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Will The Weeknd Win Big During Tonight’s People’s Choice Awards?


CBSFollowing an impressive 2015, The Weeknd could earn his first trophy of the year when the People’s Choice Awards airs Wednesday night from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

This is the first time the singer has been nominated and he’s racked up an impressive five nods, including Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Album, for Beauty Behind the Madness. Nicki Minaj goes up against Big Sean, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Wiz Khalifa in the Favorite Hip-Hop Artist category, while Ciara competes against her idol Janet Jackson in the Favorite R&B Artist category, which also includes nominees Chris Brown and Ne-Yo.

The annual ceremony honors fans’ favorites in movie, television, music and more, spanning 65 categories. Avengers: Age of Ultron is the top movie nominee with seven nods, while Grey’s Anatomy leads the way in TV with six nods.

Ellen DeGeneres will be on hand to accept the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian.

Hosted by Jane Lynch, the telecast will air from 9-11 p.m. ET on CBS.

Here are the nominees in the movie, TV and select music categories

Favorite Male Artist
Ed Sheeran
Justin Bieber
Luke Bryan
Nick Jonas
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist
Demi Lovato
Lana Del Rey
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift

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

Favorite Breakout Artist
Fetty Wap
Shawn Mendes
Tori Kelly
The Weeknd

Favorite Hip-Hop Artist
Big Sean
Kendrick Lamar
Nicki Minaj
Wiz Khalifa

Favorite R&B Artist
Chris Brown
Janet Jackson
The Weeknd

Favorite Album
American Beauty / American Psycho by Fall Out Boy
Beauty Behind the Madness by The Weeknd
If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late by Drake
Smoke + Mirrors by Imagine Dragons
Title by Meghan Trainor

Favorite Song
“Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar
“Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd
“Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding
“See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth
“What Do You Mean?” by Justin Bieber

Favorite Music Icon
Paul McCartney
Steven Tyler
Stevie Wonder

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