The O Music Awards return this year for a zeitgeist throwdown, trailing utterly fantastic category names with them.
Justin Bieber, Frank Ocean, Beck, Demi Lovato, South Korean rapper Psy, Tyler the Creator, David Bowie, Miranda Lambert, Ed Sheeran and more will fight for victory in the combined MTV, VH1, and CMT show that honors achievements in music, technology and fan reach.
A 24-hour live stream will feature 50 bands and The Roots drummer ?uestlove to keep things moving with a drum-a-thon throughout the probably raucous affair.
Leading the nominations with two a-piece are Frank Ocean (Most Follow Artist on Twitter” and “Too Much Ass for TV) and Beck (Best Interactive Music Video and “Analog Genius”).
Everyone’s favorite 19-year-old Canadian will battle it out with Brit troubadour Ed Sheeran, Demi Lovato and others for the Fan Army FTW (for the win) award.
The controversial Pussy Riot are up for Digital Genius, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will contend forBest Web-Born Artist, ?uestlove for Must Follow Artist on Twitter, and Tyler the Creator for Best Artist Instagram.
The legendary Bowie is nominated for the Too Much Ass for TV award.
The O Awards will also introduce a new category this year, the Make a Band Famous award. It will be handed to the act that garners the largest fan reaction and panel approval. On May 31, the top five will be added to the 50-band line-up and fight for votes.
The winner of the five will then perform as part of MTV’s Video Music Awards in August, also becoming MTV’s Artist to Watch, VH1’s You Oughta Know and CMT’s Listen Up pick.
The awards are a completely fan voted and, in fact, voting kicked off today at 7 am ET. To participate, visit the O Music Awards website with your Twitter and Facebook log-ins to hand.
The event itself will livestream on June 19 at 7 pm. ET/4 p.m. PT as part of a “Live Music Day.”
For a full listing of those amazing categories click here.