Happy Thursday, readers!
Weâ€™re over a week awayÂ fromÂ Teen Choice 2016Â and everyone atÂ Celeb SecretsÂ is super stoked to see the fashion, the performances, and most of all â€“ the winners!
So to countdown to the ceremony, weâ€™ve predicted who we believe will take home the award for the following musicÂ categories in Wave 1: Choice Male Artist, Choice Female Artist, Choice Music Group, Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist, Choice CountryÂ Artist, Choice Song: Female Artist, Choice Song: Male Artist,Â andÂ Choice Song: Group.Â To view our predictions for the first wave of movie categories, click here.
HostedÂ byÂ John CenaÂ andÂ Victoria Justice,Â Teen Choice 2016Â will honorÂ theÂ yearâ€™s iconic starsÂ from the best films, most-loved TV shows, fiercest music and the top moments in fashion, digital and comedy with coveted Teen Choice Surfboard awards.
Global superstarÂ Justin TimberlakeÂ will make aÂ special appearance, and four-time TEEN CHOICE 2016 nomineeÂ Charlie PuthÂ will perform his hit single, â€œWe Donâ€™t Talk Anymore,â€ andÂ EMPIREâ€™sÂ SerayahÂ also will perform.Â Additional performers, presenters and special appearances to be announced soon.
Teen Choice 2016Â airs LIVE from the â€œFabulousâ€ Forum on Sunday, July 31st @ 8PM ET/PT on FOX. TicketsÂ are now on sale to the general public atÂ ticketmaster.com.
View the full list of Wave 1 nomineesÂ here.
Choice Male Artist (#ChoiceMaleArtist):Â Charlie Puth;Â Drake;Â Justin Bieber;Â Nick Jonas;Â Shawn Mendes;Â Zayn Malik
Who We Think WillÂ Win:Â Zayn released a new album after parting with One Direction and it was everything we wanted and more. There is no doubt that the former boy band member is going to take this award. He has the fan base to support him and one of the best albums I’ve heard.
Choice Female Artist (#ChoiceFemaleArtist):Â Ariana Grande;Â BeyoncÃ©;Â Demi Lovato;Â Rihanna;Â Selena Gomez;Â Taylor Swift
Who We Think WillÂ Win:Â Taylor Swift is going to take this award hands down. Her fans have always been behind her and have never let her down. The connection she has with her fans is incredible, she gives back and they give back. She has nothing but love for them.
Choice Music Group: (#ChoiceMusicGroup):Â 5 Seconds of Summer;Â DNCE;Â Fall Out Boy;Â Fifth Harmony;Â One Direction;Â The Chainsmokers
Who We Think WillÂ Win:Â I want to say One Direction is going to win, but they broke up and I don’t think there is going to be a reunion anytime soon. But DNCE is the hot new band that everyone is gushing about. I keep on hoping a surfboard on the ocean!!! The have been seen everywhere and even opening for Selena Gomez!
Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist (#ChoiceRBHipHopArtist):Â BeyoncÃ©;Â Drake;Â Iggy Azalea;Â Jason Derulo;Â Nicki Minaj;Â The Weeknd
Who We Think WillÂ Win:Â Nicki Minaj won last year and we’re hoping she wins this year again because I want to hear a speech. Nicki Minaj gives the best, inspiring speeches, sometimes even with a twist.
~MILEY WHAT’S GOOD?!~
But she’s gonna get a run for her money from Drake. Drake has been on fire ever since his new album dropped, so this is going to be a close call.
Choice Country Artist (#ChoiceCountryArtist):Â Blake Shelton;Â Carrie Underwood;Â Hunter Hayes;Â Kelsea Ballerini;Â Luke Bryan;Â Sam Hunt
Who We Think WillÂ Win:Â Sam Hunt is the bad boy, laid back artist we love. He goes on stage with his baseball cap, his good looks, and the voice of an angel. He never seizes to amaze us. He brought out G-Eazy during his StageCoach set. You can’t beat that!
Choice Song: Female Artist (#ChoiceSongFemaleArtist):Â Adele â€“ â€œHelloâ€;Â Ariana Grande â€“ â€œDangerous Womanâ€;Â Demi Lovato â€“ â€œConfidentâ€;Â Meghan Trainor â€“ â€œNOâ€;Â Selena Gomez â€“ â€œHands To Myself”;Â Taylor Swift â€“ â€œNew Romanticsâ€
Who We Think WillÂ Win:Â I think Selena Gomez is going to take this because this song has not stopped playing on the radio, I still don’t hate “Hands To Myself”. I mean I could, but why would I want to?
Choice Song: Male Artist (#ChoiceSongMaleArtist):Â Charlie Puth â€“ â€œOne Call Awayâ€;Â Flo Rida â€“ â€œMy Houseâ€;Â Justin Bieber â€“ â€œSorryâ€;Â Nick Jonas â€“ â€œCloseâ€ (feat. Tove Lo);Â Troye Sivan â€“ â€œYOUTHâ€;Â Zayn Malik â€“ â€œPILLOWTALKâ€
Who We Think WillÂ Win:Â I think Zayn Malik is definitely going to take this category. I can’t get this song out of my head, even if it is overplayed. It’s so beautiful and speaks to us. Zayn as a solo artist is one of the best things to happen, honestly.
Choice Song: Group (#ChoiceSongGroup):Â 5 Seconds of Summer â€“ â€œSheâ€™s Kinda Hotâ€;Â DNCE â€“ â€œCake By The Oceanâ€;Â Fifth Harmony â€“ â€œWork from Homeâ€ (feat. Ty Dolla $ign);Â One Direction â€“ â€œHomeâ€;Â The Vamps â€“ â€œWake Upâ€;Â twenty one pilots â€“ â€œStressed Outâ€
Who We Think WillÂ Win:Â I want to say twenty one pilots because I’m biased and love them. “Stressed Out” plays on every radio station I listen to, from KIIS FM to ALT 98.7. Going on their own tour, but DNCE has been blowing it up. Performing on every morning show and award shows, while blowing up the radio. They have a big fan base and we can’t deny that their fans will let them down.