Tonight the first ever YouTube Music Awards took place in New York City and fans chose Eminem as their Artist Of The Year.

YouTube selected nominees based on data accumulated from view counts, video shares on social media, comments, subscribers and more. Winners were selected by fans through social media and on YouTube. To win an artist simply had to have more shares on special “YTMA” uploaded videos.

Eminem beat out Justin BieberKaty PerryMacklemore & Ryan LewisNicki MinajOne DirectionPSYRihanna, and Taylor Swift for the biggest award of the night, “Artist Of The Year.”

After spitting rapid-fire flows on stage performing and creating a “live music video” for his single “Rap God,” Marshall took a moment to thank the fans and accept his award.

Eminem‘s new album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 drops November 5th.

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Eminem YouTube Artist Of The Year 2013

Eminem–The first ever YouTube Artist Of The Year performs “Rap God” at the 2013 YouTube Music Awards

Full YouTube Music Award Winners below.

Breakthrough of the Year
WINNER: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Kendrick Lamar
Naughty Boy

Response of the Year
WINNER: Lindsey Stirling and Pentatonix, “Radioactive”
Boyce Avenue (feat. Fifth Harmony) “Mirrors”
Jayesslee, “Gangnam Style”
ThePianoGuys, “Titanium/Pavane”
Walk Off the Earth (feat. KRNFX), “I Knew You Were Trouble”

Innovation of the Year
WINNER: DeStorm, “See Me Standing”
Anamanaguchi, “Endless Fantasy”
Atoms For Peace, “Ingenue”
Bat For Lashes, “Lilies”
Toro Y Moi, “Say That”

YouTube Phenomenon
WINNER: “I Knew You Were Trouble”
“Gangnam Style”
“Harlem Shake”
“Thrift Shop”

Video of the Year
WINNER: Girls’ Generation “I Got A Boy”
Demi Lovato, “Heart Attack”
Epic Rap Battles Of History, “Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney”
Justin Bieber (feat. Nicki Minaj), “Beauty and a Beat”br> Lady Gaga, “Applause”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Mary Lambert) “Same Love”
Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop”
One Direction, “Best Song Ever”
PSY, “Gentleman”
Selena Gomez, “Come & Get It”

Artist of the Year
WINNER: Eminem
Epic Rap Battles Of History
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Nicki Minaj
One Direction
Taylor Swift