Ocean’s two nominations tie him with Beck for the most nods. It’s ironic that Beck is honored by the digital-centric awards, since his most recent release was sheet music (which is why he’s up for Analog Genius). Justin Bieber is nominated for Fan Army FTW for the Beliebers, facing off against the legion of stans like Demi Lovato‘s Lovatics, Beyonce‘s Beyhive, Ed Sheeran‘s Sheerios and Selena Gomez‘s Selenators. Breakout rap duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis is up for Best Web-Born Artist, along with Kitty, Baauer, FIDLAR and Angel Haze, although we don’t really think those last two fit in that field.
By far our favorite category, though, is Next Big Scene. The pseudo-real sub-genres with the chance to gain notoriety for six months before being laughed at in 12 are: Beats, Cloud-rap, Post-dubstep, Seapunk and Vaporwave. We don’t know what vaporwave is, but we’re guessing it has something to do with e-cigarettes.
Fans can vote at OMusicAwards.com, so get to making vaporwave the vibe of 2013. The awards air via livestream (obvs) on June 19 at 7 p.m. ET. Check out the full list of nominees here.