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Ten Miami Viral Videos That Deserve a YouTube Music Award

YouTube: a place where anyone can rise to fame within 15 minutes, and those fortunate (or hilariously unfortunate) few remain in our hearts and minds forever in the form of a viral video. In a pre-twerking age, those viral videos would remain a shared inside joke between yourself and your fellow viewers. But now, things are getting commercialized.

In partnership with the music industry, the first ever YouTube Music Awards is coming to a streaming device near you on November 3. The online award show will feature actor and musician Jason Schwartzman as host, will be taped live, and unlike typical three hour long award shows, this one will only be 90 minutes.

The nominations are set to be announced on October 17, and so we'd like to throw into the ring ten Miami viral videos that deserve an award (or at least a nomination).

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Carolina del Busto is a freelance writer for Miami New Times. She nurtured her love of words at Boston College before moving back home to Miami and has been covering arts and culture in the Magic City since 2013.