Porter Robinson is undoubtedly one of America’s vanguard producers. The 22-year old Chapel Hill native achieved international recognition by age 18 and produced 3 records that reached number 1 on Beatport’s overall chart before the age of 21. It is an understatement to claim that Porter Robinson had an explosive year in 2014. His Worlds album was composed with beautiful and intricate detail and the tour to follow was nothing short of spectacular. The Worlds experience has earned a coveted spot in this year’s Coachella lineup and now, Porter Robinson is finally receiving the recognition he so truly deserves for his stunning work.
Porter has been nominated for MTVu‘s Woodies Artist Of The Year and has some stiff competition. Porter rivals recent 4-time Grammy winner Sam Smith, J Cole, Charli XCX, Run The Jewels and FKA Twigs for the title.
Other electronic acts that have been nominated for a Woodie include tropical house sensation Kygo for Best Emerging Artist and Skrillex for Next Level Performance. Skrillex received another nomination thanks to his Jack U project with Diplo, as they are up against Alesso and others for Best Collaboration Between Artists.
The MTVu Woodie Festival and Award Ceremony will take place at SXSW in Austin Friday March 20, 2015. Check out the full list of nominees below and be sure to cast a vote for Porter Robinson here.
Woodie Of The Year (Artist of the Year)
Run the Jewels
Artist to Watch Woodie (Best Emerging Artist)
Years & Years
Best Video Woodie (Best Video of the Year)
Pendulum, FKA Twigs
Sober, Childish Gambino
Never Catch Me, Flying Lotus featuring Kendrick Lamar
Salt, Bad Suns
Down on My Luck, Vic Mensa
Cover Woodie (Best Cover Song)
Drunk in Love, Ed Sheeran, Sia, and Grouplove (covering Beyoncé)
Take Me to Church, Kiesza (covering Hozier)
Don’t Tell ‘Em, Lorde (covering Jeremih)
Shake it Off, Charli XCX (covering Taylor Swift)
Riptide, Taylor Swift (covering Vance Joy)
How Will I Know, Sam Smith (covering Whitney Houston)
Next Level Performance Woodie (Finding New Ways to Reach Audiences)
Drake and Lil Wayne
Created an app that allowed the audience to decide who performed first on their joint tour.
Created an app that allowed users to display messages onto his tour stage.
Used social media during their performances to acknowledge specific audience members in real time in front of the entire crowd.
Performed in several TV appearances without showing her face by utilizing performance artists and actors to serve as a proxy for her.
Performed Bonnaroo SuperJam session fusing EDM and live instrumentation with numerous surprise guests.
Co-Sign Woodie (Best Collaboration Between Artists)
Heroes (We Could Be), Alesso featuring Tove Lo
All About It, Hoodie Allen featuring Ed Sheeran
Take Ü There, Jack Ü featuring Kiesza
Arrows, Fences featuring Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Tuesday, iLoveMakonnen featuring Drake
Detroit vs. Everybody, Eminem featuring Dej Loaf
College Radio Woodie (Best College Radio Station)
Arizona State University (KASC)
Boston University (WTBU)
Eastern Illinois University (WEIU)
Hofstra University (WRHU)
James Madison University (WXJM)
Loyola University Chicago (WLUW)
Marywood University (WVMW)
St. Edward’s University (Topper Radio)
University of California, Berkeley (KALX)
University of Pittsburg (WPTS)