Spring 2016 will bring the electronic dance music genre its own awards show.
Launched by DJ Paul Oakenfold, the Electronic Music Awards (and accompanying foundation) will recognize outstanding DJs and producers, as well as international dance clubs, EDM festivals and radio shows. The hourlong awards show will air on Fox.
Nominations for the inaugural event were announced Thursday. Diplo and Skrillex received nods for DJ of the Year, but none of their collaborative work as DJ duo Jack U — which includes the pair’s Justin Bieber-featured hit track “Where Are U Now” — was nominated. At Monday’s 58th annual Grammy Awards, the duo’s efforts as Jack U earned them the awards for best dance recording and best dance/electronic album.
Both Disclosure and Jamie xx, however, who lost to Jack U in the best dance/electronic album category at the Grammys, received EMA nominations for album of the year. Also being recognized in the album of the year category are Galantis, Calvin Harris and Alina Baraz & Galimatias, none of whom were nominated for the best dance/electronic album Grammy.
The EMAF Awards will air April 23 on Fox.
Single of the Year
Calvin Harris & Disciples, “How Deep Is Your Love”
The Chainsmokers feat. ROZES, “Roses”
Galantis, “Runaway (U & I)”
Kygo feat. Parson James, “Stole the Show”
Major Lazer & DJ Snake feat. MØ, “Lean On”
Album of the Year
Alina Baraz & Galimatias, “Urban Flora”
Calvin Harris, “Motion”
Jamie xx, “In Colour”
Radio Show of the Year
BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix BPM with Geronimo, Sirius XM
Danny Howard, BBC Radio 1’s Dance Anthems
Diplo and Friends, BBC Radio 1
Xtra Jason Bentley, Morning Becomes Eclectic – KCRW
Festival of the Year
Creamfields – Daresbury, England
Electric Daisy Carnival – Las Vegas, USA
Sonar – Barcelona, Spain
The BPM Festival – Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Ultra Music Festival – Miami, USA
DJ of the Year
Best New Artist
Best Club of the Year