The nominees for the 2016 People’s Choice Awards were unveiled on Tuesday, November 3. In music field, The Weeknd leads the pack with five nods including Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Breakout Artist and Favorite R&B Artist.
The Canadian singer’s “Beauty Behind the Madness” is in contention for the Favorite Album Award, the same prize vied by Fall Out Boy’s “American Beauty/American Psycho”, Drake’s “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”, Imagine Dragons’ “Smoke + Mirrors” and Meghan Trainor’s “Title”.
Additionally, “Can’t Feel My Face” from his latest effort is nominated in the Favorite Song category. It’s pitted against Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar’s “Bad Blood”, Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do”, Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s “See You Again” and Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?”.
A bunch of fellow A-list musicians trail behind The Weeknd with two nominations each. In addition to the Favorite Song, Swift is up for Favorite Female Artist title. Drake is also featured in the Favorite Hip-Hop Artist category alongside Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj and Wiz Khalifa. Bieber, Madonna and Luke Bryan are among other acts with multiple nods.
Fans can vote for their favorites on PeoplesChoice.com. Winners in all fields, including movie and TV, will be announced during the ceremony which is airing on CBS from Los Angeles‘ Microsoft Theater on January 6, 2016.
Favorite Male Artist
Ed SheeranJustin BieberLuke BryanNick JonasThe Weeknd
Favorite Female Artist
Demi LovatoLana Del ReyMadonnaSelena GomezTaylor Swift
Fall Out BoyFifth HarmonyImagine DragonsMaroon 5One Direction
Favorite Breakout Artist
Fetty WapHalseyShawn MendesTori KellyThe Weeknd
Favorite Male Country Artist
Blake SheltonBrad PaisleyDierks BentleyKeith UrbanLuke Bryan
Favorite Female Country Artist
Carrie UnderwoodCassadee PopeKacey MusgravesMiranda LambertReba McEntire
Favorite Hip-Hop Artist
Big SeanDrakeKendrick LamarNicki MinajWiz Khalifa
Favorite R&B Artist
Chris BrownCiaraJanet JacksonNe-YoThe Weeknd
“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
“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
MadonnaPaul McCartneyPrinceSteven TylerStevie Wonder