Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift Lead 2013 Teen Choice Awards Nominations

Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift Lead 2013 Teen Choice Awards Nominations

Hey, it’s the Teen Choice Awards — you know, the annual ceremony where extraordinary achievements in politics, science and literature are recognized! Ha, no it’s not. It’s an awards show with a category called “Choice Smile.” Sorry, haters.

Anyway, the nominations are out, and it’s pretty much the usual suspects — in the music categories, Taylor Swift takes the lead with three nods (for Choice Female Artist, Choice Female Country Artist and Choice Smile), while Justin Bieber has two (Choice Male Artist and Choice Male Hottie, obvi).

Other things of note? Miguel snagged a nom for Choice R&B Artist (teens: Y’all know what “Adorn” is about, right?), while Literal Best Person In the World Kacey Musgraves is up for Choice Female Country Artist — although given that she’s pitted against Swift, the odds aren’t very good, are they? Still, it’s nice that she was honored with a Teen Choice Award (or, as it’s known in certain circles, “the Nobel Prize of the Snapchat generation.”)

The awards air August 11 on FOX. See the full noms below.

Choice Male Artist
Justin Bieber
Bruno Mars
Phillip Phillips
Justin Timberlake

Choice Female Artist
Selena Gomez
Demi Lovato
Taylor Swift

Choice Music Group
Big Time Rush
Maroon 5
One Direction
The Wanted

Choice R&B Artist
Alicia Keys
Bruno Mars
Trey Songz

Choice Hip-Hop/Rap Artist
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Nicki Minaj
Kanye West

Choice Rock Group
Imagine Dragons
Mumford & Sons
The Lumineers

Choice Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Artist
David Guetta
Calvin Harris
Swedish House Mafia

Choice Male Country Artist
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Hunter Hayes
Blake Shelton

Choice Female Country Artist
Jana Kramer
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Choice Country Group
Florida Georgia Line
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Thompson Square

Choice Female Hottie
Miley Cyrus
Megan Fox
Selena Gomez
Mila Kunis
Demi Lovato

Choice Male Hottie
Justin Bieber
Liam Hemsworth
Taylor Lautner
Harry Styles
Channing Tatum

Choice Smile
Selena Gomez
Taylor Lautner
Demi Lovato
Harry Styles
Taylor Swift

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