Ed Sheeran, Sam Smth And Charli XCX Nominated For mtvU Woodie Awards!
Beyoncé, Years and Years and Taylor Swift are also up for a wooden statue...!
Airing live from SXSW Music Festival in Austin, the hour-long ceremony is hosted by MTV's 24-hour college network and will feature performances and artist appearances.
Check out the full list of nominees here:
Woodie Of The Year (Artist of the Year)
Run the Jewels
Artist to Watch Woodie (Best Emerging Artist)
Years & Years
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”