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

Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Nicki Minaj
One Direction
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

Gangnam Style
Harlem Shake
I Knew You Were Trouble
Thrift Shop

YouTube Breakthrough

Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Naughty Boy

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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