YouTube is set to stream its first YouTube Music Awards today (November 3).

The event, slated to stream live at 6 p.m. EST, is set to include performances from various artists, including Eminem and Tyler, the Creator.

The award show, hosted by Jason Schwartzman and Reggie Watts, is also set to include various categories for awards. Nominees for these awards include Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Nicki Minaj, among others. 

The award show, which features Spike Jonze as its creative director, is being live streamed through YouTube. A stream of the lead-up to the show is available below. The countdown for the YouTube Music Awards includes celebrations from Seoul, Moscow, Rio and London.  

Nominees for the awards were selected through YouTube data from the last 12 months, according to the site. Fans also voted for the winners on Google+, Facebook and Twitter. 

A live stream of the YouTube Music Awards celebration is available below, followed by a list of nominees.  

Video of the Year: Nominees represent the videos with the most fan engagement on YouTube over the last year.

Epic Rap Battles Of History  “Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney”

Demi Lovato  “Heart Attack”

Girls’ Generation ­ “I Got A Boy”

Justin Bieber (feat. Nicki Minaj)  “Beauty And A Beat”

Lady Gaga ­ “Applause”

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. 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: Focused on acts YouTube fans have made stars, nominees represent the most watched, shared, liked, and subscribed ­to artists.


Epic Rap Battles

Justin Bieber

Katy Perry

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Nicki Minaj

One Direction



Taylor Swift

Response of the Year: Best fan remix, parody or response video, these nominees represent the top “unofficial” fan videos on YouTube based on views, shares and other social activity.

Boyce Avenue (feat. Fifth Harmony)  “Mirrors

Jayesslee ­ “Gangnam Style”

Lindsey Stirling and Pentatonix ­ “Radioactive”

ThePianoGuys “Titanium / Pavane”

Walk Off the Earth (feat. KRNFX)  “I Knew You Were Trouble”

YouTube Phenomenon: Nominees are based on the phenomena that generated the most fan videos.


Gangnam Style

Harlem Shake

I Knew You Were Trouble

Thrift Shop

YouTube Breakthrough: Focusing on breakout new acts, nominees represent the artists who experienced the biggest growth in views and subscribers.

Kendrick Lamar

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Naughty Boy



Innovation of the Year: Most creative and innovative music videos on YouTube.

Anamanaguchi  “ENDLESS FANTASY”

Atoms For Peace  “Ingenue”

Bat For Lashes  “Lilies”

DeStorm­  “See Me Standing”

Toro Y Moi  “Say That”

(November 3)

UPDATE: Red carpet coverage of the YouTube Music Awards is now available, via Hot97

(November 3)

UPDATE #2: The YouTube Music Awards are streaming live. The stream can be found below.

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