Rihanna and Drake to go head-to-head at People’s Choice Awards
CALIFORNIA – Barbados’ pop princess Rihanna and her on-again-off-again boyfriend Drake are leading the music nominations for the 2017 People’s Choice Awards with four nods each, and will be going head-to-head in the Favourite R&B Artist and Favourite Album categories.
In the Favourite R&B Artist category, the pair will be coming up against Beyoncé, Usher, and The Weeknd, while they will be vying with Ariana Grande, Blake Shelton and Beyonce for Favourite Album.
Rihanna is additionally up for Favourite Female Artist, competing against Beyonce, Britney Spears, Adele and Ariana Grande.
The Anti girl’s song with Drake, Work, is up for Favourite Song, along with his track One Dance featuring Kyla and Wizkid. Competition in this category comes from Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop the Feeling, Meghan Trainor’s No, and Zayn’s Pillowtalk.
Drake is also nominated for Favourite Male Artist, alongside Blake Shelton, Justin Timberlake, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes.
When the nominations were announced yesterday, Captain America: Civil War blew away the competition in the movie categories with an impressive seven nods.
Marvel’s latest box office blockbuster is up for Favourite Movie and Favourite Action Movie, among others. In the Favourite Movie category it will be competing against Deadpool, Finding Dory, Suicide Squad and Zootopia.
The most nominated actor is Kevin Hart, who bagged nods for Favourite Movie Actor, Favourite Comedic Movie Actor, Favourite Cable TV Actor, Favourite Animated Movie Voice (for The Secret Life Of Pets) and Favourite Comedic Collaboration for Conan O’Brien’s Ride Along.
Meanwhile, Ellen DeGeneres is in the running to make history. If she wins just one of the three awards she is up for – Favourite Daytime TV Host, Favourite Animated Movie Voice (for Finding Dory) and Favourite Comedic Collaboration (with Britney Spears) – she will have bagged the most People’s Choice Awards ever.
Voting for the People’s Choice Awards will end on December 15.