Calvin Harris and Avicii take home Teen Choice Awards
One Direction and Iggy Azalea, move aside. This year’s annual Teen Choice Awards celebrated the year’s most popular movie, television, and music titles and individuals. After The Hunger Games and and Pretty Little Liars celebrated a collection of awards each, The Teen Choice Awards turned to musical stars of the 2014. Dance music, already prevalent amongst Top 40 radio lists, received separate recognition from the Choice Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Artist category and Choice EDM Song. Calvin Harris was awarded the Choice Artist Award and Avicii swept the voters with “Wake Me Up” as the Choice EDM Song.
The Teen Choice Awards are granted according to the majority vote based from teen voters. Whether due to the radio’s incessant overplaying or a true affection for dance music, perhaps there’s hope yet for a prolific run for electronic music with the upcoming generation.