MANILA, Philippines - Fans of Korean pop groups 2NE1 and Girls Generation have been nominated in the O Music Awards, a show by Viacom "dedicated to honoring achievements in the digital music realm [and] web culture that runs throughout."
The O Music Awards, which will be held on June 27 to 28, has recently unveiled this year's nominees. In the Fan Army FTW category, the fan groups of 2NE1 called Blackjacks, and Girls Generations called Sones, got nominations along with fans of artists like Adam Lambert, One Direction, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Mindless Behavior, The Wanted, Taylor Swift and Mumford & Sons; as well as fans of Tokio Hotel that won in 2010 and 2011.
In November last year, 2NE1 was bestowed the "Best Band in the World" award by MTV Iggy, a victory largely driven by their massive and supportive fan base.
"Fans of the girl group kept up consistent, frenzied social media around Best New Bands from beginning to end. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Cyworld, comments on our site, and basically every social media platform available was clogged with impassioned 2ne1 lobbying. Frankly, we were worried about the fans' lack of sleep," noted MTV Iggy when the votes were tallied.
It's the same thing for Girls Generation. Their fans have been supporting the group all these years including buying their albums and showing their support to the girls' concerts and other events.
Fans can vote on the different categories using Facebook or Twitter. Voting started on May 23 and will run until June 28.
Here's the complete list of nominees:
1. Fan Army FTW
Tokio Hotel, "Aliens"
Adam Lambert, "Glamberts"
One Direction, "The Directioners"
Thirty Seconds to Mars, "Echelon"
Mindless Behavior, "Team Mindless"
The Wanted, "TWFanmily"
Girls Generation (SNSD), "Sones"
Taylor Swift, "Taylor Nation"
Mumford & Sons, "Team Mumford and Sons"
2. Must Follow Artist on Twitter
3. Most Adorable Viral Star
William Stokkebroe Dances to Elvis
"My First Hardcore Song" by Juliet
Howard Wong Rocks the Drums
Sophia Grace Brownlee covers "Super Bass" by Nicki Minaj
Makena covers "Someone Like You" by Adele
"Bone Pugz" by Abby Koocher
Rose covers "The Elements Song" by Tom Lehrer
Children Medieval Band covers Rammstein's "Sonne"
"I'm Elmo and I Know It" by Elmo
Ethan Walmark covers "Piano Man" by Billy Joel
4. Digital Genius Award
The Flaming Lips
5. Most Innovative Music Video
Chairlift, "Have We Met Before"
Chris Bathgate, "Big Ghost"
We The Kings, "Say You Like Me"
Ellie Goulding, "Lights"
Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Look Around"
Arcade Fire, "Sprawl II"
Craig Wedren, "Crush You"
Jacob Krupnick, "Girl Walk"
Javelin, "Canyon Candy"
6. Best Web-Born Artist
Walk Off The Earth
Miracles of Modern Science
7. Hottest Music NILF
Michael Schneider, CEO of Mobile Roadie
Matthew Rosenberg, Co-founder of Fast Society
Jenna Wortham, Tech Reporter at New York Times
Peggy Wang, Writer at Buzzfeed, Member of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Eliot Van Buskirk, Editor of Evolver.fm
Ashley Simon, Media Partnerships at Foursquare
Sean Parker, Co-founder of Napster and other ventures
Maggie Vail, Co-founder of CASH Music
Contessa Gayles, Associate Editor of AOL Music
Tatiana Simonian, Head of Music at Twitter
8. Too Much Ass for TV
"Nancy From Now On" by Father John Misty
"Big Bad Wolf" by Duck Sauce
"Andrew In Drag" by Magnetic Fields
"Wassap" by A$AP Rocky
"On'n'On" by Justice
"Hey Jane" by Spiritualized
"Crazy Clown Time" by David Lynch
"Booty Battle" video game by Big Freedia
"Sex on the Regular" by Miniature Tigers
"Starship" by Nicki Minaj
9. WTF I Love This Award
Ketchupbot + 20th Century Fox Theme on a Flute
Beyonce Fan Sings "Halo"
Bear In Heaven's I Love You It's Cool Album Stream
10. Best Artist/ Digital Entrepreneur
Katy Goodman for her "choose your own adventure" Games
Wavves for Weed Demon
M.C. Hammer for Wiredoo
Nicolas Jaar for Clown & Sunset Aesthetics
Kanye West for DONDA
11. Best Vintage Revival
12. Beyond the Blog Award
NPR for iPad App
La Blogotheque's "The Switch"
13. Best Online Concert Experience
Jay-Z at SXSW
Ryan Montbleau's Live Audio Streams
Denison Witmer on Skype
Tupac at Coachella
Coachella on YouTube
14. Best Music App
Spotify iPad App
Live Nation Facebook App
15. Best Music Hack
16. Best Artist with a Cameraphone
17. Most Addictive Social Music Service
Myxer Social Radio
Soundrop For Spotify
This Is My Jam
18. Best Protest Song
Robert Wilkinson sings "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen
Dan Bull, "SOPA Cabana"
Atari Teenage Riot, "Black Flags"
Forest Gibson, "The Day The LOLCATS Died"
Plies, "We Are Trayvon"
19. Beyond The DJ: Most Innovative Solo Performer
20. Most Extreme Fan Outreach
Portugal. The Man
Riot In Paris
21. Most F*cked-up Live Performance Gone Viral
Lana Del Rey
22. Most Intense Social Spat
F*cked Up vs. Katy Perry
Patrick Carney vs. Everyone
David Furnish vs. Madonna
Frances Cobain vs. Courtney Love
Nicki Minaj vs. Her Twitter Followers
23. Best Music Teacher Replacement
Pandora Inside The Music