Congrats, World: Here Are The Winners of the 2013 YouTube Music Awards

First off, congrats to NMR friends Lindsey Stirling and Destorm for their earthshaking wins at the first-ever YouTube Music Awards. Second up, a big congrats goes out to YouTube themselves for having the cojones to pull off a free-spirited mass of organized chaos. You guys delivered an unpredictable and weirdly enjoyable spectacle of cacophonous proportion — but in a good way if you can dig on that vibe. For those of you who missed out … hmm, I’m not quite sure how to explain it. Can I just say “random babies”? Yeah, I think that should cover it. I’ll be honest, I’m kinda looking forward to seeing what they do next year. Somehow I can’t quite picture it being any more organized. Or maybe I just don’t want to?

For those of you who need a more comprehensive picture of the evening, here are all the nominees and winners (winners in bold):

Video of the Year

Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney, Epic Rap Battles of History
Demi Lovato, Heart Attack
Girls’ Generation, I Got A Boy
Justin Bieber (featuring Nicki Minaj), Beauty and A Beat
Lady Gaga, Applause
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (featuring Mary Lambert), Same Love
Miley Cyrus, We Can’t Stop
One Direction, Best Song Ever
Psy, Gentleman
Selena Gomez, Come & Get It

Artist of the Year

Eminem
ERB
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Nicki Minaj
One Direction
Psy
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Response of the Year

Boyce Avenue (featuring Fifth Harmony), Mirrors
Jayesslee, Gangnam Style
Lindsey Stirling and Pentatonix, Radioactive
The Piano Guys, Titanium/Pavane
Walk Off the Earth (featuring KRNFX), I Knew You Were Trouble

YouTube Phenomenon

Diamonds
Gangnam Style
Harlem Shake
I Knew You Were Trouble
Thrift Shop

YouTube Breakthrough

Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Naughty Boy
Passenger
Rudimental

Innovation of the Year

Anamanaguchi, Endless Fantasy
Atoms for Peace, Ingenue
Bat for Lashes, Lilies
DeStorm, See Me Standing
Toro Y Moi, Say That

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