Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, and Justin Bieber lead the music nominations at the 35th annual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. The award show, which allows kids to vote on their favorites in music, film, and TV, airs April 9 on Nickelodeon. Actress Miranda Cosgrove and Football champion Rob Gronkowski will serve as co-hosts.
“Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards has always been such a unique show with tons of energy, superstars and of course, lots of slime,” Cosgrove said in a statement. “Nickelodeon has always been my family and to co-host this iconic show alongside Gronk will be a blast.”
Swift tops with four nominations, including twice in the category of Favorite Album (for Fearless (Taylor’s Version) and Red (Taylor’s Version)). She is also nominated for Favorite Female Artist and Favorite Song for “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version).” The song appears on Red (Taylor’s Version), the second of Swift’s re-recordings that was released in November. Eilish follows with three nominations in the above categories, including for the title track of her latest album, “Happier Than Ever.” Eilish’s sophomore record marks the pop performer’s second No.1 album on the Billboard 200.
Tying with Eilish, Bieber has nominations in three categories, including Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Album (Justice), and Favorite Collaboration for “STAY” with The Kid LAROI. Justice, which marks his sixth studio album, was a No.1 hit for Bieber in the US and Canada, following its release in March 2021.
Other notable nominees for Favorite Album include Drake’s Certified Lover Boy and Adele’s 30, while BTS are up for Favorite Global Music Star and Favorite Music Group, alongside Black Eyed Peas, Jonas Brothers, Migos, Florida Georgia Line, and Maroon 5. Pop sensation Olivia Rodrigo, meanwhile, is nominated both as a recording artist and as an actress. In addition to being up for Favorite Global Music Star and Favorite Breakout Artist, alongside rappers Jack Harlow and Saweetie, Rodrigo is also among the nominees in the Favorite Female TV Star (Kids) category, for her role in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.