Wednesday, February 12, 2014

mtvU 2014 Woodie Awards Nominees

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Grammys are cool, but how many bands can say they have a piece of lumber on their shelf called the Did it My Way Woodie? Well, Arcade Fire might be able to a month from now, because that's one of a leading three awards they're up for at the 2014 mtvU Woodie Awards.

The 10th annual event honoring the music that college students have on repeat will once again take place in Austin, Texas, during the SXSW Music Festival, with a half-hour "2014 Woodie Awards Special" slated to air on March 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

In addition to the new My Way category honoring innovation, Arcade Fire are up for Best Video Woodie and Performing Woodie. Other multiple nominees include: Lorde, Daft Punk, Beyoncé, Drake, Jay Z, Pharrell, Imagine Dragons, Bastille, Disclosure, the 1975, Chance the Rapper and A$AP Rocky.

The night's biggest honor, Woodie of the Year, will pit Grammy winner Lorde against Pharrell, Dragons, Disclosure, Drake and Zedd. The other new category this year is the self-explanatory Cover Woodie, which honors the best remakes that spread socially among college kids.

Here's the full list of 2014 mtvU Woodie Awards nominees:

Woodie of the Year:
Imagine Dragons

Breaking Woodie:
Martin Garrix
The 1975
Jhene Aiko
Sam Smith
Mack Wilds

Best Video Woodie:
Disclosure, "Grab Her"
Passion Pit, "Carried Away"
Chance the Rapper, "Everybody's Something"
Iggy Azalea, "Bounce"
Arcade Fire, "Afterlife"

Did It My Way Woodie:
Beyoncé — Released her new, self-titled album without any prior promotion.
Kanye West — Created an interactive music video experience for Yeezus
Arcade Fire — Creatively utilized social media, street art and pop-up performances to launch the Reflektor album.
Childish Gambino — Hosted impromptu album listening sessions in public parks for Because the Internet.
Bob Dylan — Created a 16 channel interactive music video for "Like a Rolling Stone."

Performing Woodie:
Tyler the Creator
Ed Sheeran
Jay Z
Arcade Fire
The National
The XX

Best Collaboration Woodie:
A$AP Rocky and Skrillex — "Wild For the Night"
Avicii and Aloe Blacc — "Wake Me Up"
Just Blaze and Baauer featuring Jay Z — "Higher"
Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons — "Radioactive (remix)"
Daft Punk and Pharrell — "Get Lucky"
James Blake and Chance he Rapper — "Life Round Here"

College Radio Woodie (Best College Radio Station):
Ball State University (WCRD)
Boston University (WTBU)
East Stroudsburg University (WESS)
Eastern Illinois University (WEIU)
Indiana University (WIUX)
Texas State University - San Marcos (KTSW)
University of California - Berkeley (KALX)
University of Illinois - Champaign Urbana (WPGU)
University of South Carolina (WUSC)
William Paterson University (WPSC)

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