The 2014 mtvU Woodie Awards nominees were announced today (February 12). Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z, Kanye West, Pharrell and Beyonce are among the year’s nominees. 

Kanye West and Drake are in the running for the “Woodie of the Year” nominees. Chance the Rapper and Iggy Azalea are among the “Best Video Woodie” nominees. Kanye West and Beyonce are up for this year’s “Did It My Way Woodie” award and Jay Z and Tyler, the Creator are nominated for the “Performing Woodie” prize. 

Several rappers also appear in the “Best Collaboration Woodie” category. A$AP Rocky and Skrillex‘s “Wild For the Night”Avicii and Aloe Blacc’s “Wake Me Up”; Just Blaze, Baauer and Jay Z’s “Higher”; Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons‘ “Radioactive (remix)”; Daft Punk and Pharrell’s “Get Lucky”; and James Blake and Chance the Rapper’s “Life Round Here” all earned nominations in this category. 

A full list of the year’s nominees can be seen below.

2014 mtvU Woodie Awards Nominees

Woodie of the Year:
Imagine Dragons

Breaking Woodie:
Martin Garrix
The 1975
Jhene Aiko
Sam Smith
Mack Wilds

Best Video Woodie:
Disclosure, “Grab Her”
Passion Pit, “Carried Away”
Chance the Rapper, “Everybody’s Something”
Iggy Azalea, “Bounce”
Arcade Fire, “Afterlife”

Did It My Way Woodie:
Beyoncé — Released her new, self-titled album without any prior promotion.
Kanye West — Created an interactive music video experience for Yeezus
Arcade Fire — Creatively utilized social media, street art and pop-up performances to launch the Reflektor album.
Childish Gambino — Hosted impromptu album listening sessions in public parks for Because the Internet.
Bob Dylan — Created a 16 channel interactive music video for “Like a Rolling Stone.”

Performing Woodie:
Tyler the Creator
Ed Sheeran
Jay Z
Arcade Fire
The National
The XX

Best Collaboration Woodie:
A$AP Rocky and Skrillex — “Wild For the Night”
Avicii and Aloe Blacc — “Wake Me Up”
Just Blaze and Baauer featuring Jay Z — “Higher”
Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons — “Radioactive (remix)”
Daft Punk and Pharrell — “Get Lucky”
James Blake and Chance the Rapper — “Life Round Here”

College Radio Woodie (Best College Radio Station):
Ball State University (WCRD)
Boston University (WTBU)
East Stroudsburg University (WESS)
Eastern Illinois University (WEIU)
Indiana University (WIUX)
Texas State University – San Marcos (KTSW)
University of California – Berkeley (KALX)
University of Illinois – Champaign Urbana (WPGU)
University of South Carolina (WUSC)
William Paterson University (WPSC)

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