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article imageFirst YouTube Music Awards reward Eminem and Taylor Swift

By Andrew John     Nov 4, 2013 in Entertainment
Eminem and Taylor Swift were among the big winners at the first live YouTube Music Awards yesterday, in a show that boasted a galaxy of stars.
Eminem was Artist of the Year in the awards, held in London, and Swift picked up the YouTube Phenomenon award.
Digital Spy reports that the awards “celebrated the success of established artists across the world, as well as YouTube sensations who have grown their musical following through the video sharing website.”
The Phenomenon award was for Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble”, while the YouTube Breakthrough award was collected by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
“YouTube hit-makers Lindsey Stirling and Pentatonix also celebrated winning the ‘Response of the Year’ award for their cover of Imagine Dragons’ ‘Radioactive’,” Digital Spy says, adding: “Stirling has built up her career as a violinist through YouTube following her appearance in 2010’s America’s Got Talent, where she made it to the quarter finals.
One and a half million subscribers
The Innovation of the Year award was won by the rapper DeStorm for his summer track “See Me Standing”. DeStorm has more than one and a half million subscribers on his YouTube channel.
And the Video of the Year was deemed to be that of the South Korean girl group Girls’ Generation for “I Got A Boy”.
Among artists featured at the show were Lady Gaga, Dizzee Racsal, Conor Maynard, Tinie Tempah, Arcade Fire and Avicii.
During the ceremony, 41-year-old Eminem performed his song “Rap God” with Denaun Porter (also known as Hype Man).
Digital Spy reports that Eminem “rapped the track against an all-white backdrop in black and white on the live 90-minute webcast of the award show”.
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