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2016 MT Buzz Award Nominees: Vote For Your Favorite Artists Now!

by Ryan Middleton   Dec 23, 2016 09:30 AM EST

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Music Times is happy to present the 2016 MT Buzz Awards, where we celebrate the best music has given us over the past year. We look at more traditional awards such as Best New Artist or Best Live Act but also some left-field categories you won't find on your traditional award shows such as Best Music Meme or Most Surprising Collaboration.

Music has given us some compelling stories such as the comeback of A Tribe Called Quest, TV series such as Atlanta and The Get Down and music memes like the Mannequin Challenge or the Running Man.

With our ten categories, we want your help picking who will be the winner. Our staff will pick our own winners on Dec. 30, but we also want you to vote at the bottom of this post and will share those results as well.

1. Best Music Meme
- Mannequin Challenge (Rae Sremmurd & Gucci Mane ‘Black Beatles’)
- Running Man (Ghost Town DJs ‘My Boo)
- Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall – Juju On That Beat (TZ Anthem)
- U Name It Challenge (Shirly Caesar ‘Hold My Mule)

2. Best Classical Album
- Joshua Bell, Steve Isserlis, Jeremy Denk - For the Love of Brahms (Sony Classical)
- Tim Brady, Rainer Wiens, Antoine Berthiaume - Instruments of Happiness: Electric Guitar Quartet (Starkland)
- Pretty Yende - A Journey (Sony Classical)
- Lang Lang - New York Rhapsody (Sony Classical)
- The Piano Guys - Uncharted (TPG Productions)

3. Kpop Group of The Year
- BTS
- Got7
- Twice
- EXO
- GFriend

4. Best Live Act
- Beyonce
- Adele
- Sia
- Prince
- Chance The Rapper

5. Best Comeback
- The Avalanches
- Solange
- LCD Soundsystem
- The Misfits
- A Tribe Called Quest

6. Best New Artist
- D.R.A.M.
- Maren Morris
- Anderson .Paak
- Zayn
- Gallant

7. Best Soundtrack
- Westworld
- La La Land
- Stranger Things
- Atlanta
- Suicide Squad

8. Best Music Documentary or Series
- The Get Down
- Atlanta
- Empire
- I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead
- Miss Sharon Jones!

9. Surprising Music Collaborations
- Taylor Swift, Zayn Malik ‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever’
- The Weeknd & Daft Punk ‘Starboy’
- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis & Idris Elba, Anderson .Paak ‘Dance Off’
- A Tribe Called Quest & Elton John ‘Solid Wall of Sound’
- Beyonce & Dixie Chicks ‘Daddy Lessons’ 

10. Best Late Night Performance
- A Tribe Called Quest “We The People,’ “Space Program’ on ‘SNL’ 
- Chance The Rapper, Raury, Ty Dolla $ign “Blessings (Reprise)” on ‘Fallon’
- Kanye West, Chance The Rapper “Ultralight Beam” on ‘SNL’
-Dinosaur Jr. “Goin Down” on ‘Conan’
- The xx “On Hold,” “I Dare You” on ‘SNL’

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