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Frank Ocean, Beck lead O Music Awards nominations

Frank Ocean, above, and Beck, lead the pack

Frank Ocean, above, and Beck, lead the pack with two nominations in the O Music Awards, which award the best in the intersection between music and technology. (Credit: Getty Images)

Beck and Frank Ocean lead the pack with two nominations in the O Music Awards, which award the best in the intersection between music and technology.

Beck got nominations for best interactive music video and analog genius, while Ocean was nominated as “Must Follow Artist on Twitter” and in the “Too Much Ass for TV” category, which celebrates NSFW music videos. (Does anyone really stand a chance against Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” in this category?)

Voting started today on and the winners will be announced on June 19 in a ceremony livestreamed on the website and the sponsoring Viacom sites – MTV, VH1 and CMT. However, the “Make a Band Famous” category, which includes Brooklyn’s The So So Glo’s and Harlem’s Tatiana Owens, will be cut from 10 artists to five on May 31, so don’t put off your voting too long.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

Digital Genius Award
Yoko Ono
Trent Reznor
Pussy Riot

Best Web-Born Artist
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Angel Haze

Best Music App


Best Interactive Music Video
Linkin Park, “Lost in the Echo”
Beck & Chris Milk, “Sound and Vision”
Tanlines, “Not The Same”
Miranda Lambert, “Fastest Girl in Town”
Yung Jake, “”

Fan Army FTW
Tokio Hotel’s “Aliens”
Adam Lambert’s “Glamberts”
Ed Sheeran’s “Sheerios”
Justin Bieber’s “Beliebers”
Beyonce’s “Beyhive”
Demi Lovato’s “Lovatics”
Thirty Seconds to Mars’ “Echelon”
Selena Gomez’s “Selenators”
All Time Low’s “Hustlers”
Lil B’s “Task Force”

Best Music Hack
Leap Orchestra
Tweet Concrete
Boil the Frog

Must Follow Artist on Twitter
Bruno Mars
Frank Ocean
Andrew W.K.
Erykah Badu
Carrie Brownstein
Ryan Adams
Richard Marx

Best Artist Instagram
Tyler the Creator
Bon Iver
Mariah Carey
Riff Raff

Our Favorite Musical Cat
Lil Bub
Keyboard Cat
Skifcha The Hipster Dubstep Cat
Collective Soul Cat

Too Much Ass for TV (NSFW Music Videos)
David Bowie, “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”
Sigur Ros, “Valtari”
DIIV, “Wait”
Frank Ocean, “Pyramids”
Robin Thicke, “Blurred Lines”

Make a Band Famous

The So So Glos
Chill Moody
Syd Arthur
Striking Matches
Tatiana Owens
John & Jacob
Shy Glizzy
The Future
Darling Parade

Next Big Scene

Analog Genius Award
Jack White
Neil Young

Most Inspiring Fan Outreach
Dan Deacon
Avicii x You
Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir
Alicia Keys

The “Friday, Friday” Award
Harlem Shake (the faux dance)
Flash Mobs
Goats yelling like humans in music videos
Lip Dubs

Tags: O Music Awards , Frank Ocean , Beck

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