After introducing several new awards to recognise the rise of EDM and give the genre its first formal recognition from a major awards ceremony the Billboard Music Awards today revealed its first 3 new EDM category winners for Top EDM Artist, Song and Album.
This years nominees had already been announced with chart topping DJ’s and producers David Guetta, Deadmau5, Calvin Harris, Skrillex and Swedish House Mafia all receiving nominations for ‘Top EDM Artist’, with Frenchman Guetta coming out on top. The ‘Top EDM Song’ award was be then contested by two efforts from Harris ‘Feel So Close’ and ‘Sweet Nothing‘, and David Guetta’s million download selling single ‘Titanium’ but both lost out to cult online sensation the ‘Harlem Shake’ by Baauer. Serial grammy award collector Skrillex then picked up the award for ‘Top EDM Album’ before bizarrely Madonna scooped the final award for ‘Top Dance Album’. How and why Madge got the nod in this catergory we don’t know but what we do know is it’s wrong. So wrong…..