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2015 Kids’ Choice Awards Nominees Include Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift

Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift
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The 2015 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards nominees have been announced, and two of country music’s favorite performers are on the list.

Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift are among the top performers who will be vying for the fan-voted awards, which were announced Friday (Feb. 20). Shelton is nominated in the category of Favorite Male Singer, while Swift is nominated for both Favorite Female Singer and Favorite Song of the Year for her massive hit single, “Shake It Off.”

That song was the first single from 1989, Swift’s first official foray into pop. The disc was the best-selling album of 2014, beating out the soundtrack to Frozen. The risky move to a new genre has paid off for Swift, whose visibility is higher than ever as a result of her crossover success.

The same is true of Shelton, who is arguably the most high-profile artist in country music at the moment. His most recent album, Bringing Back the Sunshine, scored a No. hit on the U.S. Country Airplay chart with its first single, “Neon Light,” and its second single, “Lonely Tonight,” is currently climbing. The new song is a duet with Ashley Monroe from Pistol Annies.

Shelton also appears as a coach weekly on The Voice, which has further helped expand his brand. The popular reality singing competition is also nominated for a Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Talent Competition Show, and though Keith Urban is not individually nominated, he is back for a new season as a judge on American Idol, which is set to face off with The Voice in that same category.

The 2015 Kids’ Choice Awards will air live from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on March 28 on Nickelodeon, hosted by Joe Jonas.

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