OH MAN! OH MAN! OH MAN! That’s about all we can say at present, as our brain has leaked out of our ears and pooled on the floor. The O Music Awards have officially drawn to a close — yup, after 24 hours, 16 awards, 5 kittens, one goat and an entire day of drumming from our official HERO Andrew W.K. we can finally reveal all the winners and revel in glorious, sleep-deprived abandon.
Yup, kids, after more than 100 million votes — 100 freaking MILLION — MTV, VH1, CMT and LOGO’s O Music Awards ended tonight with one final loud crashing beat of a drum. During the course of the 24-hour event, awards were doled out in categories like “Best Artist Instagram,” “Best Music App,” and “Fan Army FTW.”
If you missed out on ANYTHING from the past 24 hours — NO WORRIES! We have a ton of content going up on-demand at OMusicAwards.com! And what content it is — we had a ton of comedians and TV stars (and even a few drag queens) on hand to dole out awards, as well as 50+ AMAZING performances. The big winners of the night were Jack White for Analog Genius, Joe Jonas for Best Artist Instagram, Kitty for Best Web-Born Artist and CrowdSYNC for Best Music App. Check out the full list of winners are below.
Andrew W.K. bravely sought to set a new world record for himself. To aid in this rhythmic feat of endurance, he was joined by an amazing collection of drummers, including Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Marky Ramone (The Ramones), The Roots band leader and drummer Questlove, Zac Hanson (Hanson), Liberty DeVitto (former drummer for Billy Joel) and more — like, uh, Cuba Gooding Jr?! And, finally, after 24-hour awe-inspiring hours, Andrew W.K. came out victorious.
For the first time, the O Music Awards also featured our wildly popular “Make a Band Famous” award and opportunity. After nearly one million votes, the five top vote-getters (in alphabetical order) Chill Moody, Darling Parade, The So So Glos, Striking Matches and Syd Arthur won a shot to play during “Live Music Day Festival.” During the live show, fan votes determined that Darling Parade will get a once-in-a-lifetime shot to play the VMA weekend in August, as well as the distinction of becoming MTV’s Artist to Watch highlighted band.
To say “It’s been fun” at this juncture would be a serious understatement, so we’ll just say this: We do it all for the FANS. Until next time…
O Music Awards Winners: