Nicki Minaj is a leading nominee at the YouTube Music Awards.
With two nominations, including Artist of the Year and Video of the Year, Minaj is joined by Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Demi Lovato, who have also earned leading nods for songs like "Applause" and "Heart Attack."
"These video and artist nominations are based on YOUR views, likes, comments and subscriptions over the last 12 months from September 2012, and your votes from today will determine the winners," reports YouTube.
According to organizers, you may vote for your favorite artists and videos through Youtube.com/musicawards. Watch the video below to see how you can cast your vote and see the complete list of nominees just below the video.
On November 3, Avicii, M.I.A., Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler the Creator, and Walk Off the Earth will all perform live at the first-ever YouTube Music Awards, joining a top musical lineup at Pier 36 in New York City. Actor and musician Jason Schwartzman is joined by comedian and musician Reggie Watts to host this live event.
Video of the Year: Honoring the world’s most loved music videos, these nominees represent the videos with the most fan engagement on YouTube over the last year.?
Demi Lovato – Heart Attack
Epic Rap Battles of History – Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney
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: Honoring the acts YouTube fans have made stars, nominees represent the most watched, shared, liked, and subscribed-to artists on YouTube.
Epic Rap Battles of History
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Response of the Year: Honoring the best fan remix, parody or response video, these nominees represent the top “unofficial” fan videos on YouTube based on your views, shares and other 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: Recognizing the YouTube trends the world could not escape from, nominees are based on the phenomena that generated the most fan videos.
I Knew You Were Trouble
YouTube Breakthrough: Honoring the music world’s breakout new acts, nominees represent the artists who experienced the biggest growth in views and subscribers.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Innovation of the Year: Starting with videos selected by an international panel of musicians, YouTubers and creative luminaries, we then selected the creative video innovations that resonated most with fans on YouTube, based on views, likes, shares and comments.
Anamanaguchi – ENDLESS FANTASY
Atoms For Peace – Ingenue
Bat For Lashes – Lilies
DeStorm – See Me Standing
Toro Y Moi "Say That"