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White, Francis top mtvU Woodie Awards nominees



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NEW YORK (AP) - Jack White and EDM artist Dillon Francis are the lead nominees for this year's mtvU Woodie Awards with two apiece.

The awards recognizing artists infiltrating the music landscape will return to the South By Southwest Music Festival on March 14 for what has become an annual festival and a special will air on MTV and mtvU on March 17.

Nominees for top honor Woodie of the year are fun., Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Grimes, MGK and Walk the Moon.

Fans can vote for winners in several categories at the Woodies website through 4 p.m. EST on March 14. Other nominees include Frank Ocean, The Lumineers, Avicii, Fiona Apple, Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd.

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Online:

http://woodies.mtv.com

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