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.
Last Friday, Dec. 23, we unveiled the nominees with names such as Beyoncé, Chance the Rapper, Atlanta, A Tribe Called Quest and Anderson .Paak all leading the pack. Today we announce the winners.
Our staff has selected the winners and we also included a reader's vote, which produced some interesting differences between us and you guys, though we won't complain about your choices.
Find the full list of winners below.
1. Best Music Meme
- Mannequin Challenge (Rae Sremmurd & Gucci Mane 'Black Beatles') (Editor Pick) [Fan Pick]
- 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) (Editor Pick)
- 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) (Fan Pick)
- The Piano Guys - Uncharted (TPG Productions)
3. Kpop Group of The Year
- BTS (Editor Pick)
- Twice (Fan Pick)
4. Best Live Act
- Beyoncé (Editor Pick)
- Chance The Rapper
5. Best Comeback
- The Avalanches
- Solange (Fan Pick)
- LCD Soundsystem
- The Misfits
- A Tribe Called Quest (Editor Pick)
6. Best New Artist
- Maren Morris
- Anderson .Paak (Editor Pick)
- Gallant (Fan Pick)
7. Best Soundtrack
- La La Land
- Stranger Things (Editor Pick)
- Suicide Squad (Fan Pick)
8. Best Music Documentary or Series
- The Get Down
- Atlanta (Editor Pick)
- Empire (Fan Pick)
- 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' (Editor Pick) (Fan Pick)
10. Best Late Night Performance
- A Tribe Called Quest "We The People,' "Space Program' on 'SNL' (Editor Pick)
- 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' (Fan Pick)
- The xx "On Hold," "I Dare You" on 'SNL'