2018 Teen Choice Awards: Taylor Swift, Drake, Cardi B, Ed Sheeran among top music nominees
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With three nominations each, Cardi B, Drake, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift are the initial leading contenders in music categories for the 2018 Teen Choice Awards, which have announced the first wave of nominations. The music nominations announced so far are listed at the end of this article. More nominations for this year's Teen Choice Awards are to be announced at a later date. The award show will take place Aug. 12 at The Forum in Los Angeles. Fox will have the U.S. telecast of the show from 8-10 p.m. ET/PT. The show's host, presenters, and performers are also to be announced.

Voting for the initial wave of nominations will take place online until June 19 at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT at the official Teen Choice Awards site and via Twitter. Fans are allowed 10 votes per category, per day, per platform user ID.

Categories for movies and TV had some music-related nominations. In the movie categories, the musical films "Pitch Perfect 3" and "The Greatest Showman" scored some nods. "Pitch Perfect 3" co-stars Anna Kendrick, Hailee Steinfeld and Rebel Wilson are among the nominees for Choice Comedy Movie Actress. "The Greatest Showman" picked up nominations for stars Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron (who face off in the Choice Drama Movie Actor category) and Zendaya (Choice Drama Movie Actress). Efron and Zendaya's “Rewrite the Stars” duet from The Greatest Showman soundtrack is also nominated for Choice Collaboration, a music category.

In the TV categories, Fox's "Empire" is up for Choice Drama TV Show, while Jussie Smollett of "Empire" is nominated for Choice Drama TV Actor. And three music-oriented reality shows made the cut in the nominations: Paramount Network's "Lip Sync Battle" received nods for Choice Reality Show, where the nominees include NBC's "The Voice" and Fox's "The Four: Battle for Stardom." Meanwhile, "Lip Sync Battle" host Chrissy Teigen, "The Voice" coach Kelly Clarkson and "The Four: Battle for Stardom" judges DJ Khaled and Meghan Trainor are among the nominees for Choice TV Personality.

Sports are also part of the Teen Choice Awards. The nominees announced so far are Choice Male Athlete (Stephen Curry, Red Gerard, LeBron James, Adam Rippon, J.J. Watt and Shaun White) and Choice Female Athlete (Chloe Kim, Mirai Nagasu, Mikaela Shiffrin, U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team, Lindsey Vonn and Serena Williams).

Here are the music nominations announced so far for the 2018 Teen Choice Awards:

Choice Male Artist
Bruno Mars
Drake
Niall Horan
Shawn Mendes
Ed Sheeran
Louis Tomlinson
 
Choice Female Artist
Cardi B
Camila Cabello
Ariana Grande
Dua Lipa
Demi Lovato
Taylor Swift
 
Choice Music Group
5 Seconds of Summer
Fifth Harmony
Florida Georgia Line
Maroon 5
Migos
Why Don’t We
 
Choice Country Artist
Kelsea Ballerini
Kane Brown
Maren Morris
Thomas Rhett
Blake Shelton
Carrie Underwood
 
Choice Electronic/Dance Artist
Steve Aoki
The Chainsmokers
Martin Garrix
Calvin Harris
Marshmello
Zedd
 
Choice Latin Artist
J Balvin
CNCO
Daddy Yankee
Luis Fonsi
Becky G
Maluma
 
Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist
Cardi B
Childish Gambino
Drake
Khalid
Nicki Minaj
Post Malone
 
Choice Rock Artist
Imagine Dragons
Panic! At the Disco
Paramore
Portugal. The Man
Twenty One Pilots
X Ambassadors
 
Choice Song: Female Artist
Camila Cabello (feat. Young Thug) – “Havana”
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left To Cry”
Halsey – “Bad at Love”
Dua Lipa – “New Rules”
Demi Lovato – “Sorry Not Sorry”
Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”
 
Choice Song: Male Artist
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Drake – “God's Plan”
Kendrick Lamar (featuring Zacari) – “Love.”
Charlie Puth – “Attention”
Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
Justin Timberlake (featuring Chris Stapleton) – “Say Something”
 
Choice Song: Group
5 Seconds of Summer – “Youngblood”
Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”
Maroon 5 – “Wait”
Panic! At the Disco – “Say Amen (Saturday Night)”
Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still”
Why Don’t We – “Trust Fund Baby”
 
Choice Collaboration
Zac Efron & Zendaya – “Rewrite the Stars” (from “The Greatest Showman” soundtrack)
Bruno Mars (featuring Cardi B) – “Finesse (Remix)”
Bebe Rexha (featuring Florida Georgia Line) – “Meant to Be”
Taylor Swift (featuring Ed Sheeran and Future) – “End Game”
The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar – “Pray for Me” (from “Black Panther” soundtrack)
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – “The Middle”