Grannis
4. Ben Lovett
5. Odd Future

Hottest Music NILF

1. Billy Chasen, CEO and Co-founder of
2. Alexander Ljung, CEO and Founder of SoundCloud
3. Ian Rogers, CEO of Topspin
4. Sarah Fullen Gregory, The Gregory Brothers
5. Michelle You, Co-founder of Songkick
6. Arkadiy Kukarkin, Developer at The Hype Machine
7. Katie Morse, Social Marketing Manager at Billboard
8. Corey Stanford, Founder of Blaztrak
9. Prerna Gupta, CEO and Co-founder of Khush
10. D.A. Wallach, Artist In Residence at Spotify

Too Much Ass For TV

1. Foo Fighters, “Hot Buns”
2. Big Freedia, “Ya’ll Get Back Now”
3. Mr. Ghetto, “Walmart”
4. The Weeknd, “Wicked Games”
5. Marilyn Manson, “Born Villain”
6. Warm Ghost, “Open The Wormhole In Your Heart”
7. Scissor Sisters, “Invisible Light”
8. The Shivers, “Two Solitudes”
9. Jane’s Addiction, “End To The Lies”
10. The Floacist, “Let Me”

WTF I Love This Award
1. Pointy Boots
2. Hashtag Rap
3. Finger Tutting
4. Nyan Cat
5. Cookie Monster covers Tom Waits

Most Outrageous Tweet

1. Gwyneth Paltrow
2. Health
3. Best Coast
4. Britney Spears
5. Tyler, The Creator

Best Music Forum

1. Ultimate Guitar
2. Talk Bass
3. Drummerworld
4. Banjo Hangout
5. Ultimate Metal
6. Stereo Killer
7. Rap Godfathers
8. Rap Genius
9. Dogs On Acid
10. Witch-House

Oops! I Did It Online

1. James Blunt
2. Sinead O’Connor
3. The Game
4. Courtney Love
5. T-Pain

Beyond The Blog Award

1. @1000timesyes
2. In The Open
3. WFMU’s Beware of the Blog
5. Spin

Most Innovative Festival

1. iTunes Festival 2011
2. Lollapalooza
3. Pitchfork
4. Way Out West
5. Coachella

Best Music App

1. Aweditorium
2. The National Mall
3. Exfm
4. SoundCloud
5. Songkick

Best Music Hack

1. CrowdJuke
2. SoundLock
3. +Music
4. Echofi
5. Music Video Genome

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

Most Addictive Social Music Service

2. Spotify
3. Rdio
4. SoundTracking
5. Chill

Photo credit: Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin