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David Guetta, Skrillex + Kaskade Make MTV’s ‘Best EDM Artists of 2011′ List

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Call 911 now! MTV has placed Skrillex at No. 1 on its countdown of the Best EDM (electronic dance music) Artists of 2011, a list that also includes hitmakers David Guetta, Kaskade, and ‘We Found Love’ hitmaker David Calvin Harris.

The list is dominated by DJs who crossed over to experience mainstream pop success during the previous 12 months. Skrillex edged out Guetta, whose ‘Nothing but the Beat’ album produced hits with Usher, Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj. Lollapalooza headliner deadmau5 takes third place, while Swedish House Mafia place fourth.

‘Take Over Control’ artist Afrojack takes fifth, followed by Avicii, whose recent hit ‘Levels’ provided the sample for Flo Rida’s ‘Good Feeling.’ Rihanna‘s ‘We Found Love’ collaborator Calvin Harris earns seventh, followed by Kaskade, Tiesto, and ‘Hello’ producer Martin Solveig.

Skrillex, who is nominated for five Grammy Awards, got to practice his acceptance speech when MTV presented him with a trophy for the Best EDM Artist honor.

Watch Skrillex Accept MTV’s Best EDM Artist of 2011 Award

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