The first ever YouTube awards were held in New York and presided by Jason Schwartzman and Reggie Watts.
The event featured Eminem, Lady Gaga and M.I.A making live music videos directed by the awards’ creator, Spike Jonze, and others.
Eminem won Artist of the Year, while Taylor Swift’s I Knew You Were Trouble took the YouTube Phenomenon award.
The ceremony was streamed live online.
The inaugural YouTube awards reflect an increasing trend for people to turn to the internet, rather than television and radio, for music and video
Nominees were chosen by taking into account the YouTube views, likes, comments and subscription figures for different artists.
Indie actress Greta Gerwig kicked off proceedings at the sprawling Pier 36 venue, performing in a live video for Arcade Fire and their new song Afterlife.
Lady Gaga was up next, tears rolling down her cheeks as she performed her single Dope for the first time wearing a baseball cap and flannel shirt.
The coveted Video of the Year award went to South Korean group Girls’ Generation for their song I Got A Boy, while Innovation of the Year went to DeStorm Power, the YouTube user whose 250 videos on the website have been watched more than 200 million times.
The inaugural YouTube awards reflect an increasing trend for people to turn to the internet, rather than television and radio, for music and video.
In August last year, the Nielsen rating agency published a survey in which 64% of American adolescents said they listened to music on YouTube, compared with 56% who listened to radio.
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Mariah Carey was rushed hospital on Sunday night after she dislocated her shoulder on the set of her new music video directed by her husband Nick Cannon.
Mariah Carey, 43, was taken to New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery after she took a tumble while filming the video for the remix of her song #Beautiful.
“She was taken to hospital late last night, where doctors reset her shoulder,” Mariah Carey’s rep told the New York Post.
“She is fine and is recovering at home.”
Mariah Carey was shooting the video at Avenue nightclub in Chelsea in downtown Manhattan.
Mariah Carey was rushed hospital after she dislocated her shoulder on the set of her new music video directed by Nick Cannon
She may have tripped and fallen in her high heels, a source told the New York Post.
The accident was kept quiet and an ambulance wasn’t called, an FDNY source told the NY Daily News, confirming that no ambulances were dispatched Sunday to 116 10th Ave., where the club is located.
Mariah Carey is said to have had her private medical personnel on hand in case of any incidents.
Nick Cannon was “very loving” toward his wife, and stayed by her side while a doctor looked at her, according to the NY Daily News.
Despite her injury, Mariah Carey is still expected to perform at a free concert on July 13 with Major League Baseball in Central Park to benefit Hurrican Sandy Relief.
“She will perform, but it is likely she will have her arm in a sling,” another source told The Post.
Mariah Carey, who was filming the video with Young Jeezy, has kept quiet about the accident.
“At a certain age when you’re over 40, any kind of injury is like saying rigor mortis has set in,” a source close to the singer told the NY Daily News.
“Mariah wants to always be young and fabulous and fit. She doesn’t want you saying she eats Activia [yoghurt].”
The release of Mariah Carey’s new album The Art Of Letting Go, which was scheduled for July, has been delayed “in order to have more time on it”, according to her website.
Robin Thicke’s music video for Blurred Lines has been branded too hot for YouTube and has been banned from the website.
The clip features nude models prowling around Robin Thicke and rappers T.I. and Pharrell.
The video is still playing on the music video website Vevo.
Robin Thicke’s music video for Blurred Lines has been branded too hot for YouTube and has been banned from the website
Robin Thicke’s unrated clip was released last week and garnered more than 1 million views in days. The original video was released a week before and has 1.3 million views.
The R&B crooner said in an interview last week that he had sought the approval of his wife, actress Paula Patton, to shoot with nude models.
“Obviously if she didn’t like it, I wouldn’t put it out,” Robin Thicke said.
The original kid- and teen-friendly version debuted last month.
Robin Thicke, 36, said director Diane Martel came up with the idea of using nude models.
“As long as it’s fun and the girls are comfortable, let’s do something silly,” Robin Thicke said.
“Let’s take some chances.”
Blurred Lines will appear on Robin Thicke’s sixth album, due out this summer. The singer said because of his upcoming album, he won’t appear on the second season of BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood, which also stars comedian-actor Kevin Hart.
Pink and husband Carey Hart smooch up a storm in a new video for her latest single Just Give Me a Reason.
The song is a collaborative effort between Pink, real name Alecia Moore, and Nate Reuss.
The video follows Pink who at times is seen in bed with Carey Hart, and at other times is lying beside a teddy bear.
Pink snuggles up to Carey Hart while sporting just a lacy grey bra and knickers, as he rests his head on her toned stomach.
Later on the singer is seen swimming underwater before emerging to the surface where she enjoys a passionate embrace with her beloved.
In other portions of the video Pink sings alongside Nate Reuss while dressed in a ruffled cream babydoll dress.
Pink and husband Carey Hart smooch up a storm in a new video for her latest single Just Give Me a Reason
Pink, 33, also graces the cover of the new issue of Redbook magazine and reveals bluntly to the magazine: “Well, I was always considered butch.”
And she explains that she has never set out to be “beautiful”.
“Feeling beautiful to me is when I feel good in my leather pants and my husband grabs my ass,” the singer told Redbook.