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Drake, The 1975 big winners at MTV's Woodie Awards

Drake won top honors at MTV’s annual South By Southwest-based awards show Thursday night.

The Canadian rapper-singer-actor won Woodie of the Year, given to music’s top emerging artist, during the Woodie Awards in Austin.

Lil Wayne, who founded Drake’s label Young Money, shocked the crowd when he officially kicked off the show and dropped a verse from his own 2008 smash “A Milli.” He later accepted Drake’s award for him.

The 1975 took the breaking Woodie for best new artist. Chance the Rapper got best video Woodie for “Everybody’s Something” and Ed Sheeran earned the performing Woodie.

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SXSW: Macklemore, Tegan and Sara do it for the kids at the MTVU Woodie Awards

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There were so many decked out college kids at the MTVU Woodie Awards on Thursday, you’d think a ModCloth warehouse exploded somewhere nearby.

There were girls with neon face paint smeared across the bridges of their noses like hippie warpaint. There was a guy with a turtle shell strapped to his front and a stuffed Yoda doll hanging off his back. Someone was holding a giant pinwheel high in the crowd, and someone else was dancing with plastic flowers woven into her hair.

Everyone was getting hopped up on Mountain Dew. And no one had any patience for the slow songs. They wanted high kicks and laser lights and fog machines and, above all, somebody—anybody!—to shout, MAKE SOME NOISE!

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis to headline mtvU's Woodie Awards -- EXCLUSIVE

As SXSW approaches, so too does mtvU’s Woodie Awards, the network’s annual awards show spotlighting the valedictorians of the indie class.

The event has a knack for getting to rising acts early — last year’s performers included A$AP Rocky and Ed Sheeran, while previous editions featured and awarded the likes of Wiz Khalfia, the Killers, and Kanye West (what did that guy end up doing?).

This year’s Woodies will go down in Austin March 14, and the lineup looks just as promising: mtvU has tapped “Thrift Shop” duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to headline the show, with Brit-rocker Jake Bugg, Mercury Prize winners Alt-J, and young NYC MC Joey Bada$$ rounding out the bill.

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