Justin Bieber may regard award shows with a jaundiced eye after last Sunday, but the singer has just won his first clutch of Social Star awards and has at least three more awards events to get through — if he shows.
The 19-year-old has been nominated in three upcoming awards events, but it’s likely these will go considerably easier than his recent Billboard bruising.
First up, the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards.
The Canadian event features 14 categories including both Canadian artist only and international entries. The full list of nominees can be seen here.
Homegrown talents Marianas Trench and Drake lead nominations with six and five respectively while Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen scored two nominations each.
Both Bieber and Jepsen are nominated in the Best International Video of the Year by a Canadian category and the Your Fave Artist/Group category which is voted for by fans.
Recent triple Juno Awards winner Jepsen’s “This Kiss” and Bieber’s “As Long As You Love Me” singles will battle against Avril Lavigne’s “Here’s to ever Growing Up,” Tegan And Sara’s “Closer,” and “Red Hands,” by Walk Off The Earth.
Bieber faces off against Jepsen, dance titan deadmau5, and Drake and Marianas Trench in the Your Fave Artist/ Group category.
Among the other nominees, Brit-Irish boy band One Direction are nominated in the Your Fave International Artist or Group and the International Video Of The Year by a Group for “Kiss You.”
Other artists scoring nods include Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, and PSY.
The South Korean star PSY, will also perform at and host the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto.
The June 16 event will air on Canada’s MuchMusic channel and Fuse in the US.
In the lead with three nods is Taylor Swift, who is up for Choice Female Artist, Choice Female Country Artist and Choice Smile.
Bieber has two nods, Choice Male Artist and Choice Male Hottie award.
In the first, the “Take You” singer will contend once more with Bruno Mars, also Pitbull, Justin Timberlake and Phillip Phillips, while in the Hottie category he is up against The Hunger Games’ Liam Hemsworth, Taylor Lautner, Harry Styles and Channing Tatum.
Maroon 5, Big Time Rush, fun., One Direction and The Wanted are nominated in the Choice Music Group category.
Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Miguel and Trey Songz are nominated in the Choice R&B category.
Selena Gomez bagged a Choice Female Hottie, Choice Female Artist and Choice Smile nominations.
The 2013 Teen Choice Awards airs on Fox on Sunday, August 11.
Bieber has also been nominated in the recently reignited World Music Awards. The awards’ patron is Albert II, Prince of Monaco, and the event is always a high glitz affair.
It has attracted huge names in the past. Jon Bon Jovi, Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Andreas Bocelli, Elton John, Beyonce, Diana Ross and Mariah Carey to name just a few. Returning after a three year gap, the first World Music Awards was in 1989 and the last was in 2010.
Awards are based on sales and all the voting is online. The extensive list of nominees can be seen here.
They include Beyonce, will.i.am, Usher, Shakira, David Guetta, Drake, Swedish House Mafia, Calvin Harris, Jennifer Lopez, Muse, Green Day, Frank Ocean, The Wanted, Miguel, Keith Urban, Michael Buble, Taylor Swift, Chris Brown, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and many more.
The nominees are listed alphabetically and display once a user clicks on one of the nine award categories. These include World’s Best Song, World’s Best Live Act, World’s Best Entertainer and so on.
Bieber is nominated for Best Male Artist, Best Live Act, Best Entertainer of The Year, Best Song, Best Video and Best Album.
The World Music Awards website is not displaying an event date as yet. But IQ will update you when it does.
Meanwhile, Bieber topped the first ever Social Star awards.
The singer won the Most Popular Music Solo Artist, Pop Male and the Almighty award as the most popular brand or celebrity across all the categories and over all the countries included in the Singapore, May 23 event.
The gala honored over 280 of the most influential celebrities on social media and was measured by Starcount, which gauged metrics across 11 of the biggest social media networks and 1.7 billion Internet users.
The star-studded Marina Bay Sands event was hosted by actors Jeremy Piven and Jessica Alba and streamed live on YouTube.
Performers on the night included Aerosmith, Eric Benet, Sky Blue, Carly Rae Jepsen, CeeLo Green and PSY.
Selena Gomez picked up the award for Most Popular Actor, Ellen DeGeneres won for Most Popular TV Show, FC Barcelona was named Most Popular Sports Team while Cristiano Ronaldo won Most Popular Sportstar at the awards.
Other winners at the event were One Direction who won four awards —Most Popular Music Group, Most Popular UK Musician, Most Popular in the UK and Most Popular in West. The Brit-Irish boy band thanked fans via video message.
Bieber, who appeared onscreen after a brief skit by will.i.am, also sent a message, saying:
“Thank you so much, thank you so much.”