People's Choice Awards 2017: Drake and Rihanna Lead Music Nominees
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Beyonce, Blake Shelton, Ariana Grande and Justin Timberlake are among other acts scoring multiple nominations for the 43rd annual People's Choice Awards.

AceShowbiz - The nominees for the 2017 People's Choice Awards have been revealed. In music field, Drake leads the pack with five nods, while Rihanna follows behind with four nods. Drizzy and RiRi are nominated for Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Female Artist respectively.

Drizzy is pitted against Blake Shelton, Justin Timberlake, Shawn Mendes and The Weeknd in the Favorite Male Artist category. As for RiRi, she's set to battle against Adele, Ariana Grande, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears for the Favorite Female Artist title.

The "Hotline Bling" hitmaker is also set to battle RiRi for the Favorite R&B Artist and Favorite Album. Two of the 30-year-old singer's hits, "One Dance" featuring Kyla and Wizkid as well as his duet with the "We Found Love" hitmaker "Work", are nominated for Favorite Song alongside Justin's "Can't Stop the Feeling!", Meghan Trainor's "No" and Zayn Malik's "Pillowtalk".

A bunch of fellow A-list musicians trail behind Drizzy and RiRi with three nominations each. In addition to Favorite Female Artist, Beyonce is up for Favorite R&B Artist against Usher and The Weeknd, and Favorite Album against Blake and Ariana. Blake is additionally nominated for Favorite Male Country Artist.

In addition to Favorite Female Artist and Favorite Album, Ariana is set to battle against Adele, Britney, Justin and Sia Furler in the Favorite Pop Artist category.

Zayn is also set to battle his former One Direction bandmate Niall Horan as well as Alessia Cara, DNCE and The Chainsmokers for Favorite Breakout Artist.

Fans can vote for their favorites via PeoplesChoice.com, Facebook and/or Facebook Messenger. Winners in all fields, including movie, TV and others, will be announced during the ceremony which is airing live on CBS from Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater on January 18, 2017.

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