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Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, Drake, The Weeknd & More Vie for Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards


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The nominees for the 2016 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards have been revealed, and they include both established artists and new faces, including Nicki Minaj, DrakeThe WeekndWiz Khalifa, Alessia Cara, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Bieber and Adele, among others.

Justin, riding the wave of a major comeback, told The Hollywood Reporter, “I’m so excited and honored to be nominated for another three Kids’ Choice Awards. I have the best fans in the world; thank you all so much. And thanks to Nickelodeon for all the love and support over the years.”

The awards, hosted by Blake Shelton, will air March 12 on Nickelodeon starting at 8 p.m ET/PT.  Voting is open now in 22 categories.  Here are the music nominees:

Favorite Music Group
Fall Out Boy
Fifth Harmony
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
One Direction

Favorite Male Singer
Blake Shelton
Ed Sheeran
Justin Bieber
Nick Jonas
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Singer
Ariana Grande
Meghan Trainor
Nicki Minaj
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift

Favorite Song of the Year
“Bad Blood” (feat. Kendrick Lamar) — Taylor Swift
“Can’t Feel My Face” — The Weeknd
“Hello” — Adele
“Hotline Bling” — Drake
“Thinking Out Loud” — Ed Sheeran
“What Do You Mean?” — Justin Bieber

Favorite New Artist
Alessia Cara
Shawn Mendes

Favorite Collaboration
“Bad Blood” — Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar
“Downtown” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee and Grandmaster Caz
“Good for You” — Selena Gomez feat. A$AP Rocky
“Like I’m Gonna Lose You” — Meghan Trainor feat. John Legend
“See You Again” — Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth
“Where Are Ü Now” — Skrillex, Justin Bieber & Diplo

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