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DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar and more nominated for 2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards


NickelodeonDJ Khaled and Kendrick Lamar are among this year’s Nickelodeon 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards nominees in the music category.

They’ll battle each other, along with Bruno Mars, pop singer-songwriter Shawn MendesEd Sheeran and “Despacito” singer Luis Fonsi, for Favorite Male Artist.  

Kendrick and Khaled are also up against one another for Favorite Song, with Kendrick’s “HUMBLE.” and Khaled’s “I’m The One” vying for a coveted orange blimp trophy in that category.   

Their competition also includes Bruno Mars’ “That’s What I Like.”

Beyoncé is up for the Favorite Female Artist award, squaring off against Demi LovatoKaty PerryPinkSelena Gomez and Taylor Swift

Khalid and Cardi B are also both nominated for Favorite Breakout Artist. In addition, brother duo Ayo & Teo have been nominated for Favorite Musical YouTube Creator. 

Starting now, in a new four-week voting wave, fans can vote for their favorite stars on Nickelodeon’s website using special Kids Choice Award hashtags.   

The 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards, hosted by WWE superstar John Cena, airs live on Saturday, March 24 at 8 p.m. on Nickelodeon.

Here are the music nominees:

Favorite Music Group
Fifth Harmony
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
The Chainsmokers
Twenty One Pilots

Favorite Male Artist
Bruno Mars
DJ Khaled
Ed Sheeran
Luis Fonsi 
Kendrick Lamar
Shawn Mendes

Favorite Female Artist
Demi Lovato
Katy Perry
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift

Favorite Song
“Despacito (Remix)” – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber
“HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar
“I’m The One” – DJ Khaled, featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne
“It Ain’t Me” – Selena Gomez & KYGO
“Look What You Made Me Do” – Taylor Swift
“Shape Of You” – Ed Sheeran
“That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars
“Thunder” – Imagine Dragons

Favorite Breakout Artist
Alessia Cara
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Harry Styles
Noah Cyrus

Favorite Global Music Star
Black Coffee (Africa)
BTS (Asia)
Lorde (Australia/New Zealand)
Maluma (South America)
Taylor Swift (North America)
The Vamps (UK)
Zara Larsson (Europe)  

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