The first-ever YouTube Music Awards are being held today, with live performances happening in Seoul, Moscow, Rio de Janeiro and London until the night culminates in a large bash hosted by actor and musician Jason Schwartzman and comedian and musician Reggie Watts in New York. Starting at 6 p.m. Eastern Time check out Eminem, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire and more in the livestream below as YouTube announces this year’s favorite musical acts.
Voting is still open, so make your way to YouTube to promote your favorite artist!
In an effort to crowdsource the world’s favorite artists, YouTube selected each nomination category based on the views, likes, subscriptions and shares on YouTube in the last 12 months, and left voting for the winners up to the users.
Want to get more involved in the YouTube Music Awards? To give fans an opportunity to participate beyond voting, YouTube is asking users to submit a recording of themselves helping announce the winner of the Artist of the Year award. To participate, visit PutMeInTheYTMAS.com.
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