Madonna, Carly Rae Jepsen, fun., Rihanna, Katy & Gotye Nominated for International Dance Music Awards
4:37AM Tuesday March 12, 2013
How do we know that dance music is one of the dominant forms of music today? Because nearly every major chart-topping artist of the last year has received at least a nomination or two at the International Dance Music Awards, scheduled for March 21 in Miami Beach.
Madonna, the queen of the dance floor, is unsurprisingly well-represented at the awards with three nods, including Best Pop Dance Track and Video for "Girl Gone Wild" and Best Solo Artist. But you may be surprised to hear that Gotye, fun., Carly Rae Jepsen, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys and One Direction have also received nominations.
Here's a look at some of the nominees in selected categories:
Best Commercial Pop/Dance Track "Call Me Maybe" -- Carly Rae Jepsen "Gangnam Style" -- PSY "Girl Gone Wild" -- Madonna "Scream & Shout" -- Will.i.am & Britney Spears "Sweet Nothing" -- Calvin Harris Feat. Florence Welch "Titanium" -- David Guetta Feat. Sia "Wide Awake" -- Katy Perry
Best R & B/Urban Dance Track "Hangover" -- Taio Cruz "Girl on Fire" -- Alicia Keys "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)" -- Ne-Yo "Make Me Proud" -- Drake Feat. Nicki Minaj "Next to Me" -- Emeli Sandé "Pound The Alarm" -- Nicki Minaj "Scream" -- Usher "Where Have You Been" -- Rihanna
Best Rap/Hip Hop Dance Track "Mercy" -- Kanye West "Starships" -- Nicki Minaj "The Motto" -- Drake Feat. Lil Wayne "Whistle" -- Flo Rida "Wild Ones" -- Flo Rida Feat. Sia "Work Hard, Play Hard" -- Wiz Khalifa
Best Music Video "Don't You Worry Child" -- Swedish House Mafia Feat. John Martin (Dir: Christian Larson) "Gangnam Style" -- PSY (Dir: Lee Bo Young) "Girl Gone Wild" -- Madonna (Dir: Mert & Marcus) "Sweet Nothing" -- Calvin Harris Feat. Florence Welch (Dir: Vincent Haycock)
Also, Gotye and Alex Clare are up for Best Solo Breakthrough Artist, while 1D and The Wanted are up for Best Group Breakthrough Artist. In addition to Madonna, nominees for Best Solo Artist include Rihanna and Calvin Harris, while Best Group Artist nominees include Florence + the Machine and Swedish House Mafia.