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    Tue, 05 Jun 2012 11:56:58

    Check Out Write In Candidates for O Music Awards - It's MTV's web awards

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    • The Flaming Lips - LORNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 30:  Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips performs live on stage at The Falls Music and Arts Festival on December 30, 2012 in Lorne, Australia.
    • The Flaming Lips - NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10:  Lead singer Wayne Coyne of the alternative rock band 'The Flaming Lips' performs on stage during Pepsi Presents StePhest Colbchella '012: Rocktaugustfest on board the USS Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on August 10, 2012 in New York City.
    • The Flaming Lips - NEW ORLEANS, LA - JUNE 28:  Wayne Coyne and The Flaming Lips accepts certificate from Amanda Mochan and Mike Janela of Guinness World Records on stage during the conclusion of the MTV, VH1, CMT & LOGO O Music Awards at the House of Blues on June 28, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Flaming Lips set a new Guinness World Record by performing eight consecutive live concerts in multiple cities within 24-hours and beating Jay-Zs current record of seven.

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    In less than a week, the MTV O Awards garnered more than 2.6 million votes for the awards and have received a number of exciting write-in nominations. To put things into perspective, the inaugural O Music Awards last April generated a total of 3 million, O Music Awards 2 in October generated 22.3 million.

    In terms of write-in highlights from the fans, based on fan votes, 30 Seconds To Mars will now be nominated for best online concert experience (they were already nominated for Fan Army FTW), so they are now tied for the lead for most nominations with two each along with The Flaming Lips (Digital Genius Award, Most Extreme Fan Outreach), Nicki Minaj (Too Much Ass to TV, Most Intense Social Spat), Taylor Swift (Fan Army FTW, Most Extreme Fan Outreach), Tanlines (Most Innovative Music Video, Must Follow Artist on Twitter), Adam Lambert (Fan Army FTW, Must Follow Artist on Twitter) and MC Hammer (Best Artist/Digital Entrepreneur, Best Artist with a Cameraphone).

    Additional new nominees include Rihanna (Best Artists with a Camerphone), Radiohead (Digital Genius Award) and Neon Hitch (Too Much Ass for TV). Full list of fan submitted nominees that are now officially in contention for O Music Awards are below.

    Best Artist With A Cameraphone
    Rihanna: As NSFW as the work day is long, Rihanna’s Instagram feed would be prime tabloid fodder (topless shots, strip club jaunts and various, ahem, substances) if it weren’t for the fact that she’s providing the saucy photographic evidence all on her lonesome. And you thought "S&M" was daring.

    Best Music App
    Rdio: Web, mobile and tablet app Rdio has been a fan favorite for a while now due to its clean, sharp UI and super social nature. Still, the music subscription service refuses to rest on its ample laurels – just the other month Rdio unleashed a major revamp of its web and desktop apps focused even more on speed and usability. The formerly US-only company has also been expanding into even more international markets of late, sharing its sexy new look with our friends overseas.

    Best Online Concert Experience
    Thirty Seconds To Mars: Thirty Seconds to Mars went all O Music Awards on us back in December, when they broke the Guinness World Record for the most shows performed during a single album cycle during a livestreamed show courtesy of social experience company VyRT and UStream. We’re sure that Echelon turned out in droves – both IRL and digitally – for this record-breaking attempt.

    Digital Genius Award
    Radiohead: One of the godfathers of the "pay what you want" album sales model, Radiohead offered up their 2007 album In Rainbows on their website and allowed fans to dictate the price. According to the album’s publisher, the band made more money before In Rainbows was physically released than they made in total on Hail to the Thief. The first time that a major album had been offered as such, the move served and continues to serve as an inspiration to other acts looking to break out of the traditional album sales system – some likely in this very category.

    Fan Army FTW
    Super Junior, "ELF": The fans have spoken! Admirers of South Korean boy band Super Junior hit our nomination page HARD over the course of one week, campaigning for their dedicated following to be added to the Fan Army FTW category. Their moniker, "ELF," stands for Ever Lasting Friends, which we think is pretty fitting. With friends like these, your enemies are totally toast.

    Hottest Music NILF
    Andreas Blixt, Developer at Spotify: Blixt nominated himself as "Hottest Music NILF." This both worried and amused us, so we decided, "Why the hell not?"

    Too Much Ass For TV
    Neon Hitch, "Fuck U Betta": Rated Too Much Ass For: The song title sums it up, basically.

    Most Extreme Fan Outreach
    Hoodie Allen: Before dropping his new EP, All American, ex Google employee/current rapper Hoodie Allen posted a letter to Facebook in which he promised to call anyone and everyone who purchased his new disc in its entirety. After the EP came out, he took to Ustream to live up to his promise. That’s some pretty rad customer service.

    Most Innovative Music Video
    J.Viewz "Rivers and Homes":
    Technology: Stop-motion, taggable amazingness courtesy of Eran Amir, Directed by: Shelly Carmel

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