Lady Gaga set to perform at inaugural YouTube music awards

Google-owned company to host its own awards in New York in November

The awards show will honour ‘artists and songs that YouTube fans have turned into global hits over the past year’. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The awards show will honour ‘artists and songs that YouTube fans have turned into global hits over the past year’. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Tue, Oct 1, 2013, 07:35

YouTube is launching its own music awards — and Lady Gaga will perform at the first event. The Google-owned company announced Eminem and Arcade Fire will also perform at the YouTube Music Awards on November 3rd.

The event will take place at Pier 36 in New York City and will be streamed live online.

The awards show will honour “artists and songs that YouTube fans have turned into global hits over the past year”.

Nominees will be announced on October 17th.

Actor Jason Schwartzman will host the YouTube Music Awards. The awards show will also feature events from Seoul, Moscow, London and Brazil.

AP