YouTube Video Award winners announced

March 22, 2008 6:15:59 PM PDT
Millions of people have watched the top contenders for the second annual YouTube Video Awards.

One of this year's big winners 25-year-old Tay Zonday. His song, called "Chocolate Rain," was voted best music video on YouTube. It's been viewed more than 15 million times. Zonday wrote and recorded the song.

"What is chocolate rain? I always say the question is more important than the answer. I actually don't have any formal training as a musician," says Zonday.

Zonday's video has landed him a spot performing on late night televeision and he says record execs have been calling.

Besides "Chocolate Rain," awards were handed out in 11 other categories.

YouTube Award Winners:

Adorable: Laughing Baby

Comedy: Potter Puppet Pals in "The Mysterious Ticking Noise"

Commentary: LonelyGirl15 is Dead!

Creative: Human Tetris

Eyewitness: Battle at Kruger

Inspirational: Blind Painter

Instructional: How to solve a Rubik's Cube (Part One)

Music: Chocolate Rain

Politics: Stop the Clash of Civilizations

Series: The Guild

Short Film: My Name is Lisa

Sports: Balloon Bowl

For more information on the YouTube Video Awards, visit: youtube.com/ytawards07


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