Whether you like it or not (chances are you’d like it), EDM has been making its charge as of late to mainstream media. Although we can’t speculate if it’s for the betterment of the genre as a whole, it’s safe to assume that its widespread recognition has helped some of the top electronic dance music’s artists take that extra step in their career towards a brighter tomorrow. On Sunday, millions of viewers around the world tuned in to feast their eyes on the countless amount of EDM artists that were being recognized and appreciated for their hard work. Here are the EDM nominations that were present at this year’s VMA’s:

Zedd (Clarity) – Artist to Watch
Daft Punk‘s ‘Get Lucky’ – Song of The Summer
‘Breakin’ A Sweat’ Skrillex featuring The Doors – Best Visual Effects
‘Sweet Nothing’ Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine – Best Editing
‘I Need Your Love’ Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding – Best Collaboration
‘Tuna Melt’ A-trak & Tommy Trash – Best Cinematography
‘Its You’ Duck Sauce – Best Visual Effects