Yoko Ono has long been credited with igniting the punk-rock fire years before its official explosion and her work continues to be relevant and generation-inspiring decades later. Meticulously reinventing her material for 21st-century dance floors has given the vanguard artist a greater platform and visibility of which many contemporaries and present-day contenders can be envious.
ONO’s latest #1 single, “TALKING TO THE UNIVERSE” marks the latest chapter in ONO’s staggering body of remixed works which, to date, has yielded nine #1 BILLBOARD CLUB PLAYchart hits (“MOVE ON FAST”, “WOULDNIT’ (I’M A STAR)”, “GIVE ME SOMETHING”, “I’M NOT GETTING ENOUGH”, “GIVE PEACE A CHANCE”, “NO NO NO”, “EVERYMAN / EVERYWOMAN” and the timeless “WALKING ON THIN ICE”) and two critically-acclaimed remix anthologies: YES, I’M A WITCH and its companion release OPEN YOUR BOX, an incredibly impressive feat for an artist who has spent her life on the cutting edge of music, art and pop culture.
“I’M MOVING ON” is the next ONO single that will be released this summer.
O Music Awards June 27th at 7:30 PM EST
About The O Music Awards
Viacom Music Group, which includes MTV, VH1, CMT and Logo, today announced categories, nominations and open voting for its groundbreaking and Webby Award- winning O Music Awards,www.omusicawards.com, a digitally driven event that celebrates and honors the artists, fans and innovators impacting digital music culture. During the third iteration on June 27th, the O Music Awards will play out through the world’s first 24-hour award show live stream, an event that will unfold via a historic bus ride through the Mississippi Delta, the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll. Beginning today, fans can vote at OMusicAwards.comin a wide assortment of categories that include Must Follow Artist on Twitter, Best Online Concert Experience, Most Adorable Viral Star, Fan Army FTW, Best Music App and Digital Genius Award. Confirmed sponsors include CapitalOne, Honda, SK Energy and Starbucks® Frappuccino® blended beverages.
The 24 categories selected for this cycle epitomize the current state of digital music culture — acknowledging current trends with new categories like Best Online Concert Experience, Best Protest Song, Most Adorable Viral Star and Best Vintage Revival, mixed in with existing categories, including Fan Army FTW, which pays homage to the boy band resurgence and features nominees like One Direction and The Wanted; Must Follow Artist on Twitter, with nominees spanning pop to punk to hip hop; Digital Genius Award, Best Web Born Artist, Best Music App, and Best Artist with a Cameraphone. Artists leading with two nominations each include The Flaming Lips (Digital Genius Award, Most Extreme Fan Outreach), Nicki Minaj (Too Much Ass to TV, Most Intense Social Spat), Taylor Swift (Fan Army FTW, Most Extreme Fan Outreach), Tanlines (Most Innovative Music Video, Must Follow Artist on Twitter), Adam Lambert (Fan Army FTW, Must Follow Artist on Twitter) and MC Hammer (Best Artist/Digital Entrepreneur, Best Artist with a Cameraphone). Full list of categories and nominees below and here. In the coming weeks, we’ll announce the additional performers, route, venues and more.
The winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 27, during the world’s first live 24-hour moving awards show through the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll: the Mississippi Delta, an area that’s been home to musical greats like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Muddy Waters, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Robert Johnson, W.C. Handy, Howlin’ Wolf, Isaac Hayes, Al Green, Justin Timberlake, Alex Chilton and Three 6 Mafia.