2015 mtvU Woodie Award Nominees Announced

MTVU have announced the lucky nominees for this year’s MTVU Woodie Awards. Like past years, several artists that have already made an established name for themselves on the top 20 charts have also earned some nominations. Acts like that include Multi-Grammy winner Sam Smith and Charli XCX.

Check out the full list of nominees for this year’s award show.

Woodie Of The Year (Artist of the Year)
· J. Cole
· Sam Smith
· Charli XCX
· Run the Jewels
· Porter Robinson
· FKA twigs

Artist to Watch Woodie (Best Emerging Artist)
· Years & Years
· Rae Sremmurd
· Raury
· MisterWives
· Kygo
· James Bay

Best Video Woodie (Best Video of the Year)
· FKA twigs – “Pendulum”
· Childish Gambino – “Sober”
· Beyoncé – “7/11”
· Flying Lotus featuring Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me”
· Bad Suns – “Salt”
· Vic Mensa – “Down On My Luck”

Cover Woodie (Best Cover Song)
· Ed Sheeran, Sia, and Grouplove covering Beyoncé – “Drunk In Love”
· Kiesza covering Hozier – “Take Me To Church”
· Lorde covering Jeremih – “Don’t Tell Em”
· Charli XCX covering Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”
· Taylor Swift covering Vance Joy – “Riptide”
· Sam Smith covering Whitney Houston – “How Will I Know”

Next Level Performance Woodie (Finding New Ways to Reach Audiences)
· Drake and Lil Wayne – created an app that allowed the audience to decide who performed first on their joint tour.
· Childish Gambino – created an app that allowed users to display messages onto his tour stage.
· Big Data – used social media during their performances to acknowledge specific audience members in real time in front of the entire crowd.
· Sia – performed in several TV appearances without showing her face by utilizing performance artists and actors to serve as a proxy for her.
· Skrillex – performed Bonnaroo SuperJam session fusing EDM and live instrumentation with numerous surprise guests.

Co-Sign Woodie (Best Collaboration Between Artists)
· Alesso featuring Tove Lo – “Heroes (We Could Be)”
· Hoodie Allen featuring Ed Sheeran – “All About It”
· Jack Ü featuring Kiesza – “Take Ü”
· Fences featuring Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Arrows”
· iLoveMakonnen featuring Drake – “Tuesday”
· Eminem featuring Dej Loaf – “Detroit vs. Everybody”

The 2015 MTVU Woodie Awards will take place on March 20, from the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX.MTV also revealed that this will be the first time they will air the show and everything going on, live,

Voting begins today (Feb. 18) at the Woodie’s Award website. Those interested in voting on their favorite college radio-centric artists can vote until March 10 when the polls close..

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