Eminem & Kendrick Lamar Among YouTube Music Awards Nominees
Epic Rap Battles and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are also among those nominated for the first YouTube Music Awards.
YouTube has announced nominations for its first Music Awards.
The YouTube Music Awards are set to be directed by Spike Jonez. The event is slated to air live on the web November 3 from New York City, New York's Pier 36.
YouTube viewers can vote on the nominations. Categories include Video of the Year, Artist of the Year, Response of the Year, YouTube Phenomenon, YouTube Breakthrough and Innovation of the Year, according to billboard.com.
Nominees for Video of the Year include Epic Rap Battles of History's "Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney" and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Same Love." Both videos can be viewed below.
YouTube Music Awards nominations can be found below, as per billboard.com.
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"
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
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
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.
I Knew You Were Trouble
YouTube Breakthrough: Focusing on breakout new acts, nominees represent the artists who experienced the biggest growth in views and subscribers.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
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"