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Lady Gaga, Eminem, Arcade Fire to perform at first YouTube Music Awards

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Lady Gaga is to perform at the first ever YouTube Music Awards.

The video-sharing website will recognise the songs, artists and videos that were most viewed on its channels in the last year, the company announced on Monday (September 30).

Lady Gaga in new 'ARTPOP' promo image.

© Twitter / @ladygaga

Lady Gaga will perform at the YouTube Music Awards



The YouTube Music Awards are due to take place November 3 in New York City. Hollywood filmmaker Spike Jonze will be the event's creative director.

Jason Schwartzman will present the awards show, as YouTube celebrates over one billion worldwide users.

YouTube is recording performances in Seoul, Brazil, Moscow and London for the event. Eminem and Arcade Fire are also set to perform, with YouTube stars such as Lindsay Stirling and CZDA also tipped to appear.

Eminem on stage at 'Shock The World 2013' in New York.

© Rex Features / Startraks Photo

Eminem will also take to the stage



Earlier this year, YouTube hosted its first ever live event with a comedy show.

"From catalysing careers and pop culture phenomena to propelling a song's rise to number one on Billboard's Hot 100, our global community's influence is felt across the music industry," said Danielle Tiedt, YouTube's vice president of marketing.

"We're thrilled to celebrate our fans and the music they love with a whole new kind of awards show – the first ever YouTube Music Awards – judged by you."

Nominations will be announced on October 17, based on data collected from users. People can then vote online by liking or sharing videos. However, YouTube will hide which clips are leading the poll in the run-up to the awards.

"We're setting out to create a night that's all about making things and creativity in the spirit of everyone that uses YouTube," Jonze added.

"We'll be giving out awards to inventive and inspiring people who YouTube users have celebrated for making things this year, as well as making live music videos.

"The whole night should feel like a YouTube video itself."

Watch the music video for Lady Gaga's 'Applause' below:

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