News

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead first YouTube Music Award nominees

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead first YouTube Music Award nominees

YOUTUBE NOMINEES: Ryan Lewis, left, and Macklemore pose with Best Hip Hop Video, Best Video With A Social Message and Best Cinematography awards in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards. The pair is nominated for four categories in the first-ever YouTube Music Awards. Photo: Associated Press/Evan Agostini/Invision

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will lead the way at the first ever YouTube Music Awards after picking up four nominations on Tuesday.

The video-sharing website is set to host its first live-streamed ceremony next month to honor top global performers, including mainstream stars as well as musicians who have found recognition through the site.

The hip-hop duo will battle it out for the YouTube Breakthrough award, Video of the Year for Same Love, and YouTube Phenomenon for Thrift Shop.

The stars are also in the running against Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Eminem, Epic Rap Battles, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, One Direction and PSY to take home the Artist of the Year gong.

Lady Gaga, Eminem, M.I.A. and rockers Arcade Fire are all set to headline at the ceremony, which will be filmed live from a warehouse with no studio audience.

Winners of the YouTube Music Awards will be unveiled on Nov. 3 at New York’s Pier 36.

YouTube is allowing users to vote on the categories through a variety of methods, including sharing their favorites on social media sites including Facebook and Google Plus.

Recent Headlines

14 mins ago in Sports

Leicester wins English title for 1st time in 132-yr history

Fresh
Photo Credit: Premier League via Twitter (@premierleague)

Leicester started this season as 5,000-1 outsiders for the title

35 mins ago in Sports

Warriors still hopeful to have Stephen Curry back for Game 3

Fresh
curry628991655369

Coach Steve Kerr said Monday that the reigning MVP wouldn't be available for Tuesday night's Game 2 with the Warriors up 1-0 in the best-of-seven series with Portland.

4 hours ago in Viral Videos

The cicadas are coming …

24-overlay

Billions of cicadas will soon emerge after spending 17 years underground and they have a lot of catching up to do.

4 hours ago in Entertainment

Too much ice in your Starbucks?

starbucks265305906988

A federal lawsuit claims Starbucks regularly overfills its cold drinks with ice instead of using the advertised amount of coffee or other liquid in its plastic cups.

3 hours ago in Sports

NBA Playoffs: Cavaliers-Hawks second-round series preview

cavshawks16103061258575

Cleveland had a pair of double-digit wins at home and pulled out a two-point overtime victory at Atlanta, sweeping the regular-season series for the first time since 2004-05.

Bellingham Traffic