As if they didn't already get enough viral music attention, the 50 biggest stars on YouTube will now be getting another special honor later this month. Today (March 2), the YouTube announced its second annual YouTube Music Awards, celebrating the site's biggest acts, including Ariana Grande, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, One Direction, Taylor Swift and more.
The 50 honorees for the 2015 YouTube Music Awards were selected by a formula including views, subscribers and audience engagement, Variety reports, leading to a list that includes indie rock bands (Alt-J, OK Go), up-and-coming pop stars (Charli XCX, Tori Kelly), country singers (Brad Paisley, Hunter Hayes) and, of course, some of music's biggest players (Drake, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga).
Unlike the 2013 YouTube Music Awards, this year's event will not be livestreamed. Instead, YouTube has tapped VICE to create 15 new music videos for some of the honorees. Cahoots, Charli XCX, Ed Sheeran, Martin Garrix, Max Schneider, Migos, Megan Nicole, Nicky Jam and Shamir will all be getting new visuals on March 23.
Check out the full list of YouTube Music Awards honorees below, listed alphabetically:
Florida Georgia Line
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