For the past 30 years, the International Dance Music Awards have been taking place in Miami during the famous Winter Music Conference. The awards focus on selecting the best DJs, musicians, services and subscriptions from a series of categories, ranging from Best Hardstyle DJ, all the way to the Best Global DJ. The winner is chosen based on popular vote as fans of each nominee can access the ballot and submit their  vote for the wide range of selection.


Amongst the nominees, Hardwell stands on top with over 9 nominations, from Best Global DJ to Best Artist (solo). Below are some of the nominees for their respective categories:

Best Global DJ:

Armin van Buuren
Calvin Harris
Carl Cox
David Guetta
Hardwell
Martin Garrix
Skrillex
Tiësto

Best North American DJ:

Claude VonStroke
Danny Tenaglia
Deorro
Dillon Francis
Diplo
Kaskade
Porter Robinson
Steve Aoki

Best European DJ:

Afrojack
Alesso
Avicii
Axwell
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Nicky Romero
R3hab
Zedd

Best EDM/Pop DJ:

Afrojack
Avicii
Calvin Harris
Dash Berlin
David Guetta
Kaskade
Steve Aoki
Zedd

You can see the full list of nominees here: IDMA
Now I’m going to be honest, the categories picked seem a bit arbitrary, also the IDMA are essentially a popularity contest as the DJ with the largest following has that much greater of a chance of winning. But if you’re interested in letting your voice be heard, be sure to head on over to the ballot and cast your vote: IDMA Voting

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