The college kids have voted and chosen their artists and bands of the year. The winners include Drake, Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé.
Last night, the yearly ‘Woodie Awards’ were presented by our colleagues at mtvU in Austin, Texas. The channel is available on-campus at more than 750 American colleges and universities and the music it plays is geared towards student parties after a long day of lectures. The US college kids vote for their favourite bands and artists in seven categories.
The biggest winners of the night include the indie rockers of The 1975, who prevailed against artists such as Sam Smith and Martin Garrix, and superstar Beyoncé. The ’Woodie of the Year’ went to Drake, who has been one of the most successful artists throughout the past twelve months. Pharrell Williams and Jay-Z, who were both nominated in two categories, unfortunately had to go home empty-handed.
The Woodie Award for the Best Live Act went to Ed Sheeran, who even beat bands like Arcade Fire and The National. With that victory, the Brit was beside himself with joy: “I already performed at the Woodies 2012 and had to watch everyone receiving a price, so I was a little jealous. So it’s really nice to win one now.” The title of Best College Radio Station was awarded to WESS of the East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania.
Before the awards ceremony, which took place as part of the legendary SXSW this year, the fans were treated to the ‘mtvU Woodie Awards’ Festival with a high-calibre line up. The audience could thus indulge in performances by Sam Smith, London Grammar and Wild Cub.
You can find the complete list of all the winners of the ‘mtvU Woodie Awards 2014’ in our gallery. Enjoy clicking through!
Friday, 14. March 2014