GrammyÂ®Â Award-winning global superstar Justin Bieber has been tapped as the headline performer for this yearâsÂ Kidsâ Choice Awards 2021.Â A celebration ofÂ fan-favourite stars across the worlds of film, television, music, sports and more, Bieber will hit the âKCAâ main stage for epic, show-stopping performances of his chart-topping hits âIntentions,â joined by Quavo, and his latest single âAnyone.âÂ Â
Hosted by actor, comedian andÂ Saturday Night LiveÂ legend Kenan Thompson,Â Nickelodeonâs Kidsâ Choice Awards 2021Â will broadcast on NickToons (DStv Channel 308) Monday, 15 March 2021 atÂ 16:30 WAT, as Nickelodeonâs Orange Blimp takes fans on a virtual ride around the world and beyond.
The show will also repeat on Nickelodeon (DStv Channel 305) on Wednesday, 17 March atÂ 14:05 WAT.Â Â
âThe Kidsâ Choice Awards was my first awards show and returning to share my new music is a full-circle moment,â said Bieber. âAlthough the show may look different this year, the KCAâs are always a ton of fun and there will definitely be no shortage of slime!âÂ Â
With over a dozenÂ Kidsâ Choice AwardsÂ wins, Bieber leads the pack with five nominations this year: three in the category of âFavorite Music Collaborationâ for his songs âHolyâ featuring Chance the Rapper, âLonelyâ with Benny Blanco, and âStuck with Uâ with Ariana Grande; one for âFavorite Songâ for âYummy;â and one for âFavorite Male Artist.âÂ
After closing out 2020 with three smash singles â âHolyâ with Chance the Rapper, âLonelyâ with Benny Blanco, and âMonsterâ with Shawn Mendes âÂ Bieber rang in the new year with a brand-new single âAnyone,â and his return to the live stage in a blow-out NYE live-streamed concert. He continues to reign as one of the biggest artists in the world: the #1 artist on YouTube with 60+ million subscribers, the #2 artist on Spotify global with over 65 million monthly listeners, over 200 million in combined U.S. radio audience per week, three tracks in the Billboard Top 40, and three Grammy nominations and an American Music Award for his 2020 albumÂ Changes.Â Â
In the Favourite African Social Media Star category, Nigerian social media comedy group Ikorodu Bois, and comedian and script-writer Emmanuella,Â areÂ nominated alongside social media sensation Elsa Majimbo (Kenya), entrepreneur and media personality Bonang Matheba (South Africa), social media magicianÂ Wian Van Den BergÂ (South Africa) and sensational youth dance group Ghetto Kids (Uganda).Â Â
Fans can currently cast votes on the officialÂ Kidsâ Choice Awards AfricaÂ website,Â [kca.nickelodeon.tv]kca.nickelodeon.tvÂ and through the Nick Play app in regions where it is available. Fans will also be able to cast their votes through social media on Twitter.Â Fans can also stay up to date on all the news by liking Nickelodeon onÂ FacebookÂ and following @Nickelodeon onÂ TwitterÂ andÂ Instagram.Â Â
Nickelodeonâs Kidsâ Choice Awards 2021Â is sponsored by BarbieÂ®, GoldfishÂ® Flavor BlastedÂ® crackers, got milk?, LEGOÂ® VIDIYOâ¢, Olive GardenÂ®, and Super Mario 3D World + Bowserâs Fury.Â
NickelodeonâsÂ Kidsâ Choice AwardsÂ 2021Â is produced by Nickelodeon Productions and overseen by Rob Bagshaw, Executive Vice President, Unscripted Content. Michael Dempsey serves as executive producer, with Amy Johnson and Magda Liolis serving as co-executive producers. Nickelodeonâs Unscripted Content executives Rob Bagshaw and Paul J MedfordÂ also serve as executive producers.Â The ceremony is directed by Glenn Weiss.