mtvU Woodie Awards 2014': The winners

  • These are the winners of the Woodie Awards 2014!

  • Woodie of the Year: Drake

  • The most prestigious award of the night went to the rapper who simply could not be ignored during the past months.

  • ‘Breaking Woodie': The 1975

  • The indie rockers from Manchester prevailed against Bastille and many others.

  • ‘Best Video Woodie': Chance The Rapper for the song 'Everybody’s Something'

  • Arcade Fire and Disclosure were strong competitors for this award, but the newcomer was able to assert himself in the end.

  • ‘Did It My Way Woodie': Beyoncé

  • Beyoncé received the award for her current album, which she suddenly published in December without any promotional backing or announcement.

  • ‘Performing Woodie': Ed Sheeran

  • With his live shows, the Brit obviously made a lasting impression.

  • ‘Best Collaboration Woodie': A$AP Rocky & Skrillex for the song 'Wild For The Night'

  • Rapper Lil Wayne opened up the show with a surprise performance of his song 'A Milli'.

  • Danny Brown rocked the stage together with Steve Aoki.

  • Rapper Childish Gambino had to admit defeat against Queen Bey in the category 'Did It My Way’. Nevertheless, he presented an energetic performance.

  • Iggy Azalea also came away from the awards ceremony empty-handed. She still put on a hot stage performance with Charli XCX.

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    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